Did you know Jamaica Plain has three Main Streets districts? JP is home to Egleston Square, Hyde/Jackson and Centre/South Main Streets.
Today we are chatting with the new Executive Director of JP Centre/ South Main Streets Ginger Brown about her goals as the new director, her ambition for JP to be nationally recognized, and why the Lantern Parade holds a special place in her heart.
K: Where are you from originally and where do you live now?
G: That’s a tough question! My father was in the military so we moved around quite a bit when I was little. When I was seven we moved to Seoul, Korea. My mom is Korean. We lived in a Korean neighborhood but I went to school on the military base. I lived there until I was 14. We moved back to Virginia to a really small town there. Then I went to college in Richmond, Virginia. So generally, when people ask where I am from I say Richmond, Virginia, because I had lived there for more years than any other place. But I’ve moved a lot since then and now Boston is where I have lived the longest, since2007. At first, I lived in Watertown but now JP is my home. It’s very different from Watertown but I like that. JP knows who it is and you don’t get that in a lot of places.