JP Agenda, Oct. 24, 2014

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 4 for the Nov. 7 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


JPNC ad-Hoc committee on Forest Hills development, Mon., Oct. 27, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, Tues., Oct. 28, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

3371 Washington St./197 Green St. project, sponsored by Boston Redevelopment Authority, Thurs., Oct. 30, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: 918-4311.

JPNC Public Service Committee, Tues., Nov. 4, 7pm, agenda to include Caffé Nero’s petition for 7-day common victualler license, Curtis Hall, 20 South St.

JPNC Zoning Committee meeting, Nov. 5, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Next meeting Nov. 19, Dec. 3. Info:

Boston Police District E-13, Police monthly meeting, Nov. 6, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Latino monthly meeting, Nov. 13, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Strategic Planning meeting, Nov. 20, 7pm, District E-13, 3345 Washington St. Info:

JP Branch Library renovation, Wed., Nov. 12, 6pm, Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, every other even-numbered month, next meeting/holiday potluck, Dec. 8, 7-9pm, location TBD. More/latest info:

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: Liana Poston, 722-2060.

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Egleston Sq. YMCA, 3134 Washington St. 6:30pm, Dec. 17.

Special Interest

Friends of the JP Branch Library annual meeting, with author Anthony M. Sammarco, who will speak about his book “Lost Boston,” Thurs., Oct. 30, 6pm, Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Segdwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Egleston Square Main Street Annual Meeting & Networking Breakfast, Fri., Oct. 24, 7:30-9am, Spencer House, 2053R Columbus Ave. Info: [email protected].


Mozart Park garden maintenance, help maintain street trees, pull up weeds, spread fresh mulch, plant daffodil bulbs, Sat., Oct. 25, 9am. Info: 522-3694/[email protected]

          Teachers Unions and Social Justice: an afternoon with Lois Weiner, Sun., Oct. 26, 3-5pm, Haymarket People’s Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave. Info:

Boston Blooms, join ESMS to plant 250 daffodils in the Egleston Square Peace Garden & Egleston BPL branch, Sat., Nov. 1, 10am-2pm. 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.

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.

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, Fri., Oct. 31, 8-9am, JP Licks, 659 Centre St.


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]


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]


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]


Psychodrama fall courses, schedule & registration:

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

Classes at the Arnold Arboretum,


Holiday basket makers needed, warm clothes, basic necessities, and holiday gifts to clients of Community Servings and their families. Info: 522-7777/[email protected]

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

Jamaica Plain Forum seeking interns to help with communications, marketing, publicity, and event coordination. Info: [email protected]

Food pantry, choose from a selection of non-perishable foods, fresh produce, bakery bread, and personal items, no I.D. needed, everyone welcome, 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 11am-noon, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St.

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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