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Dave Demerjian
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Dave Demerjian's Discussions

JPNC seeking community members to join Whole Foods ad hoc committee

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marianna Bucina Roca Apr 14, 2011. 12 Replies

Permit for building an outdoor shed?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy McHugh Sep 21, 2009. 1 Reply

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council elections this Saturday

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Perez Lacera Sep 12, 2009. 3 Replies

 

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Marianna Bucina Roca replied to Dave Demerjian's discussion JPNC seeking community members to join Whole Foods ad hoc committee
"Hi Dave - I have the same question that some are already asking and I am sure many others will. Your announcement to the community states: "In addition to up to five JP Neighborhood Council members, up to 10 community *residents* may join the…"
Apr 14, 2011
Michael Christopher replied to Dave Demerjian's discussion JPNC seeking community members to join Whole Foods ad hoc committee
"Just posted a version of this to the JPNC FaceBook page: I still don't understand how the JPNC in good conscience continues to hold these ridiculous meetings regarding Whole Foods under the guise that they and an ad-hoc committee can actually…"
Apr 12, 2011
Steffani Bennett replied to Dave Demerjian's discussion JPNC seeking community members to join Whole Foods ad hoc committee
"I agree with Gretchen et al who not only understand that WF is moving in (and is a GOOD THING), but that there are SO many stores that need filling, like in the new bldg that just went up and is vacant at Centre & Forbes! I personally don't…"
Apr 12, 2011
Dave Demerjian replied to Rick Stockwood's discussion JP for All declines JPNC Whole Foods Ad Hoc Invitation
"re elections: they'll be held this September - they usually take place the Saturday of the World's Fair. 20 seats total (5 each from areas A, B, and C and 5 at large). interested candidates collect signatures during the summer (25 to run…"
Apr 11, 2011
Dave Demerjian replied to Rick Stockwood's discussion JP for All declines JPNC Whole Foods Ad Hoc Invitation
"@ Erica: this is Dave Demerjian, I do a lot of the outreach and communications for the JPNC. I received your email the day you sent it and promptly wrote back to you. I'm not sure why you didn't receive my message - please check your spam…"
Apr 11, 2011
Gretchen Van Ness replied to Dave Demerjian's discussion JPNC seeking community members to join Whole Foods ad hoc committee
"Marianna,   Both of your messages to the JPNC are spot on!"
Apr 11, 2011
Marianna Bucina Roca replied to Dave Demerjian's discussion JPNC seeking community members to join Whole Foods ad hoc committee
"And please make sure you have it translated into Spanish. Thank you."
Apr 11, 2011
Marianna Bucina Roca replied to Dave Demerjian's discussion JPNC seeking community members to join Whole Foods ad hoc committee
"I am writing to ask what JPNC thinks about working to find alternative uses for an already leased business that is going to employ about 100 people with fair pay and benefits in light of today's article in the Jamaica Plain Patch. I hope at the…"
Apr 11, 2011
Jason LaGorga replied to Dave Demerjian's discussion JPNC seeking community members to join Whole Foods ad hoc committee
"I personally "feel" really good about Whole Foods opening later this year in Hyde Square.  I live in Hyde Square, work in Hyde Square and shop in Hyde Square, now I can actually buy groceries in Hyde Square.  I can…"
Apr 10, 2011
Pat Roberts replied to Dave Demerjian's discussion JPNC seeking community members to join Whole Foods ad hoc committee
"Are these Neighborhood Council people delusional?  They still haven't acknowledged that there is a legal agreement between the owner of the property and the owner of the grocery store.  They keep talking about an "outcome for the…"
Apr 8, 2011
Jesse Valente replied to Dave Demerjian's discussion JPNC seeking community members to join Whole Foods ad hoc committee
"Well said.  How about the task force re-focuses its efforts on finding a tenant for the vacant Milky Way/Bella Luna/June Bug space?  That sounds hard.  And not all that sexy."
Apr 8, 2011
Erin A. replied to Dave Demerjian's discussion JPNC seeking community members to join Whole Foods ad hoc committee
"Thank you Gretchen for this level headed comment.  I wish the JPNC was full of insightful folks like you. "
Apr 8, 2011
Gretchen Van Ness replied to Dave Demerjian's discussion JPNC seeking community members to join Whole Foods ad hoc committee
"I appreciate Dave and other JPNC members doing outreach about this ad hoc committee, since that's what the Council has decided to do.  But I don't understand how this or any committee can "find innovative solutions to bring…"
Apr 8, 2011
Dave Demerjian posted a discussion

JPNC seeking community members to join Whole Foods ad hoc committee

The next meeting of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Whole Foods ad hoc committee will take place  Tuesday, April 12 at 7 PM at the Bowditch School, 92 Green…See More
Apr 8, 2011
Dave Demerjian and Gretchen Van Ness are now friends
Apr 5, 2011
Eric commented on Dave Demerjian's blog post Second Whole Foods Community Forum
"For those of you who did not attend the last meeting, here is a video of Councilor Felix Arroyo speaking at it. He's a Dedham Whole Foods shopper and he wants to organize JP to stop Whole Foods from coming…"
Feb 28, 2011

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Second Whole Foods Community Forum

Posted on February 23, 2011 at 10:31am 9 Comments

Hello N4N,

 

Wanted to let you know that there is going to be a second forum to discuss the arrival of WF at the location of the former Hi-Lo. It will take place on Feb 28th at 7pm, at the Kennedy School, 7 Bolster Street. 

Some who attended the first meeting said afterward that they felt uncomfortable sharing their point of view. We (the JPNC) are disappointed that this was the case, and are working to make sure this next forum feels like a safe place to express ALL points…

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At 11:10am on August 4, 2009, Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) said…
Welcome Dave!

Thanks for joining the network.
 
 
 

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