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There are 8 comments on Getting to Know Your Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain

  1. Awesome guide – but you can’t forget Noodle Barn at 707 Centre St! One of the best Pad Thai dishes I’ve ever had, it’s an awesome Vietnamese Thai restaurant with interesting decor. Great place to sit or get take out.

  2. There is also a local JP Chess gathering that meets every Thursday evening at J.P. Licks on Centre Street. They are normally there between 5:45pm and 9pm and provide clocks and sets to use at no charge.

  3. I have lived in JP for over 15 years and this list is just the beginning! Open Artists Studios, Porchfest, and Wake Up the Earth Festival.

  4. “Opened in 1981, this is the original J.P. Licks ice cream shop (there are now 17 in and around Boston).”

    Not exactly. JP Licks was founded in JP, but the current store is not the original storefront. The first location was in part of the building next to Tres Gatos, which now contains a Mexican restaurant. Later, it moved to the space that Purple Cactus currently occupies. JP Licks is now in the original JP firehouse building, which once served as a ballet school and also once housed a much-missed Brueggers Bagel shop.

  5. Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change to achieve economic mobility for Black and other marginalized people in Boston and the Global South. Great Service, Great Mission, Great Vibe, Great Business: repairs, sales. Most bikes are shipped overseas to economic development projects through Partnerships in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

    Others are distributed in Youth Pathways, where teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills in the process of earning bikes to keep for themselves. Staff and paid Youth Apprentices working in our retail Bike Shop & Training Center also recondition and sell some of the donated bikes that we receive.

    Profits from bicycle sales, parts sales, and repairs go towards funding our youth and international work.

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