JP Agenda, May 8, 2015

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JPNC Environment, Parks & Energy Committee, agenda includes preliminary discussion of Boston 2024 Olympics bid, Mon., May 11, 6pm, John F. Kennedy School, 7 Bolster St. Info:

Boston Police District E-13, Latino monthly meeting, Thurs., May 14, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Strategic planning, Thurs., May 21, E-13, 3345 Washington St. Info:

JPNC Housing & Development committee, Tues., May 19, 6:30pm, Bowditch School, 90 Green St. Info:

JPNC Zoning Committee, Wed., May 20, 7pm, agenda to include 3200 Washington St. (demolish two existing buildings, combine two lots, and construct two mixed use buildings of six and seven stories, with 73 residential units), 633 Centre Street (First Baptist Church seeks to add a catering use to existing kitchen), 209 Chestnut Avenue (extend living space into basement from Unit 1, enclose front porch and construct new front mudroom and front porch/deck). Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda tbd, Tues., May 26, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington St., May 27, June 24. Info: [email protected]

Boston Creates Town Hall, first event in City of Boston’s 10-year cultural planning process, June 2, 6-9pm, English High, 144 McBride St. 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.

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. Unless posted otherwise, 2nd Monday of every even-numbered month, 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. Info:

Special Interest

Franklin Park Coalition Annual Meeting, Sat., May 9, 10am, Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. Info:

Boston Shines JP cleanup, Sat., May 9, 8:30am-2pm. Info:

First Baptist Church sanctuary renovation meeting, discussing possible community uses, Sat., May 9, 2:30-4:00pm & Wed., May 13, 6-8:30pm (dinner included), First Baptist Church in JP, 633 Centre St. Info:

JP Centre/South Main Streets annual meeting, reception following the program, Wed., May 13, 6:30pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: [email protected]

Olympic-Sized Displacement: What Boston 2024 Means for Housing Rights, hosted by Olympics opposition group NoBoston2024, Thurs., May 14, 7pm, Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave. Info:

Coffee Hour with the Mayor Martin Walsh, Thurs., May 28, 9:30-10:30am, Brewer-Burroughs Playground, 2P Brewer St. Info: 635-4505.

JP Forum, First Church in JP, 6 Eliot St., May 29, 7-8:30pm: “Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters” with Tom Hayden. June 2, 7-8:30pm: “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt” with Chris Hedges.

The Olympics: More Than a Game, The Nation sports editor Dave Zirin and Kade Crockford of Mass. ACLU discussing Olympics history of displacement and security impacts, hosted by Olympics opposition group NoBoston2024, Tues., June 2, 7pm, Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave. Info:

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, Fri., May 8, 4-5pm, Caffé Aromi, 403A Centre St.

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.


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]


Femmechanics, workshop and open shop time for FTW (femme/trans/women) cyclists to learn more about bicycle mechanics, Mon., May 11, 7-9pm, 18 Bartlett Sq. Info:

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]

Forest Hills Runners, several weekly group runs, info/schedule:

All Levels Community Yoga, free mats available, $5 suggested, Tuesdays 6-7:15pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: [email protected]


Jamaica Plain Branch Library. 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. New ESL class, Mondays, 10:30-noon; Writing class, Sat. May 9, 9:30.  Sign up: 524-2053. June 20, 11am: Motivational Talk on fear by Cordelia Moye.

Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate and meditation classes, scholarships available, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/[email protected]

Woodworking, sewing, art classes, fiber arts, photography, book arts. Children, teens, adults, year round. Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. Info: or 617-524-3313.

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


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]


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:

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

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.

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:

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

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