Local residents, organizers discuss displacement

October 12, 2018
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Local residents, artists, and organizers gathered on Oct. 4 at City Life/Vida Urbana to discuss displacement and how it is impacting their lives and the community. City Life/Vida Urbana is a Jamaica Pain-based community advocacy group. Alex Ponte-Capellan, an organizer at City Life, talked about how new luxury towers in the city are driving...
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Residentes y organizadores hablan sobre el desplazamiento

October 12, 2018
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Residentes, artistas y organizadores locales se unieron el 4 de octubre en City Life/Vida Urbana para hablar sobre el desplazamiento y cómo está impactando sus vidas y su comunidad. City Life/Vida Urbana es un grupo de defensa comunitario conocido por su activismo directo, como las sentadas, los bloqueos y las marchas de protesta. Alex...
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Harvest Co-op announces closure

October 12, 2018
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The Harvest Co-op Market announced in a letter to members on Oct. 3 that it would be closing within two weeks. Harvest Co-op had been facing financial problems, and was asking their members for support in order to keep the market alive. Harvest’s board had said earlier this year that the Co-Op needed to...
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JP Agenda, Oct. 12, 2018

October 12, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 23 for the Oct. 26 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Housing & Development Committee monthly meeting Tuesday, 10/16/18, 7 pm, Bowditch School, 82 Green St. (Community Room – entrance on...
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35TH JAMAICA POND LANTERN PARADE SET FOR WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 20

October 12, 2018
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35TH JAMAICA POND LANTERN PARADE SET FOR WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 20


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Two JP residents participate in Ride for the Living

October 12, 2018
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This summer, two Jamaica Plain residents participated in Ride for The Living – a 60-mile bicycle ride from the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau to the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Kraków, Poland. Sue Shenkman and Katka Reszke met for the first time at the starting line of the Ride, where some 200...
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JP RESIDENT RUNS BISMARCK

October 12, 2018
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JP RESIDENT RUNS BISMARCK


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Two art organizations selected for initiative

October 12, 2018
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Two JP-based art organizations, Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts and A Far Cry, have been selected to participate in the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative. A partnership between two Boston-based foundations – Barr and The Klarman Family Foundation – the initiative is a $25 million, six-year investment in 29 arts and cultural organizations...
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JP Kids: Three JP schools show ‘strong improvements,’ according to state

October 12, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett Special to the Gazette On Sept. 27, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its annual statewide school and district accountability results, which found “overall improvement for the Boston Public Schools (BPS) as a district,” according to a BPS statement. Three Jamaica Plain area schools showed “strong improvements”...
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JP Kids: OrigiNation provides a space for young people to dance, learn, and become leaders

October 12, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett Special to the Gazette Growing up, Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga always felt like there was something missing from arts programs for children. As the child of refugees from the Congo, Dibinga grew up in Cambridge while her parents studied at Harvard University. She was bullied as a child for being the teacher’s pet,...
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JP Kids: JP Regan at Fenway Park

October 12, 2018
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JP Kids: JP Regan at Fenway Park

As part of the Bullpen Buddies charity initiative, members of the Jamaica Plain’s Regan Youth League U16 softball team recently had insider access to Fenway Park while the Red Sox held batting practice. The initiative is sponsored by IBEW Local 103 and NECA. Courtesy Photos
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ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY

October 12, 2018
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ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY


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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 12, 2018

October 12, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 23 for the Oct. 26 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events JP Centre/South Main Streets will host their Growler Gala and Auction fundraiser for the second year in a row at...
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THE CUSP OFTHE SEASONS

October 12, 2018
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THE CUSP OFTHE SEASONS


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Invitacion, Oct. 12, 2018

October 12, 2018
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Plazo para la sección de eventos: martes, 23 octubre para la edición de 26 octubre. Mande eventos a [email protected] Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Comité de vivienda y desarrollo de JPNC, reunión mensual, martes, 16/10, 7pm, Bowditch School, 82 Green St. Agenda: propuesta de City Realty, 197 Green...
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How we’re creating more affordable housing

October 12, 2018
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Boston is going through a period of historic growth— the kind our city hasn’t seen in decades. More people are choosing to put down roots and start families here. More businesses are choosing to open their doors here. Students from all over the world come to attend our universities and...
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Letters:

October 12, 2018
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Kavanaugh hearings Many across the country view the Supreme Court Justice Confirmation hearings as the latest revelation related to the #MeToo movement. While it is certainly that, there is a sub-narrative playing out as a painful reminder of the entitlement of the white male in this country and it’s contrast with the subversive way...
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Sanchez reflects on tenure after losing election

September 28, 2018
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After more than a decade and a half of serving the people of Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill at the State House, state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez will be exiting that role at the end of the year after losing a close election to Nika Elugardo earlier this month. A son on Mission Hill, a...
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Q. and A. with co-owners of the Bella Luna & Milky Way Lounge

September 28, 2018
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Q. and A. with co-owners of the Bella Luna & Milky Way Lounge

From its inception in the early 1990s to the complicated move from Hyde Square in 2009, The Bella Luna & Milky Way Lounge has a storied history. With the restaurant celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with co-owners Carol Downs and Megan Mainzer. (The other...
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Digging In

September 28, 2018
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Digging In


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Man fatally shot on South Street

September 28, 2018
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A man in his 20s was fatally shot at a barber shop on South Street on Sept. 22. According to the Boston Police Department, officers from District E-13 Police Station responded shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 to a report of a person shot on South Street. Officers found a male victim...
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Sánchez reflexiona después de perder elección

September 28, 2018
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Después de una década y media de servicio a la gente de Jamaica Plain y Mission Hill en la Cámara, el Representante Jeffrey Sánchez saldrá de su puesto a finales de este año tras perder una elección competitiva a principios de este mes en la cual Nika Elugardo salió la ganadora. Un nativo de...
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Parts of Jamaica Pond path to close during improvement project

September 28, 2018
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Sections of the Jamaica Pond path will be closed next year as it undergoes part of a $4 million improvement project. Along with improving the path around the pond, the project will also replace benches and signs, add water fountains and bike racks, improve some entrances, fix stairways, and install environmental protections. The project...
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JP Observer: Want a better president, better elections? States need to stop winner take all

September 28, 2018
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Questions: How can we increase the chances we get the president the majority of us vote for in 2020—unlike who we got in 2016 and 2000? And how can we also benefit from fairer election campaigns focused on enfranchised voters in every state? Answer: Support Equal Votes efforts to throw out Massachusetts’ and 47...
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