WELCOME to the JPA website
The Jamaica Pond Association (JPA) is your local neighborhood association that works with you, your neighbors, various city and state agencies,and local businesses to improve the Pondside neighborhood of Jamaica Plain in Boston. Please check the link to the left that provides examples of how the JPA helps your neighborhood regarding public safety, zoning, the parklands, and in supporting other local neighborhood groups and organizations. In addition, we invite you to check all the links to the left to find out more about the JPA.MEETINGS and EVENTS COMING UP
The next JPA monthly and also our annual meeting will be Monday, May 6th, 2013 starting at 7 PM at the Jamaicaway Tower Community Room. Please check the meeting link for more details about the location, etc.
OTHER NOTES of INTEREST
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: If you have sent in your annual membership renewal, thank you. If you have not yet, we would appreciate you doing so as soon as possible. You can find the renewal page by clicking RENEW NOW
Recent robberies on Eliot and Holbrook StsThere were two armed robberies near Eliot School on the evenings on Feb 27th and 28th. If anyone has any information, please contact BPD- District E-13. You can follow updates on JP Patch and the Gazette. The neighborhood is looking to starting a local crime watch group.
JP - History of old houses: The JP Historical Society has teamed up with the Footlight Club and Historic New England to host a program about the preservation of historic interiors. We thought it might be of interest to people living in the historic homes within the Jamaica Pond area. The HNE staff will be explaining how to read the history of your house by the details of the interior. For more details, click Old Houses.
BPD safety tips: Please click on the following link from the Boston Police for more Tips to be Safe. Joggers should consider avoiding wearing headsets so they are more sensitive to other sounds. For women interested in taking a self defense course by the Boston Police, please e-mail Sgt. Eblan at email@example.comJPA membership for seniors: The JPA Board introduced a reduced membership fee of $10 for those residents 65 and over for each calendar year. Please CLICK HERE for the membership link. Hellenic College land sale:Hellenic College is selling 12+ acres. The JPA, the JHA, and other parties are involved in this issue. Street cleaning day:Effective April 2013, some streets in J.P.will be having street sweeper day change to align better with trash pick-up day. If your street is affected, signage will be done during the winter. Most streets in JP may not be impacted. On-line membership now available: You can now join the JPA by mail or on-line using Paypal. Just click Membershiphere.
Tips to protect your home:Please click on the following link for a list of some suggested tips from the BPD to protect your home from break-ins. Home tips
Car break-ins: There continues to be reports every so often of property stolen from cars during the night in our area. The stolen items include CDs,cellphones, etc. While some of these car break-ins included a window being smashed, some cars were not locked. Please remember to keep car doors locked and valuables hidden if you have to keep them in the car. Please call the Boston Police to report any suspicious activity.
Route 39 scheduling tracker -- If you want to check out running schedules for the Roue 39 Bus (from Forest Hills to Back Bay), click on