Inside Out Sidewalk Fair

Explore food and shopping along Centre Street from Jackson Square to Hyde Square at our 5th annual Inside Out Sidewalk Fair & Sale on Saturday, May 18. We’ll have street musicians, a face painter & balloon artist and more to keep it lively, and businesses will have an array of products on display for sale as well as street food provided by our local restaurants. The Fair will be from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. The rain date is June 1.

Sidewalk shoveling, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015.

Wintry Mix on Sidewalks Will Turn to Ice

Many residents might have counted on this afternoon's rain to wash away the snow. But with freezing rain having already begun and expected to last until at least midnight, unshoveled sidewalks are going to be treacherous. The National Weather Service has issued a series of weather advisories for JP, including a freezing rain advisory. Up to a tenth of an inch of ice is expected to accumulate by dawn. The city requires property owners to keep the sidewalks in front of their personal or commercial properties clear of snow and ice.


City Agencies Not Talking to One Another on New Seaver Street Sidewalk

A new sidewalk is nearing completion that will connect Egleston Square to the Egleston Square entrance to Franklin Park. Built under contract with the city's Public Works Department the sidewalk is long overdue

That's the good news. The bad news is the limit of the new concrete ended short of the park steps, leaving a shabby park entrance at the corner of Walnut Avenue and Seaver Street.  The rest of the way is old, crumbling concrete. According to Franklin Park Coalition Director Christine Poff, the Parks Department declined to participate in the sidewalk work; it only required that no parkland be taken.


How are the sidewalks this morning?

After Wednesday's storm dumped more than 10 inches of snow on Jamaica Plain, residents are navigating the sidewalks. Some of them have good shoveling/plowing jobs. Others, not so much. On my walk from the Green Street T to Centre Street, most of the sidewalks looked okay. Of course intersections are mostly still a mess for pedestrians.