BBQ en Rouge

Join us for JP Centre/South Main Streets' Annual Meeting and Fundraiser! We will have a good old-fashioned BBQ with beer and wine, a cake auction, silent auction, and more! Our cake auction will feature cakes from some of Jamaica Plain's great eateries and celebrities! We will also have a silent auction with some great prizes from the neighborhood. Come early to bid on your favorite items.

Load up your plate with as much as you can carry, cause refills cost extra!

BBQ en Rouge Fundraiser, Annual Meeting for JP Centre/South Main Streets on May 31

We hope you can join JP Centre/South Main Streets for our upcoming fundraiser and Annual Meeting, BBQ en Rouge on May 31. We will be hosting a barbecue, a cake auction, beer and wine, and more. Funds and donations will support programs such as our LuMeNet series for small businesses and entrepreneurs, Community CleanUps, StriveOn: JP's Mobile App, as well as small business support in the district. Community contributions also help keep our programs such as First Thursday and Screen on the Green free for the public to attend. You will have a chance for refills, a live cake auction, and prizes at our silent auction.

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Centre Street Bizs Burglarized, Doors Smashed; Security Tips Provided to Commercial Shops

Centre Street businesses J.C. Fruit Shop and When Pigs Fly recently had their front doors shattered, and had cash and items stolen. Both businesses were broken into during the early morning of May 12. J.C. Fruit Shop (606 Centre St.,) and When Pigs Fly (613 Centre St.) have since reopened, according to an email from JP Centre/South Main Streets. JP Centre/South Main Streets sent out the email to area businesses, letting them know about the robberies, and provided tips on how commercial stores can protect themselves:

Empty your cash register each night and DISPLAY your empty cash drawer in full view of the street when closed. Often burglars are looking for cash that is kept in cash drawers overnight.

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Centre/South Community CleanUp

JP Centre/South Main Streets is planning our next Community CleanUp on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. We need volunteers to help us plant flowers at the South Street Tennis Courts, and then clean along Centre and South Streets. Tools and gloves will be provided, but we welcome you to bring your own. (RAIN DATE IS APRIL 28.)

Survey Asks: How Do You Feel About Parklets on South and Centre Streets?

How do you feel about parklets, or mini-parks, being in Jamaica Plain this summer? That's the topic for a JP Centre/South Main Streets survey. Installing parklets is a city initiative throughout Main Streets districts for this summer. "A Parklet repurposes part of the street, typically one or two parking spaces, into a public space in which people can gather and socialize. In cities across the country, Parklets play an important role in neighborhood placemaking, encouraging community interactions and a vibrant street life," says a Boston.gov document about the initiative.

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