New Mural ‘A Message to the Future’ Now Displayed on McBride Street

A new three-paneled mural entitled A Message to the Future, is now on display on a McBride Street building. This is the second new mural on the Extra Space Store Facility at 141 McBride St., thanks to a mural competition was planned by the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) and SSG Development and Construction. The new mural, a collaboration between Julia Csekö and Eddie Maisonet, is on the east side of the building. Sharif Muhammad's Rainbow Swag mural is on the northwest side of the building. For the new mural, Csekö painted the texts sourced by or written by Maisonet.


Have You Seen The New Beautiful Mural on McBride Street?

Sharif Muhammad's giant new beautiful mural called Rainbow Swag on McBride Street is turning heads. The new mural is on the northwest side of the Extra Space Storage Facility at 141 McBride Street. The mural competition was planned by the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) and SSG Development and Construction. Muhammad, a Jamaica Plain resident, was one of two artists chosen to make murals at the site. A jury of seven artists selected Muhammad.


Burnett Street Garden and Park Now Open on Once Polluted Site

A ribbon cutting was recently held for the Burnett Street Garden and Park, which was funded as part of a community benefits agreement with a developer. The park area includes a walking path with benches, picnic tables, a shaded structure, along with shrubbery, trees, and green space. The community garden has 28 raised beds, including four ADA raised beds, with a water supply and stone dust paths. In total, the park has 11,600 sq. ft.

Rendering of proposed development at 3478 Washington St.

No Bites Yet for Small Grocery in Doyle’s Block Redevelopment

When neighbors discuss what businesses they want, grocery stores are a perennial favorite. And that's the plan for the re-development of the Doyle's block: A small grocery store, in addition to a new restaurant and condos. So far, however, no grocer has agreed to move in to what would be a 4,178 square-foot space at the corner of Washington and Gartland. That doesn't trouble Lee Goodman, the JP native who's heading up the renovations. Goodman told Jamaica Plain News he'd sent the plans to six or eight grocers.


Stonybrook Neighborhood Association Holding Competition for Large Mural Space

The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) and SSG Development and Construction are commissioning a Boston-based artist (or artists) to design murals for a 2,500 sq. ft. space on McBride Street. The murals will be on the Extra Space Storage building at 141 McBride Street. There are two areas of the building available, so there are two opportunities to submit mural proposals.


Non-Profit Partner Sought to Manage Community Room at McBride Street Facility

The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) is extending the deadline for applications in response to its Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a non-profit partner organization to manage and enjoy special use of the new community room located on the ground floor of the Extra Space Storage facility at 141 McBride St. The new deadline is April 1st. Links to PDFs of the original RFP and accompanying application form can be accessed from the top of Community Links page of the SNA's website by clicking here. Associated inquiries and questions can be directed to or 617-699-7872.


Stonybrook Neighborhood Association monthly meeting, Feb. 10

The next Stonybrook Neighborhood Association monthly meeting is at English High School Library, Monday, February 10, 2020, 7-9pm. Announcements:

For those that weren’t able to attend the Franklin Park Master Plan Meeting on January 28th, you can still complete the survey. Please share your opinions! Master Plan info:
Master Plan Survey:

THIS THURSDAY: 84 Stonley Rd (Squid Hell recording studio building) Abutters Meeting (but all can attend) about a 9 unit development proposal.