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Free Guided Walking Tours of Stony Brook/Brookside Neighborhood

Two free Guided Walking Tours of Stony Brook/Brookside neighborhood will take place on Saturday, August 15 starting at 11:00am from in front of Stony Brook MBTA station on the Orange Line.

One tour will be given in English and one tour will be given in Spanish. 

Pre-registration for tours:

Please note: tours will be given based on the COVID 19 directives from the City of Boston and the Commonwealth. Please wear a mask and follow all required actions.Conducted by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

Metlicka Named to Spring 2020 Dean’s List at Hofstra

Lukas Metlicka of Jamaica Plain, excelled during the Spring 2020 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Dean’s List.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 165 undergraduate program options and 175 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.

Housing Committee to Meet August 18

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood (JPNC) Housing Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 18 at 7 p.m. by ZOOM.


– Updates 

– Discussion of lawsuit filed on Pine Street Inn-TCB project at 3368 Washington St.  (see Richard Heath’s article in Boston Bulletin)       

– Informational presentation on plans for 3371 Washington Street (El Embajador) by Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp.

To access the Zoom meeting:


Meeting ID:        885 9396 6824

Password:           531170

If this is your first time using Zoom, you’ll be prompted to download the Zoom app – it installs quickly.

By phone:


Meeting ID:        885 9396 6824

Passcode:           531170

If you are prompted to enter a “participant ID,” just press # again.  

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