Home for Little Wanderers Youth Give Back to Elizabeth Stone House

Youth involved in the Home for Little Wanderers Therapeutic After School Program were seeking an opportunity to give back to their community and wanted to help the homeless and began a partnership with Jamaica Plain's Elizabeth Stone House. The youth were connected to the Elizabeth Stone House through Spread the Bread. The Elizabeth Stone House is an organization serving housing insecure survivors of domestic violence, through a program called Spread the Bread that connects charitable bakers with organizations in need. The youth now bake for one of Elizabeth Stone House's domestic violence groups once per month. Youth involved with the Home for Little Wanderes are encouraged to build connections with their communities and give back to those in need.

File photo: Olmsted Place Apartments under construction on Nov. 19, 2014 at the site of the Home for Little Wanderers.

One South Huntington Development Opens; Another Files Formal Plans

Renters began moving into Olmsted Place, $84 million, 196-unit apartment building on 161A S. Huntington Ave., this past week. The Boston Globe reports that rents in the luxury building, which boasts a doorman and a pool deck, among other amenities, start at $2,600 a month for studio apartments and top $5,000 for three-bedroom units. The story also provides a South Huntington lay of the land:
"[T]he five-story complex is a big change from the Victorians and small brick multifamily buildings that make up much of Jamaica Plain’s rental stock. And it won’t be the last. Down the street at 105A South Huntington, a 195-unit building known as Serenity is set to begin construction around the end of the year.