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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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Bromley Heath Homes Renamed for Longtime Housing Leader Mildred Hailey

On a sun-flooded morning, hundreds of families from Bromley Heath apartments sat in overflow chairs in a crowded tent to listen as Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Housing Authority William McGonagle renamed the development Mildred C. Hailey Apartments. Joining them was Anna Mae Cole, a friend and comrade in arms for over 60 years and former chair of the Bromley Heath Tenant Management Corporation that Mrs. Hailey  (and yes she was always Mrs. Hailey) directed for 40 years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Egleston Fixture Tapped to Head Boston Centers for Youth & Families

William Morales

Will Morales, who is well known in JP for his work with young people in Egleston Square, has been given a big promotion by Mayor Marty Walsh. Morales will become the commissioner of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families, a sprawling network of community centers serving the whole city. (more…) Continue Reading →

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