Celebrate Three Kings Day with Parade and Parranda in Hyde Square on Jan. 5

Join Hyde Square Task Force to celebrate Three Kings Day on January 5, 2019. We will start at 11 am at the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library to decorate crowns, read a book about Three Kings Day and learn a traditional parranda song. At 12 pm, we will parade and sing down Centre Street with Fabiola Mendez and her band to Hyde Square Task Force. Refreshments will be provided and each child attending the event will receive a free book. For more information, please contact Sarah at sarah@hydesquare.org or 617-318-6610.

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Video: ‘Thriller’ Flash Mob with Boston Symphony Orchestra & Pops in Jamaica Plain

This Halloween in Jamaica Plain wasn't just costumed kids going from house-to-house asking for candy. This year, professional musicians and dancers made their way across JP creating flash mobs in an homage to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Jamaica Plain's Hoopla Productions collaborated with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops to produce several flash mobs for Halloween outside of Symphony Hall and in various locations in Jamaica Plain, said Hoopla's Mindy Fried to Jamaica Plain News. Hoopla Productions also organizes the popular Jamaica Plain Porchfest. Ali Pierre-Etienne choreographed the dancing, which was accompanied by the professional musicians, who also got into the zombie performance with makeup and some dance moves.

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Boo! Halloween Festival in Hyde Square!

Looking for a fun family-friendly event on Halloween? Stop by Hyde Square Task Force’s 5th Annual Halloween Festival for carnival games, activities, arts, crafts and free treats! The Festival will take place on Halloween from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on the Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza (361 Centre St.). This event is part of Hyde Square Task Force’s ¡Viva el Latin Quarter! community events.

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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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District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) Headquarters, Boston Police

Two Injured in Targeted Shooting at Hyde Square Market

Two people were injured in a brazen midday shooting outside of a market in Hyde Square on Wednesday. The shooting took place around 2:45 pm by the Pimentel Market at 340 Centre St. Multiple witnesses have said they heard up to six shots ring out. Boston Police arrived and found an injured female, and at first it was believed she was shot, but later at the hospital doctors said they thought she was hit by glass, said Boston Police District E-13 Captain John Greland, who addressed the media after the shooting. "And then a little while later after, a male got himself to the hospital...and he was shot.

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