Chris Helms

Chris Helms

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JP’s Open Theatre Project Presenting New Play Created by JP Community

“What Are You Afraid Of?” is the question at the core of Open Theatre Project’s new play “Fear Project.” Through facilitated story circles, community events and one-on-one conversations over the last eight months, the Open Theatre Project has explored this question and devised a new play that reflects your words, your experiences and your fears. (more…) Continue Reading →

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JP Resident Receives Counselor Educator of the Year Award from Massachusetts School Counselors Association

Salem State University professor and Jamaica Plain resident Laurie Dickstein-Fischer, PhD, was awarded the Counselor Educator of the Year award by the Massachusetts School Counselors Association (MASCA) on April 4th during the MASCA annual conference held in Boxborough. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Six-Story, 45-Unit Building Divides Residents, Neighborhood Board

Rendering of 3353 Washington St.


[Editor’s note: Since the original posting, we’ve added context around a quote from the chairman of the JPNC Zoning Committee.]

A plan by the neighborhood’s best-known landlord for a six-story development at Washington and Green failed to win approval — or suffer disapproval – from a narrowly divided neighborhood advisory group. (more…) Continue Reading →

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4 Mortgage Myths Dispelled for Today’s Homebuyers

Sponsored by FOCUS Real Estate

Today’s homebuyers are awash in information that can sway what is probably the biggest purchase of their lives. Especially to those new to the home search, it can be difficult to wade through sometimes-conflicting advice on home mortgages, particularly when guidelines that were generally accepted in the past may no longer apply in today’s home-buying environment. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Malia: My Legislative Priorities – Part 2

Over the last three months, so many of you have written, called, and emailed to express what bills need support this legislative session. In addition to the progressive legislation I authored, I selected many of my colleagues’ bills to co-sponsor because of their significance to you and because they will make Massachusetts a more fair and prosperous state. (more…) Continue Reading →

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