Restaurant Opening: Top Mix Bar & Kitchen Serving Up Caribbean-Inspired Menu and Cocktails

New England fish tacos with Caribbean tartar sauce, shrimp plantain guacamole bites, and a maple bacon burger, are just a few of the mouth watering menu items on Jamaica Plain's newest restaurant, Top Mix Bar & Kitchen.  

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Top Mix Bar & Kitchen opened its doors on Nov. 26 at 365 Centre St. Owner Joseph Correia told Jamaica Plain News that the restaurant's menu is American-Caribbean fusion. They're serving traditional bar foods such as steak tips, burgers, wings, along with Caribbean options like plantains, mofongo, and fried cheese.


MBTA Plans Modernizing Arborway Yard for Zero Emissions Bus Fleet, Transfer Land for Affordable Housing

The MBTA is planning to update the modernize the Arborway Bus Yard to create a multi-level facility to accommodate more buses, and convert its entire fleet to electric buses. Currently, two MBTA-owned properties comprise the Arborway Bus Yard site (3600 Washington St. and 500 Arborway) with a total 18.85 acres. Part of the MBTA Bus Facility Modernization Program also includes transferring eight acres of land (Pole Yard) on the site to the city to create affordable housing, according to MBTA documents. The plan is just in the beginning phases, as the MBTA's timeline calls for a public process from next year through 2024, with targeted construction in 2024, and being completed in 2027.


Donate to Opportunity: Support Jamaica Plain’s Next Generation

I’ve always believed that art is vital, arguably the heartbeat of our society. I started dancing at the age of three, studied dance at college, and now work at an arts non-profit and teach dance to kids at night. I chose to live in Jamaica Plain because it’s evident that our neighborhood supports and recognizes the importance of keeping art alive through community events, classes, and artistic demonstrations. There’s so much talent and potential that exists within our city’s youth. However, opportunity doesn’t always meet that talent.


November is the New December: Shop Local During Plaid Weekend

Support our Jamaica Plain businesses by shopping local and getting lots of deal during Plaid Days and Plaid Weekend this Saturday and Sunday. JP Local First and JP Centre/South Main Streets has joined the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) to launch their Shop Indie Local holiday campaign, urging individuals and businesses to shift their holiday spending to locally owned and independent businesses. As part of the Shop Indie Local festivities, JP Local First and JP Centre/South Main Streets are promoting “November is the new December,” and this weekend's Plaid Weekend. There will be a variety of events planned to recognize customer appreciation, great deals, and charity giving that includes some businesses donating a percentage of sales to Spontaneous Celebrations. It's important to support our local independent businesses that keeps money locally by supporting local jobs, taxes, and other community-building investments.