JP Agenda, Aug. 28, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 7 for the Sept. 11 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


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.

Police Community Relations Meeting, Thurs., Sept. 3, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Commanders from Boston Police Area E, MBTA Police, and State Police will deal with all issues of public safety raised by the community. All interested residents are invited to attend.

Public Service Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council monthly meeting, Tues., Sept. 8, 7pm, held at the old Cheverus School building (behind the old Blessed Sacrament Church at 365 Centre St.) All interested parties invited to attend.

Police-Community Relations Meetings, Monthly meeting, Thu., Sept. 3, 7pm, District E-13, Latino Monthly Meeting, Thu. Sept. 10, 7pm, Nate Smith House, Strategic Planning/NAG Thu. Sept. 17, 7pm, District E-13.

Special Interest

Free Citizenship Clinic, Sat., Aug. 29, free legal assistance to eligible green card holders who wish to become U.S. Citizens. 500-5998. Volunteers wanted. First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St., 10am-12pm. Walk-ins welcome but pre-registration is recommended. Hosted by the MIRA Coalition.

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, Saturdays, 9:15am, Schoolmaster Hill, Franklin Park. Info:

Fitness Walk, Saturdays, 8-9am, Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse parking lot. Info: [email protected]

Line dancing with Mz. Rhythm, Wednesdays, 6:30pm, Franklin Park, hill across from Golf Clubhouse. 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]


Coping with serious mental illness: If you are trying to support a family member or friend with serious mental illness, the NAMI Family to Family course can help you better understand, cope, and maintain your own sense of we;;-being. Sept. 21-Dec. 4, 7-9:30, Call Ginny or Mark at 522-7439 or email [email protected]

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. ESL class, Mondays, 10:30-noon.

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]


Free Citizenship Clinic, Sat., Aug. 29, free legal assistance to eligible green card holders who wish to become U.S. Citizens. 500-5998. Volunteers wanted. First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St., 10am-12pm. Hosted by the MIRA Coalition.

Public Notices

Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park Closed Due to Algal Bloom, pond is temporarily closed to all water activities pending further testing. Boston Public Health Commission 530-0816.

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.

Local residents make dean’s list at UMass Lowell, congratulations to Joanna Pesnell majoring in business administration and Brittney Pogue majoring in mechanical engineering.


Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. seeking volunteers for gift shop, info desk, radiology, orthopedic center and more. Info: 983-7424 or

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