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Jamaica Plain News Has Turned Two. Thank You!

Two years ago this week, we launched a new website covering the neighborhood. More than 900,000 page views later, we'd like to thank everyone who's read us, written for us, talked to us as sources and advertised with us. Readers might not know that the name "Jamaica Plain News" is a nod to the neighborhood’s first newspaper. It was published from 1872 to 1932 by the Jamaica Printing Co., according to the JP Historical Society. A Centre Street storefront was packed two Aprils ago when we held a launch party in the space that's now the home of Hatched.

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David Ertischek Joins Jamaica Plain News

Hi neighbors, this is Chris Helms, publisher of Jamaica Plain News. I have some exciting news to share about this site. My longtime colleague and friend David Ertischek, a well-known Boston journalist who has lived in JP for nearly 15 years, will be running Jamaica Plain News day-to-day. I'll still be involved with Jamaica Plain News, which I founded in April 2014. But I have a 9-to-5 job now in addition to Jamaica Plain News, so I'm bringing in help.

Launch party for Jamaica Plain News, Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Packed House Celebrates Launch of Jamaica Plain News

We launched the neighborhood's newest news source, Jamaica Plain News, with a party during the spring's inaugural First Thursday Art Walk. Dozens of residents stopped by to give their best wishes to the new project. My wife, Jane, and I are deeply appreciative of the warm welcome back to the neighborhood. The launch party took place during a celebration of First Thursday. Mayor Marty Walsh attended and spoke of the link between the arts scene and a healthy neighborhood economy.


Jamaica Plain Residents Prominent on El Planeta’s List of ‘100 Most Powerful People for Massachusetts Latinos’

Here's news that will surprise exactly no one. The list of "100 Most Powerful People for Massachusetts Latinos" is full of Jamaica Plain residents and others with strong ties to our neighborhood. Please click over to El Planeta for the entire list. Here's page one and here's page two. By my count, at least ten of the movers and shakers on El Planeta's list live in or have close ties to Jamaica Plain.