JPNC seeks to fill vacant seats

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is seeking new members to fill the eight seats still vacant following the council’s Oct. 19 election.

The 20-seat JPNC, a neighborhood group that advises the City about various issues, only had 12 candidates for its election. Any Jamaica Plain resident 16 or older is eligible to serve on the JPNC, and the council is urging interested people to attend its next two monthly meetings. For a schedule, see

At its Oct. 29 meeting—its first after the election—the JPNC also announced that new member Carolyn Royce mistakenly ran for an area seat that she was not eligible for. The other JPNC members voted to approve her as an at-large member instead, because she had garnered enough votes to win a write-in election for that position.

In other business, the JPNC also voted to approve the Commons at Forest Hills apartment redevelopment plan at 3593-3615 Washington St., except for a take-out license for potential restaurant tenants in a commercial space.

The council also voted to recommend that a fortune teller be allowed to continue to operate at 144-146 South St. and to receiving a fortune telling license.

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