Former Mayor Tom Menino famously never cut a deal to bring Verizon Internet service to the city. But the "new" mayor has done so. The long-awaited move spells the eventual end of Comcast's virtual monopoly in Boston. "Boston is moving faster than our current infrastructure can support, and a modern fiber-optic communications platform will make us a next-level city," Mayor Marty Walsh said in a press statement. "Additionally, it is a priority to ensure that every resident has expanded access to broadband and increasing competition is critical to reaching that goal."
What a brisk, bright day. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP for Monday, Nov. 3. Menino Funeral Procession Route: If you'd like to line the route to pay your respects to former Mayor Tom Menino, whose funeral procession begins at Faneuil Hall at 10:45 a.m., here is a map. The closest it comes to JP proper is Roslindale Square.
Hello neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for Friday, Oct. 31. Funeral Arrangements for Mayor Menino: If you'd like to pay your respects to former Mayor Tom Menino, who died Thursday at 71, his body will lie in state at Fanueil Hall at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The funeral Mass, which is private, will take place at noon Monday in Hyde Park.
Our Throwback Thursday Photo of the Day honors former Mayor Tom Menino, who died Thursday at 71. In this photo, taken by Eric Haynes of the Governor's Office, Menino smiles on the day he announced he'd be retiring. Each weekday we post an image from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are three ways to nominate it as our "Photo of the Day":
Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews
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Put your photo in the Jamaica Plain News photo pool on Flickr
Hi neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP for Tuesday, Aug. 26. Hairblast — Haircuts with a Social Mission: Ultra Beauty Salon will host "Hairblast" on Wednesday, a fundraiser for the youth development organization Hyde Square Task Force. Haircuts or blowouts are $50.