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Boston City Council
1 City Hall Sq Ste 550, Boston, MA 02201

With four at-large and nine district seats, the City Council is the official legislative body for Boston'sMore neighborhoods. The council serves as a connection between residents and all facets of municipal government. The council has the authority to enact ordinances, resolutions and orders and it is mandated to represent the interest of Boston residents.

Weekdays, the council's offices on the fifth floor of City Hall are open to residents. Each councillor has a staff that is accessible to walk-in visitors, though appointments are recommended.

The council also accepts public comment during its weekly meetings in the City Council Chamber, which is also located on the fifth floor. Meetings start at noon each Wednesday.

Agendas for weekly meetings are available on the council's web site. A full schedule of the council's committee meetings is also available online too.

The English High School
144 McBride St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

The English High School, founded in 1821, is the oldest public high school in the country. This is its sixthMore location, settling here in 1989 after moving several times in Boston.

In September 2010 the school implemented a radical restructuring program after failing to meet yearly progress benchmarks laid out in No Child Left Behind. 

 

River of Life Church
440 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

The church's mission, according to its Web site, is to "experience and express the tangible love of Jesus Christ inMore greater Jamaica Plain and beyond, inviting others into the Kingdom of God and to follow Jesus."

In addition to the Sunday worship services, members often meet in each others' homes in "Life Groups."

Rental of the church's facilities are available. Call the church for details.

Administrative offices are at 406 S. Huntington Ave., about a block away from the church.

For public transportation: Stony Brook station (Orange Line). Take a right out of the station, walk up Boylston and take a right on Centre.