Gazette founder to be named JP ‘champion’

Sandra Storey, who founded the Gazette and now writes its “JP Observer” column, will be named ESAC’s “Community Champion” of the year at a June 17 celebration.

ESAC is a social services nonprofit agency founded nearly 50 years in Egleston Square. It recently moved to Dorchester, but remains active in Jamaica Plain. The “Community Champion” celebration will be held at Doyle’s Café on Washington Street.

According to a press release, ESAC is honoring Storey in “recognition of her many contributions to the Jamaica Plain area community.” More than 20 years ago, she founded the Jamaica Plain Gazette and the Mission Hill Gazette, long serving as editor and publisher of both papers. She co-wrote the 1992 nonfiction book “Women in Citizen Advocacy” and has a poetry book coming out this year. She also is a founding member of the innovative new organization JP@Home, which aims to help seniors and people with disabilities continue living in their JP homes.

The event will double as an ESAC fundraiser. It will run 6:30-9 p.m. at the historic Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. The suggestion admission donation is $50. To RSVP or get more information, email [email protected].

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