Sherrill House Celebrates ‘The Longest Day’ to Shed Light on Alzheimer’s Awareness

Sherrill House, a nonprofit nursing home and rehabilitation center in Jamaica Plain, celebrated “The Longest Day,” a worldwide event established by the Alzheimer’s Association to shed light on the disease on the longest day of the year, summer solstice, June 21. Residents, family, friends and staff wore purple and joined in activities such as music and motion, art therapy, word games, a bake sale and raffles. Proceeds benefited the Alzheimer’s Association’s regional chapter and supported the purchase of new musical instruments and activity supplies for Sherrill House.

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Holzer Park Project on Amory Street Moving Forward with 62 Restricted-Income Rental Units

The Holzer Park project on Amory Street is moving forward after the state committed to funding the building that will provide 62 new units of transit-oriented rental housing. Mayor Martin Walsh and the Department of Neighborhood Development made the announcement on July 23, as the project at 125 Amory Street has already received funding from the city. "I am excited that this project, along with several others, received the final amount of funding needed to begin the work to build more homes in our neighborhoods," said Mayor Walsh via press release. "This project adds 62 subsidized housing units that will offer more opportunities for low and middle income families to live and work in Boston and further contributes to the goals laid out in our Housing Boston 2030 plan." All of the 62 units will be income-restricted across different income levels.

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Feel the Rhythm with Afro-Latin Musician Chanel Thervil on July 31

Immerse yourself in the sounds of Afro-Latin music and join Chanel Thervil, a mixed media artist, to create wearable art inspired by your favorite rhythms and beats on July 31. The event will be on the Blessed Sacrament Plaza (361 Centre St.) starting at 6 pm. There will also be free ice cream from J.P. Licks! This event is part of Hyde Square Task Force's Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series. For more information, please contact Sarah at sarah@hydesquare.org or 617-318-6610.

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Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series Continues with Neighborhood Table July 24

Share a table, a story, and a meal with your neighbors while enjoying free appetizers from a local chef on July 24. Please bring your own dinner to enjoy along with free delicious appetizers prepared by Chef Cecilia from Coco Verde Vegan. This event is on July 24 on the Blessed Sacrament Plaza (361 Centre St., Jamaica Plain) at 6 pm. Share your stories of food and culture while you eat. This event is part of Hyde Square Task Force's Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series.

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Student Researching Lyme Disease Will Humanely Trap Rodents at Your Home in Jamaica Plain, and Seeks Community Involvement

I am student researcher at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine conducting a funded research project investigating the risk of Lyme disease in urban areas. Rodents are the main source of feeding for ticks, so this study will focus on Lyme infected mice and rats in Jamaica Plain. I will be humanely trapping rodents and collecting a small amount of blood to test for Lyme bacteria. Rodents will be unharmed and released after the brief sample collection. I strongly believe that successful research is dependent on local stakeholders and community involvement.

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