Update: Sidewalk Sale Postponed to Sept. 8th; 45+ Bizs Participating in 4th Annual Inside Out Sidewalk Sale Along Centre Street on May 19

UPDATE: The sidewalk sale has been postponed until September 8th due to project inclement weather. More than 45 businesses will turn their stores and restaurants inside out for you to stroll, shop and eat during the 4th Annual Inside Out Sidewalk Sale along Centre Street on May 19. The sale will be along Centre Street from Jackson Square to Hyde Square and beyond during the sidewalk sale being presented by Hyde Jackson Square Main Street. You'll have the chance to enjoy food from neighborhood restaurants from five continents (sorry Australia and Antarctica), great shopping with sale items, a balloon artist, a juggler and outdoor live music all to celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of Hyde and Jackson Squares, also known as Boston's Latin Quarter. Click here for an updated list of participating businesses.


Volunteers Wanted for Multiple JP Neighborhood Cleanups on April 21st

Help the community looking good this Saturday as there will be cleanups in four different neighborhoods. Volunteers are wanted and there will be various things to do, so if you can't do heavy lifting -- that's fine! Tools and gloves will be provided, just be ready to get down and dirty for JP. JP Centre/South Main Streets' will be cleaning just what their name indicates -- along Centre and South streets. They will start at 9 am at the South Street Tennis Courts, and then head over to the municipal parking lot across from the Curley School. Tools and gloves will be provided, but you can certainly bring your own.


Have You Seen The New Artistic Bike Racks in Hyde Square?

Four new artistic bike racks have been installed in Hyde Square as part of the square's ongoing reconstruction. Four bike racks were installed along Centre Street in mid-December. One was installed in front of JP Laundry Centre near Paul Gore Street, one was installed near Sorella's in Hyde Square, one in front of Centre Liquor in Hyde Square and a fourth installed in front of Rizzo's Pizza at the corner of Westerly Street. Hyde Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) led the project to install the bike racks with funding provided by the city through funds HJSMS receives to do work. The city's Public Works Department installed the bike racks.


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.


25 Hyde & Jackson Squares Merchants Honored for 20 Years in Biz

The Hyde Jackson Square Main Street honored 25 businesses at their annual meeting for being in business for 20 years or more. Held on Oct. 24th, the event recognized the businesses "to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our storefront merchants who have successfully owned their stores, restaurants, and service business for 20 years and more." The following businesses and owners were honored:

Alejandro Castillo - Alex's Chimis

Idalia Flores - All Checks Cashed

Robert Amador &  Maryanne Oller - Amador & Oller Executive Group

Soranlly Castillo - Angela's Hair Salon

Philip Barron - Barron Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Ruddy Castillo - Centre Tailor Shop

Cathy Gavriel & Adrian Gaspar - Dunkin' Donuts, Jamaica Plain

Alberto Vasallo III - El Mundo Newspaper

Juan Fernandez - Fernandez Barber Shop

Jorge Gomes & Ana Fernandez Gomes - Fernandez Travel Agency

Freddy Cabral - Freddy's Market Bodega

Mohammed Mansour - Home Basix

Joseph Rodriguez - J. Rodriguez Tax & Consulting

George Pavlidis - JP Auto Services

Aida Lopez - La Casa de Los Regalos

Jose Tejeda - La Gran Via

Wilcisquin Baez - Las Villas

Rafael Veras - Latino Restaurant

Juan Reyes - Miami Restaurant

Eduardo Vasallo - Mr. V Auto & Signs by Mr. V

Laura Edelstein - Prince Street Caterers

Hugo Damm - Rizzo's Pizza

Antoinette Elias - Sorella's Restaurant

Damaris Pimentel - Ultra Beauty Salon

Juan Anderson Medina - Yely's Restaurant