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Berklee professor and JP resident Ernesto Diaz along with students from Berklee joined a group of musicians from the Hyde Square Task Force to expand their percussion skills, learn the history of the instruments, and work together to find their groove.
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State transportation officials say the Casey Overpass must come down. They say years of neglect and a faulty original design make it too expensive to repair. At the first public meeting of the project, officials invited the neighborhood to be a part of the re-design process and answer the big questions… what will be built [...]
Just days after violence shattered the peace along Centre St., JP-residents grabbed lunch at Fred Ciampa’s Same Old Place showing their concern and support for the restaurant, its staff, and the neighborhood.
Organized by Neighbors4Neighbors Joseph Porcelli, customers wore name-tags, proudly stood in line waiting to order and demonstrate their resolve to stand together against the [...]
As winter approaches and with the recession sticking around, people throughout Jamaica Plain have turned their attention to their homes, looking for ways to make them more efficient, save money, and help save the environment.
Even as new city programs like Renew Boston, a program designed to help residents gain financial help to weatherize their homes, [...]
After 12-years of work between the MBTA, Jamaica Plain community groups and the City of Boston, plans for an 18-acre renovation of the temporary facility at the Arborway Yard on Washington St. are nearing completion. The plan currently calls for the MBTA to build a 10-acre bus facility and for the City of Boston to [...]
The 24th Annual Lantern Parade at the Jamaica Pond this weekend celebrated Fall and welcomed the coming winter with a joyful march around the pond. Sponsored by JP’s Spontaneous Celebrations, the event gave kids of all ages a chance to enjoy a picturesque afternoon and evening with food and entertainment provided by Spontaneous Celebrations. John [...]
JP-Based Bikes Not Bombs collects almost 5,000 bikes a year through their donation program. This summer a group of volunteers joined Bikes Not Bombs International Programs Director David Brannigan to pack up a shipping container of almost 500 bikes and ship them off to Ghana to stimulate a bike-centric culture to fight the up-hill battle [...]
Ken Ward and Andree Zalaska took a former neighborhood store in Jamaica Plain and turned it into a low-cost, low-tech, energy efficient sustainable home. They invited the world into watch their process hoping they’re experience will offer a new blueprint in urban home construction. Although the house isn’t completed, they spend approximately $50/month total in [...]
Governor Deval Patrick headlined a gathering of Democratic heavyweights and hopefuls in Jamaica Plain Saturday. The crowd was full of party faithful who came out to hear him highlight his accomplishments and second term plans for both the neighborhood and the state. The Governor delivered with a hefty helping of stump speech leaving the crowd [...]
Riding a bike is often the first taste of freedom. But keeping a bike running smoothly and on the road can be a challenge, one that can be expensive. Jamaica Plain’s Bikes Not Bombs offers a unique program that teaches young adults bike mechanics and how to ride their bike safely. But as we found [...]
While USDA inspectors continue to go tree to tree looking for any signs the Asian Longhorn Beetle put down additional roots in JP, another front has opened up in the battle. City and State Officials announced the MBTA Arborway yard along Washington St. would house a wood disposal station for any ALB host wood removed [...]