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Letter: Facts About Standing Rock and Indigenous People as We Celebrate Thanksgiving

[Editor’s note: The following is a letter to the editor from JP’s Ken Sazama.]

Who Lived Here First? The Massachusett people lived in the general Boston area. They were called “people of the great hills”, a reference to the Blue Hills. Going from East to West, the Wampanoag, Moheagan and Mohican tribes also lived and thrived in what we now know as Massachusetts. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Powerful Public Art Strikes Again

In December 2014 a political artist from Jamaica Plain created a piece of public art as a commentary on the number of children killed by guns on a daily basis. That piece was made of painted children’s chairs attached to a chain-link fence, and was removed within 48 hours by the Boston Police Department, located across the street from the art site. The removal of that piece did not deter the artist who yesterday installed a new work. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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Naturally, JP is There at State House ‘Arts Matter’ Protest

The Jamaica Plain Honk Band participated in "Arts Matter" protests at the State House on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if every protest at the State House had a JP contingent, given the level of political activity in the neighborhood. Thanks to Rhea Becker, we happen to have a photo of JP in action at Wednesday’s #ArtsMatter demonstrations on Beacon Hill. Jamaica Plain Honk Band was there to call for arts funding. (more…) Continue Reading →

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At Least Five JP People Among Those Arrested in I-93 Protests

Protestors with arms chained together inside barrel on Rte 83 Milton— Tim Alben (@TimAlben) January 15, 2015

UPDATE: We’ve added new information from State Police. ~~~~~

It’s no surprise that JP was there for one of the most-talked-about demonstrations in recent Boston history. At least five of the 29 activists arrested in connection with the blockage of I-93 on Thursday are from the neighborhood. (more…) Continue Reading →

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