Patriarch writes from Istanbul to support preserving Hellenic Hill in JP

By Matt Rocheleau, Town Correspondent 26/4/2011 An effort to save a 12.5-acre undeveloped Boston oasis has received a significant blessing from a religious leader nearly 5,000 miles away who was described by 60 Minutes as “one of the world's most important Christian leaders, second only to the pope.” In February, the Jamaica Plain-based Community Caring Institute wrote the ...

Jamaica Plain group asks Orthodox archbishop to save land overlooking Jamaica Pond

By Joseph Leahy, Globe Correspondent A group of Jamaica Plain residents is reaching out to the Archbishop of Constantinople, the official head of the Eastern Orthodox Church based in Istanbul, in an effort to save a wooded hill overlooking Jamaica Pond from development. The Community Caring Institute (CCI) has instigated a letter-writing campaign beseeching Ecumenical Patriarch ...