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First-Ever Women’s Olympic Marathon Champion, Boston Marathon Winner Honored By Councilor O’Malley

Joan Benoit Samuelson, who previously held the women’s record for the Boston Marathon, was honored by the Boston City Council Wednesday. Jamaica Plain’s City Councilor, Matt O’Malley, authored a resolution proclaiming April 12, 2017, as Joan Benoit Samuelson Day in Boston. (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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Pedro Martinez’ Deep Ties to JP Celebrated as Hurler Enters Hall of Fame

Que orgullo estar junto a Don Juan y Doña Alma esta noche representando nuestra patria. An honor with The Marichals pic.twitter.com/3VstpYaOFT— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) July 25, 2015

Not only did Red Sox Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez live on Allandale Road, but he also got his haircuts at Fernandez Barber Shop in Hyde/Jackson. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Boston 2024 Olympics Debate: What’s at Stake for JP?

Rendering of equestrian and pentathlon facilities for Franklin Park in Boston 2024's '2.0' plan

Grab the popcorn, as they say, and tune in to Thursday night’s debate between those who aim to bring the Olympics to Boston and those fighting tooth and claw against the idea. Here’s a reminder of what’s on the table for Jamaica Plain under the current plan. (more…) Continue Reading →

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