Chris Helms

Chris Helms

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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. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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? (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two Dogs Struck by Cars on Separate Days Struggle to Recover from Life-Threatening Injuries

An adorable but frightened stray Chihuahua struck by a car and found on the side of a Mattapan street on June 5 had just undergone life-saving surgery at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain when days later, on June 9, a Shih Tzu mix was surrendered after she was struck and critically injured by a car in Jamaica Plain, the organization announced June 16. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New Boston Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Award to Support Five Artists

On June 2nd, Boston announced the city’s first-ever Artist Fellowship Award pilot program designed to invest in the advancement of artists living in Boston. The city will offer five fellowship awards in 2017, each worth $10,000, to recognize exceptional original artistic work through the city, helping recipients advance their careers and continue their work in Boston. (more…) Continue Reading →

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