In light of the need to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will be cancelling our March 24, 2020 meeting and postponing the March 20, 2020 deadline for submission of Nomination Form as well as the Election on April 25, 2020.

We will continue to assess the best way for the Council to serve Jamaica Plain in the coming weeks, but want to encourage individuals to stay informed. 

For information about the City’s response to COVID-19, including restrictions or event postponements, please visit: 

For recommendations from the Boston Public Health Commission visit:

For Boston Public Schools, including packaged meal options, visit: 

For the latest from the State, visit:

And for National information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at:

March 2020

JPNC Election:  Nomination forms for the April 25, 2020 Election are to be returned to the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street by 5:00 pm, Friday, March 20.  Nomination forms are available at the Jamaica Plain, Connolly and Egleston Square Libraries and Curtis Hall.  Nomination forms can also be downloaded at

Public Service Committee: Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall 20 South Street.   On the agenda will be a request of Third Cliff Bakery LLC, doing business as “Third Cliff Bakery & Café” at 3531 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain for a 7-Day Common Victualler License with take-out with the hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, with a seasonal outdoor patio for 10 seats, with Margaret Crowley as manager.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, March 4 at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be:  1). 3368 Washington Street a new construction, five-story mixed-use development including residential (202 units), office use (14,000 square feet), community center, and basement-level parking (38 spaces) building to provide housing and supportive services for formerly-homeless individuals (140 units), administered by Pine Street Inn, and 82 affordable rental units; demolition of existing building on site; 2). 3171 Washington Street a new construction of a four-story building with nine residential units and one ground-floor commercial space; 3). 150 Chestnut Avenue install driveway and curb cut for one off-street parking space; 4). 101-103 Green Street renovation in existing finished basement to change laundry room/storage area into new full bathroom and new laundry room; modify utilities shared with other unit.  

Outreach Committee:  Monday, March 9 at 6:30 pm at JP Licks659 Centre St.  On the agenda will be a discussion on the upcoming elections.

Parks + Committee:  Monday, March 9 at 7:30 pm at JP Licks, 659 Centre St. On the agenda will be: Shattuck Campus Redevelopment, Franklin Park Master Plan and upcoming park clean-up.

Education Committee: Wednesday, March 11at 7:00 pm at JP Licks, 659 Centre St.  On the agenda will be: BPS budget and Strategic Plan.

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 pm. at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). On the agenda will be:  Updates on ongoing housing campaigns/issues. 

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, March 18 at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be:  1). 135 Carolina Avenue to erect rear addition to existing 2-family house;  2). 561-579 Centre Street to renovate former gas station for use as retail/wholesale butcher, grocery, café with off- and on-premises consumption, malt/wine beverages for off-premises consumption; resurface pavement (seven off-street parking spaces) and landscape;  3). 49 Robinwood Street (Arbour Hospital – increase capacity from 118 to 122 beds within existing space); 4). 6-8 Wise Street to combine two lots and construct new building with six (6) residential dwelling units.     

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:  Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be:  1).  A presentation by Mayor Walsh; 2). Updates and recommendations from the committees.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, 7:00 p.m., Farnsworth House, 90 South Street


Election Kick-off Open House

1.     Introductions of members.

2.     Review/approve minutes of the 1/28/20 Council Minutes.

3.     Announcements.

4.     A presentation on her legislative agenda by Rep. Elugardo

5.     Committee reports/recommendations:

  • 5.1.  Zoning Committee: Report on the committee’s decision on the petition from: 1). 91 Green Street to construct an addition on the rear of the existing house to create an additional dwelling unit and a garage; 2). 84 Southbourne Road a rear one-story addition to single-family house;  3). 493 Walnut Avenue to construct new garage addition to new single-family dwelling.
  • 5.2.  Public Service Committee:  Report and recommendation that the Council VOTE to support the petition of Jamaica Mi Hungry LLC, doing business as “Jamaica Mi Hungry” at 225 Centre Street in Roxbury for a 7-Day Common Victualler All Alcohol License with a closing hour of 1:00am, a seasonal outdoor patio for 15 seats, and an entertainment license for three (3) TVs, with Ernie Campbell as manager, with the proviso that alcohol be served with food only.
  • 5.3. Housing & Development Committee: Report on the discussion by Save Doyle’s Group.
  • 5.4. Parks + Committee:  Report on Vision Plan for the Shattuck Campus on Morton Street as well as the Master Plan for Franklin Park.
  • 5.5.  Education Committee: Report on BPS Budget and Strategic Plan.
  • 5.6. Outreach Committee: Report on: 1). Updates to the JPNC website and brochure; 2). JPNC election.

6.     Community questions about the Neighborhood Council and the election

7.     New business.

8.     Adjournment.