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JP Agenda

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. September 24 for the September 27  issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. next meeting is Monday,…

Sights & Sounds

The deadline for listings is noon, September 24  for the September 27 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Jazz at the Farm A benefit for…

Invitación

Plazo para la sección de eventos: martes, 10 septiembre para la edición 13 septiembre. Mande eventos a [email protected] Los números telefónicos que siguen empiezan con 617. Reuniones JPNC, reunión mensual martes, 27 agosto, 7pm, Farnsworth House; Vacantes en Area A…

What Makes JP Unique

JP boasts a diverse population of about 38,000, according to the last census: 54 percent white; 25 percent Hispanic/Latino; 13 percent African-American; and 4 percent Asian. JP has a large gay and lesbian population and is home to several prominent…

JP is Green

Though Jamaica Plain is part of the city of Boston, the parks, urban wilds, playgrounds and community gardens, many supported by the city and state, allow an escape from an overdose of urban life. JP is bordered on three sides…

A Brief History of JP

Once referred to as “the Eden of America,” Jamaica Plain is a unique section of the City of Boston. It was part of the Town of Roxbury until 1848. It was then part of West Roxbury, until it finally became…

Best of JP 2019 Winners

The following are the “Best of JP 2019” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 18th annual Best of JP survey, hundreds of ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. Most categories had at least a dozen nominees. Almost every…

Time to End the ‘War on Drugs’

For those of us who have been around for longer than we might care to admit, America has been consumed during our lifetime by the never-ending battle to combat drug abuse. It was in 1971 — almost 50 years ago…

Op-Eds : Welcome back, BPS!

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh  Yellow buses, backpacks and excited kids are here: it’s back to school season. We’re lucky to live in Boston, a city with some of the smartest people in the world. I have a message for…