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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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Thousands Flock to Lilac Sunday 2015

Eleanor Robinson of Weymouth takes a whiff of one of the sweetest lilacs in the collection. Credit: Richard Heath

It was very close after a cold spring, but the lilacs made it through, blooming and blossoming their very best for the thousands who flocked to the Arnold Arboretum for the 2015 edition of Lilac Sunday. Here’s a gallery of photos from the Mother’s Day tradition, which is estimated to draw more than 30,000 people. (more…) Continue Reading →

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