Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain, or "JP" as the locals call it, is a classic "streetcar suburb" that has evolved into one of Boston's most diverse and dynamic neighborhoods. The ethnically diverse area is home to many Latinos, young families, and a growing gay and lesbian community. Hyde and Jackson Squares have significant Spanish-speaking populations. This blend of cultures is reflected in local businesses, such as the many different restaurants which line Centre Street, one of its main thoroughfares. Residents and visitors enjoy walking, biking, and running along Jamaica Pond situated on the Jamaicaway, part of Boston's Emerald Necklace.

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    Hyde Square Sports New Look

    If you've been in Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain lately, you'll have noticed a dramatic improvement at the corner of Day and Centre Streets where a "tired looking" block of businesses has been invigorated with fresh paint, new lighting, metal awnings, and colorful round signs for each business. The Hyde Square block improvements are the direct result of the cooperative effort of OBD's Boston ReStore staff; Hyde/Jackson Square Main Streets Executive Director Carlos Schillaci; the building owner entity, Hyde Square Realty Trust LLC; design firm Spalding Tougias Architects; and graphic design firm Pinkergreen Design LLC.

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  • June Olympic Public Meeting
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh invites the general public to attend public meetings to discuss the potential of hostong the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024.Watch Video »
  • Public Improvement Commission Hearings 06-11-15
    The Boston Public Improvement Commission (PIC) is the owner and regulator of the City's rights of way. The PIC plays an integral role in the City's development and permitting process. From the restaurant that wants to add a seasonal cafe on the public sidewalk, to the developer who wants to construct an underground parking garage for a new housing development, or the homeowner who wants to add an architectural feature to a house that juts into the public space, each must seek approval from the PIC to have its private venture occupy public space, either permanently or on a licensed basis. Watch Video »