File photo: A close-up of the window at Tails, 380 Centre St.

Help Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street Judge Holiday Windows

Do you like hot chocolate? Are you opinionated? Then join one of the neighborhood's business development groups for a stroll through Hyde and Jackson squares to pick the best-decorated holiday windows. Meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Il Panino, 268 Centre St., to warm up with hot chocolate, get your judging sheets and start the walk. For more information, please visit the Hyde Jackson Square Main Street site.


Holiday Gift and Bake Sale Continues Sunday at MSPCA

Suzy, a volunteer at the MSPCA, pauses for a photo on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Credit: Chris Helms

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsĀ has holiday treats and bake-sale goodies this weekend, continuing through Sunday. Proceeds from the sale benefit the adoption center of the Jamaica Plain-based animal welfare organization. On Sunday, the sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The MSPCA is located at 350 S. Huntington Ave.


Eggie Gets Its Christmas On This Saturday

Hi neighbors. If you're like me, you're thrilled to see the sun again. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP. Egleston Square Tree Lighting: On Saturday, Egleston Square will celebrate the season with a tree lighting, carolers, "parrandas" and free hot chocolate. The event runs from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, with Mayor Marty Walsh expected around 5 p.m. for the actual tree lighting.


What’s Open, What’s Closed in Jamaica Plain on Labor Day

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Labor Day is the traditional celebration of the "end" of summer (though it doesn't really end until late on Sept. 22). Here's what's open and closed in JP. Schools: Closed
City, State and National Government Offices: Closed
Trash and Recycling: Pick-up is delayed one day unless you're in the small part of JP that has pick-ups twice a week. Subway and buses: Operating on a Sunday schedule
Parking meters: Mostly, JP doesn't have meters.