JP Agenda, March 10, 2017

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Mar. 21 for the Mar. 24 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


Democratic Caucus, Ward 10 Caucus will be at 735 Huntington Ave. in the Levinson multi-purpose room on Sat. Mar. 18 at 9:30 a.m. to elect delegates and alternates for the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, which is on June 3. Info: Richard Giordana at [email protected]

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.

Goddard House Impact Advisory, Mar. 13, 6-7pm, Mount Pleasant Home, 301 S. Huntington Ave. Info: Phil Cohen, 918-4280.

Phase V: Franklin Park Pathways, Thurs. Mar. 30, 6pm, Franklin Park Golf Course Club House, 1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester. Info: Lauren Bryant: 961-3019.

            Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) General membership meeting on Monday 03/13/17 from 7-9pm at Doyles.  Except when in conflict with holidays, the SNA meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at this same time and location.  Info: visit or contact the SNA at [email protected] .

JPNC Zoning Committee, The scheduled March 15 meeting is canceled.  Instead, the JPNC Zoning Committee will meet on Weds, Mar. 22 at 7PM at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  There will be two matters on the agenda: 211 Green Street/3353 Washington Street and an information-only presentation by the developer for 1785 Columbus Street (social services office building with café space and 157 parking spaces).

Networking Group, local chapter of BNI, meets on Wednesdays at the Farnsworth House at 7am. Consists of 30 members of different professions. Through development and trust and relationships amongst the members, objective is to promote each other’s businesses. Members may live outside of JP, but common tie is either living in or servicing the JP area. Info: President of chapter Katelyn Atwater, info: 431-0929.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy Annual Meeting, Renowned conservationist and author John Francis, PhD., will present the Speak Out Lecture at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Annual Meeting Mar. 22 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Ave. A reception will follow the program. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Those interested in attending may register at or call 522-2700. Francis’s talk, “Walking the Earth: Steps Toward Sustainability,” will explore his perspective on sustainability.

JPNDC info, enjoy snacks and refreshments and learn all about JPNDC’s free programs. Our programs can help you start a small business, fix your credit, turn your home into a child care business, grow your contractor business, and much more! Thurs. Mar. 16, 6:30-8:30pm, 31 Germania St. 522-2424.

Urban Edge 43rd Annual Meeting, Weds. Apr. 26, 5-8pm, Under the Tent, Corner of Richie and Columbus, Roxbury.

Office Hours

         MassDOT, Weds. Mar. 22, 5:30-7:30pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St.

         State Rep. Liz Malia, third Friday of each month, 8-9:30am, La Rana Rossa Pizza, 154 Green St. Info: 722-2060 or [email protected]

Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, join Sanchez for an event to discuss priority issues and learn the results of a community survey. Thurs. Mar. 23, 66:30-8pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: 722-2430.

Public Notices

Forest Hills One Track Operation, Beginning on Sat. Mar. 25 and running through June, all Orange Line train service will arrive and depart from the western side of the Forest Hills platform (towards the Arboretum).   Normal two track operation will continue immediately north of the station.

            Airport Noise Complaint Line, Massport’s Noise Complaint line is open 6 AM to 6PM. Call whenever Logan Runway 27 airplane noise disturbs you: 561-3333. Congressman Mike Capuano 621-6208 and Congressman Steven Lynch 428-2000 also asked Jamaica Plain constituents to call their office about aircraft noise.

Yo Soy Clemente Sports & Cultural Program invites young ladies between the ages of 7-10 to submit an application for the 2017 Taina Queen Pageant to be crowned in May 2017. Open Registration runs thru Mar. 15. Interested families call Carmen Rosado at 857-445-3008 or Mr. Alicea Santiago at 888-3856 or pick up an application at The Base, located at 11 Walnut Park in Egleston Square (Roxbury) anytime between 1pm and 6pm.

         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.


         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.

Spanish English Language Exchange, Saturdays, 12-1:45pm. Connolly Branch Library.


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

Yoga, meditation and stress reduction classes at the MindBody Center (SJPHC-HPC) @ 10 Green Street.  Low cost or free, in English and Spanish. For more information call 983-4226.

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:


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 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]


Tai Chi Classes for Seniors, This evidence-based workshop focuses on preventing falls and improving balance through the regular practice of Tai Chi. Participants will learn 8 single forms, derived from the traditional, well known, 24-form Yang Style Tai Chi. The forms are tailored to older adults who wish to improve balance and mobility, and consequently, reduce the risk of falling. Class is offered at no charge and meets twice a week for 12 weeks. It is designed for beginners. Julia Martin House, 90 Bickford Street. Mondays & Thursdays 3-4 pm. Starting Mar. 20. Info/register: contact Ann Glora at 617-477-6616 or [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/


Chelsea Jewish Hospice & Palliative Care (CJHPC) is seeking volunteers to offer companionship and support 1-2 hours per week to persons facing terminal illness who reside in Jamaica Plain.  Volunteers can make a difference for patients through activities such as holding a hand, listening to music, running an errand, or even just sitting quietly. Musicians, certified pet therapy teams, and those trained in alternative modalities such as Reiki are also encouraged to apply.  Free training provided.  Info: Aimee, Volunteer Coordinator, at 889-0779 or email [email protected].

Boston By Foot seeking guides, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting public awareness of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering guided tours. Annual training six Saturdays from March 25 to April 29. Applications open until March 10:

Arnold Arboretum Field Study Guide, We will train you to lead science programs in our landscape with elementary school groups.  Contact the Manager of Children’s Education at 384-5239 by Mar. 17 for an interview for spring training.  Info:

Serve with Franklin Park Coalition, Seeking board members, committee members, and volunteers. Info: [email protected] (Board of Directors and Committee) or [email protected] (volunteer) or call at 442-4141.

Senior Companions Needed, Ethos is looking for elders to provide friendly visits and companionship to homebound or isolated seniors! Take a walk together, chat over a cup of coffee, play a board game, and develop a new and rich friendship! Volunteers must attend a one-time orientation and make a one hour per week commitment. Opportunities available in Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, West Roxbury, Roslindale and Mattapan. Apply via or call 522-6700.

English for New Bostonians, looking for volunteers to serve as ESL tutors. Info: 982-6864 / [email protected]

VNA Care, a nonprofit home health and hospice organization, needs volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite for family members in close to your home. Training, supervision, and support are provided. Call 781-569-2811 for more information about becoming a hospice volunteer or visit

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.


Boston University, JP residents that made the Dean’s List include Samuel R. Collier, Amina M. Egal, Mariavittoria E. Fagnani Colt, Christopher Liao, Jae Hoon Lyu. Receiving degrees were Casey A. Fitzpatrick, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering; Matthew E. Stern, Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Education; Kelsey E. Robb, Master of Public Health in Epidemiology; Nicole Depolo, Doctor of Philosophy in Editorial Studies; Aaron J. Fleishman, Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Deirdre A. Rogers, Doctor of Public Health in Global Health; Stephen A. Haddad, Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology; Kelly L. Scott, Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy.

Honor Roll at Brimmer, To earn Honors in the Upper School, a

student must have a B average, with no grade lower than a B-. To earn

High Honors in the Upper School, a student must have at least an A-

average, with no mark lower than a B. Honors: Dessie Bell-Kamen ’20, daughter of Eric Kamen and Cynthia Bell. High Honors: Breanna Durand ’20, daughter of Jermain Joseph and Aurilus Durand, Sophie Lapat ’18, daughter of Aaron and Lauren Lapat.

Newton Country Day School, Maya Cheung ’17, Mairead Hayes ’20, and Clara Parsons ’18 were honored with Gold Distinction for a first semester grade average of A or A- with no grade below B+. Silver Distinction for achieving a B+ average with no grade below a B- was presented to Rheanna Patterson ’21.


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