City of Boston Residents Support a JP for All
  • Petitioned Mayor Menino

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Mayor Menino
Council President Stephen Murphy
Councilor Felix Arroyo
Councilor Ayanna Pressley
Councilor John Connolly
Councilor Matt O'Malley
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council
State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez
State Rep. Elizabeth Malia
State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz

City of Boston Residents Support a JP for All

    1. Petition by

      Rick Stockwood

      Jamaica Plain, MA or

We the undersigned advocate for a strong and welcoming Jamaica Plain that includes a Hyde/Jackson Square residential and retail district that reflects the full diversity of the community.

We support retail businesses that serve all of the people of JP and help make JP a destination for peoples of every culture and background.    

We support the arrival of Whole Foods Market at 415 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain and we advocate for the opening of a Latin grocer or co-op in this neighborhood that will be able to serve the needs of those JP residents and others who shopped at Hi-Lo. 

We believe that Whole Foods and a Latin grocer are not mutually exclusive ventures, but businesses that can co-exist and benefit each other in a neighborhood as diverse as Hyde/Jackson Square. 

We believe that businesses in and of themselves do not define a neighborhood but instead reflect the community they serve, particularly a community as unique as JP.   

We expect all businesses in Hyde/Jackson Square and in JP to show that their doors are open to all, not just those who agree with them, look like them, or speak their language. 

We know that the only way to ensure a strong future for this community we love is to ensure a Jamaica Plain for All!   


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Angela Cotterman JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      Those who live in Jamaica Plain and oppose Whole Foods act as if there are many affordable options that Whole Foods will be replacing. I've lived in JP for 8 years, and I've watched Harvest Co-op's selection of goods and the quality of fresh produce go from fair to unacceptable, while their prices continue to rise (and their customer service become even more blaise). City Feed's prices, while the quality of their produce is better than Harvest's, is so expensive as to be prohibitive. When I learned that Whole Foods was moving into JP, I became ecstatic--to have the selection and quality that I've found sorely lacking in the merchants above! Finally: I'll be getting my money's worth!

      • over 3 years ago

      I totally support a Whole Foods store in JP. My wife and I choose to eat organic food and this will bring our carbon foot print way down and I can even bike to shop there. They offer classes in Dedham to teens and others about how to choose good healthy food, I believe they will be a good partner for JP and give to our community

    • Abigail Williamson JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      I am in total support of a Whole Foods Market coming into our neighborhood and this will be a cornerstone business for our community. This will only bring improvement and an increased value to the area. It will also inspire some healthy competitive pricing from our existing markets for fresh produce foods where there is sometimes an unusally high cost for locally-grown, organic foods that are sometimes of sub-quality for the money being asked. I am looking forward to the convenience, quality and additional option for our nutritional and household needs. Plus this will only allow us to shop locally and stop having to travel outside to Whole Foods to shop for our larger household needs. We plan on continuing our support of the other local markets for what we use them for now.

    • Jerome Urvoy JP, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      I strongly support the opening of a Whole Food store in JP

    • Adam Cheung JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      I understand why people are against Whole Foods but I think that stance is misguided and short-sighted. Who wants an empty parking lot?


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