Steve Lurkel

Steve Lurkel. As seen on Washington Street in JP, June 10, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

"Steve Lurkel," who might be the shy first cousin of Steve Urkel, is easy to miss as you walk down Washington 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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The Story Behind Those Pinecones

Any ideas why a pineapple finial showed up on a Casey Overpass pier in #jamaicaplain yesterday? @universalhub pic.twitter.com/EK48QYDBh3

— Clay Harper (@ArborwayMatters) April 15, 2015

Thanks to the sleuths at Universal Hub, here's the origin of a "Resist" poster found this week on a pier of the soon-to-be-demolished Casey Overpass. The pinecone is a symbol of Resist X Reason. We haven't spoken to the folks at Resist X Reason, but from their Instagram account, it seems Jamaica Plain resident Ivan Richiez is one of the people behind it. The South Street man has been a prominent advocate against "stop and frisk" policing, among other issues.

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JP Moms Go on Climate Change Tagging Spree

Tagging by JP's chapter of Mothers Out Front, a climate change action group. Credit: Courtesy of Viki Bok

The JP chapter of the climate-change action group Mothers Out Front has been writing messages on the neighborhood's snowbanks. "Time to call it like it is," wrote resident Viki Bok in an email. "This is climate change. Eight feet of snow.

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Dream Big, JP

Dream Big #graffiti #streetart #bostonstreetart #Boston #JamaicaPlain A photo posted by @gratchpant on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:41am PST

Instagram user gratchpant documents the Boston graffiti scene. He found this piece of positive thinking in JP. Each weekday we post an image from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it as our "Photo of the Day":

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Love: Always Read the Fine Print

I was walking the Southwest Corridor Park and my heart swelled with good feelings at seeing the "love" graffiti on a refuse barrel. But click to the right in the series to see what some wag added to the original sentiment. Each weekday we post a random image from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it as our "Photo of the Day":

Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews

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