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The Guide to JP: A Brief History of JP

September 9, 2016
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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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The Guide to JP: JP Open Studios

September 9, 2016
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The 23rd 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. 17 and 18. 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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The Guide to JP: Best of JP 2016 Winners

September 9, 2016
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The following are the “Best of JP 2016” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 16th annual Best of JP survey, hundreds of ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. Many categories had at least a dozen nominees. The results were often close and there were tied winners in several categories.   BEST PLACE...

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The Guide to JP: JP places and politics

September 9, 2016
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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 Redevelopment Authority zoning map and largely used by locals. Within each sub-neighborhood there are other,...

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The Guide to JP: JP is Green

September 9, 2016
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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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JP Agenda, Sept. 9, 2016

September 9, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 20 for the Sept. 23 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 9, 2016

September 9, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 20 for the Sept. 23 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events South Street Youth Center 20th Anniversary Gala, Sept. 11, 2:30-5:30pm, Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street. 852-3370. Book Sale, Sat....

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Letter: Drought is bad for business

September 9, 2016
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All of the patches of brown grass around Jamaica Plain have got me worried. Worried about our businesses. Yes, our businesses. This summer we have seen record rainfall lows and temperature highs. Thanks to climate change, our entire region is in a serious drought. As detrimental as that has been to our vibrant green...

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Letter: Use Plan: JP/Rox to support local business

September 9, 2016
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In 2014 Manuel Mejia, owner of Pin Bochinche Restaurant in Egleston Square, and six other business owners were facing eviction or a 65 percent increase in location costs. The situation was dire. “Our businesses will not be able to survive…our customers are primarily people in this neighborhood, people who have modest incomes. We can’t...

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Letter: Jamaica Plain dog parks

September 9, 2016
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If we are to have more dog parks in Jamaica Plain, the community needs to make it happen. The drive and impetus needs to come from the people, as the City and the State won’t make it happen without this effort, especially when budgets continue to be cut. The Southwest Corridor Park is a...

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