Organizers of Community Fridge Searching for New Location

The organizers of the Jamaica Plain community fridge  are searching for a new location to host their project, but concerns about liability are making businesses hesitant to commit.  
The original fridge was located outside of D’Friends Barbershop in Hyde Square and was destroyed in a shooting on November 6th. It had been put in place in September as a way to combat spiking food insecurity
Like other community fridges that have sprung up across the US in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the JP fridge sought to fight food insecurity through a simple concept -- those passing by its brightly painted exterior could drop off food donations if able, or take food if in need. 
Josiel Gonzalez, a leading JP fridge volunteer, loved watching people peer into the fridge on their way to the nearby Whole Foods, then circle back on their way home to donate freshly purchased goods. According to Gonzalez, organizers already have a replacement refrigerator. D’Friends would be happy to host the new fridge, but Gonzalez explained that the D’Friends location was always temporary.

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JP Holiday Light Show Now Through Jan. 3

The JP Holiday Light Show is happening on the steeple of the First Baptist Church every night through Jan. 3. "It’s been a long and difficult year, and the need for celebration, hope, and spirit is more important than ever this winter," said Ginger Brown, executive director of JP Centre/South Main Streets. The show will also feature drawings from Jamaica Plain residents! This year's JP Centre/South Main Streets' projection show will be every evening from 4:30 pm to 9 pm.

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Photos: BPD E-13 Thanksgiving Drive

Throughout Thanksgiving week, Boston Police District E-13 officers delivered more than 200 meals to local families. Thank you to our hard working, dedicated officers. Also big thanks to our community partners, including Boston Police Athletic League, Tree of Life, Mayor’s Office, Mass Housing, Families in Need-Mary Mulvey Jacobson, Roche Bros., Children’s Hospital, and Tufts Medical.

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Trivia Challenge! Can You Defeat the Whiz of JP Facts?

How good are you at Jamaica Plain trivia? Good enough to beat the assumed JP trivia champ? Sign up for the virtual Jamaica Plain Trivia Battle Royale on Nov. 12, and you'll see how much trivia you know. The evening will be full of facts, celebrity clues, historical info, and commercials from JP's local businesses.

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Videos! JP Celebrates President-Elect Joe Biden

Were you in Jamaica Plain on Saturday after former Vice President Joe Biden won the presidential election? If so, you heard church bells ringing, car and air horns honking, people cheering, pots and pans being banged, dancing in the streets, and a whole lot more celebrating. Around 11:40 am or so word got out that Biden had been elected... The bells at the First Church in Jamaica Plain were ringing! Mere feet away at The Monument people were celebrating!

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