Letter to the Editor: Thank You to Volunteers for Cleaning Up Arborway Hillside

Thank you to all who helped with the Arborway Hillside Volunteer Woodland Care Day on July 14. We had a great turnout and cleared a large amount of invasive plants from the path and trees (two truckloads!). We met new neighbors and volunteers from JP and beyond, distributed Arborway Coalition reusable bags and enjoyed "BYO Bag" cupcakes! Special thanks to:

Arnold Arboretum & Sue Pfeiffer;
Emerald Necklace Conservancy,  Ellen Arnstein & Richard Stroshane;
Our Arborway Hillside steering committee, who handled logistics and outreach: Ann & Jim Stillman, Clay Harper, Sue Pfeiffer
Celeste Walker for help with outreach
Everyone who helped: many hands truly made light work. The Arborway Hillside is across the main Arborway from the Arnold Arboretum, between the main parkway and the residential road, with entrances to a footpath across from St.


Tres Gatos Hosts Benefit for JP Centre/South Main Streets

It's a beautiful morning, neighborhood. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP. Eat Tapas, Buy Books, Snag Records for a Cause: Starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, 10 percent of sales at Tres Gatos goes to JP Centre/South Main Streets. That means whether you get dinner, pick up a new novel or buy some fresh-pressed vinyl, you'll be helping an organization that supports local businesses. Concerned About Biking and Walking Safely on the Arborway?: As we mentioned in Monday's Morning Memo, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Arborway Coalition are hosting a meeting about pedestrian and bicycle safety on the Arborway near the main entrance to the Arboretum.