Crowdfunding Campaign for Teatro en el Parque Performances and Cafe in Mozart Park This Weekend

Hyde Jackson Square Main Street looks to build upon its successful 2018 event series by welcoming an even more vibrant, social Café in Mozart Park prior to Friday and Saturday night's Teatro en el Parque live theater shows. Teatro en el Parque makes live theater accessible for residents with few opportunities to experience theater in a language and culture that reflect many within the neighborhood. This year’s performance by Escena Latina Teatro – “It is Forbidden to Commit Suicide in the Spring” (Prohibido Suicidarse en Primavera) – will take place on the evenings of July 18, July 19, and July 20. Although performed in Spanish, English language supertitles are projected on a large video monitor so that non-Spanish speakers may also enjoy the play and learn about Spanish theater. Bridging Communities at Teatro en el Parque aims to bring together both Spanish and non-Spanish speaking communities for engaging, fun evenings in Mozart Park in Jamaica Plain.

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Butcher Wanted: Meatland, 60+ Year Old Institution, Closed, Needing New Blood

Do you know any butchers looking for a new gig? Tell them that Meatland in Jackson Square is looking for a new butcher and owner after the longtime business recently closed its doors after more than 60 years of being in Jamaica Plain. Recently, Hyde Jackson Square Main Street tweeted about Meatland needing a new owner. The current owner of Meatland had their lease expire and would like to sell the business. Meatland has already closed.

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Crowdfunding: Hyde Jackson Square Main Street Wants Support for Café in Mozart Park

The Boston Main Streets Foundation and Hyde Jackson Square Main Street are working to create a welcoming, vibrant, social café in Mozart Park prior to each outdoor Movies in Mozart show in August and September. Hyde Jackson Square Main Street from Patronicity on Vimeo. The goal is raise $2,500 goal by midnight on August 7th and that total will be matched with a grant from Boston Main Street Foundation’s Matching Grant Program. "We are extremely excited about providing a great café experience, outdoors in Mozart Park prior to our... movies series,” said Gerald Robbins, Executive Director of Hyde Jackson Square Main Street.

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Hyde Jackson Square Main Street Executive Director Joins Boston Main Streets Foundation Board

The Boston Main Streets Foundation recently named three new board of directors, including Gerald Robbins, the executive director of Hyde Jackson Square Main Street. As executive director of Hyde Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), Robbins has led their local economic development for five years. Prior to joining HJSMS, Robbins was Director of Quality Enhancement at Victory Programs, an organization offering residential assistance to those struggling with addition and chronic illnesses. Robbins is a proven leader with over 17 years of experience guiding collaborative projects in urban neighborhoods. His proven proficiency at managing service programs and budgets, supervising staff and volunteers, and fostering relationships with neighborhood partners makes him a perfect selection for this new position.

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City to End Half-Century Wait for a Master Plan

Mayor Marty Walsh has launched the first city-wide planning effort since 1965. As anyone involved with the politics of development knows, these days projects pretty much get considered one-by-one. The effort will ramp up over the next few years, leading to a blueprint for what the city should be like in 2030. The city has a fancy new Web site devoted to the effort. If you Tweet, the city wants folks to use #ImagineBos.

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