JP Agenda, March 27, 2015

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BRA urban renewal extension, intro to request to extend special planning districts, including in Jackson and Egleston Squares,Tues., March 31, 6pm, City Hall, BRA board room, 9th fl. Info:

3200 Washington St. BRA meeting, Wed., April 1, 6.30pm, Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: [email protected]

JPNC Public Service Committee, Tues., April 7, 7pm, agenda tbd, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info:

JPNC Zoning Committee, Wed., April 1, 7pm, agenda tbd. Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Next meeting: April 1, 15. Info:

Boston Police District E-13, Monthly meeting, Thurs., April 2, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Strategic planning, Thurs., April 16, E-13, 3345 Washington St. Latino meeting, Thurs., April 9, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Info:

Zoning Board of Appeals, City Hall, room 801. Tues., April 7, 9.30am: 3198-3204 Washington St. (combine lots, demolish existing two-story building and garage and single-story building, construct new 73 residential units), 117 Centre St. (change two unit building to three-unit building).

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington St., 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. Next meeting Mon., April 13, 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. Info:

Special Interest

Child Street Area Neighborhood Watch quarterly meeting, Wed., April 1, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Casey Overpass demolition health questions, community-run meeting, with epidemiologist Dr. Richard Clapp, Wed., April 1, 8pm, Hope Central Church, 85-87 Seaverns Ave. Info:

JP Boston Shines Clean-up Day, tools provided, Sat., April 4, 9-11am, meet at JP Licks, 659 Centre St.

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 senior services plan, Thurs., April 9, noon-2pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info:

Office Hours

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.


JP Children’s soccer, for kids 3.5-6.5, registration fee $25, season April 29-June 22 at Jamaica Pond/Pinebanks Field, registration deadline by April 17. Info: [email protected]

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.

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.


Walking Tour of Franklin Park: “A Quiet Season Jaunt,” 90-minute stroll to celebrate spring’s arrival in Boston, Sun., March 29, 2pm. Reservations:

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, free mats available, $5 suggested, Tuesdays 6-7:15pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: [email protected]


First Ladies on Film, John DeVito will show film clips of our First Ladies, Thurs., April 9, 6:30pm. JP 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:

Cuba at a crossroads, Three JP activists share stories of their recent trip to Cuba and discuss the future of U.S./Cuba relations, Sat., April 11, 10:30 a.m. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

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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