Jamaica Plain News is an independent online news source and community platform for the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Mass.
Our co-publisher is Chris Helms, a community journalist with 17 years of experience at newspapers and websites. Previously, Chris was founding editor of Jamaica Plain Patch. He has also been editor of the Cambridge Chronicle, Watertown TAB and a reporter at several newspapers in North and South Carolina.
Our co-publisher David Ertischek has been a community journalist for more than 15 years. He has been an editor and reporter for local newspapers and websites. He has lived in Jamaica Plain since 2002.
We support ourselves through advertising local businesses. Here’s our media kit if you’d like to find out how Jamaica Plain News can help you grow your business.
We want to hear from you. Reach Chris Helms or David Ertischek, co-publishers of Jamaica Plain News, via:
Our mailing address is:
27 Havana St.
Roslindale, MA 02131
While anyone can post non-commercial items using our “From the Community” section, we are primarily a new site. Here are short bios behind our bylines:
Heather Goldin, a student at Boston University, writes about a wide range of topics for Jamaica Plain News. Her specialty is experimenting with new story forms. Heather also covers Boston for the Daily Free Press.
Longtime Jamaica Plain resident Richard Heath writes about day-to-day life in Jamaica Plain, development and other topics that catch his eye on his long walks through the neighborhood he loves.
Our publisher is Chris Helms, a community journalist with 17 years of experience at newspapers and websites. Chris was the founding editor of Jamaica Plain Patch. He lived on Weld Hill Street in Forest Hills for eight years with his wife, Jane, and their animals.
Ashli Molina, who studies journalism at Boston University, is editor-in-chief of “The Buzz.” Her reporting for Jamaica Plain News focuses on rising rents and everything that means for residents and businesses.