Banned in Boston

Banned in Boston, the annual comedy and music revue hosted by WGBH's Margery Eagan and Jim Braude, is Rehearsal for Life’s signature fundraising event. For one-night-only, local Boston celebrities, media personalities, politicians, and business, arts and community leaders rally together to put on a show of hilarity, musical satire and skits.  

The show supports Rehearsal for Life’s Urban Improv program using theater as a vehicle for social change. Since 1992, the interactive program has engaged over 75,000 young people at more than 125 schools and community groups.  

Urban Improv’s structured improvisational theater workshops are designed to strengthen social and emotional (SEL) skills and help students deal creatively with real-life challenges through dialogue and performance.

6th Annual 1 Million Steps for OCD Walk

EVENT DATE: JUN 03, 2018

Join us once again as we come together to raise awareness and dispel stigma surround OCD and related disorders at the flagship 6th Annual Boston 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk! The Boston Walk allows us to come together and support each other as a community, while allowing us to share our unique stories and raise funds for the important work of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). This year's Walk will once again take place at the beautiful Jamaica Pond, this year on Sunday June 3rd, 2018. Registration is FREE and all those who raise a minimum of $25 on their fundraising page by the day of the Walk will receive a commemorative 2018 Walk T-shirt when they check-in on the day of the OCD Walk. This event will also feature musical performances by Divas With a Twist!

JP Residents Attend CASPAR’s ‘Strengthening Our Community’ Event

Louise Johnson and Jill Havens, both of Jamaica Plain, were in attendance on Thursday, April 9, as addiction and homelessness services organization CASPAR (Cambridge and Somerville Program for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Rehabilitation) hosted "Strengthening Our Community," its annual fundraising event, at the Marriott Courtyard Cambridge. The event, which featured a delicious buffet, live auction and inspiring stories from those battling addiction, raised $93,000 for CASPAR's programs for men, women and children. To learn more about CASPAR and its services, visit

State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez celebrates with students at the ribbon cutting for the new playing field at Curley K-8 School on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

Photos: Curley K-8 Opens New Playing Field

A crowd of proud parents, teachers, community members and students gathered to cut the ribbon on the new playing field at Curley K-8 School on Tuesday. Here are a few photos. Check back later for a full report on the new field — and the dedicated parents who drove the fundraising for it.


Pols, Cops, Jakes and Paramedics Take the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

As JP City Councilor Matt O'Malley points out in his video accepting the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise money to cure ALS, the meme has taken over Facebook walls all over Boston. You know the drill by now: People and organizations challenge one another to either dump ice water over their heads or donate to efforts to stop ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Whether you've taken an icy bath this week or not, you can donate to the Pete Frates Fund, named for the Boston College athlete who has been living with the disease since 2012. Here are some other JP and Boston celebrities taking the challenge:

Mayor Marty Walsh

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