JP Agenda, July 13, 2018

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 24 for the July 27 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.

The Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) will meet Tuesday, July 17 at 7 pm at the Bowditch School, 82 Green Street.
Updates, Committee officer – vice chair, Presentation from Nesterly on its service for intergenerational homesharing, Review of open issues before the Committee. All meetings are open to the public.

An informational update on Shattuck Supportive Housing (formerly Low Threshold Housing) will be presented to the Asset Management Board at its July 17, 2018 meeting which will be held at One Ashburton Place, 21st Floor, Conference Rooms 2 and 3, Boston, at 3PM.  The Board is not being asked to vote at this meeting.  This business meeting is open to the public but is not a public hearing.  As such, the Board does not plan to take public comment at this meeting.

JP Zoning Committee, Committee’s next regularly-scheduled meeting will be July 25th at Farnsworth House.  The agenda for that meeting will include four related matters – 125 and 125A Amory Street (subdivide 262,250 square foot parcel into Lot 1A (52,856 square feet) and Lot 100 (209,394 square feet), with existing six-story multifamily residence and two-story office/elder care building on lot; other buildings on site to be razed); 101 Amory Street – Building A (erect a six-story multi-family dwelling with 147 rental apartments and 57 below-grade parking spaces); and 127 Amory Street – Building B (erect a six-story multi-family dwelling with 140 rental apartments and 58 below-grade parking spaces); as well as two additional matters – 368 Centre Street (change occupancy from jewelry boutique to take-out restaurant use) and 22-24 Adelaide Street (change occupancy from a two-family to a three-family dwelling to create a caretaker’s apartment by creating accessible rear-entry and attached garage and renovating first-floor unit for accessibility; replace back porches and egress stairs).  After July 25th, the Committee’s next upcoming meetings will be August 8th and August 22nd.

JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan, 3rd public meeting on July 17th, 6:30-8:30 at English High School Cafeteria, 144 McBride St. Info: [email protected]

No ESNA general meeting in August due to National Night Out, Monday, August 6/No habrá reunión general de ESNA en Agosto debido a la celebración de la Noche de Paseo Nacional (National Night Out), el lunes, 6 de Agosto

Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting to discuss the proposed
Notice of Project Changed for Phase B of the Parcel U Project, received
by the BPDA from JP Parcel U, LLC on June 20, 2018. Please note that the purpose of this meeting is different than that of a
traditional community meeting. As part of the development review
process, IAG members work closely with BPDA staff to identify the
impacts of a project and recommend appropriate community benefits to
offset those impacts. IAG meetings prioritize discussion between the
project proponent (i.e. the developer) and IAG members. 07/19/2018 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 6 Southbourne Road, Jamaica Plain.
AISLING KERR, [email protected], 918.4212

Vacancies on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council People who are interested in the available seats on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council can contact Michael Reiskind, secretary of the Council at (617)522-1150 or [email protected] or come to the monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. There is one vacancy in Area A, and one vacancy in Area C. The area map is available at

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. Meetings on August 13, September 10, October 15, November 19 — 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. More/latest info:

Legal Services Center Offers Summer Self-Help Extended Hours in June and July in Jamaica Plain, extended walk-in hours this summer on Tuesdays from 5-7 pm during June and July to provide self-help resources and referral information. The Legal Services Center provides free legal help for individuals facing housing, consumer, student loan, domestic violence, tax, veterans, and public benefits issues. All community members are invited to visit the Center, learn about its work, and meet with staff members to receive self-help resources and referral information. Coffee, tea, and refreshments will be provided. 122 Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain. Info: or 617-522-3003.


HARRY POTTER TRIVIA NIGHT, Come join us at the Loring Greenough House on July 31st at 7:30pm for some Harry Potter Trivia, a costume contest, and wickedly yummy treats that rival the Hogwarts Express Snack Trolley. Two lucky winners from the trivia and costume contests will receive some HP swag to add to their undoubtedly large collections. Accio your Hogwarts uniforms and polish those broomsticks! (Since we have historic fireplaces, we ask no Floo Network travel.) Recommended for ages 10 and up. TICKETS ON SALE NOW! General Admission ticket: $18 / LGH Members ticket: $12

Healthy Families EITC Coalition. Join the Healthy Families EITC Coalition for a Celebration of Advocacy on July 24th from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Anna M. Cole Center (10 Lamartine St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130). The Anna M. Cole Center is on Mildred Hailey’s campus and adjacent to the Jackson Square stop. The event will celebrate the increase of the state Earned Income Tax Credit to 30% of the federal credit which helps families make ends meet and connect members of the community with local organizations through a resource fair from 6:30pm-7:00pm. Join us on July 24th to learn about EITC, how it helps families make ends meet, and how tax filers can access EITC for free. Speakers include State Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, and State Representative Jay Kaufman. Light refreshments will be provided. For questions, contact Keith at (617)414-6364.

Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) is a series of races and competitions held on consecutive Sunday afternoons in the fall and spring for kids ages 3 – 8th grade, and it is a really great way for kids to experience fun competition, enjoy the outdoors and get in some activity on a (hopefully) nice weekend afternoon. They are currently looking for sponsors for the fall season! If your business would like to learn more or has any interest in being a sponsor, please feel free to contact Adam at [email protected] or 610-999-5937.

Spanish-English Language Exchange / Intercambio de Idiomas en Inglés y Español, Saturdays / sábados, 12 – 1:45 p.m. Connolly Branch Library.

         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].

         Roberto Clemente 21 Sports Program, accepting applications for the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For boys & girls ages 6-16 years old. Info: Contact Alfredo Liriano at 828-9524 or [email protected].

         Tiny Tots World Music and Movement, music classes for kids age 2-5 by Helder Tsinine, Mondays 11-11:45am; Saturdays, 10-10:45am, $17 per class or $90 for 6 weeks, Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: [email protected].

         Family art class, wheelchair accessible, Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am, ages 3-5. Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 5+. Family Resource Center, 1542 Columbus Ave. Info: 522-1018.

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 for beginners, community classes on July 21 and Aug. 11 at 4pm at Blissful Monkey Studio (663 Centre St) – optional donation. Info: Juan at 983-9698 or [email protected]

The next round of Medical Qigong Classes in JP begins Thursday, July 26. Cultivate mental and physical balance and stay strong through the use of exercises designed to gently stretch and strengthen. All ages and abilities welcome. Register at 524-2795.

         Weekly Bicycle Training rides Tuesday and Thursday, fast-paced paceline ride.  Meet at 7:00 a.m. sharp at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop.  Bring your bike. For more information call 617-524-BIKE.

parkrun is a grassroots, community running event, run by volunteers for the local running and walking community. We hold free timed 5k events every week.  Everyone is invited to run, jog or walk for 5k (two laps around the pond). We are very proud to be the first parkrun in Boston, MA. Its

been a very successful initiative for getting people of all ages outside to exercise, and to meet members of their local community. We meet on

Saturdays at 8:45am at the top of the Sugarbowl. Run starts at 9:00am.

All welcome, all ages, all abilities.

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 983-4226.

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

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:


         Monthly Memory Café, Are you an individual with memory loss? Are you a caregiver to someone with memory loss? Are you looking for an enjoyable way to spend time together? Come and enjoy coffee, creative arts, refreshments and conversations with new friends of all ages. Amory Street Housing Development, 125 Amory St., in the community room. Meets the last Thursday of every month from 1:30-3pm. Free to all. Call Brittany McLaren at Upham’s Elder Service Plan at 440-1615 or email [email protected] for more 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, Thursdays, 2pm. Computer classes for adults 50 and older, Mondays, 3pm. 30 Bickford St. Info: 522-4251.

         Community Arts Music Program for Seniors, Curtis Hall, 20 South St., Fridays 10:30-noon. Info: 983-3638.

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. 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/


TEATRO EN PARQUE!, Please join us by volunteering your time on July 19, 20, and 21 and enjoy food from our​ ​local Restaurants. Get in touch today to find out more! Erica Cannon 617-477-9406 or email Er​i​[email protected]

Volunteer Tutors Needed, The Boston Teachers Union School is looking for volunteers to tutor middle school students one-on-one or in small groups Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 PM. Contact:

David Weinstein, 7/8th Grade Math Teacher, Boston Teachers Union Pilot School, [email protected], 857-334-9855.

Volunteer as a mentor or tutor, help students explore career and college opportunities. Tutor students in a range of subjects including math, science, history, English, foreign languages, SAT, and more. Tues, Weds, and Thurs, 3-8pm, Saturday 10am-2:30pm. To apply:

         Chelsea Jewish Hospice & Palliative Care (CJHPC) is seeking volunteers to offer companionship and support 1-2 hours per week to persons facing terminal illness who reside in Jamaica Plain.  Volunteers can make a difference for patients through activities such as holding a hand, listening to music, running an errand, or even just sitting quietly. Musicians, certified pet therapy teams, and those trained in alternative modalities such as Reiki are also encouraged to apply.  Free training provided.  Info: Aimee, Volunteer Coordinator, at 889-0779 or email [email protected].

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 or call 522-6700.

English for New Bostonians, looking for volunteers to serve as ESL tutors. Info: 982-6864 / [email protected].

VNA Care, a nonprofit home health and hospice organization, needs volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite for family members in close to your home. Training, supervision, and support are provided. Call 781-569-2811 for more information about becoming a hospice volunteer or visit

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

         Airport Noise Complaint Line, Massport’s Noise Complaint line is open 6 AM to 6PM. Call whenever Logan Runway 27 airplane noise disturbs you: 561-3333. Congressman Mike Capuano 621-6208 and Congressman Steven Lynch 428-2000 also asked Jamaica Plain constituents to call their office about aircraft noise.

Free Community Meal Program: These are free walk-in meals for all ages with vegan options always available! Come in, eat all you want or take a plate to go! We recently hired a new cook, Elaina Smith & She provides a healthy home cooked experience to every meal! Community dinner every Wednesday @6:30 pm. Crossroad Café lunch every Saturday @12pm

For More info contact Kennia Phone 617-524-3992 / Email:  [email protected]

         Just Cookin’ Kitchen is a partnership between FBCJP and caterers in need of quality kitchen space. We offer a commissary kitchen for less money, available to small businesses interested in catering, food truck prep and/or culinary educational experiences. We provide an opportunity to let your business grow so you can save & spend less on start-up cost. For More info contact Kennia Phone: 617-524-3992 / Email: [email protected]

Seeking Interested Local Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs for New Mentoring Program, In response to feedback from local small businesses and entrepreneurs, JP Centre/South Main Streets is excited to kick off a new mentoring program this year. The program will provide a valuable mentoring network to local small business owners and entrepreneurs. There will be opportunities to connect participants with entrepreneurs from other local university and business associations. Renee Wong, a local JP resident with extensive economic consulting background, is volunteering with JPCSMS to spearhead this project. If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur interested in participating in the program, as a mentor, mentee, or both, please reach out to Renee Wong or Ginger Brown.

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.

Academic Announcements

Eliza Thomas of Jamaica Plain, MA (02130) graduated with a BA in Geology from Carleton College at its 144th Commencement exercises, held on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Eliza Thomas was elected to the Sigma Xi honor society. Election to the Carleton Chapter of Sigma Xi, a national honor society, indicates that a student has demonstrated evidence of research potential in a field of pure or applied science.

Jordan Brown of Jamaica Plain, MA, graduated this spring from Ohio Wesleyan University. Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Students at Lehigh University attained Dean’s List in Spring 2018. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. Thomas Parker of Boston (02130), Ruby Eisenbud of Jamaica Plain (02130), Jasmine Turnbull of Jamaica Plain (02130).

Belmont Hill School students from Jamaica Plain achieved academic honors for the 2017-2018 school year. They are listed below:
Jamaica Plain: Gage McWeeny — Grade 10,  Honors

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