Editorial: Cheers to JP groups

October 25, 2013
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What a neighborhood JP is—thanks to the remarkable organizing instincts of its own residents.

Tonight, Pulitzer-winning author Junot Díaz will speak in JP as part of the impressive JP Reads series. Next week, the hit Egleston Farmers Market returns, thanks to JP activists. This week, we also introduce you to JP Makers, a new group looking to provide shared space for local artisans.

Last week, we marked the Lantern Parade at Jamaica Pond and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council election—both long traditions by local activists. We also introduced you to JP@Home, another new organization, in this case focused on cooperative purchasing of services to help seniors and others live at home instead of under institutional care.

That was just this month, and it’s not even a complete list. JP really is a special place that the rest of Boston will continue to look for cues. Congratulations to these groups and the other JP organizers who help make the neighborhood great.