JP Agenda, May 22, 2015

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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda includes nominations for one JPNC vacancy in Area A, Tues., May 26, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington St., May 27 and June 24. Info: [email protected]

Boston Creates Town Hall, share your opinions and ideas about the City’s arts and cultural priorities, Tues., June 2, 6-9pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. Info:

JPNC Public Service Committee, agenda to include petition of Centre Street Sanctuary LLC at 365 Centre Street for a change in name on its Seven-Day Common Victualler (Restaurant) Beer & Wine with Liqueurs License and its Entertainment License from “Centre Street Sanctuary” to “The Frogmore,” Tues., June 2, 7pm, John F. Kennedy School, 27 Bolster St. Info:

JPNC Zoning Committee, Wed., June 3, 7pm, agenda to include 108-110 South St. (change occupancy from one-family residence with store and hair salon to four-family residence with store and hair salon, including change of height and construction of three-story addition with rear decks), 633 Centre St. (First Baptist Church seeks to add a catering use to existing kitchen, no work); 209 Chestnut Ave. (extend living space into basement from Unit 1, enclose front porch and construct new front mudroom and front porch/deck). Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Next meeting June 17. Info:

Boston Police District E-13, Latino monthly meeting, Thurs., June 11, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Monthly meeting, June 4, 7pm, District E-13, 3345 Washington St. Info:

JP Branch Library renovation meeting, Tues., June 23, 6pm, 12 Sedgwick 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.

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

Coffee Hour with the Mayor Martin Walsh, Thurs., May 28, 9:30-10:30am, Brewer-Burroughs Playground, 2P Brewer St. Info: 635-4505.

JP Forum, First Church in JP, 6 Eliot St., May 29, 7-8:30pm: “Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters” with Tom Hayden. June 2, 7-8:30pm: “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt” with Chris Hedges.

The Olympics: More Than a Game, The Nation sports editor Dave Zirin and Kade Crockford of Mass. ACLU discussing Olympics history of displacement and security impacts, hosted by Olympics opposition group NoBoston2024, Tues., June 2, 7pm, Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave. Info:

Jamaica Plain Republicans, to feature George Rigas, Chair of Ward 19 and candidate for Boston District City Council, and Anne McKinnon and Jeff Ferris of Bridging Forest Hills, Tues., May 26, 8pm, Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington St. Info: [email protected]


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]

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]


Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. New ESL class, Mondays, 10:30-noon; Writing class, Sat. May 9, 9:30.  Sign up: 524-2053. June 20, 11am: Motivational Talk on fear by Cordelia Moye.

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:


Sherrill House’s forum, Pulitzer Prize-winning Ellen Goodman will discuss the importance of having end of life care conversations with loved ones, Sun., June 14, 1:30pm. 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]


Girls Rock Camp Boston, volunteers wanted July 19-25, Aug. 9-15. Positions include instrument instructor, band coach, band manager, food support, gear support, site support, GRCB nurse, workshop leader. info:

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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