A group opposing Whole Foods’ plans for a new store in Hyde Square demanded Tuesday that the company sign a community benefits agreement with Jamaica Plain and that the deal include a yearly 1 percent donation of the store’s annual revenue for the next two decades.
THE JAMAICA PLAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL - At: the Pinebank Baseball Field on Jamaica Pond, today, 1-7 p.m. Two stages, twenty bands, featured artist: Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes. Every music act at the first ever JP Music Festival includes at least one Jamaica Plain resident or someone with a direct connection to the community. You’ll hear everything from Americana to blues, Cuban, jazz, folk, hip-hop, salsa, pop, indie rock, and more. All ages. Free. (Related story.) —- www.jpmusicfestival.com
Inaugural ‘JP Music Festival’ to host 20-plus bands with neighborhood ties
- The first-ever ‘JP Music Festival’ will be held in late August featuring between 20 and 25 musical acts, all of which have direct ties to the neighborhood.
JP should accept Whole Foods, but hold it to its commitments
- THERE IS plenty to criticize about Whole Foods: the stiff prices of its tomatoes, for instance, or the greener-than-thou attitude of some of its consumers. But the opposition to the new store opening in Jamaica Plain later this year has gotten out of hand.
A tapas hangout for cool cats
- How much grooviness can you fit in one small space? Quite a lot, as Tres Gatos proves.
MSN lists Jamaica Plain as a ‘revitalized’ neighborhood
- The Internet network MSN has listed Jamaica Plain among 10 “revitalized” neighborhoods from across the country.
As opposition organizes and residents divide, Whole Foods presses on
- Several hundred neighborhood residents continued a controversial and divisive discussion Monday night during a second community-organized forum over a mid-January announcement that Whole Foods will open a store in Hyde Square.
Whole Foods reaches out to Jamaica Plain
Whole Foods Market sought yesterday to assure Jamaica Plain residents concerned about the upscale grocer’s move into the former Hi-Lo Foods building that it intends to be a “positive and productive’’ member of the neighborhood, by hiring some displaced workers, stocking affordable goods, and donating to community groups.