Back from the National Main Street NOW Conference!

Photo of Opening General Session

Our executive director and one of our board members is back from the national conference for Main Streets, hosted by Kansas City, Missouri this year. The conference is a hotpot of ideas for Main Streets organizations of all sizes and locations. We were able to take it all in and…

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Jamaica Plain Among the Best 150 Towns in Massachusetts for Starting a Small Business

LendEDU just released a study ranking the best places in Massachusetts to start a small business, and Jamaica Plain ranked in the top 150! Using licensed data, each city and town in Massachusetts was judged on a few parameters deemed important for starting a small business such as the cost…

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New First Thursday A-Frames for 2018!

This year, JP Centre/South Main Streets will update their First Thursday A-Frame signage. We are asking participating businesses to help fund First Thursday by sponsoring a new First Thursday A-Frame sign. The new signs are a lightweight, durable plastic that hold 18” x 24” signs, with an optional 6” x…

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JP and Small Business Saturday on Boston 25 News

Our district and our Executive Director, Ginger Brown, were featured on a Boston 25 News segment on Small Business Saturday! You can see more here.

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GET READY FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY®

As an organization that serves local business owners and customers, JP Centre/South Main Streets is proud to support Small Business Saturday® this Nov 25. Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition celebrating a greater nationwide movement…

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Thank you to our Growler Gala participants!

On Thursday, Oct 26, JP Centre/South Main Streets hosted our Growler Gala and Auction at Loring Greenough House. It was a fun and fantastic event, culminating in a pretty exciting bidding war for some of our Growler Art! With good food, good beer, and an historic atmosphere, we were able…

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Screen on the Green Is Back!

WEATHER LOOKS GOOD – SCREEN ON THE GREEN IS ON! EDIT – Please check back for weather updates. Rain is expected in the morning, so we will wait until 2PM on Thursday before making the call. At this time, Screen on the Green is still on. At last, we are…

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“Opinion: How Hyde Square Task Force Youths Learned the TD Garden Owed Rec Center Funds” Jamaica Plain News

Jamaica Plain News recently featured an article about how the Hyde Square Task Force Youths were able to secure $1.65 million from TD Garden for the Jackson Square Recreation Center, thanks to a tip from our JP Centre/South Main Streets President, and active community member, Michael Reiskind.  

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What do you want to see in JP?

We compiled the results of our First Thursday survey and saw some cool ideas. While we can’t make every idea happen, we love to hear from you about what you’d like to see on Centre and South Streets. Comment here if you have more ideas!  

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