JP Agenda, June 24, 2016

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Police Monthly Meeting, Thurs. July 7 at 7pm at Curtis Hall. Latino Monthly Meeting, Thurs. July 15, 7pm at Nate Smith House.

Jamaica Pond Association monthly meeting has been re-scheduled from Mon. July 4 to Mon. July 11 at the Jamaicaway Tower meeting room, 111 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, from 7-9 pm.  Open meeting; everyone is welcome.  New Pondside residents are especially encouraged to attend and meet elected members of their neighborhood association. Info: Rosemary Jones, 522-5586.

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.

JPNC monthly meeting, Tues. June 28, 7pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. On the agenda will be a presentation from City Councillor Matt O’Malley, reports from the Working Committees.All interested residents are invited to attend.

BRA Public Meeting, review of Jackson Square Site III (144 apartments, 69 affordable, on Centre and Amory Streets). Thurs. June 30, 6pm. Julia Martin House, 90 Bickford St.

Police Community Relations Meeting, Thurs. July 7 at 7pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. 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 on Tues. July 12 at 7pm at The Brewery (Building B), 31 Germania Street. On the agenda will be a petition of Evy Tea for a new Seven-Day Common Victualler (Restaurant)         License at 253 Amory Street with Evy Chen as manager. All interested residents are invited to attend.

Office Hours

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


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]

Egleston Square Library, free homework help, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, ongoing throughout the school year, 3:30-5:30pm, 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury.


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

Yoga at Forest Hills Cemetery with JP Centre Yoga, held on the banks of Lake Hibiscus at Forest Hills Cemetery. Tuesdays in June 7:30AM. Rain dates will be the Friday of that same week. Suitable for all levels.  Bring mat, water and wear easy to move-in clothing. Fee $10.

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


Free Guided Walking Tour of Monument Square neighborhood, Sat. June 25 at 11am from in front of Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street. Conducted by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

Free Guided Walking Tour of Sumner Hill neighborhood Sat. July 2 starting at 11:00am from in front of Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street. Conducted by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

Tech Goes Home, workshops to provide residents with the opportunity, tools, education, and access required for the 21st century skills development. Classes in English and Spanish. Wednesdays May 4-July 6, 6-7:30pm. Egleston Square Branch Library. Info: Jess, [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.

Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate and meditation classes, scholarships available, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/[email protected]

Free ESL Classes, every day except Sunday, Boston Academy of English, 38 Chauncy Street, Boston. For levels beginner, intermediate, and advanced. For a schedule of classes, contact Robert Davis: [email protected]


         A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls, a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Free classes meet for 8 weeks. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch or snack. Thursdays, 11am-1pm. Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St. Info: Ann Glora, 477-6616.

Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults, free workshop for people who want to learn more about nutrition. Healthy Eating workbook and individual plan provided. Meets once a week for 6 weeks on Thursdays from 1-3pm beginning June 9. Woodbourne Apts. 6 Southbourne Rd. Ann: 477-6616.

         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, Thursdays, 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:

Diabetes Self-Management Program, Hyde Park Community Center, 1179 River St., Wednesdays 9:30am-noon. Info: Ann Glora at 477-6616.

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., 12:00-2pm. Info: 524-3992/


Ethos on Amory Street is looking for volunteers in the following areas: friendly visitor, medical escort, shopping assistant, telephone reassurance caller, office assistant, money management, internships and other group projects. Info: 477-6623/[email protected]

English for New Bostonians, looking for volunteers to serve as ESL tutors. Info: 350-5480 ext. 230 / [email protected]

VNA Seeking Hospice Volunteers, VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit home health and hospice organization, needs volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite for family members in eastern and central Massachusetts. Volunteers are men and women who come from diverse backgrounds and range in age from 20’s to 80’s; the common bond is a desire to share time and compassion with others. A strong need exists for volunteers who are available during the day, are bilingual, or can provide pet or music therapy. No previous experience is necessary. VNA Hospice Care provides training and ongoing support to all volunteers. Info: 781-569-2811,

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

FriendshipWorks Music Program, Do you enjoy music? Seeking volunteers to share music and friendship with elders in JP. 277-5248.

Public Notices

Call for Artists: Domino Installation, Hyde Square Task Force seeks proposals for an art installation in the plaza of the Blessed Sacrament Church at 361 Centre St. Seeking an artist to design, build, and install a work of art with the goals to start conversations between neighbors, bring additional beauty to the community, welcome new community members or visitors, pay homage to the Afro-Latin/Caribbean cultural roots of the neighborhood. Payment: $10,000. Deadline: July 1, 2016. Info: [email protected]

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.

Teacher Tuesdays, 1/2 price appetizers every Tuesday for teachers at Bella Luna/Milky Way, 284 Amory St.

Vacancies on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, People who are interested in the available seats can contact Kevin Moloney, chair of the Council at 522-3988 or [email protected] or come to the regular monthly meeting on Tues., June 28 7pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  There are two vacancies in Area A, one vacancy in Area B,  three vacancies in Area C, and two vacancies At-Large. The area map is available at

Congratulations to Grace Fisher and Victoria Iannella for graduating from Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. Fisher graduated with High Honor and will enroll at the University of Miami. Iannella will enroll at Providence College. To Kate Eastwood for graduating from Brimmer and May School and will enroll at the University of Pittsburgh. To Augustus Lamb for earning academic honors at Belmont Hill School. To Ian Haines for graduating from Earlham College. To Rafael Escalera for receiving a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Marist College. To Rui MA for being awarded a master of degree science in marketing and technological innovation at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Deans List, Congratulations to Mariavittoria E. Fagnani Colt,

Audrey I. Lang, Christopher Liao, Moriah D. Reid, Sophia X. Sun, Elana S.

Yardley for being named to the Dean’s List at Boston University. To Hannah Sherritt for being named to Wheaton College’s Dean’s List for Spring 2016.

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