‘The Man in the Cowboy Hat’ Premiere Screening on Saturday

Join two Boston local female filmmakers for the premiere screening of "The Man in the Cowboy Hat," a documentary about anti-war activists and Boston Marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo. "The Man in the Cowboy Hat" is a documentary film about Parkway native Carlos Arredondo, which will premiere at the Copley Boston Public Library on Saturday, March 25 at 2 pm. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A. The documentary was directed and produced by Jamaica Plain resident Janice Rogovin. Somerville resident Laura McLam produced and edited the film.

Carlos Arredondo speaks at the rededication of the hero square honoring his son, Lance Cpl. Alex Arredondo.

Rededicated Hero Square in JP Among First to Get Tech Makeover

The city is adding biographies and "quick response codes" to hero square memorials so residents can quickly find out more about the military men and women for whom those corners are named. On Monday, family members of Lance Cpl. Alex Arredondo, a Marine killed in action during the Iraq War in 2004, joined dignitaries for a re-dedication of the corner of St. Rose and South streets. That corner has honored the JP-bred soldier for a decade. On Monday, officials unveiled a more extensive plaque that tells more of Alex Arredondo's story.

Whole Foods Market in Jamaica Plain.

Gazette: Documents Show Cops Monitored Whole Foods Protests

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports that newly-released documents detail how the Boston Regional Intelligence Center kept tabs on Occupy JP meetings, protests against Whole Foods moving to Hyde Square and even a vigil for one local activist's son. One JP resident who was a target of the surveillance, Robin Jacks, said the revelation made her feel a lot less safe, knowing that perfectly legal civic meetings were being watched while officials missed actual dangers like the Tsarnaev brothers. I'm quoted extensively in this piece about BRIC's monitoring of #OccupyBoston. http://t.co/xKymW6oT4M @onekade @fara1— Robin (@caulkthewagon) June 3, 2014

For the entire story, please click through to the Gazette.


Franklin Park Kite Festival Moved to Sunday

Welcome to a muggy Friday. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP. Kite Festival Moved to Sunday: The Franklin Park Bike and Kite Festival, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been moved to Sunday because of a rainy forecast. If you've never been, it's a hoot. Bring your own kite or there will be kites for sale.