JP Agenda, June 23, 2017

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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.

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.

Police District E-13, Police monthly meeting on Thurs. July 6 at 7pm at 20 South St.

Housing Clinic, to answer questions about tenant rights, eviction, tenant-landlord housing disputes, and foreclosure. Meet one-on-one with the Office of Housing Stability Staff to discuss needs and concerns in securing stable housing. July 6, 5-7pm, Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. 635-4200.

Egleston Square Neighborhood Associaiton, Monthly meeting Mon. June 26 at 6:30pm (doors at 6) at Egleston Y, 3134 Washington St.

JP Zoning Committee, Weds. July 5 at Farnsworth House.  The agenda for that meeting will include 279-281 Lamartine Street (combine existing Lot A with existing Lot B to create 11,658 square foot lot.  Raze existing single-family dwelling and construct a new, three-story, six-unit residential building with parking garage for 6 vehicles); 31-33 Woodlawn Street (modify existing building to create 3-family residence with exterior decks.  Construct second 3-family residence.  Total of 6 residential units with 6 parking spaces on site); and 7-11 Wise Street (raze existing structure, combine parcels, construct new 3-unit townhouse-style residence).  After July 5th, the Committee’s next regularly-scheduled meetings will be July 19th and August 2nd.

JPA, The monthly “first Monday” meeting of the Jamaica Pond Association has been rescheduled from the Independence Day weekend to the following week.  The meeting will be held at the Jamaicaway Tower meeting room, 111 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, from 7-9 p.m. on Mon. July 10th. All are welcome to this open public meeting.  Agenda items include our request to City of Boston Parks and Recreation for a well-publicized community meeting concerning landscaping at Ward’s Pond and questions about a new leasing arrangement at 105A South Huntington Avenue. Rosemary Jones, Chair, 522-5586; 501-3776.

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council(JPNC) will hold          its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. On the agenda will be a presentation from City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George. Also on the agenda will be reports from the Working Committees.          All interested residents are invited to attend.

The Public Service Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 11 at 7:00pm at          Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. On the agenda will be          a discussion of an Open Streets event in Jamaica Plain. Also on the agenda will be a discussion of how to eliminate double utility poles. All interested residents are invited to attend.

Office Hours

            MassDOT, office hours Tues. June 27, 5:30-7:30pm. Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St.

         Mayor Martin J. Walsh, neighborhood coffee hours, 9:30-10:30am, Fri. July 7, Mozart St. Playground, Mozart St.

            State Rep. Liz Malia, monthly office hours in the newly renovated JP Library (South St. branch) in the conference room (or on the patio during warmer months) on the 3rd Friday of each month from 9-10:30am. Info: 722-2060 or [email protected]

Public Notices

MBTA construction, through June 2017, 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.

         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.


         Summer Camp, Soil, sun, and kung fu! July 24-28, 9am-3pm each day. For kids ages 6-10. $365/week. Camp is limited to 8 students. This collaborative summer camp with the Green Dragons and the JP Green School means a morning of martial arts, and an afternoon of gardening. We’ll till, plant, and harvest. Kids will learn all the basics of creating a garden. Every day will also feature water play, art and games.

Camp will be held at the JP Green School 133 Bourne Street in Jamaica Plain. Contact [email protected] for more info.

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park, opening day Tues. July 11 – get ready to dance! 11am show for summer camps and families, 6pm show for everyone. Franklin Park.

         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.


Brookside Community Health Center Celebrates National Health Center Week!, August 14 – 18. There will be activities for patients and the community during the whole week in August. FREE Event, Daily activities schedule will be posted on our FB page and website. Contact Yovanny at 522-4700.

Yoga Franklin Park, Saturdays, 9:15-10:15am, On Schoolmaster Hill, midway along the park road, look for signs. Borrow a mat or bring your own. 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]


         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.

         Community Arts Music Program for Seniors, Curtis Hall, 20 South St., Fridays 10:30-noon. Info: 983-3638.

On Your Own but Not Alone, Thurs. June 29, 7pm. Cohosted by [email protected] and JP Forum, speaking will be JP resident Nancy Goldner (PhD, LICSW). Unitarian Universalist Church, 6 Eliot St. RSVP to Jennifer Quinlan at [email protected]

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].

Fixit Clinic, Seeking volunteers for a Fixit Clinic event in Jamaica Plain: 

Can you fix broken toys? Can you solder, sew, tinker? Are you good at wood working or fixing lamps and other simple electrical things? Do you enjoy teaching others how to apply your skills? 

Do you want to help the environment and your community? 

If you answer yes to any one of these questions we hope that you will volunteer to organize and participate in an upcoming Fix-It clinic being organized by the Environment, Parks and Energy Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council. Please contact [email protected].

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.


Area Students Honored for Academic Excellence, Augustus Lamb, grade 12, and Gage McWeeny, grade 9, received high honors and honors at Belmont Hill School.

Cameron Ulrich B. Schwendener was one of 90 students to graduate from The Rivers School in Weston on Saturday, June 3. A high honor roll student, Uli was also a member of The Rivers School Conservatory Program where he honed his skills on the piano and was a key member of the regionally and nationally acclaimed Rivers Big Band and Select Combo. A seven-year veteran of Rivers, Uli was a member of the varsity cross country and alpine ski teams and the Red Key tour guide program during his time on campus. The son of Ben Schwendener and Shari Repasz, Uli will attend Kenyon College in the fall.

Ethan Rogers of Jamaica Plain, MA, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology during commencement ceremonies on May 21, 2017, at the University of Vermont.

Emerson College, On Sunday, May 14, the following local residents graduated from Emerson College in Boston: Charles Trombadore recieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design/Technology; Maria Antonieta Astudillo recieved a Master of Fine Arts degree in Media Art; Chelsea Unzner recieved a Master of Arts degree in Theatre Education:Theatre & Community; Joshua Platt recieved a Master of Arts degree in Theatre Education: Theatre Educator: Massiel Torres recieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing, Literature & Publishing.

Lukas Metlicka excelled during the Spring 2017 semester at Hofstra University, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Dean’s List.

Sara Pratt, a junior at The Cambridge School of Weston, has received All-League recognition this spring from the Independent Girls Conference for Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse. The Independent Girls Conference is a two-division sports conference made up of seven private/preparatory schools in Massachusetts.

Sophia Martini, has been named to the Spring 2017 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University, in Bristol, R.I. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester.

Lassell College, Sara Barbosa and Andrew Glynn have received Dean’s List recognition for the Spring 2017 semester.

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