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Gretchen Van Ness
  • Jamaica Plain, MA
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Adult Cat Adoptathon This Weekend

Started Jun 22, 2012 0 Replies

Every June, the MSPCA-Angell reduces the adoption fee for adult cats. If you have been thinking about adding a cat (or two) to your household, now is the time to do it!   Here's the boston.com story…Continue

Tags: Foods, Whole, Angell, cats, MSPCA

Ray Ban Prescription Sunglasses

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gretchen Van Ness Feb 1, 2012. 1 Reply

Lost at Mike's Gym Sunday morning.  Reward!  Please call (617) 851-3466.  Many thanks.Continue

Tags: gym, mike's, sunglasses

Cat Found

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gretchen Van Ness Oct 14, 2011. 2 Replies

Beautiful, friendly calico cat with lots of white rescued from high up in a tree on Cranston Street in Hyde Square Jamaica Plain, above Paul Gore Street. The cat has a purple collar but no tag. It…Continue

Tags: animal, rescue, square, hyde, cat

 

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Jan 29, 2013
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Adult Cat Adoptathon This Weekend

Every June, the MSPCA-Angell reduces the adoption fee for adult cats. If you have been thinking about adding a cat (or two) to your household, now is the time to do it!   Here's the boston.com story that features some of the pretty great cats that are available:http://www.boston.com/community/pets/galleries/adult_cats_to_adopt/?p1=Well_Community_linksThere's also information on the MSPCA's…See More
Jun 22, 2012
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Boston Shines in Hyde Square at Mozart Park

April 28, 2012 from 9:30am to 12pm
Hello Neighbors, On behalf of Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street, I'd like to invite you to participate in tomorrow's annual Boston Shines neighborhood clean-up.  Every year teams of volunteers fan out across the city to clean up parks, streets, and sidewalks.  This year, HJSMS is teaming up with the kids from Hyde Square Task Force for a monumental spring cleaning of our district, from the Hyde Square traffic circle to Jackson Square and everything inbetween. We are gathering at Mozart Park at…See More
Apr 27, 2012
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Apr 11, 2012
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Coyote Sighting on Cranston and Paul Gore Streets

Around 9:30 am on Easter Sunday morning, a coyote was spotted at the top of the Cranston Street near Sheridan Street. When it saw a person, it fled down the cliff to Paul Gore Street, where it was sighted a second time.Jack Chapin from the Massachusetts Environmental Police came out to investigate.  Chapin talked with the person who had seen the coyote and concerned Cranston Street residents.  Here is a summary of the information he shared with us.The eastern coyote has reappeared in Boston and…See More
Apr 9, 2012
Gretchen Van Ness commented on Gretchen Van Ness's event Jamaica Plain’s Dodecagonal House
"If anyone can post instructions on how to upload a photo to this listing, I'll post a great picture of the house.  Thanks!"
Apr 4, 2012
Gretchen Van Ness posted an event

Jamaica Plain’s Dodecagonal House at Connolly Library

April 7, 2012 from 10am to 12pm
Have you ever wondered about that unusual big blue house on Cranston St. in Hyde Square? Who built it? When? And what were they thinking? Meet the current owner, Bob Field, and hear all about his research into the history of the house this Saturday, April 7th, at 10:00 am at the Connolly Library. The event is free and it's sponsored by the JP Historical Society.More information (and a cool picture!) here:…See More
Apr 4, 2012
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"Have you ever wondered about that unusual big blue house on Cranston Street in Hyde Square? Who built it? When? And what were they thinki"
Apr 4, 2012
Gretchen Van Ness replied to Gretchen Van Ness's discussion Ray Ban Prescription Sunglasses
"The sunglasses were found and returned to us.  Thank you, Allison!"
Feb 1, 2012
Gretchen Van Ness posted a discussion

Ray Ban Prescription Sunglasses

Lost at Mike's Gym Sunday morning.  Reward!  Please call (617) 851-3466.  Many thanks.See More
Jan 29, 2012
Gretchen Van Ness commented on Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor)'s blog post Whole Foods in JP Opens Today
""Like" the JP Whole Foods Facebook page to get the current sale flyer, announcements, and lots of great pictures!  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Whole-Foods-Market-Jamaica-Plain/170994959657241  "
Nov 2, 2011
Gretchen Van Ness replied to Gretchen Van Ness's discussion Cat Found
"Thanks, Joseph.  This is a very sweet cat and we hope it is reunited with its people soon!"
Oct 14, 2011
Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) replied to Gretchen Van Ness's discussion Cat Found
"Tweeted this. "
Oct 14, 2011
Gretchen Van Ness posted a discussion

Cat Found

Beautiful, friendly calico cat with lots of white rescued from high up in a tree on Cranston Street in Hyde Square Jamaica Plain, above Paul Gore Street. The cat has a purple collar but no tag. It has been taken to the Animal Rescue League In Boston. Please call 617 426 9170 (the shelter) if it is yours, and please spread the word!See More
Oct 14, 2011
Gretchen Van Ness replied to Su Cousineau's discussion Locksmith
"Glad to hear it all worked out!"
Oct 11, 2011

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Coyote Sighting on Cranston and Paul Gore Streets

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 11:31am 0 Comments



Around 9:30 am on Easter Sunday morning, a coyote was spotted at the top of the Cranston Street near Sheridan Street. When it saw a person, it fled down the cliff to Paul Gore Street, where it was sighted a second time.



Jack Chapin from the Massachusetts Environmental Police came out to investigate.  Chapin talked with the person who had seen the coyote and concerned Cranston Street residents.  Here is a summary of the information he shared with us.



The eastern coyote…

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New pro-Whole Foods/pro-JP petition and website

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 4:02pm 9 Comments

Check it out and spread the word!

 

www.jpforall.org 

 

Click on the "Welcome to JP" sign at the bottom of the page to access the petition.

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At 11:54am on January 27, 2011, Rebecca F (community manager) said…
Welcome neighbor!

Thanks for joining us on Jamaica Plain's soundboard for voices and springboard for action!

Now that you've joined, please read, post, reply, think about, share, attend, and create anything you wish - if something does not exist that you want - START IT!

Please do take the Neighbor Tour on the front page - it's a video right smack at the middle at the top.

Then please read the blog - When to add a Blog, Forum Discussion, Group, and Event to get a sense of where to share what content.

We're a volunteer run community group run by and for each other. Check out the Community Advocates group for roles that need to be filled and also check out the JP Volunteers group to find out what other organization in JP need help with.

We'd also really appreciate it if you'd invited your JP friends and neighbors to join us. You can do that here -http://jamaicaplain.neighborsforneighbors.org/main/invitation/new

Thanks again!
Your Neighbor, Rebecca
 
 
 

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