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JP Residents Share Cultures, Pledge Solidarity at Cape Verdean Passover Seder

The 12th Annual Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder was celebrated by 200 Cabo Verdeans, Jews and guests to share their cultures, explore what they have in common, and, this year, to pledge solidarity with one another. Led by Jamaica Plain resident Ted Behr and Adelia Rocha, the event featured speakers from the Jewish and Cabo Verdean communities addressing the themes of this year’s event: Solidarity and Sanctuary. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lightings in Jamaica Plain on Saturday

The 20th Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lighting is coming to Jamaica Plain locations on Saturday, December 5th. The Trolley Tour will continue the tradition of lighting holiday trees throughout Boston neighborhoods while bringing presents and holiday spirit to children across the city. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Haitian Independence Celebrated at Tchaka Fest in Woodbourne

Sendie Dorcelly and Whitney Brice of Mattapan and Rachel St. Fleurose of Roslindale enjoy the Tchaka Festival on Memorial Day 2015. Credit: Richard Heath. A week after their grand Independence Day parade down Blue Hill Avenue, the Haitian community  gathered in the hundreds at Jamaica Plain’s Pagel Playground in the Woodbourne neighborhood for the third annual Tchaka Fest on Memorial Day. (more…) Continue Reading →

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