What’s Open, Closed or Cancelled: Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Here's our list of events that have been postponed, businesses that have announced they'll stay open or are closing, etc. To have your business or organization's plans added, please leave a comment below or email us at chris@jamaicaplainnews.com. Please note that situations can change quickly; please call before you head over to confirm. Open
Midway Cafe: Opened at 4 p.m. Sunday. 617-524-9038

Eugene O'Neill's Pub: Open Sunday.

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Snow Emergency/Parking Ban Begins at 10 p.m. Saturday

Major arteries where parking is banned as of 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Credit: City of Boston

Here we go again. Mayor Marty Walsh announced a snow emergency and parking ban will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday, with tagging and towing to begin at midnight. That means you can't park your car on main arteries like Centre Street.

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Blizzard Watch Upgraded to Warning for JP

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for JP effective 7 p.m. Saturday. The Nor'easter is expected to bring another 10-14 inches of snow and produce whiteout conditions. The weather agency had previously issued a blizzard watch. The city has seen 78 inches of snow dumped on it in 2015. We're an inch shy of the snowiest month in Boston history, according to the National Weather Service.

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Snow Art (Snart?) on the MSPCA Wall

Snow art in JP pic.twitter.com/Rz5zZrLYYE— Neal Simpson (@NealBSimpson) January 31, 2015

Jamaica Plain's Neal Simpson captured this bit of snow art on the MSCPA wall (Day Street side). Each weekday we post an image from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it as our "Photo of the Day":

Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews

Tag a picture on Twitter with @02130News

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Officer Javier Perez directs traffic outside the Curley on Feb. 13, 2014.

Boston Public Schools Are Back in Session on Friday

After three snow days, Boston Public Schools are open again Friday, according to a Tweet sent by the city. "Please use caution when traveling to and from school," reads a notice on the schools' Web site. "Snow piles remain high in some spots." Winter Storm Juno dumped two feet of snow on Boston. For all your JP blizzard news in one place, check Jamaica Plain Storm Center.

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Students from the Curley board their bus on Feb. 13, 2014.

Boston Public Schools Are Closed Thursday

Mayor Marty Walsh announced Wednesday evening that Boston Public Schools will stay closed for the third day in a row. "I am confident that our roads are safe and drivable," Walsh said in a statement, "and that our schools will be clear by tomorrow morning. But, I have grave concerns about the status of our sidewalks and the well-being of students walking to and from their bus stops, or needing to stand in the street when they are waiting for the bus. Our crews will continue to remove snow from the streets and bus stops tonight and our top priority is working with residents and businesses to clear sidewalks to ensure that school will be open on Friday." Boston is digging out from a blizzard that dumped two feet of snow on the city.

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Major arteries where parking is banned as of 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

Parking Ban Ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday

Mayor Marty Walsh announced he was ending the parking ban at 5 p.m. If your car is in one of the emergency lots, it should be moved by 7 p.m.

In Jamaica Plain, those auxiliary lots were:

Walsh called on Bostonians to keep helping clear sidewalks, catch basins and fire hydrants. The mayor's office offered these safety reminders:

Do not walk in the street unless for emergency reasons. Plow drivers have reported close calls with people wearing hats and headphones. Do not shovel snow into the street. Shoveling snow in the street creates a safety hazard for emergency vehicles and requires streets to be plowed again.

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Blizzard of ’15: Aftermath at Forest Hills

Neighbors helping neighbors at Wachusett and Rodman. Credit: Richard Heath
Here are some scenes from around Forest Hills as the neighborhood dug out from the storm. For all your JP blizzard news in one place, check Jamaica Plain Storm Center.

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Juno the Cat Watches Juno the Storm

Juno the cat checking out Juno the storm. #Boston #JamaicaPlain #blizzardof2015 pic.twitter.com/nwJvYTTyM0— Tillie Jupiter (@tilliejupiter) January 27, 2015

Jamaica Plain's Tillie Jupiter brings us Juno the Cat taking a look at Juno the Storm. Each weekday we post an image from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it as our "Photo of the Day":

Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews

Tag a picture on Twitter with @02130News

Put your photo in the Jamaica Plain News photo pool on Flickr

Tag a picture on Instagram with #02130News

For all your JP blizzard news in one place, check Jamaica Plain Storm Center.

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What’s Open in Jamaica Plain?

We're # OPEN! A photo posted by Aurum Restaurant (@aurumrestaurant) on Jan 27, 2015 at 6:41am PST

While authorities are urging people to hunker down in their apartments and homes, we keep getting requests for what's actually open during the blizzard. Here's what we know so far. We'll update this list as we learn of other openings. This kind of information can change fast, so I do recommend calling before you head over.

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