JP Agenda, July 8 2016

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Casey Arborway Project, public meeting to provide the community about the progress made on the Casey Arborway Project. All residents, abutters, local business owners and interested commuters are invited to attend. Weds. July 20, 6:30-8:30pm, Boston English High School Auditorium, 144 McBride St. Info: Jim Kersten, [email protected]

3193 Washington St. BRA, 2nd public meeting for the proposed 46-unit plus retail condo 3193 Washington Development. July 11, 6-8pm, at 3134 Washington St. Info: Gary Uter, 918-4457.

Police Monthly Meeting, Latino Monthly Meeting, Thurs. July 14, 7pm at Nate Smith House. Strategic Planning/NAC, Tues. July 19, 6:30pm at District E-13.

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.

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:

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:


Storytelling with clay and mixed media, July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11 from 5:30–7:30pm at Jamaica Plain Community Center (Curtis Hall), 20 South Street. FREE workshops from Families Creating Together with celebrated teaching artist Wendy Ellertson. Families create clay and mixed media sculptures and environments and develop related stories. Presented in English, Spanish and American Sign Language (upon request). Wheelchair accessible. Child care provided. FCT is a program of Community Service Care/Tree of Life Coalition. Info: 522-4832 or email [email protected]. or

Free Guided Walking Tour of Stony Brook/Brookside neighborhood on Sat. July 9 at 11am from in front of Stony Brook MBTA station on the Orange Line. Conducted by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

Free Guided Walking Tour of Hyde Square neighborhood on Sat. July 16, 11am from in front of Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre Street. Conducted by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

A Tell-All Diarist’s Social Circle, Miss Anna C. Lowell, a decorous Victorian and permanent residents of Forest Hills, penned many diary entries concerning her privileged family and friends, talk led by Dee Morris, Sun. July 17, 2pm, Forest Hills Cemetery, meet at visitors circle behind the main gate. 90 minute walk over varied terrain. Wear comfortable shoes. $10.

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]

ESL Conversation Groups, Mondays July 11 & 25, 6:30 p.m.

Thursdays, July 7, 21, & 28, 2:30 p.m. 433 Centre St. Info:

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]


         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

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.

Congratulations to Raymond Farmer for graduating from Union College with a B.S. majoring in Biology magna cum laude; and to Benjamin Jaffer ’21 for being awarded the 100 A’s Award, given by Brimmer and May School.

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