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Jamaica Plain Resident to Perform in World Premiere Haitian-American Dance Performance This Weekend

Jamaica Plain resident Meghan McGrath will perform this weekend in the world premiere of LAKOU AYITI, an interdisciplinary dance production inspired by the Haitian-American immigrant experience by Jean Appolon Expressions, which knits together stories of Haitians living in Boston and includes Appolon’s own immigration story. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rogerson House Hosts a ‘Senior’ Prom

It is no secret that the winter months can be somewhat gloomy in New England. Even going for a walk outside can be treacherous with black ice lurking below seemingly every patch of snow. With this in mind, the Rogerson House Assisted Living and Adult Day Health Program, thought of a way to bring the fun inside — a “Senior” Prom. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: 15-Story Towers Don’t Fit With Nearby Parklands

The following letter was submitted by Jamaica Plain resident Henry Barbaro. The JP/ROX Plan, which was finalized a few weeks ago by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), recommends that 15-story residential towers be allowed at the Arborway Bus Yard across from the Forest Hills MBTA Station. Towers sited on this parcel would constitute a permanent eyesore to an area surrounded by historic open spaces — the Arnold Arboretum, founded in 1872 by Harvard University; Forest Hills Cemetery, established in 1848; and Franklin Park, established in 1885, which is the city’s largest tract of parkland and is the crown jewel of Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Malia: These Are My Legislative Priorities — Part I

January 2017 marked the official start of the 190th legislative session. Members of the Massachusetts legislature filed over 5,000 bills, and over the next two years, the House and Senate will review each bill to determine if it should become law. The legislative session begins when elected officials file legislation. This is best known as sponsoring a bill. Later, legislators formally register their support for a bill by becoming a co-sponsor. Continue Reading →

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JP Dogs Walk Red Carpet at PetPals ‘Pawscar’ Awards

On February 11, PetPals hosted an Oscar Award Ceremony with their participating volunteer animals. These “Pawscars” were a fun and entertaining way for the residents and staff of the Rogerson House to experience cuteness right in their neighborhood. Every pet walked the red carpet and won a Pawscar award, bag of dog toys, and flowers for their human partner. (more…) Continue Reading →

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