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JPNC Fixit Clinic

Come join your neighbors at this free event. You bring your broken items, and we’ll provide the tools and volunteer coaches with expertise fixing a wide variety of things, including:

Bikes and skateboards

Clothing and fabric items

Computers and phones

Toys and wooden items

Small kitchen appliances

Small electrical devices

Jewelry

Lamps and anything else!*
Pre-register at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J

* Carry in only: no oversized items. Also, no firearms, gasoline engines, or other dangerous items.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Fixit Coach, please contact jpnc.fixitclinic@gmail.com

Fixit Clinic is an all-ages, do-it-together activity where people bring their broken household things and learn how to assess, disassemble, and repair them instead of sending them to landfill. For more information, go to www.fixitclinic.org. Continue Reading →

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Jamaica Plain Branch Library Renovation: One Year Later

This past Sunday, Sept. 25, marked the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking for the renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at the corner of South and Sedgwick streets, and the refurbished, expanded building is still on track to open in the spring, according to library officials. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Throwback Thursday: Open Mic Night at Kilgarriff’s Café, 1976

For our Photo of the Day on Thursdays, we highlight an image of old JP. Yep, open mics were a thing in 1976 too. This shot is from the Boston Public Library’s extensive photo collection. Spencer Grant captured this at Kilgarriff’s Café, which used to be at 131 Green St., next to the T.

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