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JP & Vinndio Salon

January 8th, 2019|Comments Off on JP & Vinndio Salon

“My dad and I kind of butted heads. So when he told me, “All you need is scissors and a comb and you can go anywhere and make money,” I told him that I would [...]

JP & Michael Carnes

October 25th, 2018|Comments Off on JP & Michael Carnes

“Being able to turn around and look at what you’ve done. It really puts punctuation on your work day. It’s very rewarding.” In 2017, JPNDC provided over 88 hours of free classes for small business [...]

JP & Arnold Johnson

September 10th, 2018|Comments Off on JP & Arnold Johnson

“It’s not just banging nails. It’s engineering. It’s architecture. We need young people to realize they can make a good living.” Boston is in a building boom. Did you know most of the workers on [...]

JP & Michael Mulcahy

August 10th, 2018|Comments Off on JP & Michael Mulcahy

Michael Mulcahy, 1928-2018 In this post we celebrate the life of Michael Mulcahy, a pillar of the neighborhood for more than 50 years. First, in a 2007 interview, Michael reminisces about JP in the 1960s, living [...]

JP & Coco Verde Vegan

July 18th, 2018|Comments Off on JP & Coco Verde Vegan

“You won't believe you're eating something that's vegan.” Vegan Dominican food? That’s right, and it’s being made here in JP. Today we’re speaking with Cecilia Flores and Ivannoe Rodriguez Sierra, owners of the brand-new catering [...]

JP & Joe Vallely

June 13th, 2018|Comments Off on JP & Joe Vallely

“Serving on the board has been so fulfilling and has given me a wonderful opportunity to serve people seeking decent, affordable housing and jobs that pay a respectable wage.” JP resident and activist Joe Vallely [...]

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