Thank You Event for Jeffrey Sánchez Includes New Play About Olmsted on Dec. 13

An event to honor state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez's 16 years at the State House will feature a special a special play about Frederick Law Olmsted and announcements from neighborhood organizations about local park initiatives. The Dec. 13th event is inspired by Sánchez's "...devoted service to preserving Jamaica Plain’s greatest jewels – its parks, its people and its conservation." Thus there will be a new play about Frederick Law Olmsted depicting his life at ages 26 and 76, which will be performed by Gerry Wright and Manganelli. There will also be announcements by Olmsted 2022, the A.R.T. Institute and the Friends of Jamaica Pond about two the preservation of Hellenic Hill by Jamaica Pond and tree planting in the neighborhood.


Holiday Happenings at Loring-Greenough: Dog Portraits, Wreath & Tree Sales, Storytelling and More

Do dogs wear ugly Christmas sweaters? That question may be answered at the Loring-Greenough House on Dec. 1 when the historical house hosts Mrs. "Claws" for a family holiday photo opportunity with all two- and four-legged family members. Along with its Precious Pooch Holiday Photos event, the Loring-Greenough House is hosting numerous events throughout December. Here is a schedule:



Hyde Square Task Force’s Making Change Happen Breakfast on Nov. 30

Hyde Square Task Force will be hosting our annual Making Change Happen Breakfast on November 30. The breakfast will support our mission to amplify the voices of youth, their power and creativity, connecting them to Afro-Latin culture and heritage. The breakfast is from 7:30 to 9 am at WilmerHale (60 State St., 26th Floor, Boston, MA 02109) to celebrate our accomplishments from the past year and look towards the future. We will also be honoring Alberto Vasallo III, President and CEO of El Mundo; and Alexis Agrinsoni, Hyde Square Task Force alumnus and Regional Disaster Relief Manager of Red Cross Los Angeles, and Liberty Mutual Insurance. All proceeds from the Making Change Happen Breakfast will go to support our work with more than 800 children, youth and college students through Afro-Latin arts, education, and civic engagement programming so they can create a diverse, vibrant Latin Quarter and build a just, equitable Boston.


Bow Wow! Dog Park Site Chosen for Southwest Corridor

After years of Jamaica Plain residents battling to get a dog park in the neighborhood, it looks like that dream will come to fruition -- and it's going to be an impressively big one, too! The dog park will eventually be built by Oakdale Street near the train tracks. and an initial proposal was for a 60,000 sq. ft. site.


This New Pedestrian Crossing Sign Lasted One Day Before Getting Hit

Pedestrian crossing signs aren't often long for this world. They're thrown out onto the streets practically waiting to get hit. So goes the story of a pedestrian crossing sign at Lamartine and Mozart streets. Jamaica Plain resident @pawlbologna tweeted about his personal experience with the intersection, including getting hit in 2017. He shared the challenge of getting the city to put up a new pedestrian crossing sign after a previous sign was hit and unusable.