Meet Mayor Walsh for Coffee on Tuesday in JP

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

City of Boston

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Hello neighborhood! Here’s your Morning Memo for all things JP for Monday, May 12.

Get a Cuppa with Hizzoner: Mayor Marty Walsh is scheduled to hold a “Coffee with the Mayor” hour on Tuesday in JP, so stop by and bend his ear. As a bonus, Dunkin’ Donuts and Whole Foods will be providing java and food. Each family that comes will also get a plant from the city’s greenhouses. Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the South Street Mall (AKA the tennis/basketball courts across from Harvest at the corner of Carolina and South.)

Arborway Yard Movement?: One subject you might want to ask Mayor Walsh about is whether he’ll get behind the idea of moving the “temporary” bus yard that’s been at Forest Hills for 15 years. The Gazette has the latest on the proposal to move the unsightly thing to American Legion Highway now that Forest Hills is becoming a mecca for development projects. Allan Ihrer, the JP resident who has been promoting the move, is asking interested residents to attend the next meeting of the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard. The meeting is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at English High.

Hear Hot Jazz, Help a Cool Neighborhood: Thursday night is the year’s biggest fundraiser for Egleston Square Main Street, the quasi-governmental community and business development group. This year’s “Hot Jazz, Cool Neighborhood” event should be pretty special, as Egleston Square Main Street director Luis Edgardo Cotto has secured jazz musician Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere to headline. Thursday, 6-9 p.m. at Coco’s Lounge, 3171 Washington St., $15 (but you can give more, right?).

Enjoy the warm day! We’re back down to highs in the 50s on Tuesday.

  • AlanThinks

    A good question to ask the new mayor is whether he could have traffic around construction projects directed by flagging crews rather than police details. This is the practice in 49 states – only in MA are details used exclusively. Flagging work would provide jobs for a lot of unemployed people. Professional flagging companies do a much better job of organizing traffic than the typical detail who frequently is ignoring traffic and chatting with the construction guys. Besides, the police just got a 25% pay raise (must be nice) so they surely won’t mind sharing – right?