Honeybees on a Green Roof? JP Branch Library Design Work Begins

Good morning, JP! Here’s your morning memo for Wednesday, April 9.

Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library

Chris Helms

Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library

It’s a big day for the JP Branch Library. As I hope you’ve already heard, the civic stars appear finally to be aligned for the busy branch, last renovated in 1962, to get a much-needed makeover. Wednesday at 6 p.m. the architect invites the neighborhood to a consultation about the design. The meeting runs 6-7:30 p.m. at Curtis Hall, right beside the library. And yes, having honeybees on a green roof is one of the ideas being bandied for the renovation.

And here’s advance notice on a real rite of spring: the Boston Shines street clean-up. This year Jamaica Plain is scheduled for a good scrubbing Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26. Crews will be all over the neighborhood and will provide gloves and brooms. You can register to volunteer here or just show up on the day volunteers reach you street. Or move your car, then hide inside with the lights off while your neighbors clean the winter’s filth from the street. Not that I ever did that…