JP Agenda, June 20, 2014

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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, election of the community members on the Ad-Hoc Committee on Forest Hills Construction & Development Projects, and vote on a study to extend Green line to Hyde Sq., Tues, June 24, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Public Service Committee of JPNC, agenda to include discussion of ways of improving bicycle safety and education, discussion of new art projects including murals, Tues., July 1, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info:

Boston Police District E-13, Latino monthly meeting, July 10, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Monthly meeting, July 3, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: 343-5623.

Jamaica Plain South and Hyde/Jackson Design Projects, hosted by the Boston Transportation Department, to discuss history, design, engineering capabilities, street furniture and streetscape design in Hyde Sq., July 8, 6:30pm, John F. Kennedy Elementary School 7 Bolster St. Info: 635-8127.

Jamaica Pond Association Board of Directors, first Monday of the month, 7pm, Jamaicaway Tower, 111 Perkins St.

JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Robert Torres, 722-2060.

Special Interest

Affordable housing meeting, hosted by JP NET, agenda to include subsidies for small owners & penalties for speculation, tenant rights, and organizing for affordable housing on public land, Tues., June 24, 6pm, Julia Martin House, 90 Bickford St. Info: [email protected].

Meeting to discuss food justice, hosted by JP NET, Sat. June 28, 10am, Egleston Farmers Market, 45 Brookside Ave. Info: [email protected].

Celebrate the Trees of the Emerald Necklace, observe and learn about 7,000 inventoried trees and plans to preserve and enhance the Urban Forest, Tues., June 24, 7pm, Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway. Info: 524-7070.

Jamaica Plain Republicans (Wards 11, 19 & 10), with 5th Suffolk District representative candidate Claudette Joseph, June 24, 8pm, Doyle’s Cafe 3484 Washington St. Info: [email protected].

Office Hours

State Rep. Liz Malia, third Friday of each month, 8-9:30am, J.P. Licks, 659 Centre St. Info: 722-2060.

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, Thurs., June 26, 4-5pm, JP Licks, 659 Centre St. Info: 635-4220.

Jullieanne Doherty, JP Coordinator from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, 4th Monday of the month, 2-6pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St.


BBQ to help educate youth on substance use, hosted by Roxbury/JP Substance Use Coalition, June 25, 5-7pm, Anna Mae Cole Community Center, 10 Lamartine St. Info: [email protected].

Youth Advisory Council with DA Dan Conley applications now open, young leaders provide input on policy, legislation, and crime-fighting strategies affecting young people. Info:

Support Group for Young Parents, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, open to all faiths, for parents with children from birth to one-year, registration not required. Thursdays, 10:30am-noon. Info: 781-647- 5327/[email protected].


Fitness in Franklin Park, line dancing with Mz. Rhythm & Friends Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, outside the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. Yoga Saturdays, 10-11am, starting June 28, Schoolmaster Hill. INfo:

Group prenatal consultation with a pediatrician, bring questions to discuss common concerns as you prepare for your baby, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, 6-7pm, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 2nd floor conference room. Info: [email protected]/983-4153.

Yoga classes, meditation and stress reduction classes, low cost, some free, English and Spanish, MindBody/Health Promotion Center, 10 Green St. Info: 983-4226.

Care to Care, a support group for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, second Wednesdays of the month, 6:30-7:30pm. Springhouse, 44 Allandale St. Info: Meredith Griffiths, 522-0043/[email protected].

Water fitness classes, offered at Curtis Hall Mon – Fri 9-10am, Sat 10-11am and Tues – Thurs 6-7pm. Classes offered at Hennigan Mon, Wed & Fri 6:30-7:30PM. $5 drop in or 14 class punch card for $50.  Discount for seniors. Taught by certified instructors.  First class is free and all levels are welcome. Curtis Hall: 635-5193; Hennigan: 635-5198.


ABCD Good Life Healthy Living Club, monthly wellness sessions, for adults 50+, Wednesdays, 10am. My Life, My Health, class for adults 50+ with chronic health conditions, weekly classes, Thurs., 2pm. Computer classes for adults 50 and older, Mondays, 3pm. 30 Bickford St. Info: 522-4251.

Ethos workshops for healthy aging, Chronic disease management Tuesdays, 10am, SJPHC, 640 Centre St., powerful tools, Wednesdays, 4:30pm, Ethos, 555 Amory St. Info:

Crossroads Café, free lunch and social event for seniors and their guests, often featuring live music and educational presentations. Food made with local produce and other healthy ingredients. Bread, produce, milk, and leftovers to take home as available. Saturdays, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St., 12:30-2pm. Info: 524-3992/[email protected].

LGBT Bereavement Group, a project of Ethos and the LGBT Aging Project, call 522-1292 to find the group closest to you.


Art, woodworking, sewing & craft classes for adults and children year-round. Info:

Classes at the Arnold Arboretum,


English for New Bostonians, looking for volunteers to serve as ESL tutors. Info: 350-5480 ext. 230 / [email protected].

VNA Hospice Care seeks volunteers to provide companionship to patients, respite time for family members, or help with errands. Info:

Tutor adults, 2-3 hours/week, JP Adult Learning Program seeks volunteers to help students work toward their GED or learn English as a second language. Info: [email protected]/635-5201×111.

Hyde Square Task Force seeks volunteers to tutor high school students in any subject at JP youth center, evenings and afternoons available. Info: [email protected]/318-6640.

Jamaica Plain Ecology Advocates, seeking volunteers for litter cleanups and more. Info:

Springhouse Retirement Community, volunteer activities can include reading to a group. Cooking, playing music or calling a bingo game, 44 Allandale St. Info: Jacki Katz [email protected].

Ethos on Amory Street is looking for volunteers in the following areas: friendly visitor, medical escort, shopping assistant, telephone reassurance caller, office assistant, ombusman, money management, internships and other group projects. Info: 477-6623/[email protected].

Public Notices

DCR monthly street sweeping, on DCR streets and parkways, including Jamaicaway, Arborway, & Perkins St., 2nd Wednesdays & Thursdays through November 30. Full schedule:

Needle disposal, City of Boston reminds residents medical needles/syringes cannot be put in household trash; drop-off location: AIDS Action Committee, 75 Amory St. Needle exchange program for IV drug users available via AHOPE Boston at 534-3963. If needle found in public area, call Mayor’s Hotline: 635-4500.

Community composting, Saturdays, 10am-2pm, Egleston Square Farmers Market, 45 Brookside Ave. Info:

 “City Hall to Go,” mobile city hall services, first Thursdays, 4pm, Centre & South Sts. Third Saturdays, 10am, 3091 Washington St. Info: twitter @CityHallToGo/635-4500.

Spotholes, pothole reporting tool, 635-4500, Citizens Connect mobile phone app,, and using #spotholes on twitter.

Open Space Plan survey, provide input on park use & preferences,

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