JP Agenda, Aug. 11, 2017

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 22 for the Aug. 25 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.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, regular monthly meeting Tues. Aug. 22 at 7pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South St.

JPNC Zoning Committee, The Committee’s next regularly-scheduled meeting will be on Weds. Aug. 16 at Farnsworth House.  The agenda for that meeting will include 250 Centre Street (construct 112 units of mixed-income rental housing, first floor retail, and 50 enclosed parking spaces); 350 Jamaicaway – the Curley House (change of use from single-family dwelling to office use with accessory cultural uses such as educational displays/programs and house tours); 36-36A Haverford Street (construct addition in rear and change occupancy from single-family to two-family residence in accordance with plans); and 11 Robinwood Avenue (construct new front dormer in existing single-family residence; full interior renovation and partial exterior renovation).  On Aug. 30, the Committee will hold a special meeting with Carolyn Royce and other members of the Plan JP/ROX Advisory Group to discuss the zoning aspects of the Plan and approaching/assessing new projects in the current (and possibly lengthy) post-adoption, pre-implementation environment.

District E-13, Neighborhood Advisory Committee on Tues. Aug. 15 at 6:30pm at 3347 Washington St. District E-13 Police Monthly Meeting on Turs. Sept. 7 at 7pm at Curtis Hall Community Center. Latino Monthly Meeting on Thurs. Sept. 14 at 6:30pm at 155 Lamartine St.

JP Centre/South Main Streets, Board meeting Weds. Aug. 16 6:30-7:30pm. All are welcome to the general public.

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.

Office Hours

            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

Casey Arborway Project, During the week of August 14th, operations will concentrate on the following: Between Cemetery Road and Washington Street: Installation of lighting along the permanent alignment of the westbound Arborway. For the section of Arborway west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street: Continuing operations to reconfigure of the intersection of South Street and New Washington Street into its phase 3A alignment.  For Washington Street west (towards the Arboretum) of Forest Hills Station: Installation of curb and sidewalk from the Arborway to Ukraine Way.  During the week of August 21st, operations will concentrate on the following: For the section of Arborway west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street: Continuing operations to reconfigure of the intersection of South Street and New Washington Street into its phase 3A alignment. For Washington Street west (towards the Arboretum) of Forest Hills Station: Reopening the western (towards the Arboretum) sidewalk and lanes from Arborway to Ukraine Way. Shifting the work zone on Washington Street to the center of the roadway.

            Street Closure, Beginning on Mon. July 31 and continuing through the next three weeks, Forest Hills Street will be closed where it meets the westbound (towards the Arboretum) Arborway without access in or out.

         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 at First Church will be closed during July and August, and will resume on Sept. 21. Alternate food sources are listed on church website:

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.


         Girls Nights, hosted by BCYF, a series of free girls-only events. Activities are designed to bring girls together in a safe, non-competitive environment where they can be themselves, meet other girls their age, and engage with role models. Sat. Aug. 12: Girls’ Day at New England Aquarium, 11am. Ages 6-17. Weds. Aug. 16: Girls’ Skate Night at Chez Vous, 5-8pm. Ages 6-18. Tues. Aug. 22: Ice Cream Social at JP Licks, 4-6pm. Ages 6-17. Info: e-mail [email protected] or call her at 635-4920 x2314. Updates and changes to the schedule will be posted on Boston.Gov/BCYF and twitter @BCYFCenters.

         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.

Pickleball Saturdays, 9-12 every Saturday morning at the South Street Tennis Courts, corner of Carolina and South St. Aged 16+. Balls and paddles provided. Info: [email protected] or Coleen at 529-5012 or Karen at 306-7804, or just stop by Saturdays through Sept.

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]

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:


         [email protected] information session for prospective members, Tues., Aug. 15, 4 p.m. at Ethos, 555 Amory St. Learn more about activities and services of this member-driven Ethos program for people in JP and surrounding neighborhoods who want to age well at home. RSVP and for more information: [email protected] or 522-6700.

         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.

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].

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

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 617-384-5239 or email [email protected] by Aug. 19 for an interview for fall training.  For more information go to;

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.


            Win a $1,000 JP shopping spree! Here’s how: Visit a JP Local First member (find a member list of retail stores and services at; take a selfie there; and post photo to social media with #jplocalfirst and #name of business. Winner will be announced at the JP Local First Member Expo on 9/14 at the Loring Greenough House. See details at

            Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site offers tours in Spanish, Sun. Aug. 13 and Sat. Aug. 19 at 11:30am and 12:30pm. 15-minute explorations of the historic Olmsted design office for Spanish-speaking audiences. 99 Warren St. in Brookline. 566-1689.

Bates College Dean’s List, The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the winter semester ending in April 2017: Eva Goldstein of Jamaica Plain. Goldstein, the daughter of Norma C. Terrin of Jamaica Plain, Mass., is a 2013 graduate of Commonwealth

School. She is majoring in sociology and theater at Bates. Amanda Brea of Jamaica Plain. Brea, the daughter of Santa M. Lara of Jamaica Plain, Mass., is a 2016 graduate of the John D. O’Bryant School Mathematics & Science.

Nichols College graduated over 300 students on May 6, 2017, at the DCU Center in Worcester. Connor Grogan of Jamaica Plain, MA graduated with a BA from Nichols College.

Sachi Cecchetto, Jamaica Plain resident and 2017 graduate of the Newman School in Boston, received the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, which reflects the completion of an academically rich and rigorous program. Sachi will attend Syracuse University in the fall.

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