The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 10 for the Jan. 13 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.
Jamaica Pond Association will meet Mon. Jan. 9, 7-9 pm at the Jamaicaway Towers, 111 Perkins St. All are welcome.
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Dec. monthly meeting on Tues. Dec. 27 at 7pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. On the agenda will be reports from the Working Committees. Also on the agenda are nominations, interviews and elections for JPNC vacancies. All interested residents are invited to attend.
Zoning Committee, Weds. Jan. 4 at 7pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South St. The agenda for that meeting will include 76 Stonley Road (demolition of existing structure and construction of a new multi-family residential structure containing twelve (12) residential units); and likely an informational presentation by the developers of the LAZ parking lot in Forest Hills (construct new residential buildings) – details to follow.
The Public Service Committee of JPNC monthly meeting on Tues. Jan. 3 at 7pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. On the agenda will be deciding on Committee Initiatives for 2016-2017. All interested residents are invited to attend.
Police Community Relations Meeting Thurs. Jan. 5 at 7pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. Commanders from Boston Police Area E, MBTA Police and State Police will deal with all issues of public safety raised by the community. All interested residents are invited to attend.
A community discussion to talk about the future vision for the core Centre Street business district between Eliot Street and Pond Street is being hosted by JP Centre/South Main Streets and the Jamaica Pond Association. Thurs. Jan. 5 at 7pm at the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, 633 Centre Street. Residents, business owners and building owners are invited to attend.
State Rep. Liz Malia, third Friday of each month, 8-9:30am, La Rana Rossa Pizza, 154 Green St. Info: 722-2060 or [email protected]
Casey Arborway Update: Week of Dec., operations will concentrate on the following: For the area between Washington Street and Shea Square: Installation and wiring of traffic signals at Shea Square, Constructing the permanent alignment connection of Circuit Drive into Shea Square, At Forest Hills Station, forming and reinforcing the upper busway expansion sidewalk and median. Week of Jan. 2, operations will focus on the following: Installation of drainage adjacent to the Forest Hills Cemetery driveway east of Shea Square, At Forest Hills Station, forming and reinforcing the upper busway expansion parapet wall, Shifting traffic on Washington Street west of the station to a new, temporary alignment, several feet further west (towards the Arboretum) to facilitate work in this area.
2017 Lilac Sunday T-Shirt Design Contest, Artists of all ages are invited to submit their logo designs for the Lilac Sunday 2017 shirt. Design must include Lilac Sunday 2017, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, no more than 4 colors. Info: http://bit.ly/lilac-t-shirt-contest.
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: greenovateboston.gov.
Spotholes, pothole reporting tool, 635-4500, Citizens Connect mobile phone app, cityofboston.gov/mayor/24, and using #spotholes on twitter.
Vacancies on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, People who are interested in the available seats on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council can contact Kevin Moloney, chair of the Council at 522-3988 or [email protected] or come to the regular monthly meeting. There are two vacancies in Area A, one vacancy in Area B, and one vacancy At-Large. The area map is available at http://www.jpnc.org/jpnc-map/.
JP Regan Youth League Seeking Donations, www.reganyouthleague.org.
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]
Egleston Square Library, free homework help, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, ongoing throughout the school year, 3:30-5:30pm, 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury.
Yoga Franklin Park, Saturdays, 9:15am, Schoolmaster Hill, Franklin Park. Info: franklinparkcoalition.org.
Hands to Heart Center – Yoga for the People is providing free Beginner Yoga classes for adults at CityPOP Egleston, 3195 Washington Street, JP, on Saturdays from 11:00 am to noon, through Dec. 10. For more information, contact [email protected].
Yoga, meditation and stress reduction classes at the MindBody Center (SJPHC-HPC) @ 10 Green Street. Low cost or free, in English and Spanish. For more information call (617) 983-4226.
Fitness Walk, Saturdays, 8-9am, Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse parking lot. Info: [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]
Forest Hills Runners, several weekly group runs, info/schedule: foresthillsrunners.org.
Woodworking, sewing, art classes, fiber arts, photography, book arts. Children, teens, adults, year round. Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. Info: eliotschool.org or 617-524-3313.
Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate and meditation classes, scholarships available, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/[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, 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: ethoscare.org.
Diabetes Self-Management Program, Hyde Park Community Center, 1179 River St., Wednesdays 9:30am-noon. Info: Ann Glora at 477-6616.
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program, Chronic pain and discomfort limit activities adults may enjoy. This FREE 6-week workshop teaches adults suffering from chronic pain simple techniques to better manage their pain, improve sleep, increase energy, eat healthier, and more. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and successes build a participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health, and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Includes a mild, strength and flexibility exercise routine and a lifestyle manual with exercise DVD. BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St. Thursdays 9:30am–12:00pm. Jan. 12 thru Feb. 16. Info: Ann Glora, 477-6616 or [email protected]
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/www.firstbaptistjp.org.
Women’s March on Washington, if you are interested in taking a bus from JP to the Women’s March in DC Jan. 21, contact [email protected], or 388-8738.
Serve with Franklin Park Coalition, Seeking board members, committee members, and volunteers. Info: [email protected] (Board of Directors and Committee) or [email protected] (volunteer) or call at 442-4141.
Senior Companions Needed, Ethos is looking for elders to provide friendly visits and companionship to homebound or isolated seniors! Take a walk together, chat over a cup of coffee, play a board game, and develop a new and rich friendship! Volunteers must attend a one-time orientation and make a one hour per week commitment. Opportunities available in Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, West Roxbury, Roslindale and Mattapan. Apply via www.ethocare.org/volunteer/application or call 522-6700.
English for New Bostonians, looking for volunteers to serve as ESL tutors. Info: 350-5480 ext. 230 / [email protected]
VNA Seeking Hospice Volunteers, VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit home health and hospice organization, needs volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite for family members in eastern and central Massachusetts. Volunteers are men and women who come from diverse backgrounds and range in age from 20’s to 80’s; the common bond is a desire to share time and compassion with others. A strong need exists for volunteers who are available during the day, are bilingual, or can provide pet or music therapy. No previous experience is necessary. VNA Hospice Care provides training and ongoing support to all volunteers. Info: 781-569-2811, www.vnacare.org.
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 brighamandwomensfaulkner.org.
FriendshipWorks Music Program, Do you enjoy music? Seeking volunteers to share music and friendship with elders in JP. 277-5248.
Congratulations to JP resident and Brimmer student Eloisa Luczkow ’23 for winning the Coach’s Award for Middle School Girls’ Soccer at the School’s Fall Sports Award Ceremony. Sophie Lapat ’18, daughter of Aaron and Lauren Lapat, won the Coach’s Award and was named All League for Varsity Girls’ Soccer. The 2016 Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team ended in 3-1 win against the Montrose School, finishing the season with 15 consecutive wins resulting in an Independent Girls’ Conference Championship. They also played in the New England Prep School Soccer Tournament.
Jordan Brown: Thirty Ohio Wesleyan University student-scientists shared the results of their 10-week summer science research projects this fall at the university’s 24th annual Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium. Brown presented “Metabolic and Thermodynamic Analysis of C. thermocellum Strains Engineered for High Ethanol Production.” Brown was mentored by Daniel Amador-Noguez of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Boston University, Receiving degrees were Vadim Pokotilov, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Summa Cum Laude; Wanli Tan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Business Administration and Management; Scott H. Aronson, Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management; Shannon E. Van Ells, Master of Public Health in Epidemiology; Daniel J. Gianotti, Doctor of Philosophy in Geography; Judy N. Margo, Doctor of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences; Alana T. Brennan, Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology; Deepti Putcha, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology; Erin C. Wise, Bachelor of Science in Management Studies, Magna Cum Laude.