JP Resource Guide

September 18, 2012
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JAMAICA PLAIN RESOURCES

All telephone numbers begin with area code 617 unless otherwise indicated. Updates can be sent to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com or 617-524-2626.

 

Arts Programs

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

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

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

Boston Public Library Branches have many events and programs. bpl.org

• 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. jamaicapondpoets.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. jamaicaplainforum.org

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. JPHS.org

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

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

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

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

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. loring-greenough.org

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

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

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. spontaneouscelebrations.org

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

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

Parks and Recreation

Arnold Arboretum, 125 Aborway, 524-1718. arboretum.harvard.edu

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

Community gardens, several at various JP locations operated by Boston Natural Areas Network. bostonatural.org/communitygardens.htm.

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. franklinparkcoalition.org

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

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 (closed until Oct. 2011), 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. jamaicapond.com

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. nirarock.org, friends@nirarock.org

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. ymcaboston.org/egleston

Associations

Jamaica Hills Association, 44 Allandale St. jamaicahills.org, advocate@jamaicahills.org

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

Jamaica Pond Association, jamaicapondassociation.com

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. sna-jp.org

Sumner Hill Association. sumnerhillassociation.org

Business Groups

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

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

Locally Owned JP, meet-up for local business owners. meetup.com/locally-owned-jp

JP Business and Professional Association, 522-1150.

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

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

Washington Street Business Group, 3399 Washington St.

Activism and Community Service

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

Arborway Committee, advocates for improved public transit. blogs.arborway.org

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. bikesnotbombs.org

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

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

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

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

Coalition to Mobilize, Educate, and Vote!, 31 Germania St., 522-2424. hydesquare.org/programs/CEMV.html

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

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

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

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. ethocare.org

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

Friends of the JP Branch of the Boston Public Library, 524-2053. bpl.org/branches/jamaica.htm

Friends of the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. bpl.org/branches/connolly.htm

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

Friends of Kelly Rink, 301-8358. sites.google.com/site/friendsofthekellyrink

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

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

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

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

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

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. bostonabcd.org/jamaica-plain-apac.aspx

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

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

Jobs with Justice, 524-8778. massjwj.net

La Leche League, breastfeeding support, 284 Amory St., 323-3467. llleus.org/web/BostonMa.html

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

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

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

Neighborhood Pesticide Action Committee, 983-3754. npacboston.org

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

Self Esteem Boston, 983-1111. selfesteemboston.com

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

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

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

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. urbanedge.org

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

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

Churches/Temples

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

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

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

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. firstbaptistjp.org

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

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

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

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

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. neharshalom.org

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

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

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

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. rc.net/boston/stmaryoftheangels

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.

Government

U.S. Congress

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, 565-8519. markey.senate.gov

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 565-3170. warren.senate.gov

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, 621-6208. house.gov/capuano

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, 428-2000. lynch.house.gov

Massachusetts Legislature

Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, 722-1673. malegislature.gov/People/Profile/SCD0

Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, 722-2370. malegislature.gov/People/Profile/J_S1

Rep. Liz Malia, 722-2060. malegislature.gov/People/Profile/EAM1

Rep. Russell Holmes, 722-2220. malegislature.gov/People/Profile/REH1

Mayor’s Office

JP Neighborhood Coordinator Jullianne Doherty, 635-3485.

Boston City Council

District City Councilors for JP: Matt O’Malley, 635-4220; Tito Jackson, 635-3510; Mike Ross 635-4225; Charles Yancey, 635-3131.

Citywide City Councilors: Felix Arroyo, 635-4205; John Connolly, 635-3115; Stephen Murphy, 635-4376; Ayanna Pressley, 635-4217.

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. bpdnews.com/districts/e-13

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

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. mspca.org

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

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

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

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

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

Faulkner Hospital, 1153 Centre St., 983-7000. faulknerhospital.org

ESAC Boston Asthma Initiative, 3313 Washington St., 971-0863. esacboston.org/bai/index.html

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, 170 Morton, 522-8110. mass.gov/shattuckhospital

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

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

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

Youth Programs

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

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

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. thehome.org

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

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

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

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

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

Neighborhood Childrens Theatre, nctboston@comcast.net.

Roberto Clemente League, 828-9524, Robertoclemente21sportsprogram@yahoo.com.

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

Schools

Public Schools

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

Curley K-8, 493 Centre St., 635-8176. curleyk8.com

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

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

James Hennigan Elementary, 200 Heath St., 635-8264. boston.k12.ma.us/hennigan

John F. Kennedy Elementary, 7 Bolster St., 635-8127. bostonpublicschools.org/school/kennedy-jf-elementary-school

Joseph P. Manning Elementary, 130 Louders Lane, 635-8102. bostonpublicschools.org/school/manning-elementary-school

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

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

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

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

Mendell Ellis School, 164 School St., 635-8234. bostonpublicschools.org/school/mendell-elementary-school

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

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

West Zone Early Learning Center, 200 Heath St. 635-8275. bostonpublicschools.org/school/west-zone-early-learning-center

Private Schools

British School of Boston, 522-2261. britishschool.org

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

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

Neighborhood Schools, 34 Peter Parley Road, 522-0880. neighborhoodschooljp.org

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. jpndc.org

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 bilingualmontessori.org.

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. jpkidsarts.org

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.

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

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

Adult Basic Education

Boston Public Library branches. bpl.org

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

Jamaica Plain APAC, jobs and job preparation, 295 Centre St., 522-4250. bostonabcd.org/centers/jamaica-plain

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. jpcommunitycenters.com

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

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

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

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