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5 New Homes For Sale In The Jamaica Plain Area

JAMAICA PLAIN, MA — When you're looking for a new place, keeping tabs on all the latest listings can take hours of tedious searching online. That's why we've gone ahead and done the initial work for you.


Boston police recover loaded gun from Jamaica Plain laundry room

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police officers responding to a reported disturbance in a Jamaica Plain building early Friday morning recovered a loaded handgun. Officers responding to a report of a group of men causing a disturbance in the area of 954 Parker St. about 6:33 a.m. spotted three men quickly lea


Hon. Portia Simpson Miller & Don Wehby to be Honored by Team Jamaica Bickle

Team Jamaica Bickle to Celebrate it’s 25th Anniversary with Reception in Jamaica. The TJB anniversary reception will be held from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, under the distinguished patronage of the Governor General of Jamaica, His Excellency, The Most Hon. Sir Patrick


Jamaica Plain Weekly Weather Forecast

JAMAICA PLAIN, MA — Here's a look at the week-ahead weather, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy starting in the evening. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Partly cloudy in the morning.


Man found dead while onboard the F train at a Jamaica station: NYPD

Police are investigating the death of a man who was found on a train at a Jamaica subway station on Friday morning. According to police, at 7:17 a.m. on March 22, officers responded to a 911 call regarding an man aboard a northbound F train at the 169th Street subway station. Upon their arrival, pol


CARIBBEAT: Much respect coming for supporters of Team Jamaica Bickle’s quarter-century of aid to visiting high school track-and-field athletes

The Team Jamaica Bickle hospitality initiative —marking its 25th year of aiding Caribbean scholastic track-and-field athletes at the annual Penn Relays in Philadelphia — is celebrating by recognizing former Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby and others fo


Athletics: Jamaica's Campbell told he had 'died' after collapse in New York

(Reuters) - Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell, who collapsed during the men’s 3,000m at last month’s Millrose Games, was told by doctors he had “died” on the track, the 28-year-old said.


Buju Banton Returns To The Stage For BIG Show In Jamaica [VIDEO]

(Photo Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images) After spending eight years in prison due to drug trafficking charges, the legendary artist was ready to celebrate life and freedom with the people of Jamaica in a big concert dubbed the "Long Walk to Freedom" show at National Stadium in Kingston.

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Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Fatal 2016 Shooting in Jamaica

Morris shot Harris on Union Hall Street between 107th and 108th avenues. A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after being found guilty of murder at trial for the shooting death of a man in May 2016, Chief Assistant District Attorney John Ryan recently announced on behalf o


Insider's Guide To Jamaica From A Music Exec Who Carved Her Own Path To Success

"From the artists to the executives, no one can argue that it has been a long and arduous journey for women in the music industry," says Patricia Chin, cofounder of VP Records. But for the last four-plus decades, Miss Pat — as she’s best known — has steered the path of the largest independent reggae


Southeast Queens Straphangers Demand Congestion Pricing At Jamaica Rally

Rain and wind were not enough to deter a group of Southeast Queens commuters and activists from urging state lawmakers to adopt congestion pricing to pay for transit improvements during a rally at the Jamaica Center subway station on March 21.


Top 7 Jamaican & Caribbean News Stories You Missed The Week Ending March 22nd, 2019

FOLLOWING REID RESIGNATION, SAMUDA ASSIGNED TO MINISTRY OF EDUCATION. Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness assigned Karl Samuda, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, to replace Ruel Reid as head of the Minister of Education. In addition to resigning from


BACK WITH THE BOYZ: Jamaica recalls recovering Lawrence for Nations League qualifier

Kemar Lawrence could see his first action of the year for Jamaica. (Photo courtesy of MLS) Red Bulls defender Kemar Lawrence hasn’t played in a competitive match this year, but he has been recalled by the Jamaican national team.


How Jamaica Kincaid Helped Me Understand My Mother

For two decades, my mother told me stories about going to a convent in Grenada. “It was where I learnt manners,” she would say, smiling. Her own mother, a grand woman from Curaçao who had married a Dominican man during the shipwreck chaos of the Second World War and moved with him to that legendaril


Fundraiser for Jamaica Reggae Girlz Goalkeeper Nicole McClure in NY

NEW YORK – World Cup fever is in the air and Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz are set to make their historic debut at the summer global showpiece, FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, June 7 – July 7, 2019.


Firefighters save mother and child trapped in Queens blaze

Firefighters saved a mother and her 18-month-old baby from a burning apartment in Queens Friday, authorities said. The blaze had spread from the home’s kitchen to a rear bedroom of the home on Liberty Avenue in Jamaica.


5 Open Houses In The Jamaica Plain Area

JAMAICA PLAIN, MA — House shopping on the internet can make you feel like you're going in blind. While listing photos can help, they're no stand-in for the real thing. That's why you should always take advantage of a local open house: No more guesswork involved!


Venezuela, China in focus for Trump meeting with Caribbean leaders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is set to meet with five Caribbean leaders on Friday who have sided with the United States and most Western countries in backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as head of state.


JFK Redevelopment Community Outreach Office opens in Jamaica

Port Authority executives, Congressman Gregory Meeks, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, state Assembly members, Community Board members, community leaders and stakeholders were on hand for the ribbon cutting of the new JFK Redevelopment Community Outreach office on Jamaica Avenue.


Man Slashed In Neck At Queens McDonald's

JAMAICA, QUEENS — Someone slashed a man in the neck in front of a McDonald's in Jamaica on Friday. Police said they received a 911 call just after 3 p.m. reporting a stabbing at the McDonald's at 90-67 Sutphin Blvd. in Jamaica, Queens. Emergency responders took the man to Jamaica Hospital.