Sidewalk shoveling, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015.

Volunteers Wanted: Councilor Lara Creates D6 Snow Program to Help Neighbors Shovel

Many of us are able to shovel our walks, driveways, sidewalks, and so forth. There are also many people who need help. District 6 City Councilor Kendra Lara has created a program to offer shoveling help to those in need. "Our D6 Snow Collaborative Program, created in solidarity with our neighbors and in support of our Public Works Department, connects people in District 6 in need of shoveling assistance with neighbors who have volunteered their time," wrote Lara in an email blast. "We'll also reach out to our elderly neighbors to check on any support they might need during the storm."


Photos: Magical Ice Formations at Jamaica Pond

Local photographer and JP resident Shaheen Pooladvand was recently walking around Jamaica Pond and noticed these magical ice formations at the edge of the water. All photos courtesy of Shaheen Pooladvand. You can see more of Pooladvand's work on her Instagram.  

Flooding in the Dominican Republic, November 2016

Donations to Help DR Flood Victims Accepted in Jackson Square, Online

Devastating floods have hit the Dominican Republic. JP, home to a high number of Dominican families and businesses, is a collection point for donations to aid the recovery. Physical donations of canned food, diapers and shoes are being accepted at 225 Centre St., at the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, through 2 p.m. Sunday. You may also donate online via UnidosConRD. Here's how.


Photos: Storm Knocks Down Trees, Shutting Down Roads, Destroying Property

A quick thunderstorm rolled through the Greater Boston area Monday afternoon at around 4:30 p.m., leaving quite a bit of destruction in its wake in Jamaica Plain. Here are just some of the photos that folks on Twitter shared of storm damage, indicating fallen tree limbs and downed wires around the neighborhood. And the city was quick to get on removing downed trees.