Photos: Ruth Barker Ginsberg, Puppy ‘It’ and 50 Shades of Grey(hound) at JP Dog Costume Show

Jamaica Plain's dogs showed off their creative side on Sunday at the 15th Annual JP Dog Parade, Costume & Fashion Show. There were two Supreme Court Justices, nurses, turtles, superheroes, dinosaurs, skunks, rainbows and more! Participants met at the First Baptist Church and then paraded down Centre Street to the Loring-Greenough House for the fashion show. A fun-loving crowd laughed, cheered, oooohed and ahhhhhed as adorable pups (and their owners) strutted up and down the red carpet. All proceeds for the event benefited the City of Boston's Animal Shelter. All photos courtesy of Sacred Harbor Photography.


Postponed to Sunday: Calling All Dogs! 15th Annual Jamaica Plain Dog Parade, Costume & Fashion Show

Update: Due to the expected rainstorm the 15th Annual JP Dog Parade, Costume and Fashion Show has been moved to Sunday. Same time and same place. Governor Charlie Barker, Anderson Pooper and Ruth Bader Ginsbark. Will they show up at this Sunday's 15th Annual JP Dog Parade, Costume and Fashion Show? Interested in having your costumed pup strut their stuff?


Turkeys Take Over Centre Street

What is this Brookline?? Turkeys are becoming more and more brazen by the day in Jamaica Plain, and on Sunday they were spotted just strolling down the middle of Centre Street. Sue O'Connell tweeted the following photo after witnessing the fine feathered brigade strutting along JP's main thoroughfare.


Zoo New England Receives $10,000 Targeted Grant to Advance Women

Zoo New England recently received a $10,000 Targeted Grant from Eastern Bank. The grant will support the Boston BioBlitz, a STEM initiative designed to immerse inner city girls in structured environmental exploration while contributing to local and international biodiversity projects. Each year, the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation’s Targeted Grant program supports hundreds of community-based organizations working for progress on a specific issue in Eastern’s New England footprint. In 2018, in celebration of the Bank’s 200th anniversary and to honor its first depositor, Rebecca Sutton, Targeted Grants have been designated to support organizations addressing a range of issues that disproportionately impact women, such as sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, health care, pay equity, and senior management and board representation. Zoo New England is among 170 nonprofits each receiving a $10,000 grant.