JP Agenda, Nov. 21, 2014

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 2 for the Dec. 5 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


Zoning Board of Appeals, City Hall, room 801. Tues., Nov. 25, 9:30am: 54-56 Iffley Road (construction of new mud room), 222-224 Amory St. (to remove proviso).

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council monthly meeting, Tues., Nov. 25, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

JPNC Public Service Committee, Tues., Dec. 2, 7pm, agenda to include Tres Gatos (470 Centre St.) for a 7-Day Common Victualler (Restaurant) All-Alcoholic Beverages License, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info:

JPNDC & Back of The Hill CDC-hosted second community meeting to work on the design of new affordable homes at the General Heath Square site, Tues., Dec. 2, 6pm, 31 Heath St. Info: [email protected].

JPNC Zoning Committee meeting, Wed., Dec. 3, 7pm, agenda tbd, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Next meeting: Dec. 17. Info:

Boston Police District E-13, Monthly meeting, Thurs., Dec. 4, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Latino monthly meeting, Thurs., Dec. 11, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Info:

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, Holiday meeting/potluck, Mon., Dec. 8: 6:30-9pm, 91 Williams Street #3. Info:

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: Liana Poston, 722-2060.

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Wed., Dec. 17, 6:30pm, Egleston Sq. YMCA, 3134 Washington St.

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].


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].

Troops for Fitness Cardio & Strength Series, Tuesdays, 6-7pm, through Nov. 25, Jamaica Pond Boathouse; Thursdays, 5-6pm, through Nov. 20, Arnold Arboretum. Info:

Yoga with Linda the Wellness Warrior, Dec. 5, 10-11am, $5, Franklin Park Clubhouse. Info:

Forest Hills Runners, several weekly group runs, info/schedule:

All Levels Community Yoga, everyone welcome, free mats available, Tuesdays 6-7:15pm at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. ($5 suggested donation) and Thursdays 7:15-8:30pm at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. ($10 or 10 for $80). Info: [email protected]


Organic beekeeping school, Thursdays, Jan. 22-Feb.26, 7:30-9pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info:

Meet the Lenders Seminar, learn about mortgage lenders in this workshop led by the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development. Mon., Dec. 1, 5-7pm, Connolly BPL Branch, 433 Centre St. Info/register: 635-4663.

Jamaica Pond & Boston’s Water System, the early history of the Boston Water system, Sun., Dec. 7, 2pm, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway. Info:

Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate and meditation classes, scholarships available, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/[email protected].

Woodworking, sewing, art classes, fiber arts, photography, book arts. Children, teens, adults, year round. Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. Info: or 617-524-3313.


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].


Psychodrama fall courses, schedule & registration:

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

Classes at the Arnold Arboretum,


Holiday basket makers needed, warm clothes, basic necessities, and holiday gifts to clients of Community Servings and their families. Info: 522-7777/[email protected].

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:

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

DCR Fall Leaf Removal Program, Dec. 3: SWC Park. Dec. 4: SWC Park.

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.

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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