JP Agenda, Aug. 1, 2014

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JP Branch Library renovation meeting, Mon., Aug. 4, 6pm, JP Branch, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

JPNC Public Service Committee, agenda to include Tikki Masala Indian Restaurant at 3706 Washington St. (7-Day Common Victualler, Beer & Wine License with a 10pm closing and a Take-Out License); discussion of ways of improving bicycle safety and a discussion of new art projects, such as murals, Tues., Aug. 5, 7pm, Bethel AME Church Fellowship Hall, Wachusett & Walk Hill streets. Info:

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, Mon., August 11, 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. More/latest info:

Boston Police District E-13, Latino monthly meeting, Sept. 4, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Police monthly meeting, Aug. 7, 7pm, District E-13, 3347 Washington St. Strategic planning, Thurs., Aug. 21, 7pm, District E-13. Info: 343-5623.

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Sat., Aug. 30, 6:30pm, Egleston Sq. YMCA, 3134 Washington St.

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.

JP Zoning Committee meeting, Next scheduled meeting Sept. 3, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Special Interest

Jamaica Plain/Egleston National Night Out celebration, Mon., Aug. 4, 5-8pm, Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: 522-7752/[email protected].

Annual Friends of the Connolly Library book sale, Sept. 13, 10am-4pm, volunteers wanted for set up, 8-10, & take down, 4-5pm, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Office Hours

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

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.


JP children’s soccer, for kids 3.5 to 6.5, registration deadline Fri., Aug. 29, fall season begins Sept. 10 & ends Nov. 8 at Jamaica Pond/Pinebanks Field, weekly one hour practices. Registration fee $25. Teams do fill up. Info: [email protected].

SHOWA Friendship Program, introduction of cultural exchange for children, $250, Aug. 5-12, 9am-4pm. Info: 721-4781.

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].


White Stadium Sports Center, available to ages 7 to 14, daily, 9am to 3pm. Info:

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, Schoolmaster Hill. Tai chi with Master Heg, next to golf clubhouse, Thursdays 12:30pm. 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,


Arnold Arboretum School Program Guide volunteers wanted, training for the fall season of school programs begins Aug. 28, looking for outgoing adults to commit for one year, experience working eith children preferred, by Aug. 14. Info: arboretum.​harvard.​edu/​support/​volunteer.

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:

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.

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,

Boston Police Academy is presently accepting applications for its 5-week Citizens Police Academy, to be held in mid-July. Info: [email protected]/343-4345.

District Attorney Dan Conley invites non-profit organizations that work with kids and teens to apply for annual series of cash awards that provide the young people of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop with constructive alternatives to crime and drug use. Info:

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