People Before Highways

Ron Hafer, who was among the many locals who organized to stop I-95, speaks at a panel discussion hosted by the JP Historical Society in September 2014.

Ron Hafer, who was among the many locals who organized to stop I-95, speaks at a panel discussion hosted by the JP Historical Society in September 2014.

Ron Hafer, one of many neighborhood residents involved in the fight against I-95, speaks at a Sept. 28, 2014 panel discussion at Doyle’s. The meeting was hosted by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. Here’s an edited transcript of the discussion.

To learn more about this crucial period in the neighborhood’s history, there’s a free walking tour set for June 28.

The Historical Society’s photo archive is a neighborhood treasure. Please visit it!

Each weekday we post an image from around the neighborhood.

If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) “Jamaica Plain,” here are three ways to nominate it as our “Photo of the Day”: