JP Resource Guide

September 18, 2012




All telephone numbers begin with area code 617 unless otherwise indicated. Updates can be sent to or 617-524-2626. Updated Sept. 2014.


Arts Programs

African American Master Artists in Residency Program, exhibits, educational events, 76 Atherton St., 373-3139.

Aviary Gallery, 48 South St., 477-4728.

Boston Cyberarts, arts, technology and new media organization that operates Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Green Street T Station,

Boston Public Library Branches have many events and programs.

• Connolly, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

• Egleston Square, 2044 Columbus Ave., 445-4340.

• Jamaica Plain, 12 Sedgwick St., 524-2053.

Chapter and Verse, literary reading series at the Loring-Greenough House, 325-8388.

Community Arts Advocates, advocates for local arts and artists, 522-3407.

Cooperative Artists Institute, an art-based, community-building program, 311 Forest Hills St., 524-6378.

Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, for children and adults, 24 Eliot St., 524-3313.

First Thursday, monthly art stroll in Centre/South business district, JP Centre/South Main Streets, 694-3545.

Footlight Club, America’s oldest ongoing community theater, 7 Eliot St., 524-6506 or 524-3200 (box office).

Forest Hills Educational Trust, sponsors Lantern Festival arts programs, cultural walks and other community events at Forest Hills Cemetery, 524-3150.

Freelance Players of JP, original plays performed by young people, 542-7045.

Hallway Gallery, 66 South St., 818-5996.

Jamaica Plain Artists Association, 30 Peter Parley Road, 325-7110.

Jamaica Plain Arts Council, runs JP Open Studios annual art event, 855-5767.

Jamaica Plain Children’s Chorus, 6 Eliot St., 825-0674.

Jamaica Plain Forum, in coordination with First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, a free public series that features speakers, discussions and events, 6 Eliot St., 477-8630.

Jamaica Plain Gay and Lesbian Contra Dancers, events at First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 522-2216.

Jamaica Plain Historical Society tours, events, and publications on the history of JP.

Jamaica Plain Music Festival, annual concert at Jamaica Pond Park.

JP Art Market, 36 South St., 522-1729.

JP Concerts, concert series at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7 Revere St., 874-4009.

JP Reads, annual community-wide literary events centered on a single book.

JP Unplugged, acoustic music series at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., 524-3158.

Loring-Greenough House, historic building tours and events, 12 South St., 524-3158.

Music and Art at Taylor House, visual arts, classical and jazz concerts, 50 Burroughs St., 983-9334.

Omega Theater, 41 Greenough Ave., 522-8300.

Spontaneous Celebrations, offers many activities, including classes, dinners, workshops, festivals and after-school programs; Sponsors Wake Up the Earth Festival and Lantern Parade at Jamaica Pond, 45 Danforth St., 524-6373.

Stonybrook Fine Arts Studio, 24 Porter St., 522-3331.

UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St., 553-4480.

Parks and Recreation

Arnold Arboretum, 125 Aborway, 524-1718.

Brewer/Burroughs Tot Lot, between Burroughs St. and Eliot St.

Community gardens, several at various JP locations operated by Boston Natural Areas Network.

English High School Athletic Fields, Amory St. and Williams St.

Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Ave, 524-0128.

Franklin Park, with forest, golf course, other recreational areas, various entrances along Forest Hills St. and Walnut Ave.

Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, 541-5466.

Jamaica Plain Community Centers, three sites offer a host of services, including senior citizens activities, adult education and learning programs, preschool, after-school programs, summer youth programs, swimming, work-out areas and gym.

• Curtis Hall, 20 South St., 635-5193.

• English High School, 144 McBride St., 635-8979.

• Hennigan School, 200 Heath St., 635-8264.

Jamaica Pond Park, 507 Jamaicaway, 635-4505.

Jefferson Playground, Day St. and Heath St.

Kelly Rink, outdoor ice skating, 1 Marbury Terrace, near Stony Brook T station, 727-7000.

Nira Rock Urban Wild, 18 Nira Ave.,

Olmsted Park, along the Jamaicaway between Perkins St. and Huntington Ave. 635-7275.

Parkman Memorial, Francis Parkman Drive.

Rossmore/Stedman Park, Rossmore Road and Stedman St.

Southwest Corridor Park, featuring many recreational areas, playgrounds and bike lanes, along Amory and Lamartine Sts. between Forest Hills and Jackson Square T Stations.

Starr Lane Park, 17 Starr Lane.

YMCA Egleston Square, 3134 Washington St., 522-0946.


Jamaica Hills Association, 44 Allandale St.,

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, composed of elected members from across Jamaica Plain who make recommendations and ensure community input in government decisions.

Jamaica Pond Association,

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association.

Sumner Hill Association.

Business Groups

Egleston Square Main Streets, 3313 Washington St., 522-7752.

Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street, 339 Centre St., 522-3694.

Locally Owned JP, meet-up for local business owners.

JP Business and Professional Association, 522-1150.

JP Centre/South Main Streets, 670 Centre St., 694-3545.

JP Local First, nonprofit organization for independent, locally owned businesses.

Washington Street Business Group, 3399 Washington St.

Activism and Community Service

Arborway Coalition, advocates for the Arborway parklands and area, 22 Arborway, 524-0602.

Arborway Committee, advocates for improved public transit.

Bikes Not Bombs, promotes bicycles as a tool for community empowerment with bicycle recycling and youth training. Bike Shop: 18 Bartlett Sq., 522-0226. Office/Youth Programs: 284 Amory St., 522-0222.

Boston Parent Organizing Network, 209 Green St., 3rd Floor, 522-2766.

Boston Private Industry Council, 555 Amory St. (School-to-Career Office), 524-5224.

Bridging Forest Hills, promotes new bridge rather than planned new surface streets that soon will replace Casey Overpass in Forest Hills.

Casa Nueva Vida, transitional family shelter, 53 Glen Road, 524-6332.

Coalition to Mobilize, Educate, and Vote!, 31 Germania St., 522-2424.

City Life/Vida Urbana, a housing organization focused on tenants’ rights and affordable housing, 284 Amory St., 524-3541.

Community Servings, delivers meals to homebound people, 18 Marbury Terrace, 522-7777.

ESAC (Ecumenical Social Action Committee, Inc.), home repairs for seniors, lead paint issues, many related housing services, 3313 Washington St., 2nd Floor, 524-2555.

Ethos, serves seniors who want to stay at home as long as possible with case management, home care, meals on wheels, an elderly meal program, transportation, long-term care ombudsmen, housing, caregiver support and volunteer services. Offers Latino lunch and culture cafe in JP. 555 Amory St., 522-6700.

Family Service of Greater Boston, provides integrated health and social services to at-risk families and individuals, 31 Heath St., 523-6400.

Friends of the JP Branch of the Boston Public Library, 524-2053.

Friends of the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

hopeFound, shelter and programs for homeless people, 170 Morton St., 983-0351.

Friends of Kelly Rink, 301-8358.

Grassroots International, a human rights and development agency, 179 Boylston St., 4th floor, 524-1400.

Haymarket People’s Fund, funding for social change, 42 Seaverns Ave., 522-7676.

Hyde Square Task Force, a large variety of programs for adults and youth in the area, 375 Centre St., 524-8303.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, a nonprofit community development corporation, 31 Germania St., 522-2424.

Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition, working on equitable development and sustainable green practices in JP.

JP Area Planning Action Council (APAC), a locally-run ABCD program providing direct services and referrals in the areas of advocacy, employment training, youth programs, fuel assistance, community organization, family support groups, and food pantry. 295 Centre St., 522-4250.

JP@Home, cooperative group for seniors and people with disabilities to help them live at home.

JP Coalition: Tree of Life/Arbol de Vida, 522-4832, 295 Centre St.

JP Cohousing, 65 Cornwall Street, (781) 267-5053.

Jobs with Justice, 524-8778.

La Leche League, breastfeeding support, 284 Amory St.,

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 350 S. Huntington Ave., 522-7400.

Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 157 Green St., 983-5800.

Mass Energy, offers heating oil at discount prices and energy-efficient alternatives, 284 Amory St., 524-3950.

Neighborhood Pesticide Action Committee, 983-3754.

North American Indian Center of Boston, 105 S. Huntington Ave., 232-0343.

Self Esteem Boston, 983-1111.

Showa Boston Institute of Language and Culture, Japanese women’s college, 420 Pond St., 522-0080.

Somali Development Center, provides educational and employment opportunities, 205 Green St., 522-0700.

South Africa Development Fund, provides grants for health and human rights, 555 Amory St., 522-5511.

St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 97 South St., 524-0240.

Urban Edge, a nonprofit community development corporation, 1542 Columbus Ave., 989-9300 x300.

Volunteers of America-Massachusetts, a multi-service agency providing housing and counseling for families, youth and frail elders, 441 Centre St., 522-8086.

WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, 122 Boylston St., 390-2588.


Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 38 Walk Hill St., Church Rectory 40 Walk Hill St., 524-7900.

Boylston Congregational Church, 207 Amory St., 524-0554.

Christ the King-JP/Roxbury, 169 Amory St.,

Covenant Congregational Church, 455 Arborway, 524-0775.

Fellowship Church of God, 317 Centre St., 522-5126.

First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, 633 Centre St., 524-3992.

First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist, corner of Centre and Eliot, 524-1634.

Grace and Hope Mission, 1900 Columbus Ave., 442-7579.

Hispanic Community Church of Boston, 85 Seaverns Ave., 232-1416.

Hope Central Church, 87 Seaverns Ave, 522-0600.

Iglesia Adventista Hispana de Jamaica Plain, 40 Elm St., 983-1076.

Iglesia Bautista Hispana de Jamaica Plain, 10 Kingsboro Park, 522-9006.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 236 Chestnut Ave., 617-522-7521.

Latvian Luthern Church, 100 Rockview St. 524-4622

Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue, 43 Lochstead Ave. 522-3618.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 46 Brookside Ave., 524-0434.

Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church, 61 Rockwood St., 522-0225.

River of Life Church, 440 Centre St., 942-3586.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 169 Amory St., 477-4108.

St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox, 522-3323.

St. Johns Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave., 524-2999.

St. Mary of the Angels, 377 Walnut Ave. 445-1524.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 97 South St., 524-0240.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Andrew, 24 Orchard Hill Road, 522-3325.

United Baptist Church, 322 Centre St., 522-7293.


U.S. Congress

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, 565-8519.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 565-3170.

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, 621-6208.

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, 428-2000.

Massachusetts Legislature

Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, 722-1673.

Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, 722-2370.

Rep. Liz Malia, 722-2060.

Rep. Russell Holmes, 722-2220.

Mayor’s Office

JP Neighborhood Coordinator Jullianne Doherty, 635-3485.

Boston City Council

District City Councilors for JP: Matt O’Malley, 635-4220 and Charles Yancey, 635-3131.

Citywide City Councilors: Michael Flaherty, 635-4205; Stephen Murphy, 635-4376; Ayanna Pressley, 635-4217; Michelle Wu, 635-3115.

Police and Courts

Emergencies and anything to report to police: 911 or cell phone 343-4911

District E-13 JP Station, 3345 Washington St., 343-5624.

Crime Watch groups: There are at the least 20 in Jamaica Plain. Info: Neighborhood Crime Watch Program of Boston Police: 343-4345.

West Roxbury District Court (in JP), 971-3004.

Legal Services Center (non-criminal cases): 522-6785.

Health Care

Angell Animal Medical Center (veterinary), 350 S. Huntington Ave., 522-7282.

Arbour Hospital (mental health), 49 Robinwood Ave., 522-4400.

Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare Jamaica Plain, adult medicine, 545A Centre St., 522-5464.

Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington, 301 S. Huntington Ave., 1-800-294-9999.

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, 1153 Centre St., 983-7000.

Brookside Community Health Center, 3297 Washington St., 522-4700.

Dimock Community Health Center, 555 Dimock St., 442-8800.

ESAC Boston Asthma Initiative, 3313 Washington St., 971-0863.

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, 170 Morton, 522-8110.

Martha Eliot Health Center, 75 Bickford St., 971-2100. Pediatrics and adult mental health services.

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 640 Centre St., 983-4100.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 150 S. Huntington Ave. 232-9500.

Youth Programs

826 Boston, writing and tutoring for young people, 3035 Washington St., 442-5400.

Bottom Line, helps disadvantaged youths get into and stay in college, 500 Amory St., 524-8833.

English High Community Center True Hiphop Culture Program, 635-5244.

Hennigan Community Center Teen Center, 635-5198.

Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave., 267-3700.

Hyde Square Task Force Peer Leaders, 375 Centre St., 524-8303.

Italian Home for Children, residential care facility for children, 1125 Centre St., 524-3116.

Jamaica Plain Youth Soccer (6.5-14 years old).

Jamaica Plain Children’s Soccer (3.5-6.5 years old).

Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League (baseball, softball), 983-1563.

Neighborhood Childrens Theatre,

Roberto Clemente League, 828-9524,

YMCA Egleston Square, 3134 Washington St., 989-0946.


Public Schools

Boston Teachers Union School K-8, 25 Walk Hill St., 635-7717.

Curley K-8, 493 Centre St., 635-8176.

English High School, 144 McBride St., 635-8979.

Greater Egleston Community High School, 3134 Washington St., 635-6429.

James Hennigan Elementary, 200 Heath St., 635-8264.

John F. Kennedy Elementary, 7 Bolster St., 635-8127.

Joseph P. Manning Elementary, 130 Louders Lane, 635-8102.

KIPP Academy Boston Middle School, 215 Forest Hills St. 390-5140.

Margarita Muñiz Academy, 20 Child St., 635-8198.

Match Charter Public Middle School, 215 Forest Hills St., 857-203-9668.

Match Community Day Charter Public School, 86 Wachusett St., 983-0300.

Mendell Ellis School, 164 School St., 635-8234.

Mission Hill K-8, 20 Child St., 635-6384.

Rafael Hernandez K-8, 61 School St., 635-8187

West Zone Early Learning Center, 200 Heath St. 635-8275.

Private Schools

British International School of Boston, 522-2261.

Hollow Reed School, 93 Sedgwick St., 524-9004.

Nativity Preparatory School, 39 Lamartine St., 857-728-0031.

Neighborhood School, 34 Peter Parley Road, 522-0880.

Child Care

Family-Based Child Care

Early Learning Child Care System, 14 Hyde Park Ave., 983-5030.

Family-based Child Care Training Program, JP Neighborhood Development Corporation, 522-2424 x232.

Child Care Centers

Adolescent Parents’ & Children’s Center, English High School, Williams St. 635-6978.

Bilingual Montessori School of Boston, 61 Rockwood St., 522-3286 or

Bromley-Heath Cave, 30 Bickford St., 524-2691.

Copper Beech Day Care, 179 Amory St., 524-3237.

Early Learning Center, Hennigan School, 200 Heath St., 635-8275.

Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath St., 635-5198.

Hollow Reed School, 93 Sedgwick St., 524-4881.

Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., 524-3116.

Jamaica Plain Head Start, 315 Centre St. Rear, 522-5533.

KidsArts! at First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot St., 524-0818.

Melvin Patton Infant & Toddler Program, Bromley-Heath, 962 Parker St., 542-1713.

Native American Community Head Start, at the North American Indian Center of Boston, 105 S. Huntington Ave., 232-8534.

Nazareth Family Center, 19 St. Joseph St., 522-4040.

Neighborhood Schools, 34 Peter Parley Road, 522-5209.

NICE Day Care, 2990 Washington St., 445-3766.

Shattuck Child Care Center, 180 Morton St., 522-8110.

Wee Care, 305 Lamartine St., 522-7901/

West Roxbury District Court Children’s Center, 445 Arborway, 971-1200.

YMCA Egleston Square, 3134 Washington St., 522-0946.

Adult Basic Education

Boston Public Library branches.

Catholic Charities/El Centro del Cardenal Adult Education Program, ESOL, 16 St. Joseph St., 522-4040.

Jamaica Plain APAC, jobs and job preparation, 295 Centre St., 522-4250.

JP Coalition Tree of Life/Arbol de Vida, information and referrals, 295 Centre St., 522-4832.

JP Community Centers, Adult Learning Program, ESOL, GED, 635-5201. Computer Learning Center, 635-5193.

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center, 31 Heath St., JP, 522-8345.

Somali Development Center, 203 Green St., 522-0700.

Spanish Immersion JP, 295 Centre St., 522-4832.

X-CEL Adult Education, college transition program, 522-2590.