Screen grab from map of locations for First Thursday Artwalk, Sept. 4, 2014.

Your Guide to First Thursday Artwalk

The next-to-last First Thursday Artwalk of the season is here. And it's massive. Here's a map and guide to the festivities, which will draw thousands of people to central JP from 5-9 p.m. Thursday. The basic concept is that businesses all up and down the Centre/South corridor host art exhibits, concerts, food tastings, etc. It's a JP tradition that is organized by Centre/South Main Streets.

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Liz Vittori Koch pauses for a photo at the 3 Green St. location of her store, "Hatched," on Aug. 15, 2014.

Kids’ Clothing Store ‘Hatched’ Moves to New Nest

After nearly nine years on Green Street, a JP boutique specializing in eco-friendly, ethically-produced children's clothing will reopen in a bigger space around the corner on Thursday. Liz Vittori Koch, the entrepreneur behind "Hatched," said the new 668 Centre St. location, right beside City Feed, will raise visibility. And that's crucial in a marketplace where consumers have so many options. "People want it when they want it," Koch said.

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Poster for "Canadian Bacon" sandwich to be offered Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 by Blue Frog Baker at First Thursday Artwalk

‘Canadian Bacon’ Pop-up Among First Thursday Art Walk Highlights

Good morning, JP and welcome to your first workday of September. Here's your Morning Memo for all things Jamaica Plain for Tuesday, Sept. 2. Centre/South Main Streets First Thursday Artwalk Preview: Looking forward to Thursday, it's another First Thursday Artwalk along the Centre/South corridor. Dozens of artists and musicians will be hosted at the neighborhood's businesses from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that day.

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National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration map of possible storm track.

Stormy Forecast for First Thursday, Possibly Fourth of July

There's a weather system off Georgia with an 80 percent chance of turning into a named storm and then possibly into Hurricane Arthur. And that could make for a wet, stormy Fourth of July in Boston. And while we're still several days out, if you're planning on joining the hordes on the Esplanade, keep a close eye on the forecasts the rest of the week. If you use Twitter, consider following meteorologist David Epstein, who covers weather for boston.com. On Tuesday morning, he said concerns over a stormy Fourth may be overblown.

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