JP and Me Blog

Telling the stories of Jamaica Plain

JP & Captain Alfredo Andres

Did you know JP's police captain grew up right in the neighborhood? Today we are chatting with E-13's Commanding Officer Captain Alfredo Andres about being a Cuban immigrant, becoming a police officer and how JP residents can help reduce crime. GV: You grew up in Jamaica Plain. Could you tell us a bit about your origins? AA: I’m Cuban and [...]

By | 2017-03-16T12:15:13+00:00 March 16th, 2017|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP & Captain Alfredo Andres

JP and Silja Kallenbach

Did you know JPNDC is governed by 19 community residents? We'll be interviewing them throughout the year on 'JP and Me' so that you can get to know them. Today we’re talking with Silja Kallenbach, JPNDC board member and longtime advocate for free, high-quality and accessible adult education. SS: Where are you from originally, and how did [...]

By | 2017-03-09T08:55:03+00:00 March 9th, 2017|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP and Silja Kallenbach

JP and City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George

Did you know that Boston has four At-Large City Councilors and three of them are women? Today we're chatting with the newest City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George about her experience as a Boston Public School teacher, her passion for supporting small businesses and the importance of making your voice heard. K: Where are you from originally? [...]

By | 2017-03-02T09:51:30+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP and City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George

JP and Bob Maloney

For 30 years the signage on the bricks of the former Haffenreffer Brewery smokestack had been missing the first three letters of its name. Late last year,  the missing letters were restored with a cage-like crown displaying ‘HAF.’ Today we are chatting with local artist Bob Maloney about his inspiration and process for the smokestack restoration. Join us on Thursday, March 2, 2017 for [...]

By | 2017-02-23T11:02:46+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP and Bob Maloney

JP and Martha Rodriguez

Did you know JPNDC's Board of Directors has 19 members? We will be interviewing them throughout the year on 'JP and Me' so that you can get to know them. This week we are talking with Martha Rodriguez about being a part of JPNDC for six years, her family's favorite spot at the Jamaica Pond and [...]

By | 2017-02-16T11:18:00+00:00 February 16th, 2017|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP and Martha Rodriguez

JP and Representative Liz Malia

Liz Malia has been a JP resident since 1970 and for almost 20 years she has served as a Massachusetts State Representative. Today we are talking with Representative Malia about her career in politics, the importance of the Francis Grady Apartments, and the one time she was arrested for a boycott. K: Where are you [...]

By | 2017-02-16T08:39:02+00:00 February 9th, 2017|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP and Representative Liz Malia

JP and Tony Sahadeo

Have you seen JPNDC's videos on Youtube? Some of those videos were created by JP resident, photographer and videographer Tony Sahadeo. Today we are chatting with Tony about working with Elle magazine, growing up in The Bronx, and why JPNDC's Family Prosperity Initiative is important.  K: Where are you from originally? When did you move to Jamaica Plain? [...]

By | 2017-01-26T09:39:40+00:00 January 26th, 2017|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP and Tony Sahadeo

JP and Susan Lovett

Hands to Heart Center has been making yoga accessible to the people of Boston since 2014. Today we are chatting with Jamaica Plain resident and Hands to Heart Center founder Susan Lovett about practicing trauma-informed yoga, the importance of volunteering and how Hands to Heart Center was created. K: You are very involved in the community. What are [...]

By | 2017-01-18T21:31:43+00:00 January 19th, 2017|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP and Susan Lovett

JP and City Councilor Matt O’Malley

Have you heard about the City Councilor who has been encouraging youth to shovel out fire hydrants in exchange for ice cream gift cards? That would be Councilor Matt O'Malley of District 6! Today we are chatting with Councilor O'Malley about his work with JPNDC, the importance of Boston's Latin Quarter, and his sunscreen dispenser's cameo on The [...]

By | 2017-03-02T09:54:08+00:00 January 12th, 2017|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP and City Councilor Matt O’Malley

JP and Leslie & Teronda

Welcoming 39 families to new affordable apartments in Jackson Square is how JPNDC will kick off its 40th anniversary year in 2017! JPNDC Real Estate Director Leslie Bos and Project Manager Teronda Ellis are two of the people who have made this project a reality. Today we’re talking with Leslie and Teronda about JP history, [...]

By | 2017-01-30T12:44:50+00:00 January 5th, 2017|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP and Leslie & Teronda