Screen grab of Storify stream for the 2015 State of Our Neighborhood forum.

As It Happened: ‘State of Our Neighborhood’ 2015

The fifth annual "State of Our Neighborhood" forum took place Thursday at the Kennedy School. This year's gathering focused on affordable housing. The format was designed to get specific commitments from politicians who represent JP on City Council and on Beacon Hill. More than 200 people attended the event, which was organized by JP New Economy Transition. [View the story "As It Happened: 'State of Our Neighborhood' 2015" on Storify]


JP, What Matters to You?

For our second re-cap video from Thursday's "State of Our Neighborhood" forum, we spoke to Jamaica Plain residents about what else matters to them.

Moment of silence announcement

City Holds Moment of Silence at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday

Good morning, JP. Here's your morning memo for Tuesday, April 15. City-wide Moment of Silence: As everyone knows, Tuesday is the first anniversary of the Marathon bombing. At 2:49 p.m., when the first bomb went off a year ago, Mayor Marty Walsh is asking the city to observe a moment of silence. Reasons We're a Better City Than a Year Ago: JP-based journalist Chris Faraone put together an excellent 15-point argument about how our city has improved since the bombing.

Brad Brown at the State of JP forum, Feb. 27, 2014

JP — ‘The Greatest Place to Live in North America’

Thursday night, more than 250 gathered for a forum addressing racial justice and equity. Here are a few short clips of residents reflecting on the "State of JP." Betsaida Gutiérrez

These comments, from perhaps JP's most well-known advocate of affordable housing, are in Spanish. Scroll to the bottom for a rough translation into English. Native speakers, let me know in the comments if I missed anything!