JP Neighborhood Council Election Day Set For April 30

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council at its March 22, 2016 meeting. Kevin Moloney chair, center in black sweater.

Richard Heath

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council at its March 22, 2016 meeting. Kevin Moloney chair, center in black sweater.

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will hold its election for members on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The JPNC is an elected advisory board whose recommendations are usually, though not always, accepted by the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals, Licensing Board and other civic boards.

The poling places are:

  • Stop and Shop. 301 Centre St,  Jackson Square
  • JP Licks. 659 Centre St. Jamaica Plain center
  • Harvest Co-op 3815 Washington St Forest Hills

There are currently 19 members on the JP Neighborhood Council; four at-large and 15 area members.

Ten candidates had enough signatures to be on the April 30 ballot. The information below was excerpted from the JPNC candidates list.

Those 10 candidates are:

At large candidates

Dave Barron. Glenville Terrace. A resident for 20 years. Since 2009 chair of the zoning committee.

Michael Reiskind. South Huntington Avenue. Currently chairs the Public Service Committee and is a member of the Zoning Committee.

Carolyn Royce. Olmsted Street. A resident since her college days. She is a member of the Egleston Square Neighborhood Association. She is running for a second term

 

Area A candidates Area A is made up of Ward 10 precincts 10, 6, 7, 8 and 9 (east of South Huntington Avenue); Ward 11 precinct 11, precinct 4 and 5 and Ward 19 precinct 11.

Catherine White.  Centre Street. She is a resident of the Bromley-Heath development.

Kevin Rainsford.  Paul Gore Street. He has lived in Jamaica Plain since 2005.

Jeffrey Wiesner. South Huntington Avenue.  Served two terms on the council; the last term served as vice chair of the Public Service Committee.

 

Area B candidates  Area B is made up of Ward 11 precincts 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Ward 19, precincts 4, 6 and 9 (east of Centre Street).

Kyle Smith.  Clive Street. Jamaica Plain resident since 2012. Member of the Jamaica Plain NDC real estate committee. He is a member of the Zoning and Housing and Community Development committees.

Gert Thorn.  Robinwood Avenue. Council member for two years.

Meghan Wood.  Forest Hills Street. She has been a resident of Jamaica Plain since 2012.

Priscilla Young.  Greenview Avenue. She has lived in Jamaica Plain since 2006.

 

Area C Area C is made up of Ward 11 precinct 9 (west of South Huntington Ave.) and Ward 19 precincts 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 9 (west of Centre St) and precinct 12.

Bernard Doherty.  Asticou Road. He was a member of the Neighborhood Council from 1985  -1997 during which time he served as chair of the Zoning Committee. He is chair of the Asticou Martinwood Neighborhood  Association.

Kevin Moloney. Rambler Road. Currently chair of the Neighborhood Council. He is a member of the Jamaica Pond Association and the Jamaica Hills Association.

Write-in candidates are allowed

Those who are eligible to vote  must be age 16 as of April 30 and have proof of residency. This proof requires being listed on the most current list of Boston residents; other proof includes a government-issued photo ID, current school report card with envelope, drivers permit, birth certificate or document or letter attesting to residency in an area shelter such as the Shattuck Shelter.

For more information, contact Kevin Moloney, JPNC chair at 617-522-3988 or kevinfmoloney@comcast.net.

The Harvest Co Op in Forest Hills is one of three poling places at the April 30 election

Richard Heath

The Harvest Co Op in Forest Hills is one of three poling places at the April 30 election