Seven JP Residents Sworn in During State LGBTQ Youth Commission’s 25th Anniversary

Seven Jamaica Plain residents were sworn in for new terms on the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth on June 20 at the Massachusetts State House, in a ceremony with state Senate President Stan Rosenberg and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders to recognize the Commission’s 25th anniversary.
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What Can JP Do About Trump? Here Are Some Actions, Plus a Community Fundraiser June 21

After the election in November, Jamaica Plain felt to many of us like a refuge from the disturbing challenge of national politics. As the dust has settled (and even though it’s regularly unsettled again by President Trump’s Twitter feed), progressives have faced a different challenge: How do we maintain our sense of outrage when everything becomes outrageous? How can this national moment of distrust, fear, hatred and exclusion be temporary, not the new normal?

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Red Algae Bloom in Jamaica Pond? No. But If There Were, What About Dogs?

Jamaica Plain News was recently contacted by a reader who said she had been approached by a Boston park ranger at Jamaica Pond and warned of possible red algae blooms and the effect they may have on dogs. Red algae blooms, or red tide as they are commonly called, may release toxins and cause harm to humans and animals. But thankfully, as of June 16, officials report there did not appear to be a red algae bloom at the pond.
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