News in Brief

JPNA February 2021 Monthly Meeting

The JPNA monthly meeting will be held on Monday, February 8, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom Video Conference.

Everyone needs to register 24 hours in advance in order to manage the meeting. In order to qualify to vote at a voting meeting each person must be registered and join the meeting as an individual. One will not be counted as an attendee at a meeting should one participate in the Zoom call as a couple or family.

The following is the agenda for the upcoming monthly meeting.

• Greetings & Announcements

• Boston Police Update

• Lina Tramelli, Mayor’s Liaison

• Tall Ship Alcohol License – VOTE

• Boston Transportation Department – Vineet Gupta

• City Councilor Lydia Edwards – Legislative Update

• VOTE: 323 Maverick St  – Seeking to erect a 3-family residential structure. Developer: Boston Building Company, LLC. Represented by: Jeff Drago/Jonathon Garland

• VOTE: 19 Lamson St – Gut rehab of existing structure, extend living space into basement and replace roof deck. Developer: 542 East Sixth, LLC, John Hall as Manager. Represented by Richard Lynds

• As a reminder, all questions will be handled via the Zoom chat feature.  All attendees are to remain muted unless called upon to speak. Looking forward to “seeing” you all there!

• eBallot will be used  to manage the voting process. Within 48 hours after the meeting, eligible voters will be emailed a link that will allow them to vote online. All votes must be cast by Friday, December 18th at 7pm. Late votes will not be accepted, no exceptions.

Virtual Study Hall

Every Wednesday through March 2021—4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Shhh . . . we’re trying to study here!

Welcome to Virtual Study Hall, where students can gather to study and get schoolwork done in a virtual teacher-free zone. Eliminate distractions and hold yourself accountable to get a head start on that term paper, finish that assignment you’ve been procrastinating on, or study for that test tomorrow!

East Boston Branch YA librarian Paul Flagg will monitor students throughout the video call. Upon entering the space, students will be asked their first name, grade level, and school.

Students will be split into breakout rooms by level of education—middle school, high school, and college or university. If you’d like to work together in small groups or socialize with fellow students, additional breakout rooms can be created upon request.

Homework Assistance Program (HAP) at the Boston Public Library

Every Mon., Tues., Weds., & Thurs.—3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Boston Public Library offers free online homework help, mentorship, and social time provided by trained, high-achieving high school students. The Homework Assistance Program (HAP) is available from September 21, 2020 – May 14, 2021. The program is open on a drop-in basis to students in grades K–8, no registration is required.

HAP mentor training are provided by Harvard University’s Public School Partnerships Team, the developers of SmartTALK, a program that uses research-based tools, strategies, and resources to support students during homework time. Homework Help can be accessed through Zoom links on:

All programs are provided subject to parental supervision.

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