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JP Open Studios: Many paths to see art

September 12, 2014
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The 21st annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), a celebration of the arts in JP that invites the public into local artists’ studios and group shows, returns next weekend, Sept. 20 and 21. Maps and detailed viewing information will be available at venues and are already available at jpopenstudios.com. But with over 40 JPOS...

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Caminos diferentes para ver el arte en JP

September 12, 2014
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El vigésimo primero anual Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), una celebración artística en JP que invita al público a los talleres de artistas locales y proyectos colectivos, vuelve el próximo fin de semana, el 20 y 21 de septiembre. Los mapas e información detallada estarán disponibles en algunos sitios y en jpopenstudios.com. Pero con...

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JP pub lets locals weigh in on Scottish independence

September 12, 2014
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JP pub lets locals weigh in on Scottish independence

HYDE SQ.–Following years of debate—some would say hundreds of years—Scotland is voting on whether to secede from the rest of the United Kingdom next week, and JP’s resident Scots contingent will have its showing. The Haven at 2 Perkins St., owned by Scottish-born Jason Waddleton, has its own unofficial ballot box for locals to...

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‘Angry’ men in kilts to march for charity

September 12, 2014
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A band of “angry” Scotsmen (and Irishmen) will be making its way down Centre and South streets and visiting several Celtic-themed pubs as part of a fundraiser on the afternoon of Sun., Sept. 13. The Angry Scotsman Kilt Crawl, scheduled in honor of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn—a crucial Scottish victory...

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BPS to serve more local food

September 12, 2014
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School meals in Boston Public Schools (BPS) will be healthier and more locally sourced this fall, as part of a new three-year food service contract awarded over the summer. Edith Murnane, the City’s Director of Food Initiatives and JP resident, told the Gazette that this “really exciting” move will help give BPS students a...

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At JP Music Fest, a rebirth for local musician

August 29, 2014
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At JP Music Fest, a rebirth for local musician

In the 1990s, JP musician Chris Toppin co-founded the successful indie rock band Fuzzy. After a decade out of the music scene, Toppin is making a comeback with the band LOVE LOVE, which plays next week’s fourth annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival. “ is different at this age,” said Toppin in a recent Gazette...

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101 Brookley Road plans under scrutiny

August 29, 2014
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STONYBROOK—A proposed housing development on 1-acre site at 101 Brookley Road is getting a second look from the City’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority, after residents expressed concerns the developer has skirted full review. Once the site of a nursing home, the large lot has been the subject of various...

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JPNDC Peace Rally drums up support

August 29, 2014
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JPNDC Peace Rally drums up support

A “Neighborhood Peace Rally” and march, hosted by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and JP residents and businesses on Aug. 16 drew about 50 participants to Hyde and Jackson Squares despite the beach-going weather. Following a spate of Egleston Square gun violence that left two people injured and one dead, JPNDC residents...

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JP climate protesters to head to NYC

August 29, 2014
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Dozens of environmental activists from Jamaica Plain are convoying to New York City in September to join a protest in advance of a United Nations climate change summit. The People’s Climate March, planned through climate change organization 350.org and dozens of other groups will march on Sept. 21. 350.org’s Massachusetts chapter is based in...

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ZBA process separates small projects

August 29, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced the creation of streamlined Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) process for small businesses and smaller residential applications. A subcommittee of the ZBA will meet bi-weekly to hear zoning relief requests from small businesses and smaller residential projects. The move will is aimed at aiding small businesses and homeowners making...

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