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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Posters for various JP Music Festival Fundraisers

Before It Raises the Roof, Here’s How the JP Music Festival Raises the Money

Running a free community event like the JP Music Festival is great fun — even behind the scenes. The festival itself brings together the people of JP and Boston (and many Brooklinites sneak over the border) to celebrate great, local, live music. Every year the thousands of people who come discover just how much amazing musical talent lives and works in our ‘hood. As a group of JP residents (okay, a couple of us have migrated to Dorchester), part of the fun of putting on a free community event is raising the money to pull it all off. The committee is led by Rick Berlin and Shamus Moynihan as co-producers and the festival committee is currently Margie Nicoll, Kellie Cardone, Justin McCarthy, Ferris Mueller, and Charles McEnerney.

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Arborway Yard Community Meeting Set for Wednesday

Good morning, neighborhood. Welcome back to more seasonable weather, with a high of 72 expected. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP. What's Up at the Arborway Yard?: The “temporary” bus yard that’s been at Forest Hills for 15 years is 18 acres of prime real estate that's starting to look different now that Forest Hills is becoming such a hot zone for development. The Gazette has the latest on the proposal to move the unsightly thing to American Legion Highway.

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Want to Become an Urban Farmer?

Hello neighbors. Here's your morning update for Wednesday, Feb. 26. Want to learn more about urban farming? There's an information session about the Urban Farmer Training Program on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Roxbury.

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