Mayor Challenges You to Buy Five Local Holiday Gifts

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Good morning, JP. I hope your basement isn't under a foot of water, as some are after Tuesday's drenching. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP. #5onMain: Here's a challenge that's right up JP's alley. Mayor Marty Walsh wants all residents to buy at least five holiday gifts in the city's 20 Main Street business districts.

These JP residents say they would all vote "Aye" if they lived in Scotland. From left: Tom Menihan, Ginny O'Neil, John Hannafin and Melissa Hamel. They gathered at The Haven on Sept. 18, 2014.

The Haven Burger Makes Buzzfeed’s List of Nation’s 21 Best

Hello neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for Tuesday, Nov. 18. Burger Heaven at The Haven: I tend toward the liquid meals when I'm at The Haven, but Hyde Square's wee bit of Scotland won national press this week as Buzzfeed readers tapped the tavern's burger as one of the country's 21 best. Last Day to See the Bonsai: Tuesday the Arnold Arboretum's exquisite bonsai collection will be going off display for the winter.


Winds Could Gust to 55 MPH Monday Afternoon

Hello neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP for Monday, Nov. 17. Wind Advisory, Flood Watch: The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory and flood watch for Boston, including JP. South winds are expected to hit 15 to 25 MPH Monday afternoon, with gusts to 55.

Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library

Help Design Renovation of the JP Branch Library

Good morning, neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP for Tuesday, Nov. 11. JP Branch Library Renovation Meeting: The latest in a string of public meetings to shape the renovation of the JP Branch Library is Wednesday. Meet project architects Utile and share your ideas.


Explore Prohibition-Era Boston at Sam Adams Brewery

Good morning, neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for Monday, Nov. 10. Boston Wet/Boston Dry: The JP Historical Society is sponsoring a talk Wednesday by Stephanie Schorow, author of "Drinking Boston" about the city when booze was illegal. Of course, the talk is hosted by the Sam Adams Brewery, which brewed "near beer" and soda during Prohibition.