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Egleston Square Main Street Director Bringing Donations to Puerto Rico to Help Family, Citizens

Luis Edgardo Cotto is going to Puerto Rico to help in relief efforts and bringing items to assist with longterm necessities such as clean water and electricity. Cotto, the executive director of Egleston Square Main Street, has opened up its office at the Egleston Square YMCA to receive donations. He has also created an online fundraising page. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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