Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association

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New Cigarette ‘Buttlers’ Help Centre Street Look Its Best

In November, Jamaica Plain News reported that smart receptacles for cigarette butts would soon be coming to Centre Street. These Sidewalk Buttlers are now up. Each box bears the name of a local business that helped sponsor the project. The boxes are inconspicuous, so you might not have noticed them yet. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Did Winter Hurt Your JP Business? Snow Loan Program Could Help

If you own a business in JP and have losses because of the punishing series of storms we endured, there’s help. A state program is offering loans of $5,000 to $10,000 to help local businesses “regain financial stability and recover from lost storm revenue.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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11th Annual Canine Costume Parade and Fashion Show

The 11th Annual Canine Costume Parade and Fashion Show, sponsored by the JP Business & Professional Assoc., Pet Cabaret and JP Centre/South Main Streets will be on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.

Registration and check-in is noon on Oct. 25 at First Baptist Church
(next to the Post Office). The parade goes from the church to the South Street Mall, where the fashion show takes place. Entry Fee is $10 with proceeds to the City of Boston Animal Shelter. Continue Reading →

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JP Business & Professional Assoc.

Each month the JP Business & Professional Assoc. meets at a local business for lunch, networking and presentations. Meetings are usually held on third Wednesdays, but September’s meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, at Prudential Unlimited Realty, 673 Centre St., with lunch served at 12:15 p.m. and the meeting beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Board member Michael Reiskind reports that the agenda for the September meeting includes:

A request by Caffè Nero for support for a 7-day common victualler (restaurant) license and take-out license at 733 Centre Street. A request by Ten Tables at 597 Centre St. Continue Reading →

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Carlos B. Icaza, Carpenter and Neighborhood Advocate

Carlos B. Icaza, second from right, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Here he is seen at the June 2014 meeting of the JP Business & Professional Assoc. at Spontaneous Celebrations.

Carlos B. Icaza, well-known in JP for his civic work with organizations like the JP Business & Professional Assoc., died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. According to his death notice at legacy.com, “Born in Hampden, Conn., Carlos was a reader, thinker, writer, adventurer, storyteller and troublemaker.” Icaza was a union carpenter and president of Just Small Jobs Inc.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at The Parish of All Saints, 209 Ashmont St., Dorchester. Continue Reading →

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