Snake Nest, Er, Tire Sculpture Festoons Brookside Home

Snakes, er, old bike tires festoon the back of a Brookside Avenue apartment, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. At first glance, this collection of old bike tires gave me a heart attack. But it isn't a nightmare collection of snakes. It's art. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood.

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Community Garden in Bloom

The community garden at Merriam and Minton streets, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

One of the great things about JP is how many community gardens you'll find hidden all over the neighborhood. To assuage that nagging feeling that you've missed some of them, here's a handy interactive map of all the community gardens in Boston. 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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Do You Love The Sox Enough to Paint Your House Like This?

Occupants of this Brookside Avenue home *really* love them some Boston Red Sox. Credit: Chris Helms

So what if it's a down year for our Sox? 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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Amory Street in Bloom

A flower amid the metal staircases at 370 Amory St. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

Last week this flower was adding a nice pop of color to the sidewalk along Amory 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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Awards ceremony for the Phillips Brooks House Summer Urban Program The PBH operates a summer camp at the Hennigan School that serves about 80 JP kids.

More Than a Thousand Gather to Celebrate Urban Summer Camp Awards

A thousand youth, parents and families jammed the Stony Brook amphitheater Wednesday for the annual summer awards program of the Phillips Brooks House Summer Urban Program. The Phillips Brooks House was founded in 1900 in honor of the rector of Trinity Church in Copley Square. It is located at but independent of Harvard University. The Phillips Brooks House operates 12 camps in various locations in Boston and Cambridge, including the Hennigan School which serves about 80 kids. Here are more photos of the event:

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Residents Throng Washington Street Corridor Planning Study Open House

The house was packed. It was 5:45 pm.  It was a hot steamy July evening. But the crowds came out anyway. The Jamaica Plain News could barely squeeze through the door of the Brookside Neighborhood Health Center community room to attend the open house for what the BRA intends as the start of a year long study for the Future of Washington Street. Enthusiasm and energy were high.

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The Jamaica Plain News Guide to Washington Street

As the Boston Redevelopment Authority's "Plan JP/ROX: Preserve. Enhance. Grow" kicks off at an open house on Tuesday at Brookside Community Health Center, here's a primer on Washington Street. Whatever the  name "Plan JP/ROX" means  to the BRA public relations office, in reality this is the long advocated and awaited planning process for the Washington Street corridor from Forest Hills to Egleston Square. Privately built as a 35-mile toll road from Dudley Square to Providence in 1806, Washington Street became a free public way in 1857. The focus of the planning process is a 6,724 foot segment of this thoroughfare from the Casey Arborway to Egleston Square.

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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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Rendering of "Bartlett Square 2" as proposed in a June 2015 filing with the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

Four-Story ‘Bartlett Square 2’ Proposed for Lot Beside Green Street T

A Jamaica Plain builder who in March failed to get support from a bellwether neighborhood committee for the liquor license he'll need for a casual seafood restaurant next to Green Street T has filed plans for the entire development. Chris DeSisto of Maple Hurst Builders aims to anchor a new multi-use building at the corner of Green and Amory with a restaurant. "Bartlett Square 2" would mirror many aspects of his existing Bartlett Square building across the street. Differences include that instead of condos, the new building would have 15 apartments, office space and retail. The JP Neighborhood Council's Public Service Committee deadlocked in March on whether to back the booze license.

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Power outage map as of 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Power Out Near Green Street T

A Greenley Place resident reported the loss of power on Saturday. Crews from Eversource, the utility previously named NStar, are responding. @EversourceMA power out again Greenley place, JP. What's up Eversource? @universalhub @02130News— la primavera (@spring_taco) March 14, 2015

If your power is out, you can report it by sending Eversource your phone number or account number at this page.

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