April 2023 Minutes

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 7PM 


Welcome (3 min) Stephen McBride
Treasurer’s Report (5 min) 

Month of March

Donations (membership): $145

Interest Income: $1.25

Expenses: $24.09

Net Income for the month: $122.16

Statement of FInancial Position

Assets: $11,983.81

No Liabilities

Total Liabilities and Net Assets: $11,983.81

Any questions can be directed to Treasurer@joneshill.com

Stacey Cordeiro
Police Report (10 min) 

● Contact: George.Downing@pd.Boston.gov 

● C11CSO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/C11cso

April 7, Stoughton Street: Police responded to a domestic violence situation that involved possession of a gun

April 8, Sumner Street and Stoughton Street: Shot Spot activation and stabbing

March 21: Officers responded to a shot spot activation on Sumner Street and Hancock Street

April 4: Officers responded to fire on Cushing Ave. 4 Alarm fire and house is a total loss. Cause of fire undetermined and no reported injuries. 

Officer George Downing
Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services Update (5 min)

Youth Jobs opportunity- applications are now open at Boston.gov/summerjobs

April 23 Summer Block in Dorchester at Summer Field on Dot Ave 9am-2pm

Questions can be directed to ashley.gomes@boston.gov

Ashley Gomes
By-Law Proposal Update

Stephen walked through the proposed changes, which will be proposed during May’s meeting and on which we will vote in June. 

  • We worked with an Attorney from the Harvard Legal Clinic 
  • Worked through basic grammatical and consistency errors
  • Classified member resident dues
  • Adjusts voting eligibility
  • Allows members to be removed from membership for a variety of reasons, ie: move out of jones hill, death, member conduct. 
  • We will set up a meeting to review the changes in advance of the May GM meeting.  All are welcome to attend and provide feedback – either at the meeting or ad hoc.
Stephen McBride
Jen Johnson – Candidate for City Council, District 3

Jen introduced herself and answered questions from the group. Jen is running for City Council representative in District 3. 

Voters have until September 2nd to register for the preliminary election. 

Questions can be directed to Jen.johnson10768@gmail.com

Jen Johnson
Committee Reports 


Stephen McBride

On The Hill (5 min) 

  • Open Forum or Announcements
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Community Announcements – JHA Events Page

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Donate to Those Affected by 105 Cushing Fire

You can donate directly via GoFundMe or through April 21, we’ll be accepting donations on the back porch of 121 Cushing. You can find a list of items that are needed here

Applications are Open for SPARK Boston Council

The SPARK Boston Council is a volunteer leadership and civic engagement council made up of 20 to 35 year olds charged with spearheading the City’s efforts to engage Boston’s young adult population. Applications are due Friday, May 26, 2023. Find out more and apply here.


One Boston Day is April 15

One Boston Day recognizes the resiliency, generosity, and strength demonstrated by the people of Boston and those around the world in response to the tragedy of April 15, 2013. Find events and more information here