JP Agenda, Jan. 29, 2016

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 9 for the Feb. 12 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


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, Mon, Feb. 8, 7-9pm, Doyle’s backroom.

District E-13 Monthly Meetings, Police Monthly Meeting, Thu. Feb. 4 at 7pm, District E-13; Latino Monthly Meeting, Thu. Feb. 11 at 7pm, Nate Smith House, Strategic Planning/NAC, Thurs. Feb. 25 at 7pm, Curtis Hall. Info: 343-5624.

Jamaica Pond Association, Mon. Feb. 1 at the Jamaicaway Tower meeting room, 111 Perkins St., 7-9pm. Open public meeting.

JPNC Public Service Committee, Tues. Feb. 2, 7pm at Station E-13, 3347 Washington St. On the agenda hearing on petition of La Rana Rossa LLC and Onibella Inc. doing business as “Forest Hills Mart”.

JP Zoning Committee, Weds. Feb. 3 at Farnsworth House, 7pm. To discuss 14-16 Miles St, 41 Rossmore Rd., and 19 Oakdale St.

Office Hours

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

Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, JP office hours on Mar. 2, 8-9am, Curley K-8 School, 493 Centre St. Info: 617-722-1673 or [email protected].


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, Saturdays, 9:15am, Schoolmaster Hill, Franklin Park. Info:

Fitness Walk, Saturdays, 8-9am, Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse parking lot. Info: [email protected].

Line dancing with Mz. Rhythm, Wednesdays, 6:30pm, Franklin Park, hill across from Golf Clubhouse. 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:


Harlem Renaissance, a lecture with music and slides, is about the pivotal era in U.S. history when a new Black voice emerged, by Rosalyn Delores Elder, registered architect, urban designed, and owner of Jamaicaway Books. Suggested donation $5. 7pm, Weds., Feb. 10, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: [email protected].

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.

Free ESL Classes, every day except Sunday, Boston Academy of English, 38 Chauncy Street, Boston. For levels beginner, intermediate, and advanced. For a schedule of classes, contact Robert Davis: [email protected].

Managing Time Mindfully, a workshop/retreat led by Pam Kristan about mindful management with games, exercises, and discussions. Sat. Jan. 30, 10am-4pm at First Church UU, 6 Eliot St. Come for the full event or any part, good will donation requested.

LGBTQ Bereavement Support Group, provided by Care Dimensions, a free 8-week support group for LGBTQ identified adults of any age who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Begins Mon. Jan. 4, Runs until February 29 at The Meeting Point, 3464 Washington St. 6-7:30pm. Will not meet on Jan. 18. Info: [email protected].

Emerald Necklace Speaks Out, series runs through April and is designed to inform, inspire, connect and engage audiences in the protection and preservation of the environment. Info:


JP@Home special reception, to meet members and staff. Wine, beer, appetizers, and great company. Weds. Feb. 3, 6:30-8:30pm at Ethos, 555 Amory St. Email [email protected] or call 477-6943 to RSVP.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls, a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Free classes meet for 8 weeks. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch or snack. Thursdays, 11am-1pm. Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St. Info: Ann Glora, 477-6616.

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, Thursdays, 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:

Diabetes Self-Management Program, Hyde Park Community Center, 1179 River St., Wednesdays 9:30am-noon, starting Jan. 13. Info: Ann Glora at 477-6616.

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., 12:00-2pm. Info: 524-3992/

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, money management, internships and other group projects. Info: 477-6623/[email protected].

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. seeking volunteers for gift shop, info desk, radiology, orthopedic center and more. Info: 983-7424 or

FriendshipWorks Music Program, Do you enjoy music? Seeking volunteers to share music and friendship with elders in JP. 277-5248.

Public Notices

Vacancies on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, people who are interested in the available seats in areas A, B, and C can contact Kevin Moloney at 522-3988 or [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.

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.

5th State of Our Neighborhood event, Thurs. Apr. 7, 2016, 6-9pm, location TBD, stay tuned for more details.

Congratulations Dean’s List Residents, Darren Chew, class of 2016 at Assumption College; Anna Mbengam at American International College; Dorika Bernard and Ian Clinkenbeard at Becker College.

Model U.N. JP residents Gabriela Maynard ’19 and Ethan Eastwood ’18 attended the Yale Model United Nations in January.

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