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The Guide to JP: A jogging tour of JP with Councilor O’Malley

September 12, 2014
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The Guide to JP: A jogging tour of JP with Councilor O’Malley

As the city councilor for Jamaica Plain and a proud resident, I consider myself one of the community’s biggest fans and most enthusiastic boosters. There is so much to love about JP. As an avid runner, one of my favorite workouts is a run through my neighborhood. If you joined me on a run...

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The Guide to JP: What makes JP unique

September 12, 2014
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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,...

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The Guide to JP: JP places and politics

September 12, 2014
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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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2 gang members guilty in boy’s killing

September 5, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—Two gangs members—Timothy Hearns and Ramon Silvelo-Miles—pled guilty last month to their roles in the 2010 Jamaica Plain shooting death of 14-year-old Jaewon Martin, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Martin, a Roxbury resident and honor student who was not in a gang, was shot to death May 8, 2010 at...

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State primary election is Sept. 9

August 29, 2014
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls on Sept. 9 for the state’s primary election. They will help decide who will garner the Democratic and Republican nominations for several races, including for the Governor’s Office. JP’s state elected officials face little or no competition in the election. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk...

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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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JP author’s 3rd novel explores abusive marriages

August 29, 2014
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The cover of the “Accidents of Marriage,” Jamaica Plain resident Randy Susan Meyers new novel. (Courtesy Photo)

Randy Susan Meyers, a Jamaica Plain resident, delves into her personal experience for her third novel, “Accidents of Marriage,” in which she explores the realm of an abusive marriage and how it affects a family. The book, which is set in JP, will be released Sept. 2. “This novel carries pieces from the work...

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Obituario: Ángel Amy Moreno, educador y artista

August 29, 2014
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Obituario: Ángel Amy Moreno, educador y artista

Un importante figura en la cultura hispana y la educación de Boston, Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno, murió de cáncer a los 69 años el 20 de agosto en su hogar en Jamaica Plain. Fue uno de los primeros puertorriqueños en estar en el Boston School Committee, un profesor en Roxbury Community College (RCC) durante...

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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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