JPNC election date set; nomination papers ready soon

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, a JP-wide neighborhood association, will hold its biannual election on Oct. 19, it announced this week. Nomination papers for candidates will be available starting Mon., Aug. 5.

The 20-member JPNC was created by former Mayor Raymond Flynn in 1985 to advise the City on neighborhood issues. Five council members represent the entire neighborhood, while the rest represent particular subdistricts. The members are elected by JP residents ages 16 and older.

The JPNC’s biggest regular job is advising the City on zoning and licensing requests. It also often provides a forum for big neighborhood debates and developments. The JPNC is currently involved in a controversial lawsuit against the City and the would-be developer of 161 S. Huntington Ave., a case that remains on appeal.

Nomination papers will be available online at and at the following locations: Curtis Hall, 20 South St.; Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St.; Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave.; and Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St.

For more information, see the JPNC website at

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