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Debbie's Styles by Design
24 Brookley Rd, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Specializing in African American hair care, Debbie's is a full service hair salon providing everything from stylingMore to weaves.  Tucked in a mostly industrial area, Debbie's is a bright and busy salon where you can expect a great conversation with your new hairstyle.  The salon has been serving the community since 2001.


Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana EUA of Boston
455 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
This church is the Spanish-language celebrant of Sunday service at the Covenant Congregational Church at 455 Arborway.More Presbyterians believe in the Trinity, salvation only through Christ, predestination, and the complete accuracy of the Bible. They emphasize the importance of personal conversion or revelation experiences. Their roots as a separate protestant entity can be found in the teachings of John Knox, a mid 1500s Scottish priest. Spanish service is held at 11am on Sundays. 
Arc-En-Ciel Day Care
61 Rockwood St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Tucked in a quiet corner of Jamaica Plain, Arc-En-Ciel is a highly rated child care program for infants, toddlers andMore preschool-aged children. Day care and pre-school programs are taught in a bilingual French environment and children of all ages are immersed in French several hours a week through music, games and conversation. Arc-En-Ciel, which means rainbow in French, offers full- and part-time programs to meet every family's needs.
Parla Presto
135 Lamartine St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Parla Presto's name promises that you'll learn to "speak soon" -  speak Italian, that is. Owner IsabellaMore Perricone also offers courses in Italian literature and culture.

Courses are eight to 12 weeks and are offered at every level. The business's motto is "just say it," so classes are conversational in style, and students are encouraged to start talking and make mistakes as they go.  

James's Gate
5 McBride St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

It's no wonder this neighborhood Irish pub is considered one of Boston's best. It attracts a friendly localMore crowd--it's not uncommon to see artists, construction workers, families with small children and hipsters gathered together for a pint and some conversation. The eclectic atmosphere featuring antique church pews, a slate tile floor and wooden ceiling beams create a calming, relaxing place to unwind. 

Standard pub fare is available--classic Irish fare like bangers and mash and shepherd's pie are offered alongside nachos, fried calamari and burgers. Expect quick, attentive and cheerful service.

A working fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere during the colder months, while a large outdoor patio packs a crowd during warmer weather. 

Assessing Department —City of Boston
1 City Hall Sq Rm 301, Boston, MA 02201

The Assessing Department is responsible for determining the value of all 143,000 real estate and 5,000 personalMore properties in the city, and setting the tax rate accordingly by January 1 of each year. The 2010 residential rate is $11.88 and the commercial rate is $29.38.

The department sends out all property tax records, keeps track of ownership and property changes based on transactions at the Registry of Deeds, and sends out bills for motor vehicle excise and boat excise tax.

From abatements to condo conversions, the department provides a wealth of information through the City of Boston website. Taxpayers can also make payments online, or in person through the Taxpayer Referral & Assistance Center (TRAC), a one-stop-shop for all tax related issues. Call or visit on the office on third floor of City Hall during businesses hours, or submit a request with questions or concerns anytime through an online form.