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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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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Op-Ed: How Boston Public Works helps you

September 9, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been repairing...

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Op-Ed: Legislative wrap-up

September 9, 2016
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By State Rep. Liz Malia This July 31 marked the end of a productive two-year (2015 to 2016) legislative session that included the passage of many major bills related to substance abuse and addiction treatment services, criminal justice reform, civil rights, service members and seniors, energy, economic development, and regulatory reform. My colleagues and...

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JPers head to the polls Sept. 8 for state primary

August 26, 2016
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls Sept. 8 for the state primary, which will feature several local contested races. Democratic state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (2nd Suffolk District) is battling Roy Owens, a regular candidate for elected office, to remain in her seat, while Democratic state Rep. Liz Malia (11th Suffolk District) will...

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Most attendees at 76 Stonley Road meeting agreeable to new plan

August 26, 2016
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By Sara Selevitch Special to the Gazette Roughly twenty people gathered in the English High School cafeteria on Aug. 16 to discuss revisions to the 76 Stonley Road project proposal, with most attendees agreeable to the new plan.          Development team members Bryan Austin and Lucio Trabucco made their way through several of the...

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La mayoría de los asistentes aceptan el nuevo plan para 76 Stonley Road

August 26, 2016
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De Sara Selevitch Especial a la Gaceta Aproximadamente veinte personas se reunieron en la cafetería de English High School el 16 de agosto para discutir las revisiones al propuesto proyecto en 76 Stonley Road, y la mayoría de los asistentes aceptaron el nuevo plan. Miembros del equipo de desarrollo Bryan Austin y Lucio Trabucco...

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Effort underway to bring JP a dog park after City shuts down Beecher Street

August 26, 2016
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Jamaica Plain dog owners and City Councilor Matt O’Malley are taking actions to establish a legal dog park in the neighborhood, potentially on the Southwest Corridor Park, after the City shut down the informal dog space at the Beecher Street Park. The effort comes following the Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) recent removal...

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BOSTON FILM GALA EXHIBITOR

August 26, 2016
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BOSTON FILM GALA EXHIBITOR

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Shattuck Child Care Center is granted extension to stay on campus

August 26, 2016
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The state has granted the Shattuck Child Care Center (SCCC) an extension to the end of June to remain on the Shattuck Hospital campus. The center had previously been told that it needed to vacate by the end of September. The state plans to demolish the building that currently houses the center. The center,...

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