JP Agenda, May 25, 2018

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 5 for the June 8 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


Mayor Walsh Office Hours, Thurs. May 31 at Mozart St. Playground, 10 Mozart St. Jamaica Plain. Complimentary coffee and breakfast. 9:30am-10:30am.

Jamaica Pond Association, Two zoning items are on the agenda for the Jamaica Pond Association meeting on Monday, June 4th in the Community Room at the Jamaicaway Tower, 111 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain. First, Andrew Zuroff will present his proposal to expand his plans to “18 residential and 4 commercial spaces; retail/office spaces” at 632 Centre Street.  Second, the new owner of the former Grass Fed restaurant at 605 Centre Street will describe the new ownership, “605GF Inc.,” and ask for removal of the proviso limiting use to the former owner and for take-out.  The JPA business meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.; the meeting is open to the public.

Rosemary Jones, Chair, 617 522-5586.

JP Transportation Action Plan Popup, Tues. May 29, 4-6pm at Southwest Corridor Park near Stonybrook Station.

Upcoming JP Zoning Committee Meetings: Committee’s next upcoming meetings will be June 20th and July 11th. 7pm, Farnsworth House.

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.

The Public Service Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00pm at Curtis Hall at 20 South Street. On the agenda will be a petition of Happy Market and Spirits at 128 South Street for a 7-day Common Victualler (Restaurant) License, with take-out, with the hours of 7:00am to 11:00pm, with Francisco Fernandez, jr. as manager. Also on the agenda will be a discussion about more bicycle racks and other bicycle issues. All interested residents are invited to attend.

Police Community Relations Meeting will take place on Thursday, June 7 at 7:00pm at Station E-13 at 3347 Washington Street corner of Green 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.

Vacancies on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council People who are interested in the available seats on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council can contact Michael Reiskind, secretary of the Council at (617)522-1150 or [email protected] or come to the monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. There is one vacancy in Area A, and one vacancy in Area C. The area map is available at

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. Meetings on June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 15, November 19 — 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. More/latest info:


Phenomenal Philbrick FunFest!, Sunday June 3rd, from 2:30-5:30pm at the Boston Nature Center at 500 Walk Hill Street  Mattapan MA 02126. Philbrick Students, Families, Teachers, Staff & Community Friends are Invited!! A fun-filled, family-friendly event to support arts & enrichment programs for the Philbrick School in Roslindale. Music by DJ ToneTerra. ( Dancing! Food (multicultural potluck)! Cash Bar (Beer & Wine)! Fun Activities! Silent Auction! Suggested Donation for adults – $15 and Kids are free!!  All are welcome!”

Parent & Child Summer Dance Classes, Dance this summer with your little one! JP Dance Co-op is hosting a monthly summer dance series for parents & children (boys & girls, ages 3-4). This session (4 classes/$60) will be all about fun and learning the basics of dance and movement. Dates: Sundays, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/9, 10 – 11:30 a.m.; 45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain. Email Caitlin by June 1 to register: [email protected].

         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]

         Roberto Clemente 21 Sports Program, accepting applications for the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For boys & girls ages 6-16 years old. Info: Contact Alfredo Liriano at 828-9524 or [email protected]

         Tiny Tots World Music and Movement, music classes for kids age 2-5 by Helder Tsinine, Mondays 11-11:45am; Saturdays, 10-10:45am, $17 per class or $90 for 6 weeks, Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: [email protected]

         Family art class, wheelchair accessible, Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am, ages 3-5. Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 5+. Family Resource Center, 1542 Columbus Ave. Info: 522-1018.

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


Komera Global Run Boston, Run the Pond, Run the World! Saturday June 2, 2018. 1.5 mile Run + Walk, Kids Fun Run. Jamaica Pond. 507 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain MA. Register:

Medical Qigong Classes Cultivate mental and physical balance and stay strong through the use of exercises designed to gently stretch and strengthen. All ages and abilities welcome. Register at

         Weekly Bicycle Training rides Tuesday and Thursday, fast-paced paceline ride.  Meet at 7:00 a.m. sharp at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop.  Bring your bike. For more information call 617-524-BIKE.

parkrun is a grassroots, community running event, run by volunteers for the local running and walking community. We hold free timed 5k events every week.  Everyone is invited to run, jog or walk for 5k (two laps around the pond). We are very proud to be the first parkrun in Boston, MA. Its

been a very successful initiative for getting people of all ages outside to exercise, and to meet members of their local community. We meet on

Saturdays at 8:45am at the top of the Sugarbowl. Run starts at 9:00am.

All welcome, all ages, all abilities.

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:


         West Roxbury Rocks, a fundraising event for Ethos featuring drinks, dinner, music, comedy, and more. Event on Fri. June 15, 6:30-11pm at Moseleys on the Charles, 50 Bridge St. / Route 109, Dedham MA.

         Monthly Memory Café, Are you an individual with memory loss? Are you a caregiver to someone with memory loss? Are you looking for an enjoyable way to spend time together? Come and enjoy coffee, creative arts, refreshments and conversations with new friends of all ages. Amory Street Housing Development, 125 Amory St., in the community room. Meets the last Thursday of every month from 1:30-3pm. Free to all. Call Brittany McLaren at Upham’s Elder Service Plan at 440-1615 or email [email protected] for more info.

         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/


Volunteer Tutors Needed, The Boston Teachers Union School is looking for volunteers to tutor middle school students one-on-one or in small groups Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 PM. Contact:

David Weinstein, 7/8th Grade Math Teacher, Boston Teachers Union Pilot School, [email protected], 857-334-9855.

Volunteer as a mentor or tutor, help students explore career and college opportunities. Tutor students in a range of subjects including math, science, history, English, foreign languages, SAT, and more. Tues, Weds, and Thurs, 3-8pm, Saturday 10am-2:30pm. To apply:

         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

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

MassDOT Night Paving, Beginning during the week of May 28th 2018, MassDOT’s contractor for the Casey Arborway Project, Barletta Heavy Division, will undertake nighttime paving operations project wide west (towards the Arboretum) of the West Roxbury District Courthouse.  Operations will begin at 8PM with all lanes returned to normal use by 6AM the following morning.  Night work will go on for approximately four weeks running from Sunday to Saturday each week.

         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.

Free Community Meal Program: These are free walk-in meals for all ages with vegan options always available! Come in, eat all you want or take a plate to go! We recently hired a new cook, Elaina Smith & She provides a healthy home cooked  experience to every meal! Community dinner every Wednesday @6:30 pm. Crossroad Café lunch every Saturday @12pm

For More info contact Kennia Phone 617-524-3992 / Email:  [email protected]

         Just Cookin’ Kitchen is a partnership between FBCJP and caterers in need of quality kitchen space. We offer a commissary kitchen for less money, available to small businesses interested in catering, food truck prep and/or culinary educational experiences. We provide an opportunity to let your business grow so you can save & spend less on start-up cost. For More info contact Kennia Phone: 617-524-3992 / Email: [email protected]

Seeking Interested Local Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs for New Mentoring Program, In response to feedback from local small businesses and entrepreneurs, JP Centre/South Main Streets is excited to kick off a new mentoring program this year. The program will provide a valuable mentoring network to local small business owners and entrepreneurs. There will be opportunities to connect participants with entrepreneurs from other local university and business associations. Renee Wong, a local JP resident with extensive economic consulting background, is volunteering with JPCSMS to spearhead this project. If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur interested in participating in the program, as a mentor, mentee, or both, please reach out to Renee Wong or Ginger Brown.

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.

Academic Announcements

Bucknell University has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition. Lucy Fishell, Class of 2018 from Boston, MA, Lewis Rizzoli, Class of 2021 from Jamaica Plain, MA, Eunyque Sykes, Class of 2018 from Jamaica Plain, MA, and Evan Thomson, Class of 2020 from Jamaica Plain, MA.

Curry College is pleased to announce that the following residents received degrees on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Commencement Exercises in Milton, Massachusetts: Birgen Steinmann of Jamaica Plain received a Bachelor of Science degree, Xiaolin Wang of Jamaica Plain received a Bachelor of Science degree.

Luisa Lebret-Gonzalez, this spring, the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School softball team, along with Luisa Lebret-Gonzalez of Jamaica Plain, MA, became the 2018 Independent Girls Conference (IGC) Champions. The team defeated Concord Christian Academy 17-3 to secure the championship and finished the season with a record of 12-1.

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