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JPNC Election: 12 candidates for 20 seats

September 23, 2013
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Twelve candidates have been certified to run in next month’s election for the 20-seat Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), according to an official nominee list provided by the election’s ombuds board. The low number of candidates means the Oct. 19 election will be noncompetitive and the council will have to fill some seats by appointment. Among...

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JPNC extends candidate nomination deadline

September 16, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has extended it nomination deadline for its upcoming election to Fri., Sept. 20. The JPNC will hold its biannual election on Oct. 19. The 20-member JPNC was created by former Mayor Raymond Flynn in 1985 to advise the City on neighborhood issues. Five council members represent the entire...

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La elección para alcalde y concejal municipal es el 24 de septiembre

September 13, 2013
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La primera elección en la campaña para alcalde y concejal municipal se llevará a cabo martes, el 24 de septiembre, para reducir la enorme lista de candidatos. De los 12 candidatos para alcalde, solamente dos permanecerán después de la elección. Los candidatos conectados a JP incluyen el residente de JP y Concejal Municipal Felix...

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‘Jamaica Plain’ thriller author to visit JP

September 13, 2013
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Colin Campbell, the English author of a recent thriller novel named for and set in Jamaica Plain, will make his first visit to the neighborhood later this month. He will make three public appearances: Centre Street Sanctuary restaurant, Mon., Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m., 365 Centre St.; Tres Gatos bookstore and restaurant, Tues., Sept. 24,...

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JPNC election date set; nomination papers ready

August 16, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, a JP-wide neighborhood association, will hold its biannual election on Oct. 19. Nomination papers for candidates are now available. The 20-member JPNC was created by former Mayor Raymond Flynn in 1985 to advise the City on neighborhood issues. Five council members represent the entire neighborhood, while the rest represent...

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Dominican Parade, but not fest, returns to JP

August 16, 2013
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The annual Dominican Parade returns to Hyde, Jackson and Egleston Squares on Sun., Aug. 18, but the Dominican Festival afterward is still moved out of Franklin Park this year. Instead, the festival will be held at Roxbury’s Clifford Playground—even though the parade route still runs to Franklin Park. Like the Puerto Rican Festival earlier...

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Beisbolistas cubanos regresan a JP

August 16, 2013
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Un equipo de beisbolistas cubanos superiores, incluso unas leyendas de las ligas mayores y del equipo nacional, jugará softball contra un equipo americano este mes en Jamaica Plain. Fue un evento muy popular el verano pasado. Los partidos—llamados los “Friendship Games”—son del 22 al 29 de agosto y incluyen un partido en Pinebank Field...

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Lawsuit could affect JPNC election

August 16, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) controversial lawsuit against a real estate project could have an impact on the council’s upcoming election. Potential candidates will have to consider the JPNC’s connection to a lawsuit that likely will remain under appeal during the entire campaign process. And the next JPNC chair will be the plaintiff...

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New Mural

August 16, 2013
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New Mural

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Cuban baseball players to return to JP

August 16, 2013
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A team of senior Cuban baseball players, including several major league and national team legends, will play softball against an American team this month in Jamaica Plain in a repeat of a popular event last summer. The “Friendship Games” visit Aug. 22-29 will include an Aug. 24, 10 a.m., pick-up game at Pinebank Field...

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