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Spotlight on Longtime Boston Pride Volunteer Henry Paquin of Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain resident Henry Paquin has been a longtime volunteer for Boston Pride.  Boston Pride Week 2017 will kick-off with the Pride flag raising on City Hall Plaza on June 2 and continue with events throughout the week, concluding with the annual Boston Pride Parade and Festival on June 10 and the Pride Block Parties on June 11 in the Back Bay and Jamaica Plain. Boston Pride provided a Q&A with Paquin. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Meet the Roller Derby Women of Jamaica Plain

Action shot of Tiger jamming

If you overhear a group of women calling each other names like Hex and Tiger, you might have fallen in with the roller derby chicks. Boston has an active derby scene. Four home teams play against each other from February through October and the travel team is ranked 26th internationally. Four of the skaters — Iris “America” Ayala, Caitlin “Hexoskeleton” Boag, Chloé “Tiger Eye” Mason and Michele “Della Kinetic” Savery — live here in JP. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Historical Society Celebrating 150th Birthday of JP’s Only Nobel Peace Prize Winner

This Saturday the Jamaica Plain Historical Society is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Emily Greene Balch, JP’s only Nobel Peace Prize winner. January 8th will also be designated Emily Greene Balch Day in Jamaica Plain from a declaration and proclamation by City Councilor Matt O’Malley. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Book Reading, Launch Party for Newest Book by Inequality Expert and JP Resident Chuck Collins

Jamaica Plain author and inequality expert Chuck Collins is hosting a book reading and launch party for his new book, “Born on Third Base,” Friday, Oct 21, at 7 pm at the First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist at 6 Eliot St. Books will be provided by Papercuts JP. (more…) Continue Reading →

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