Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, D-Jamaica Plain, represents the Second Suffolk seat.

Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz November Neighborhood Office Hours; JP on Nov. 17

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and her staff are hosting neighborhood office hours across the district throughout November and in Jamaica Plain on Nov. 17. 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. Chang-Díaz does not attend all neighborhood office hours, as she rotates which neighborhood office hours she attends. Please note that there are both morning and evening office hours.


Jamaica Plain Election Info: Candidates, Ballot Questions, Where to Vote and More

Tuesday's Election Day is going to be extremely tame, at least in Massachusetts, compared to the fireworks of September's primaries, which already decided all of the major races. Not sure where you vote? Click here to find out where to vote. Races Already Decided

Jamaica Plain encompasses two congressional districts and there is only one candidate in the final of each. At-Large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is headed to Washington, DC after defeating 10-time incumbent Michael Capuano in the Democratic primary for the 7th District.

Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, D-Jamaica Plain, represents the Second Suffolk seat.

State Sen. Chang-Díaz’s Aide Holding Office Hours in JP on Sept. 19

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz's office (D-2nd Suffolk) is holding office hours across the district and in Jamaica Plain on Sept. 19. Her JP hours will be held from 3 to 4 pm at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library (30 South St.). Grab another page turner to check off your reading list and talk about issues in the neighborhood with Legislative Aide Ethan Smith. For a full listing of Sen. Chang-Díaz's office hours, check out her Facebook page.


State Lab Community Garden Members Dedicate Little Free Library Honoring Co-Founder

Members of the JP State Lab Community Garden came together to dedicate a Little Free Library to honor Detlev Koepke, a garden cofounder, who fought to keep the garden when it was threatened. Led by Koepke, the garden was established in 1987 thanks to the community organizing of the Asticou Martinwood South Street Neighborhood Association (AMNSNA). Today the community garden remains active, producing several tons of produce every year. There are more than 40 active gardeners comprised of neighborhood residents and state lab employees. Koepke’s brother Jens played an audio clip of an interview with Detlev in his final weeks, said Chuck Collins to Jamaica Plain News.