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JP Kids: Kids join in ‘rhyme mob’ at Bromley-Heath

April 24, 2015
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JP Kids: Kids join in ‘rhyme mob’ at Bromley-Heath

Parents and children did not let the rainy weather dampen their spirits, as they came out in numbers for a “Flash Rhyme Mob” event at the Bromley-Heath housing development on April 17. About 60 children between the ages of 3 and 5 participated in the event, which took place outside the Nurtury Learning Lab...

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JP Kids: BISB hosts History Bee regionals

April 24, 2015
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JP Kids: BISB hosts History Bee regionals

JAMAICA HILLS—The British International School of Boston (BISB) on April 11 hosted the New England regional edition of the National History Bee, an annual history competition that attracts more than 10,000 students from across the country. The National History Bee is an academic competition for elementary and middle school students that tests knowledge of...

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JP Kids: Dance Center launches ballet program

April 24, 2015
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The Tony Williams Dance Center (TWDC) is launching a new ballet program, including a youth ensemble. The new company will debute at TWDC’s Brewery location, 284 Amory St., on May 17. Started in 2000 by Artistic Director and teacher Tony Williams, TWDC is best known for the critically acclaimed annual production of the “Urban...

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Perkins St. pond access plan still in works

April 24, 2015
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PONDSIDE—The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a follow-up community meeting sometime in May or early June to discuss its plan to improve access to the Jamaica Pond at the intersection of Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive, according to spokesperson Bill Hickey. DCR held a community meeting in summer of...

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Latina-centered web series raising funds

April 24, 2015
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A new web series, created by and starring Jamaica Plain residents, is currently raising funds for a late summer release. “The Pineapple Diaries,” created by JP native Paloma Valenzuela, who is of Dominican descent, would focus on the lives of three young JP Latinas who are best friends—Maité, Feliz and Catalina—and their next-door neighbor,...

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FPC creating Olympics wish-list

April 24, 2015
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The Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) is requesting community input for a wish-list to send to Olympic bid organizing committee Boston 2024. “We always ask what people what to see in the park,” said FPC Executive Director Christine Poff. “It’s how our agenda is created. Franklin Park could use a good management plan and a...

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Forum: JP pricing out all but wealthiest

April 24, 2015
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Want to buy a house in JP? You’ll have to be in the top-5-percent income bracket. That was one of the statistics discussed at the April 9 Jamaica Plain Inequality Forum, where activist organization members addressed housing affordability and low-wage jobs. About 40 people attended the forum, which was held at the Hope Central...

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JP Library renovation to begin Aug. 1; will involve long closure

April 10, 2015
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After over a decade of waiting, the Jamaica Plain Branch Library will undergo its first major renovation in 50 years beginning Aug. 1. But while welcomed locally, the work will require an 18- to 24-month closure. “While having the JP Branch Library closed for 18 to 24 months will be tough, the amazing building...

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Film on Marathon hero, peace activist nears completion

April 10, 2015
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Carlos Arredondo in Sept. 2013. (Courtesy Photo)

A documentary about Carlos Arredondo, the Boston Marathon bombing rescue hero and peace activist with strong Jamaica Plain ties, is nearing completion after a decade in the works. “The Man in the Cowboy Hat,” a documentary by JP resident Janice Rogovin, has been in production since Rogovin filmed her first interview with Arredondo in...

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Good Friday

April 10, 2015
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Good Friday

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