Learn How JP Stopped I-95

Map from Aug. 11, 1969 Boston Globe showing proposed Southwest Expressway

Boston Globe, via Pete Stidman at http://bostoncyclistsunion.org/uncategorized/casey-and-a-brief-history-of-highways-in-boston/

Map from Aug. 11, 1969 Boston Globe showing proposed Southwest Expressway

Hello neighbors. Here’s your Morning Memo for Thursday, Aug. 28.

Walking Tour of Stony Brook: The JP Historical Society’s season of free walking tours is winding to a close, with just one month of them left. On Saturday, take the Stony Brook tour, where you’ll learn about how the community rose up in the 1970s to stop a highway being built right through our neighborhood. Other topics of the walk include German-American influence on that part of JP and the Sam Adams Brewery. Tour meets at Stony Brook T at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Free.

Jobs, Part I: I try to stay on the lookout for job opportunities to pass along. Here’s one from Hyde Square Task Force. They need a development and communications administrator.

Jobs, Part II: And Boston EMS is hiring certified EMTs.

Signs of the Apocalypse, Real Estate Edition: If you’ve been looking to buy a home in JP recently, you know places are going for more than asking. Sometimes a lot more. The latest data point for this trend comes from Curbed Boston, which reports on 40 Alveston St., a three-bedroom condo that was on the market for $750,000 and sold for $780,000.

Have a good rest of the day, neighbors.

For more of what’s going on in the neighborhood, visit the Jamaica Plain News calendar. And here’s how to add your group or business’ event to the calendar.