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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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From Brazil to Jamaica Plain: Brilliant Young Musicians Transform Themselves Into Ambassadors of JP

For five years now the “ambassadors” have established their residence on Pond Street as the “Jamaica Plain Embassy.” The place where their musical comedic madness creates itself. The “Jamaica Plain Embassy” turns these fine ambassadors and their musical creation, the band Academicos de Milton Friedman. (more…) Continue Reading →

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