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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  • Bromley Heath Public Housing Development's Nurtury Learning Lab Ribbon Cutting
    Mayor Walsh attends the ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony of the new Nurtury Learning Lab at the Boston Housing Authority's Bromley-Heath public housing development in Jamaica Plain.Watch Video »
  • Boston Neighborhood Sports - 5/27/14
    This week in Boston Neighborhood Sports, we bring you highlights of the 2014 BPS Baseball City Championship, along with scores from the rest of BPS City Championship week. Watch Video »