Window Washing

Steven Mallard washes windows at Fazenda Cafe on June 22, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

Steven Mallard has a business washing windows in Jamaica Plain. Here he is in action at one of his clients, Fazenda Cafe. Mallard said JP's locally-owned businesses are great customers. He can be reached at 857-237-9970.

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Random Stilt Walker

Carlos G., recreational stilt walker, Green Street, May 20, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

You might see former JP resident Carlos G. traversing the old neighborhood on his recreational stilts. He tells Jamaica Plain News he had to move to Dedham but gets back to JP whenever he can. Here's bonus video of Carlos in action along Green Street:

Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:

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Green Street Monk

Green Street scene, June 3, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

Oh, the things you see in JP. Here's a monk walking down Green Street. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:

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Lucy the Shop Dog

Lucy, the shop dog of AAA Appliances at 769 Centre St., relaxes in the window. Credit: Chris Helms

From Ivy at Ivy Insurance to Monkey at Pups N' Paradise, JP is home to several shop cats. But we also have shop dogs, like Lucy, who presides over AAA Appliances on Centre Street. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:

Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews
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Throwback Thursday Photo of the Day: Casey Overpass Construction III

Construction of Casey overpass in 1952 or 1953. Photograph courtesy of Ed Barrett. This is a view of construction of the Casey Overpass in 1952 or 1953, taken by Ed Barrett. This has been a big week for demolition of the overpass, of course, as sections of the bridge over Washington Street were removed during night work. Here are previous "Throwback Thursday" photos featuring construction of the Casey Overpass:

Throwback Thursday Photo of the Day: Casey Overpass Under Construction
Throwback Thursday Photo of the Day: Casey Overpass Under Construction II
Throwback Thursday Photo of the Day: Casey and the El

Each weekday we post a random image from around the neighborhood.

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Backdoor Herb Garden

An herb garden made from recycled materials behind Fazenda Coffee in Forest Hills, June 1, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

Tuesday's Photo of the Day is this little vignette of an herb garden behind Fazenda Cafe in Forest Hills. It's made from recycled materials. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:

Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews

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Car Lights, Hyde Square

A long exposure shows car light trails at the Hyde Square rotary. This photo was taken for a street photography class at Jamaica Plain's Eliot School. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:

Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews
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‘There’s No Place on Earth Like the World’

Here's a nighttime view of the epigraph above the door of the Brendan Behan. "There's no place on earth like the world," is a key phrase in the eponymous poet's "The Hostage." Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:

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People Before Highways

Ron Hafer, who was among the many locals who organized to stop I-95, speaks at a panel discussion hosted by the JP Historical Society in September 2014. Ron Hafer, one of many neighborhood residents involved in the fight against I-95, speaks at a Sept. 28, 2014 panel discussion at Doyle's. The meeting was hosted by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. Here's an edited transcript of the discussion.

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Street Photography — Hyde Square

A typical Tuesday night in Hyde Square — a dog waits on his owner to come out of the liquor store while a couple enjoys a meal at Blue Nile. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:

Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews

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