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Franklin Park Soared at Saturday’s Kite and Bike Festival

A scene from the 2015 Franklin Park Kite and Bike Festival. Credit: Richard Heath
An institution in Franklin Park since 1968 and threatened with extinction not long ago after being evicted form its ancestral home on the golf course, The Franklin Park Kite Festival is making a comeback. The Franklin Park Coalition, collaborating with ArtRox and Bike Boston are making it a Kites and Bikes Day. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Maps: How to Get Through Forest Hills By Foot, Bike or Car

Jonathan Kapust, right, head highway engineer for the Casey Arborway, explains a design feature to JP's Jake Hart before a Thursday, May 7, 2015 construction meeting.

On Thursday, transportation officials broke down exactly how residents would get through Forest Hills during the next phase of the Casey Arborway project. Here are maps and explanations for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers once lane closures begin on Saturday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Biking 2,000 Miles to Talk Period

On March 31, JP resident Rachel Saudek started biking from Key West, FL back to Boston as part of Sustainable Cycles, a bike ride to promote menstrual health. 7 female bicyclists are riding 3 different routes across the country, all to end up in Boston for The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research’s national conference in June, at Suffolk University. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Proposal: Make Murray Circle Into Two Roundabouts

Proposal for changes to Murray Circle. Credit: Toole Design Group
A historic overhaul of the Arborway could be in the works, with the aim of improving pedestrian and bike safety. This week the Department of Conservation and Recreation held two public meetings at the Arboretum where a design firm put out a “starter idea” that’s sure to get Jamaica Plain talking: Take the big rotary where Centre meets the Arborway and turn it into two roundabouts. (more…) Continue Reading →

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