JP Agenda, April 10, 2015


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JPNC Zoning Committee, Wed., April 15, 7pm, agenda to include 209 Chestnut Ave/ (extend living space into basement from Unit 1). Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Boston Police District E-13, monthly meeting, Thurs., May 7, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Strategic planning, Thurs., April 16, E-13, 3345 Washington St. Info:

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

Special Interest

No Boston 2024 letter-writing event, group opposing Boston’s Olympics bid writing to elected officials, Sat., April 11, 3pm, Lucy Parsons Center, 358A Centre St. Info:

Cuba at a Crossroads, JP activists Emily Achtenberg, Laura Foner and Mary Meehan discussing their February trip to Cuba and the future of the country’s relations with the U.S., Sat., April 11, 10:30am, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

People for Democratic Revolution, egalitarianist political group holding discussion on influence of money on progressive organizations, Tues., April 14, 7:30pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St., Info:

Casey Arborway project office hours, Tues., April 21, 5:30-7:30pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: [email protected]

Chief Chat with Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Fri., April 24, 4-7pm, Centre & South St. Info:

Franklin Park spring cleanup, gloves, tools and trash bags provided, Sat., April 25th 1-4pm, meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot, Circuit Drive & Glen Lane. Info:

Urban Edge Housing Corporation, 41st Annual Meeting and Election of the Board of Directors, Wed., April 29th, 5-8pm, 1542 Columbus Ave. Info:

Franklin Park Coalition Annual Meeting, Sat., May 9, 10am, Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. 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., April 17, 8-9am, Robinwood Café., 536 Centre St.

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]

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]


Femmechanics, workshop and open shop time for FTW (femme/trans/women) cyclists to learn more about bicycle mechanics, April 13, May 11, 7-9pm, 18 Bartlett Sq. Info:

Find your park week, with ranger-led walk of the Olmsted-designed Arnold Arboretum, Sat., April 18, 10am. Guided walk of Jamaica Pond on Sunday, April 26, 3:00pm. 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]

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]


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:


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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