News Briefs

JP Centre/South Business Owners Luncheon

Join JP Centre/South Main Streets on Tues., Sept. 27 from 12:30-1:30pm at Casa Verde for a complimentary lunch to hear the results of our Jamaica Plain Benefits Survey and a Q&A with our panel of industry experts. Explore other options with other small business owners for a group benefits package. Improve employee recruitment, training, employee retention, internal advancement, and job satisfaction.

Free and open to the public. Details and RSVP at or call (617) 942-2439.

Flaherty Playground Design Meeting #3

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a third design meeting regarding the Flaherty Playground on Cornwall St. on Tues., Sept. 13 at 6:00pm. Join the Zoom meeting at Discussion will include the addition of a dog area to the park, and there will be a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

JP Centre/South To Hold Workshop on Structural Racism

JP Centre/South Main Streets and partners host All Aces, Inc. as they present their flagship workshop – “The Dignity Activity: An Experiential Workshop on Structural Racism” – in partnership with West Fairmount Hill Community Group, Roslindale Substation, Roslindale Village Main Streets, Hyde Park Main Streets, and Roundhead Brewing Company.

The workshop will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9:45am to 1:00pm at Roundhead Brewing in Hyde Park. Complimentary lunch will be provided.

The workshop is an engaging simulation that recreates the conditions of oppression to facilitate a more complex and nuanced understanding of racism. Participants will learn some unexpected but insightful lessons that aid in confronting racism and advancing racial equity within our lives and organizations. Small businesses and employees of small businesses are encouraged to attend, in order to bring the work of addressing structural racism to the Main Streets communities. The workshop is part of Main Streets’ ongoing work for racial equity and justice, and made possible in part by a grant from the Boston Main Streets Foundation, the New England Aquarium, and Hyde Park Main Streets.

Participants will receive breakfast and lunch. Cost is pay-what-you-can with a suggested contribution of $15.

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