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Robbie Samuels
  • Jamaica Plain, MA
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Rira commented on Robbie Samuels's blog post Where will the Latino and Caribbean JP residents who counted on Hi-Lo as an institution for 47 years get the items they need that can't be easily found in Boston?
"youth, everyone - THIS is the golden opportunity to create something  - hi lo is gone , the doors are closed - they're retiring and  have moved on - but 100's of people could come together and open their own market, create…"
Feb 15, 2011
Rira commented on Robbie Samuels's blog post Where will the Latino and Caribbean JP residents who counted on Hi-Lo as an institution for 47 years get the items they need that can't be easily found in Boston?
"On the other hand, if Hi Lo wanted to retire after 50 years - why not?  Why do people object so much to the hi lo closing.  They spent 50 years in business, they must be in the 90's - how much longer can someone work?  They…"
Feb 15, 2011
Rira commented on Robbie Samuels's blog post Where will the Latino and Caribbean JP residents who counted on Hi-Lo as an institution for 47 years get the items they need that can't be easily found in Boston?
"It would have been great to have this letter available for last week's meeting.  I think Whole Foods will be a pleasant surprise for many people.  I attended the meeting last week and was not sure why whole foods is the bad guy or for…"
Feb 15, 2011
Todd commented on Robbie Samuels's blog post Where will the Latino and Caribbean JP residents who counted on Hi-Lo as an institution for 47 years get the items they need that can't be easily found in Boston?
"Hi Phoebe,   Why should WF be held to a higher standard than Hi Lo or Stop and Shop?"
Feb 8, 2011
Phoebe Sinclair commented on Robbie Samuels's blog post Where will the Latino and Caribbean JP residents who counted on Hi-Lo as an institution for 47 years get the items they need that can't be easily found in Boston?
"Hi.  Everywhere I go in JP, folks seem to be discussing this!  I believe I understand both sides of the issue.  I think it's important that Whole Foods understand what they're coming in to and work with the…"
Feb 7, 2011
Scott commented on Robbie Samuels's blog post Where will the Latino and Caribbean JP residents who counted on Hi-Lo as an institution for 47 years get the items they need that can't be easily found in Boston?
"I agree with Dax about Hi-Lo not being a very clean store. Although I am not Latino, I live very close to Hi-Lo and really wanted to like it when I moved in to the neighborhood.  I was hoping it would become part of my regular shopping…"
Jan 23, 2011
Robbie Samuels posted an event

JPNDC mtg: support Hi-Lo workers at Blessed Sacrament retail space

January 26, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8pm
JPNDC has scheduled a planning and strategy meeting about the Hi-Lo/Whole Foods issue for this Wednesday, January 26th, 6:30PM @ the Blessed Sacrament retail space located at 363-365 Centre St. The focus o f this meeting will be to strategize on ways to support the current Hi-Lo employees and residents, mainly Latinos, who shop at Hi-Lo. We will also plan for the upcoming larger community meetings that are being planned including one by the JP Neighborhood Council. The meeting will be conducted…See More
Jan 23, 2011
Robbie Samuels commented on Conny Doty's blog post A Special Meeting to Assist Hi-Lo Employees - Friday January 28th – help spread the word
"I'm sharing the following message "JPNDC has scheduled a planning and strategy meeting about the Hi-Lo/Whole Foods issue for this Wednesday, January 26th, 6:30PM @ the Blessed Sacrament retail space located at 363-365 Centre St. The focus…"
Jan 23, 2011

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Helping to Coordinate a Street Social, Helping to Coordinate and Promote a Community Organizing Expo, Want to Promote my Business - Non-Profit - or Community Group, Want to Exhibit at an Expo
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Where will the Latino and Caribbean JP residents who counted on Hi-Lo as an institution for 47 years get the items they need that can't be easily found in Boston?

Posted on January 16, 2011 at 10:25am 20 Comments

Rather than debate what organic food store should move in, I'd really like us to explore how to continue to provide the culturally appropriate ingredients that have been vital for many JP residents. Will some local entrepreneur step up to fill in this gap? Can we pressure the new store to carry these items at reasonable prices?

The wonderful diversity of JP is at stake here as this change continues to move us towards two JPs - one that can afford to get in a car and go to multiple…

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At 4:58pm on March 8, 2009, Stacy Carpenter said…
Robbie,

Are you around this coming Wednesday to volunteer at the Expo?

Cheers,

Stacy
At 5:46pm on May 1, 2008, Stacy Carpenter said…
Hi Robbie!

On behalf of NFN, thanks for joining JP Volunteers!

Would you be available on the 3rd to hang at the NFN table for the Wake Up the Earth Festival? Someone is needed to for the time slots of 1-2 and 2-3:00. Would you be able to help out?
I can be reached at stacylcarpenter@gmail.com.

Thanks!
Stacy

NFN Board member
Wake up the Earth volunteer coordinator
 
 
 

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