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January 2010 Blog Posts (30)

Living , Laughing, Loving.

I'm just getting back to the swing of things after holiday break. I get home from school, and by six, I nod off for about an hour.

I'm happy it's the weekend. I can rest up and be ready for Monday. This week has been fun. My fifth graders asked if they could paint like the guy who splatters paint. After they did some research and could tell me who the artist was, I gave them the tools and some direction. Of course with in five minuets, kids got paint on their shoes, clothes and me. It's… Continue

Added by George P Anastos on January 8, 2010 at 5:22pm — 6 Comments

New Chat Feature

Hey Neighbors,

I've just added a new chat feature to the network. You notice it at the bottom of your screen and under the Multimedia Nav drop down.

You can use chat to:

1) Organize online chats about topics your interested in
2) Ask either myself or Rebecca a question.
3) Get to know your neighbors better.

If you have any questions or suggestions about this. Please leave a comment.

Joseph

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 8, 2010 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Armed Robbery Arrest

POLCE ARREST ONE FOR ARMED ROBBERY JAMAICA PLAIN

At about 3:20pm, on Wednesday, December 23, 2009, officers from Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to English High School, located at 144 McBride Street in Jamaica Plain, for a report of an armed robbery. On arrival, officers spoke with victim who stated that he was the victim of an armed robbery while on the school's property. Victim further stated that, at approximately 3:00pm, he was approached by two Hispanic males who stated, ”Give me… Continue

Added by Captain John Greland on January 7, 2010 at 4:22pm — No Comments

CALL TO ACTION: Hats and Gloves Needed for Young Achievers Students

From Kelsea Gusk:



My name is Kelsea Gusk and I work at the YA [Young Achievers], I am assigned here with a non-profit called Playworks. Playworks aims to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. The major component of my job occurs at recess. Every day I am out with the children at recess playing games like four square, wall ball, jump ropes and basketball. One great thing about my job this year is that… Continue

Added by Chad Baker on January 7, 2010 at 4:16pm — 3 Comments

Suspect arrested for stealing a car

POLICE ARREST ONE FOR STEALING A CAR AND THEN REFUSING TO STOP



At about 9:30 am, on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, officers from Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain) were on patrol in the area of Dimock Street when they observed a motor vehicle traveling the wrong way down a one way street. As a result of their observations, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) and stopped the motor vehicle. A query thru the Registry of Motor Vehicles reveled or showed that the car… Continue

Added by Captain John Greland on January 7, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Are you paying more than your share of Boston property taxes?

Hello neighbors,



It was surprising to me how many of my seller clients this year were not aware of Boston's Residential Exemption program. Basically, if you are a home owner residing within city limits, you get a pretty healthy discount on your taxes. More about the Residential Exemption from the City of Boston website:



Since 1983, the city of Boston had elected to apply a residential exemption to residential property that serves as a principal residence of its… Continue

Added by www.TheBostonHomeTeam.com/blog on January 7, 2010 at 1:18pm — 5 Comments

2 arrested for Robbery at 96 westminster ct.on 1/4/10

Around 5:05 pm on Monday, January 4, 2010, officers arrested two males in their early 20's for robbing a 40 year old male from Dorchester. The victim was sitting in his car when the suspect opened the car door and robbed him. Three other suspects were able to get away. The victim positively ID'd the two suspects that were arrested. The suspects gave Roxbury addresses.

Added by Captain John Greland on January 5, 2010 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

Death Investigation 265 Centre Street

DEATH INVESTIGATION IN THE AREA 265 CENTRE STREET

At about 12:41am, on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, officers from Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 265 Centre Street. After conducting a search of the area, officers located a black male in his 20’s suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced on the scene.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this… Continue

Added by Captain John Greland on January 5, 2010 at 12:35pm — 1 Comment

Rhythm & Muse Bookstore plans to add a restaurant/ wine bar this year

Hi all:



This is David, owner/manager of Rhythm & Muse Bookstore. I thought I'd post a little information about our plans to expand the store this year, to incorporate a small restaurant / wine bar. The apartment behind the store became available this fall, allowing us to use the entire first floor. Rhythm & Muse will cease to exist in name only; the current book and music store will become part of the larger business. If anything, we hope the restaurant will allow us to… Continue

Added by David Doyle on January 4, 2010 at 3:23pm — 3 Comments

Dagal Fund at Citizens Bank

After the very disturbing news of last weeks shooting, I think we should all make an effort to contribute anything we can to the fund for this guys family. They are coming from half way around the world to bury a loved one in a senseless act, we should all show that JP doesn't flow like that. Heres hoping they catch this guy real soon.

I am just outraged that this could happen, and that on that day I probably went by there on my way to Home Depot.

The people at Citizens are very… Continue

Added by sally on January 2, 2010 at 8:12pm — No Comments

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