Gentrification

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Protesters Block Washington, Demand 100 Percent of New Development Be Affordable

“The force of youth” it was called by organizer Maya Gaul, a lifelong resident of School Street. It was nothing less than an amazing and spirited rally for the soul of Jamaica Plain; never before seen in Egleston Square in this observer’s 40 years in the neighborhood. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Tell Us How JP Is Changing For You

Why do people move to London? Why do they choose to leave? #londonischanging http://t.co/TQ1wE0lm3A @duartecg pic.twitter.com/6CAxdjqyeF— OpenCity Projects (@OpnCty) March 3, 2015

An ocean separates Jamaica Plain and London, England, but both areas share an air of change. A project running in London has caught our attention and we’re replicating it in JP. (more…) Continue Reading →

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As It Happened: ‘State of Our Neighborhood’ 2015

Screen grab of Storify stream for the 2015 State of Our Neighborhood forum.

The fifth annual “State of Our Neighborhood” forum took place Thursday at the Kennedy School. This year’s gathering focused on affordable housing. The format was designed to get specific commitments from politicians who represent JP on City Council and on Beacon Hill. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latina Entrepreneurs Aim to Thrive as Hyde Square Changes

Damaris Pimentel, owner of Ultra Beauty Salon, colors Rose Moorachian’s hair. November 2014. Credit: Esther Ro

Running a small business is no easy task. Just ask longtime Jamaica Plain entrepreneurs Damaris Pimentel and Patria Valenzuela. The two business pioneers face the challenge of thriving in the midst of a gentrifying neighborhood. Continue Reading →

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