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Q. and A. with John Swan about his wife’s memoir

September 9, 2016
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Dale Swan was a Jamaica Plain resident who died from cancer in 2015. While she was dying, she wrote a book about her life called, “My Life as Compost.” Dale Swan died before finishing the book, but her husband John Swan helped complete and edit the book. (Editor’s note: John Swan is a former...

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CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED

September 9, 2016
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CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED

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Comité de zonificación de JPNC aprueba otro proyecto para Goddard House

September 9, 2016
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El 24 de agosto, el Comité de Zonificación de Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) aprobó un propuesto desarrollo para el antiguo edificio Goddard House en la Avenida South Huntington con un voto apretada de 5-4, a pesar de la desaprobación de algunos vecinos. El proyecto ya se había aprobado por el Comité y por...

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BRA to release second draft of Plan: JP/Rox

September 9, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will release a second draft of the Plan: JP/Rox planning study later this month, according to spokesperson Gina Physic. She said the BRA is planning on hosting a workshop on the planning study Sept. 21 and will release a second draft afterwards. Meanwhile, the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) sent...

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JP Music Festival tomorrow

September 9, 2016
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The 6th annual JP Music Festival will be tomorrow, Sept. 10, with more than 15 acts, 2 stages and 7 hours of non-stop local Jamaica Plain music, according to a press release. The free festival will be held at Pinebank Field at Jamaica Pond and all performers will be residents or workers in JP....

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Taste of JP returns

September 9, 2016
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The nonprofit ESAC will host the 21th annual Taste of JP on Sept. 15 at the Franklin Park Zoo. The event will allow guests to sample the offerings of more than 10 local restaurants. Taste of JP is a major fundraiser for ESAC, a social service agency that moved to Dorchester after decades in...

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Man fatally shot in JP

September 9, 2016
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A man was fatally shot in Jamaica Plain in the early hours of Aug. 27, according to bpdnews.com Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of a person shot in the area of 454 Centre St. around 3:33 a.m. Responding officers found a male victim who had been shot. He was transported...

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Invitacion, Sept. 9 2016

September 9, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 20 de septiembre para la edición del 23 de septiembre. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Planificación estratégica/NAC, martes, 20 sep, 6:30pm, Distrito E-13. Comité de casas abandonadas en JP, primer miércoles...

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Zoning Committee postpones vote on McBride St. project

September 9, 2016
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The 14-16 McBride project was discussed at the Aug. 24 Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee meeting, but was not approved or denied. With a ticking clock, the council finished discussing the Goddard House project and had only 30 minutes to review and discuss the 14-16 McBride St. proposal. Developer Stephen Ballas presented...

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The Guide to JP: What makes JP unique

September 9, 2016
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JP boasts a diverse population of about 38,000, according to the 2010 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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