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DCR reviewing comments, petition on dog park proposals

September 14, 2018
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is currently reviewing comments and a petition over proposed dog parks within the Southwest Corridor Park. DCR held a public meeting on Aug. 2 to present the different proposals on a potential off-leash dog recreation area within Southwest Corridor Park. According to DCR, the sites considered...

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JP Agenda, Sept. 14, 2018

September 14, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 25 for the Sept. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Zoning: September 26th at Farnsworth House.  The agenda for that meeting will include 1 Park Place (demolish existing carriage house...

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Guide to JP: 25th Annual Jamaica Plain Artists Open Studios

September 14, 2018
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September 22– 23, 2018 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The premiere annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), is returning in 2018 for its 25th year! Open Studios is an opportunity for the public to take a rare public peek at some private spaces. The free...

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Guide to JP: JP is Green

September 14, 2018
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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 by green space, including several jewels of the Emerald Necklace, designed by Frederick Law...

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Guide to JP: A Brief History of JP

September 14, 2018
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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 Jamaica Plain. Legend has it that the name Jamaica Plain came from the fondness...

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Guide to JP: JP Places and Politics

September 14, 2018
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Just as Jamaica Plain’s population is composed of a wide range of people and groups, the Boston neighborhood is divided into various sections for different purposes. Subneighborhoods Jamaica Plain is divided into 11 major sub-neighborhoods recognized on the Boston Planning and Development Agency zoning map and largely used by locals. Within each sub-neighborhood there...

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Guide to JP: What Makes JP Unique

September 14, 2018
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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 LGBT rights activists. Once called “The Eden of America” by a visitor, according to...

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Guide to JP: Best of JP 2018

September 14, 2018
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Best of JP 2018 Winners The following are the “Best of JP 2018” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 17th annual Best of JP survey, hundreds of ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. Most categories had at least a dozen nominees. Almost every business in Jamaica Plain received at least one vote...

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Mayor’s 2018 Garden Contest Winner

September 14, 2018
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Mayor’s 2018 Garden Contest Winner

The City recently announced the winners of the Mayor’s 2018 Garden Contest and Megan Fox of Jamaica Plain won first place in the medium yard garden category. Courtesy Photo

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Invitacion, Sept. 14, 2018

September 14, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 25 de septiembre para la edición del 28 de septiembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Comité de zonificación, 26 sept, agenda: 1 Park Place; 94 Louders Lane. Otras reuniones: 10 y 24 oct. Farnsworth House. The Jamaica Plain...

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