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Discuss: What is the Biggest Issue in Jamaica Plain?

Last updated on May 10, 2016

(Jamaica) Plain and simple — what is the biggest issue in Jamaica Plain?

At the Wake Up the Earth Festival, Jamaica Plain News asked people to name what they think is the biggest issue in JP. And several topics continued to come up.

Overwhelmingly people said either gentrification or housing affordability. Other issues were named as you can see below. What do you think is the biggest issue — and more so, how do we address that issue? Please add your comments below the article.

  • Dog parks
  • Gentrification
  • Climate change
  • Affordable housing
  • Displacement
  • Cost for things
  • The character of the neighborhood
  • Traffic
  • Trees being cut down
  • Pricing out the people and businesses that make JP interesting
  • Evictions of low-income folks of color, especially in the Washington Street corridor
  • Boston Public Schools