Those Affected by Irma and Harvey Eat for Free at Taste of JP

People in the Boston area due to being displaced by Hurricane Harvey or Irma are welcome to attend Thursday's 22nd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain for free as guests of ESAC. "Our hearts go out to those who have been directly affected by the devastation of Irma and/or Harvey.  ESAC would like to do what it can to help. If you have family staying with you because they can't be at home, we would like to invite you to come to the Taste as our guests, thanks to an anonymous donor," said an email from ESAC to Jamaica Plain News. Those affected will not have to prove they were affected by the hurricanes so honesty is required. ESAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit community organization and ticket sales will go to support ESAC’s GED Plus education programs for at-risk youth, as well as programs for free home repair for low-income seniors and foreclosure prevention counseling.


Enjoy 20+ Restaurants at 22nd Taste of Jamaica Plain on September 14th

Enjoy the culinary delights of more than 20 local best restaurants while supporting a great cause at the 22nd Taste of Jamaica Plain Thursday, Sept. 14. Oh, don't forget that you'll have opportunities to have encounters with wild animals! "This will be the third year the Taste [of Jamaica Plain] will be held at the Franklin Park Zoo, a unique location that appeals to all ages!" said Emily Morris Litonjua, executive director of Ensuring Stability through Action in our Community (ESAC).