Elected officials, residents to mingle at hot dog night

Summer Hot Dog Nights at the South Street housing development are returning with a kickoff celebration launched by local state Rep. Liz Malia and Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, according to a press release.

The event was started as a means of bringing neighbors together and forming community. Elected and public safety officials have maintained the tradition as a way to connect with residents.

“Hot dog night is a special Jamaica Plain summer tradition and one I am proud to take part in every year,” said O’Malley, according to the press release. “In addition to providing residents an opportunity to gather and eat together, it allows us a chance to hear from them about how we can best serve all of the South Street housing development.”

The 22nd anniversary of Summer Hot Dog Nights will be held on June 27 at 5:30 p.m. at 125 South St., and cookouts will be held every Tuesday afterwards through Aug. 29.

“The police do a great job of coming out and interacting with the residents,” said Malia, according to the press release. “I’m glad to see this wonderful tradition last 20 years. It really is a model that works and that should be used more often across the city.”

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