Summer Arts Workshop

September 14, 2018
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125 Amory development unanimously approved by Zoning Committee

September 14, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee approved unanimously portions of the 125 Amory St. project at a July 25 meeting. The portions of the project voted on were the renovation and expansion of 125 Amory St. and the construction of Building A and Building B at the site. The 125 Amory St. redevelopment...
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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 14, 2018

September 14, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 25 for the Sept. 28 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Free Guided Walking Tour of Green Street will take place on Saturday, September 15 starting at 11:00am from in front...
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DCR reviewing comments, petition on dog park proposals

September 14, 2018
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is currently reviewing comments and a petition over proposed dog parks within the Southwest Corridor Park. DCR held a public meeting on Aug. 2 to present the different proposals on a potential off-leash dog recreation area within Southwest Corridor Park. According to DCR, the sites considered...
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JP Agenda, Sept. 14, 2018

September 14, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 25 for the Sept. 28 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Zoning: September 26th at Farnsworth House.  The agenda for that meeting will include 1 Park Place (demolish existing carriage house...
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Guide to JP: 25th Annual Jamaica Plain Artists Open Studios

September 14, 2018
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September 22– 23, 2018 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The premiere annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), is returning in 2018 for its 25th year! Open Studios is an opportunity for the public to take a rare public peek at some private spaces. The free...
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Guide to JP: JP is Green

September 14, 2018
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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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Guide to JP: A Brief History of JP

September 14, 2018
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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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Guide to JP: JP Places and Politics

September 14, 2018
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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 Planning and Development Agency zoning map and largely used by locals. Within each sub-neighborhood there...
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Guide to JP: What Makes JP Unique

September 14, 2018
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JP boasts a diverse population of about 38,000, according to the last 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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Guide to JP: Best of JP 2018

September 14, 2018
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Best of JP 2018 Winners The following are the “Best of JP 2018” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 17th annual Best of JP survey, hundreds of ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. Most categories had at least a dozen nominees. Almost every business in Jamaica Plain received at least one vote...
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Mayor’s 2018 Garden Contest Winner

September 14, 2018
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Mayor’s 2018 Garden Contest Winner

The City recently announced the winners of the Mayor’s 2018 Garden Contest and Megan Fox of Jamaica Plain won first place in the medium yard garden category. Courtesy Photo
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Invitacion, Sept. 14, 2018

September 14, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 25 de septiembre para la edición del 28 de septiembre. Mande eventos a [email protected] Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Comité de zonificación, 26 sept, agenda: 1 Park Place; 94 Louders Lane. Otras reuniones: 10 y 24 oct. Farnsworth House. The Jamaica Plain...
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8th Annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival

September 14, 2018
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8th Annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival

Scenes from the 8th annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival, which took place Sept. 8 at the Pinebank Field at Jamaica Pond.  Courtesy Photos by TonySahadeo.com
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Letters:

September 14, 2018
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Why I doorknocked for Nika Elugardo Nika Elugardo’s primary victory on 9/4 left me elated and, for the first time since 11/9/2016, hopeful. Having grown up in Germany and studied the rise and rule of the Nazi regime in school over and over, I could not help but be struck by the parallels in...
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Op-ed: Renovating a historic kitchen

September 14, 2018
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Remodeling a kitchen is a typical home improvement undertaking. But when the task is being done in a historic house, more often than not it’s a restoration of what the space looked in a previous time. When the Board of Directors of the Loring Greenough House decided to launch a kitchen restoration project, we...
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Several competitive races for Sept. 4 primary election

August 24, 2018
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Jamaica Plain residents will head to the polls on Sept. 4 for the primary election, and unlike in years past, many voters will have an opportunity to help decide competitive local races. Two races that have captured the most attention in the neighborhood, and that many JP residents will be voting on, are local...
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Crowded field for DA race

August 24, 2018
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With Suffolk County District Attorney (DA) Dan Conley announcing earlier this year that he will not seek re-election after leading the office for more than 15 years, a crowded field has emerged to replace him. Five candidates—Evandro Carvalho, Linda Champion, Greg Henning, Shannon McAuliffe, and Rachael Rollins—are facing-off for the Democratic nomination on Sept....
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ARTISTS AT WORK

August 24, 2018
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JP Music Festival returns on Sept. 8

August 24, 2018
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In late 2009, Boston musician Rick Berlin and Shamus Moynihan, who then worked at The Midway Cafe, ran into each other in a laundromat on Centre Street and started talking about how both Cambridge and Somerville had their own music festivals, but Jamaica Plain did not. This year commemorates the 8th anniversary of the...
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Empresas de JP botan sus popotes plásticos

August 24, 2018
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Empresarios locales en Jamaica Plain están ofreciendo popotes metálicos en vez de plásticos para reducir el desecho plástico, conforme con un movimiento ambiental global. Brassica Kitchen y Café comenzó a utilizar popotes metálicos en julio de este año para ofrecer una alternativa más ecológica a los plásticos. “Como café, vemos mucho desecho plástico y...
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DCR dog park proposals creating division

August 24, 2018
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Following a long-awaited dog park meeting from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) earlier this month, residents are divided on which of the three proposals is the best one. DCR held a public meeting on Aug. 2 to present the different proposals and obtain public opinion on a potential off-leash dog recreation...
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JP Observer: Gov. Baker twice rejects giving poor families benefits for newborns; Uses process devices to hinder funding

August 24, 2018
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By Sandra Storey Special to the Gazette “Charlie Baker is a great governor.” One ad for him this month begins with a woman saying that. He is running for a second term, and his ads are flooding the local TV stations this month ahead of the Sept. 4 primary. The ad is full of...
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Governor battles highlight statewide races

August 24, 2018
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The battle for the Democratic and Republican nominations for governor highlight the slew of statewide races that Jamaica Plain residents will vote on when they go to the polls for the Sept. 4 primary election. For the Democratic nomination, Bob Massie is taking on Jay Gonzalez. Massie is an author, activist, and former leader...
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