Have You Seen The New Beautiful Mural on McBride Street?

Sharif Muhammad's giant new beautiful mural called Rainbow Swag on McBride Street is turning heads. The new mural is on the northwest side of the Extra Space Storage Facility at 141 McBride Street. The mural competition was planned by the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) and SSG Development and Construction. Muhammad, a Jamaica Plain resident, was one of two artists chosen to make murals at the site. A jury of seven artists selected Muhammad.


JP Filmmaker’s Short Doc Confronts History of Scalp Bounty Hunting Premiering April 12 in Boston

A Jamaica Plain resident's latest documentary was a collaborative project with the Penobscot Nation to reveal the hidden story of scalp bounty proclamations

Bounty tells the hidden story of the Phips Proclamation, which is an example of the rampant use of scalp-bounty proclamations to exterminate Penobscot people in order to take their land in what is now New England. The film will premiere at the Old South Meeting House on April 12, which is on the unceded land of the Massachusett people and their neighbors the Wampanoag and Nipmuc Nations. The documentary short is a collaborative project between Emmy Award-winning Upstander Project and citizens of the Penobscot Nation. The Upstander Project was co-founded by Jamaica Plain resident Adam Mazo with fellow Bostonian, educator and curriculum designer Mishy Lesser. The Upstander Project uses its documentaries, learning resources to educate teachers and students to destroy hateful stereotypical racist ideas.


Back in JP: CatLABS Sells Analog Cameras, Film Developing Equipment and More

Longtime Jamaica Plain resident Omer Hecht's CatLABS is back in Jamaica Plain after a five year hiatus in which he needed to move the business out of the neighborhood. CatLABS began in 2010 in a Brookside Avenue building that served as a collective for artists. Sadly, that building was sold, razed, and the property was redeveloped. Unable to afford the new building, CatLABS moved. And on February 23, Hecht moved back into the neighborhood, opening a new location at 3514 Washington St.


Jamaica Plain Dietitian, Nutritionist, Author Explains How to End Mealtime Meltdowns

Jamaica Plain resident Stephanie Meyers is a registered dietitian, nutritionist and her new book End the Mealtime Meltdown will be published this spring. Meyers will be presenting a virtual event with The Rashi School on six key parenting practices for raising healthy eaters. Families Eatin Well is free and open to the public, and will be on March 21 from 7 to 8 pm. Please register here for the event. Meyers answered questions from Jamaica Plain News about her work, her new book, and how the heck to get kids to eat healthy.


Iron Workers Union Distributes School Supply Donations to Boston Teachers and Families

It's no secret that many teachers spend their own money on supplies to help students succeed. With that in mind, Iron Workers Local 7 recently donated supplies to hundreds of Boston teachers and families. Iron Workers Local 7 NEXT Committee host its 2nd Annual Mid-Year School Supply Drive on Feb. 26 to replenish school supplies for Boston students and teachers. Hundreds of Local 7 families and Boston area students and teachers stopped by the union hall in South Boston to pick up new supplies.