Sen. Chang-Díaz Neighborhood Office Hours: Jamaica Plain on June 19

State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz has announced neighborhood office hours for June 2019. Office Hours, held by Sen. Chang-Díaz and her staff, will take place within each of the neighborhoods of the Second Suffolk District. These office hours are a great opportunity to discuss any community or statewide issues and hear about what’s going on at the State House. Office hours will be held at the following times and locations. Please note that there are both morning and evening office hours.


Raheem Baraka Posthumously Receives Massachusetts Public Health Association’s Lemuel Shattuck Award

The late Raheem Baraka of the Baraka Community Wellness Center received the Massachusetts Public Health Association’s Lemuel Shattuck Award for significant contributions to the betterment of public health practice across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at their 17th Annual Spring Awards Breakfast on June 7. Baraka was a visionary and influential leader who has made significant and long-lasting contributions to the field of public health and Boston at-large. He was the Executive Director and founder of Barak Community Wellness Center, a nonprofit dedicated to using its resources to foster wellness and co-design solutions to improve community health, particularly among low income communities of color. He was nominated by Nineequa Blanding of the Boston Foundation and five other colleagues who had worked with him and shared his commitment to health equity. Blanding presented the award.


JP Photographer Robin Radin’s Two-Person Exhibit at Boston Convention Center

Jamaica Plain photographer Robin Radin is currently exhibiting her photographs in a two-person exhibition, along with digital paintings of Woods Hole artist Jon Goldman, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center through July 22. “Neighborhoods and villages are usually defined by geographic borders. Socially, they are imbued with personas that have communal and political significance. They can evolve over time, but ultimately they are defined by their own history and location. Both Radin and Goldman employ their work as a means of documenting, celebrating, and asking questions about the geographic communities in which they are embedded," said Caitlin Foley, exhibition curator.


Jamaica Pond Parkrun Moving to Arnold Arboretum Starting This Weekend

Starting June 8th and every week thereafter the Jamaica Plain Parkrun will take place at the Arnold Arboretum. The Jamaica Pond path that Jamaica Pond Parkrun uses as its course has played host to runners, walkers, and all manner of outdoor enthusiasts for more than 100 years now. So maybe it comes as no surprise that from time to time, the Boston Department of Parks and Recreation has to perform some upkeep so it remains smooth, beautiful, and welcoming for future generations. That’s the situation for JPparkrun right now. You may have even noticed the construction equipment and fencing that’s been popping up lately.


Free Screening of ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ Doc on Climate Change, Citizen Activism on June 6

Join Mothers Out Front at a free screening of "Paris to Pittsburgh" on June 6 at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.  

“From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act,” describes the documentary's website. The documentary is presented by National Geography, produced by Radical Media, and was created in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. The documentary is being screened at 6 pm at the JP Library (30 South St.).