Like the majority of Stop & Shop supermarkets across New England, Jackson Square's Stop & Shop is closed due to a company-wide employee strike. While the store is closed, employees and supporters are picketing outside of the store, chanting, cheering and standing in solidarity with their fellow union members. On Sunday afternoon, about 25 employees, union leaders and supporters, were outside of the store demanding, among several requests, higher wages. The parking lot was rather empty, but some drivers did pull into the lot, see the striking employees -- who would chant louder to let the drivers know why they are striking -- and then drive off. Several would be shoppers got out of their cars, only to see the store was closed and then went on their way to find another store to purchase food.
How much do you think a studio is going for in a newly refurbished apartment building on South Huntington Avenue? Oh, to give you a feel for the amenities -- it has an outdoor dog run and a state-of-the-art Evolution Dog Washing station. Before we get to the reveal of the starting rental costs of a studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom (two baths) go for, let's talk about the property and its marketed amenities. The apartment building, now called The Brynx, was previously the Goddard House, and was designed by Sheply Bulfinch in the 1920s, so there's a historical architecture aspect. There's an indoor rock-climbing wall, bike storage, an outdoor dog run, a lounge area with TVs, kitchens, shuffleboard (very Ft.
A smorgasbord of Jamaica Plain organizations and projects received thousands of dollars thanks after the city dispersed its Cultural Council Organizational Grants. The Boston Cultural Council (BCC) Organizational Grants are distributed annually to arts and cultural organizations that are based in Boston, or offer programming in Boston. Grants varied for each organization, going as high as $5,000 per organization. The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Boston Cultural Council (BCC), awarded grants to 221 Boston arts organizations and projects, totaling $487,000. "Boston is home to so many incredible arts organizations and cultural institutions that work tirelessly to bring opportunities to engage in creative expression to every individual, in every neighborhood," said Kara Elliott-Ortega, Boston's Chief of Arts and Culture, according to a press release. "It's great to see Boston provide increased support and resources to these organizations year after year, and witness the impact it has on our local communities."
A local bakery has signed a lease for an under construction Washington Street mixed-use building to open its first brick and mortar business. Third Cliff Bakery's owner Meg Crowley announced the news via a Facebook post saying they will be opening in the Vita condos building at 3525 Washington St. this fall. Crowley also announced she is looking to raise $75,000 via Mainvest, and $21,000 had been raised as of April 3. Third Cliff Bakery is a local independent business that has operated as a mobile cafe as the Third Cliff Trike for three years, having participated at the Egleston Square Farmers Market, CommonWealth Kitchen and more.
Have you met the new employee at Jackson Square's Stop & Shop? Its name is Marty. Marty is a robot. Stop & Shop's parent company, Ahold Delhaize USA, announced in January that it would be deploying around 500 robots to Giant Food Stores, Martin's and Stop & Shops, according to Supermarket News. Marty is actually not cleaning the store, as some people may think.