Modern JP, with all its saleable diversity and economic energy, would not have arrived without the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, which is marking its 35th birthday.
Far fewer seniors would live here. Fewer low- and middle-income people, too. No Samuel Adams Brewery and, more importantly, a lot less small-business start-up advice.
The JPNDC invested profoundly in this neighborhood when almost no one else would. We thank them and look forward to the next 35 years of work that is never truly done.