The patio outside Ula Cafe

Ula Cafe Seeks to Add Beer and Wine

One of the neighborhood's best-established cafes is looking for community support to add beer and wine to their offerings. Ula Cafe has two public meetings this week to clear the red tape needed for the change. The 284 Amory St. spot appears before a JP Neighborhood Council committee on Tuesday and is scheduled to go before the Licensing Board on Wednesday. The cafe recently Tweeted this message in hopes of spurring community support:
It's true, we are applying for a Beer&Wine License!


A Belgian Perspective on the Brewery

Check out the colors and mood on this shot of the Brewery Complex, courtesy of Christian Neyt, who was visiting from Belgium. [selfie]

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Map from Aug. 11, 1969 Boston Globe showing proposed Southwest Expressway

Learn How JP Stopped I-95

Hello neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for Thursday, Aug. 28. Walking Tour of Stony Brook: The JP Historical Society's season of free walking tours is winding to a close, with just one month of them left. On Saturday, take the Stony Brook tour, where you'll learn about how the community rose up in the 1970s to stop a highway being built right through our neighborhood.

Members of the Brewery District Neighborhood Watch display their "Crime Watch of the Year" award, flanked by from left: Police Commissioner William Evans, Mayor Marty Walsh, Officer Beth Leary and Captain Alfredo Andres on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

Brewery District Neighborhood Watch Named ‘Crime Watch of the Year’

As part of the festivities at Monday's National Night Out in Egleston Square, one nearby Neighborhood Watch group brought home a special honor. Police named the Brewery District Neighborhood Watch as "Crime Watch of the Year." Several members of the neighborhood group turned out to accept the award. Donna Tremonte, one of the main organizers of the group, said she and John Sheeran had lived in JP for 10 years, but only recently became involved in formally keeping an eye on their street and getting to know their neighbors. The tipping point for Tremonte from passive worries about crime to taking action?

Map of Wake Up The Earth 2104

Here’s Your Map for Wake Up The Earth 2014

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The Wake Up The Earth Festival runs noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Here is a map of the live music, vendors and other events you'll experience. If you find this map too small to read, please use the magnifying glass symbol to make it larger. You may also simply download it for print-out. The map was designed by Danielle Sommer and can be found at Spontaneous Celebration's web site.