An unregistered banana yellow Chevrolet Cobalt has been parked on Weld Hill Street in a resident parking spot since December and hasn't been towed yet. There are several City of Boston parking tickets on the dashboard. Not so pleased neighbors have put a toy tiger head on top of the vehicle, and written several messages on the vehicle, including: "Tow me" "Here since December" and "Gone Please." People have posted about the vehicle on social media, reported it to the city, but the vehicle is still sitting on Weld Hill Street. Should we take votes on when the vehicle will be removed??
A ribbon cutting was recently held for the Burnett Street Garden and Park, which was funded as part of a community benefits agreement with a developer. The park area includes a walking path with benches, picnic tables, a shaded structure, along with shrubbery, trees, and green space. The community garden has 28 raised beds, including four ADA raised beds, with a water supply and stone dust paths. In total, the park has 11,600 sq. ft.
There is a cinema in Jamaica Plain. The Wenham Street Cinema. But drive up and down Wenham Street and you won't find a giant multiplex with humongous screens. The Wenham Street Cinema is inside Matt Shuman's garage, and if you haven't heard about it yet, it's quite popular. The cinema's showings include TV shows, movies, political debates, and this summer a live concert series.
Are you interested in being more involved in Jamaica Plain -- then being on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council could be the thing for you. The following is from the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:
(JPNC) is a volunteer organization that brings together Jamaica Plain’s diverse community to make decisions and recommendations regarding development, service delivery, and other public issues in our shared neighborhood, strengthening the entire community’s opportunity to participate directly and fully in governing neighborhood affairs. Since its founding in 1985, the JPNC has worked to increase and improve communication between the entire Jamaica Plain community, Boston, and other public agencies and parties. Although the mayor initially appointed its members, the JPNC quickly switched to an Elected-model and elections have been held every two years. Due to COVID, we postponed the elections last year, but recently voted to hold the next elections on August 21, 2021. Nomination packets are available on our website JPNC.org and at the three Jamaica Plain Branch Libraries (Jamaica Plain, Connolly, Egleston Square).
An all-day free Pride block party featuring live entertainment, a costume contest, drag show and more will being raging on Perkins Street on Sunday. The party will stretch the length of Perkins Street between Centre Street and South Huntington Avenue, just steps away from the Seed dispensary. This is a family-friendly event with a zone that includes games, face painting (which is obligatory for any Boston family event), and more. There will also be a 21+ lounge located within the event. There will be live entertainment all day, with performances by The Chops, The Ray Liriano Experience, the Rick Berlin & the Nickel & Dime Band, Master of Ceremonies and “inter-gay-lactic space alien” Vice V'Ersatile, and DJ Ayo’Buelo.