Ride the JP Festival Trolley!

JP Festival Trolley

This year, JP Centre/South Main Streets presents the JP Festival Trolley, a free trolley that will span the district and Jamaica Plain. This feature is made possible by a grant from the Boston Main Streets Foundation.

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Thank you, Scavenger Hunters and Huntees(?)

First Thursday Scavenger Hunt

A VERY BIG THANK YOU to our participating Scavenger Hunt businesses (below) as well as all of the other businesses with First Thursday events. If you’re looking for the answers to the trivia questions, they are …

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Happy 15th, Blue Frog Bakery!

Mayor Walsh and Brad Brown

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, the Blue Frog Bakery celebrated their 15th Anniversary with a big party, cake, and mimosas! Mayor Marty Walsh was on hand to cut the cake. The Mayor, City Councillor Matt O’Malley, State Representative Liz Malia, and State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz shared some words about the longevity of this business.

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LuMeNet recap!

LuMeNet with Sponsors and Logos

Many thanks to the attendees of this month’s LuMeNet series. This bi-monthly series meets at the JP Branch Library for an informal discussion of mentoring and networking for small business owners and entrepreneurs. It is always open and free to the public, with free lunch provided!

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First Thursday Scavenger Hunt Launch

First Thursday Scavenger Hunt

A very big THANK YOU to our Scavenger Hunt businesses for helping us launch this new event. We hope you had a great time getting to know the businesses and earning your prizes! Shout out to: J.P. Licks Streetcar Wine & Beer Cacao On Centre Faith’s Naturals and Cloud 9…

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February First Thursday Scavenger Hunt!

Logo for First Thursday Scavenger Hunt

This year, our First Thursday event will be a SCAVENGER HUNT with StriveOn, JP’s Mobile App. Download the app to your smartphone, and click the tile for First Thursday Scavenger Hunt. Follow the clues to find the participating businesses. You’ll be rewarded with special discounts and/or treats!

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LuMeNet February Meeting

LuMeNet with Sponsors and Logos

Our next Lunch for Mentoring and Networking meeting will be on Thursday, February 14, 12:30-2:30pm, at the JP Branch Library. This meeting is free and open to the public, and lunch is provided. We know it will be Valentine’s Day, but it’s the perfect time to share the love amongst…

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Boing! JP’s Toy Shop on Boston 25!

Boing! Toy Shop

Did you happen to catch Kim Mitchell and Boing! Toy Shop on Boston 25 News? The news program covered the effects of Toys R’ Us’ closing on smaller retailers such as Boing! on December 17, 2018. Watch it here!

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Hatched on Chronicle

Hatched on tv

Two local businesses were recently featured on WCVB 5’s Chronicle, hatched and The Blue Frog Bakery! Liz Vittori-Koch of hatched discussed her shop and merchandise, with a special spotlight on the life-size rocking horse currently on view! Brad Brown of the Blue Frog Bakery, and JP Centre/South Main Streets Board…

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Wondering why Boston is going plastic-free?

Plastic Free in Jp

If you’re wondering why Boston has enacted their plastic bag ordinance, here’s a good video that explains the recycling process, and how single-use plastic bags can cause problems within it. Let’s go #plasticfree in JP FIRST IN BOSTON! Start shopping today with reusable bags. This includes takeout at restaurants, and…

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