JP Agenda, March 13, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., March 24 for the March 27 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


3200 Washington St. IAG, March 16, 6:30-7:30pm, Boston Police District E-13 Jamaica Plain, 3345 Washington St. Info: 918-4251.

JPNC Housing & Development Committee, March 17, 6:30pm, agenda to include Developers on proposed project at 3200 Washington St., General Heath Square Update, BTC IDP update, Babara Kaplan Room, The Brewery (Next to Sam Adams Entrance), 284 Amory St. Info:

JPNC Zoning Committee, Wed., March 18, 7pm, agenda to include 3708-3710 Washington St. (Fazenda Coffee Roasters seeks to remove proviso, increase occupancy from 26 to 42), 13 Bishop St. (extend living space to basement), 22-26 Plainfield St./58 Brookley Road (raze existing building & erect new three-story building). Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Next meeting: April 1, 15. Info:

3200 Washington Street Community Meeting, mixed-use, retail/development at three new building sections totaling approximately 97,107 gross square feet, CANCELLED, no new date available. Info: [email protected].

Boston Police District E-13, Strategic planning, Thurs., March 19, E-13, 3345 Washington St. Monthly meeting, April 2, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info:

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council monthly meeting, Tues., March 24, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

JP Branch Library renovation community meeting, Weds. March 25, 6-7:30pm, Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington St., March 25 (Brookside Community Center), April 22, May 27, June 24. Info: [email protected].

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.

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. Unless posted otherwise, 2nd Monday of every even-numbered month, 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. Info:

Special Interest

Hyde Jackson Square Main Street Annual Meeting & Breakfast Networking, Tues., March 24, 7:30-9am, Julia Martin House, 90 Bickford St. Info: 522-3694/[email protected].

Boston Climate Action Network Gas Leaks Campaign Kick-off Meeting, Mon., March 23, 6-8:30pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Info:

JP Inequality Forum, Panel moderated by DigBoston’s Chris Faraone and small group discussions on local strategies to raise wages and challenge income and wealth disparities, sponsored by JP Progressives, Jobs with Justice, JPNDC and Action for Regional Equity, Thurs., April 9, 6pm, Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave. Info:

Commission on Affairs of the Elderly listening session for 2030 plan, Thurs., April 9, noon-2pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info:

Office Hours

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, Tues., March 24, 6:30-7:30pm, JP Licks, 659 Centre St. Info: 722-1673.

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

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, Fri., March 27, 4-5pm, Caffé Aromi, 403A Centre St. Info: 635-4220.

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.


Hyde Square Task Force looking for youth leaders 14-19, performance lessons, homework help, community leader training, dance/music auditions March 13, 4pm; Theater auditions March 18, 4:30pm, Hyde SQuare Task Force, 361 Centre St. Info: 524-8303.

Registration for JP Regan Youth League, Sat., March 21 & 28, Daisy Field on Jamaicaway at Bynner St. Info:

Nominations for Zoo New England’s annual Zoo Hero Youth Award are open through March 15. Info:

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.


Aquatic Marathon Training, no-impact, deep water running series led by Aquatic Fitness Instructors $5/members, $10/non members, Thursdays through April 9, 6:30-7:20pm, Curtis Hall Community Center pool, 20 South St. Sign up: [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].

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]


Civil Rights Movement 2015, Carl Williams, staff attorney at the ACLU, will talk about the movement to demand an end to racism in policing, and in the justice and economic systems, Thurs., March 19, 6:30pm, Jamaica Plain Branch Library. 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Women’s History Month performance, writer/educator Desiree Taylor will talk about the life of former slave Amanda Berry Smith, Sat., March 21, Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Pics in the Parks photography sessions, informal sessions led by a photography instructor, March 29, The Playstead at Franklin Park, 25 Pierpont Road. 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:


Commission on Affairs of the Elderly listening session for 2030 plan, April 9, noon-2pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. 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.

Police officer entry level exam, for transit, local and state police forces, April 25, application date March 13, $100. Info:

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