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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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journeys bon voyage trekking getaways escapes travel near and far excursions Destination: Jamaica Plain L I S A L E S L I E H E N D E R S O N writer cabin fever got you down? An excursion to Jamaica Plain, one of Boston's trendiest neighborhoods, may be just what you need. Located just over the Brookline border in Boston, Jamaica Plain, or "JP" as the locals call it, offers intimate eateries, hometown brewer- ies, funky music venues, eclectic boutiques, bountiful outdoor space, and interesting American history to boot. There is something for everyone and more than enough to keep you intrigued well after spring arrives. Early JP History Centre Street is JP's main street and has been for centuries. MONUMENT SQUARE, located at the intersection of Centre and South streets, was the center of village life for the English settlers who arrived in JP shortly after the founding of Boston in 1630. Farmers by trade, the settlers became friendly with the Massachuset, one of the Algonquin tribes who also lived in the area, The Loring Green House B E T H F U R M A N 198 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 8

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