Jamaica Plain Patch: JPNC votes that Whole Foods is “not a good fit for Hyde Square

After opening the floor to the public during two forums in February, members of the JPNC finally broke their silence Tuesday night over the divisive issue surrounding Whole Foods’ impending arrival into the neighborhood.

“We definitely recognize that the community’s totally divided and we’re probably going to find that our council is divided as well,” Andrea Howley, chairperson of the elected, volunteer board said to the 100-plus crowd, many of whom waved blue fliers with “I want an affordable and diverse Jamaica Plain” when they approved of a council member’s comment.

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