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Teatro en el Parque

Come to Mozart Park to enjoy live outdoor theater with Escena Latina Teatro performing Botánica and enjoy dinner at our pop-up cafe featuring delicious complimentary food from neighborhood restaurants and music starting at 5pm. Show starts at 7pm. Play is in Spanish with English subtitles on a giant video monitor. Botánica, by Dolores Prida, is a comedy that takes place in an herb shop where the venerable Doña Geno, a spiritual leader in the community, concocts love potions, divines the future and dispenses spiritual cures. Originally set in New York, Escena Latina Teatro has adapted the play to Boston. Continue Reading →

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Biz Leaders in Hyde and Jackson Squares Aim to Work Together

Alison Moronta, business development director for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Association, shares a smile with Jason Waddleton, owner of The Haven, which hosted a meeting of Hyde and Jackson Square business owners on May 13, 2015.

[Editor’s note: This report is being reproduced in English by kind arrangement with El Mundo Newspaper, where it originally appeared.]

Business owners in two of Boston’s most Latino neighborhoods, Hyde and Jackson squares in Jamaica Plain, aim to work together to bring in more customers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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JP Organization Seeks Help to Restore Small Biz Funding

Alison Moronta, left, helps facilitate a meeting of business owners at The Haven on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The JP Neighborhood Development Corp., known for its efforts at increasing affordable housing, is also an important backer of the neighborhood’s small businesses. And the tax dollars that support a key program, Small Business Technical Assistance, aren’t in the state Senate’s budget (or the governor’s, for that matter.)

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