JP Agenda, Sept. 12, 2014

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JPNC Housing & Development Committee, agenda tba, Tues., Sept. 16, 6:30pm, 80 Green St. Info:

JPNC Zoning Committee meeting, Wed., Sept. 17, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Agenda to include 11 Pershing Road (construct new shed dormer on third floor, new master bedroom & bath), 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. (demolish existing building & construct new four-story building). Next meeting Oct. 1, 15. Info:

Boston Police District E-13, Strategic Planning meeting, Thurs., Sept. 18, 7pm, District E-13, 3345 Washington St. Police monthly meeting, Thurs., Oct. 2, 7pm, District E-13, 3345 Washington St. Info:

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley community roundtable, town-hall-style Q&A, Mon., Sept. 22, 6pm, Nate Smith House Community Room, 155 Lamartine St. Info: 619-4168.

3521-3529 Washington St. project updates, changes to mixed-use redevelopment plan, hosted by Boston Redevelopment Authority, Mon., Sept. 22, 6pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. Info: 918-3449/[email protected].

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda to include recommendations on reform of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Tues., Sept. 23, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Emerald Ash Borer meeting, DCR & USDA APHIS & Forestry Service discussing infestation of tree-killing beetle, Tues., Sept. 23, 6:30-8pm, Arnold Arboretum Visitors Center, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway. Info: 626-4974.

Parcel U development, at the corner of Hyde Park Avenue and Ukraine Way, hosted by Boston Redevelopment Authority,  Mon., Sept. 29, 6-7:30PM, Woodbourne Apartments, 6 Southbourne Road. Info:

South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects public meeting, hosted by Boston Transportation Department with the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Mon., Sept. 29, 6pm, Kennedy School, 7 Bolster St. Info: [email protected]

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, next meeting in Oct., back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. More/latest info:

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Egleston Sq. YMCA, 3134 Washington St. 6:30pm, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 17.

Jamaica Pond Association Board of Directors, first Monday of the month, 7pm, Jamaicaway Tower, 111 Perkins St.

JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Robert Torres, 722-2060.

Special Interest

Library Book Sale, hosted by Friends of the Egleston Square Branch Library, to benefit that branch, Sat., Sept. 20, 10am-2pm, Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave. Info: [email protected]

Second Annual Fermentation Fest, workshops, lectures, book signings, demonstrations, and tastings of fermented foods, Sat., Sept. 27, 10am-4pm, Sandor Katz, New York Times bestselling author of “The Art of Fermentation” will speak at 3pm, Egleston Farmers Market, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 45 Brookside Ave. Info:

People Before Highways panel discussion, author Jim Vrabel will lead a discussion of the campaign that stopped construction of the proposed Southwest Expressway, Sun., Sept. 28, 2pm, Doyle’s Café, 3496 Washington St. Info: 524-2345.

Franklin Park Mile race, kid-friendly to support Franklin Park Coalition, Sun., Oct. 5, 12:30pm, Playstead Road at Pierpont Road in Franklin Park, registration $10-$15. Info:

Office Hours

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

Jullieanne Doherty, JP Coordinator from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, 4th Monday of the month, 2-6pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St.


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]


While Stadium Sports Center, available to ages 7 to 14, daily, 9am to 3pm. 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]


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, Thurs., 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:

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., 12:30-2pm. Info: 524-3992/[email protected]

LGBT Bereavement Group, a project of Ethos and the LGBT Aging Project, call 522-1292 to find the group closest to you.


Psychodrama fall courses, schedule & registration:

Art, woodworking, sewing & craft classes for adults and children year-round.Info:

Classes at the Arnold Arboretum,


Club GRCB volunteers wanted, 10-week session starting Oct. 1. Info:

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:

Hyde Square Task Force seeks volunteers to tutor high school students in any subject at JP youth center, evenings and afternoons available. Info: [email protected]/318-6640.

Ethos on Amory Street is looking for volunteers in the following areas: friendly visitor, medical escort, shopping assistant, telephone reassurance caller, office assistant, ombusman, money management, internships and other group projects. Info: 477-6623/[email protected]

Public Notices

Jamaica Plain Forum seeking interns to help with communications, marketing, publicity, and event coordination. Info: [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, starting Sept. 18, 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 11am-noon.

DCR monthly street sweeping, on DCR streets and parkways, including Jamaicaway, Arborway, & Perkins St., 2nd Wednesdays & Thursdays through November 30. Full schedule:

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:

 “City Hall to Go,” mobile city hall services, first Thursdays, 4pm, Centre & South Sts. Third Saturdays, 10am, 3091 Washington St. Info: twitter @CityHallToGo/635-4500.

Spotholes, pothole reporting tool, 635-4500, Citizens Connect mobile phone app,, and using #spotholes on twitter.

Open Space Plan survey, provide input on park use & preferences,

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