JP Agenda, Jan. 16, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 27 for the Jan. 30 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


Rethinking Transit, discussion on possible extension of Green Line to Hyde Square, featuring Stephanie Pollack of Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, sponsored by Arborway Committee, Wed., Jan. 28, 7pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info:

Boston City Council Town Hall, featuring Councilors Matt O’Malley, Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu, hosted by JP Progressives, Wed., Jan. 28, 6:30-8pm, Doyle’s Cafe, 3484 Washington St. RSVP to [email protected].

JPNC Environment, Parks & Energy committee, agenda TBD, Mon., Jan. 19, 6pm, JFK School, 7 Bolster St.

Zoning Board of Appeals, City Hall, room 801. Tues., Jan. 20, 9:30am: 383-385H Centre St. (change occupancy).

JPNC Housing & development committee, Tues., Jan. 20, 6:30pm, Barbara Kaplan Room, Brewery complex, 31 Germania St.

JPNC Zoning Committee meeting, Wed., Jan. 21, 7pm, agenda to include 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. (demolish existing one-story building and construct a new four-story dwelling with nine residential units and ground-level retail space); 196 Chestnut Ave. (rehab and enlarge existing deck at rear of property, install new door); and 196 Chestnut Ave. (rehab and enlarge existing deck), Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Next meeting: Feb. 4. Info:

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Jan. 21, Feb. 25, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24. Info: [email protected]

JP South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects, discussing potential design improvements to Monument Square, hosted by Boston Transportation Department, Thurs., Jan. 22, 6-7:30pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: [email protected]/635-2755.

JPNC ad-hoc committee on Forest Hills developments, Mon., Jan. 26, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council monthly meeting, agenda to include discussion on improvements to BRA & alternative remedy for the public path under the settlement agreement for 161 S. Huntington Ave., Tues., Jan. 27, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Boston Police District E-13, monthly meeting, Feb 5, 7pm, District E-13, 3345 Washington St. Latino monthly meeting, Feb. 12, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. 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.

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]

Roberto Clemente 21 sports program, now accepting applications, ages 7-18, all genders. Info: Alfredo Liriano, 828-9524.


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:

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]


JP Historical Society lecture, “Ice Harvesting on Jamaica Pond,” Sun., Jan. 18, 2-4pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info: [email protected]

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. Three JP residents “report back” on their recent trip to Israel/Palestine, Thurs., Jan. 29, 6:30pm.

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

Redesigning Civilization: Permaculture’s Vision for a Just and Sustainable World with Toby Hemenway, Thurs., Feb. 5, 7-8:30pm, First Church JP, 6 Eliot St. 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.

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


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

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.

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.

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