Boston Firefighter Charged with Sexual Assault of Woman at JP Firehouse

A Boston firefighter was arraigned on April 18 on charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in January at the Jamaica Plain Centre Street firehouse. On Jan. 14, David Sanchez, 37, of Hyde Park, allegedly assaulted a female victim by trying to kiss her, pulling her pants down, exposing himself and pushing her onto a couch, reported WCVB. Sanchez is currently on leave, according to WCVB. Sanchez was formally charged with assault and battery and indecent assault and battery, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.


JPNDC Proposes 8 Affordable Units on Vacant Carolina Ave. and Call St. Parcels

The city is holding a meeting to discuss the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation's (JPNDC) proposal to put three parcels together to build eight affordable units at Carolina Avenue and Call Street. JPNDC's proposal is for two 3-story, 4-unit buildings to be built on Call Street at the intersection of Carolina Avenue. Each building would have three 4-bedroom units and one 2-bedroom unit. Four of the units would be sold to homeowners at a maximum of 80% area median income, and four units would be rented at a maximum of 60% area median income. The proposal calls for eight off-street parking spaces, which may be reduced to six due to preliminary discussion with abutters.


Bios for All Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Candidates: Election April 28th

There will only be one contested race in the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council elections being held on April 28th. There can be up to 20 council members, but only 19 candidates are on the ballot. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) consists up to 20 members: five at-large councilors, and five from three different geographical areas. Each council term runs for two years and the chair of the council is chosen by the other council members. There are four candidates running for Area A, six running for Area B, four running for Area C and five running at-large.


JP Residents Prepare for Dedham Choral Society Concert at Jordan Hall on April 29th

Under the musical direction of Jamaica Plain resident Jonathan Barnhart, the Dedham Choral Society concludes its 2017-18 season with a concert entitled “Haydn and Mozart in Salzburg” at Jordan Hall on April 29th. The concert is featuring soloists, including soprano Susan Consoli, mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, tenor Jesse Darden, and baritone Ulysses Thomas, a full orchestra and an 80-member community chorus on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3 pm at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street, Boston). The full program consists of the Vesperae solennes de Confessore by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Michael Haydn’s Missa in honorem Sanctae Ursulae. Jamaica Plain residents David McGaffin and Andrea Vandeven also are singing in this concert. “(The concert) is majestic and serene: adjectives describing both the architecture of Salzburg and the music of its most famous native son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. For the Salzburg cathedral, Mozart composed one of his most beautiful works for the soprano voice, Laudate Dominum from the Solemn Vespers for the Confessor, frequently performed separately and incorporated into quite a few film soundtracks,” said Barnhart

Inspired by the vocal and instrumental gifts of Sister Maria Sebastiana, a Benedictine nun, baptized Ursula Anna Josepha Oswald, Michel Haydn composed a mass setting featuring prominent writing for both the soprano soloist and the orchestral violins.