Opinion: Why I’m in Favor of the Proposed Development of Shattuck Campus

I am writing in support of the development of the Shattuck campus as supportive housing and services. I am a 12-year resident of Forest Hills and remember well the number of unhoused people camped under the Casey Overpass. Three years ago I lost my eldest son to an overdose. For many years he received treatment at the Shattuck Hospital and attended support groups there. With the current epidemic of heroin addiction and the large number of people with dual diagnoses I am strongly in favor of continuing to provide these desperately needed services in my neighborhood.


We Can Change the National Narrative Around Suicide

September marks Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is an opportunity for all of us -- families, teachers, clinicians, nurses, clergy and religious leaders, elected officials, police officers, firefighters, policymakers, employers, etc. -- to play a vital role in awareness and prevention. As a behavioral healthcare provider right here in our hometown, our team at Arbour Hospital is dedicated to changing the national narrative about suicide in a manner that promotes hope, resiliency, connectedness and recovery. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.


Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Four Agents to JP Office

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that Linda Emmetts, April Nelson, Emmanuel Scibilia and Josephine Tsui have joined the company. They will be working out of the agency’s Jamaica Plain location at 673 Centre St. “We are thrilled to welcome Linda, April, Emmanuel and Josephine and look forward to supporting them in the growth of their individual businesses. They are dedicated, connected to the community and are consummate professionals who bring versatility and valuable skill sets with them,” said Jon Ufland, Principal & Managing Broker, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are committed to providing the community a luxury experience which starts by providing the highest quality, local professionals selling homes at all price points.”

Linda Emmetts is a longtime Jamaica Plain resident and brings more than 20 years of experience and expertise.


Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz Fall Neighborhood Office Hours, JP on Sept. 23

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz has announced neighborhood office hours for September. Office hours, held by 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.


Jamaica Plain Residents Work on ‘Nixon’s Nixon’ at New Repertory Theatre

Two JP residents will work on the first play of New Repertory Theatre's 35th anniversary season, Nixon's Nixon. Production Stage Manager Heather Radovich will make her New Repertory Theatre debut with this production of Nixon’s Nixon. Her regional credits include Pride & Prejudice (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), James and the Giant Peach, Elephant & Piggie We Are in a Play (Wheelock Family Theatre), Power Play (Shakespeare Now!), and Theatre Company Stage Manager for the 2018 season at Priscilla Beach Theatre. Radovich holds an MFA in Stage Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a BA in Theatre Arts from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California. Originally from San Francisco, she now resides in Jamaica Plain.