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February 2011 Blog Posts (28)

Police Exam 4/30/2011

The police Civil Service Exam is April 30, 2011.  The sign up deadline is 3/15/2011.  If you want more information please go to: http://www.mass.gov/civilservice

Added by Captain John Greland on February 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Beecher Street Community Garden. Details anyone?

Hi all-

If anyone has any information on the Beecher Street Community Garden please let me know! (Who is in charge? etc)

I would love to have a plot if there are any available!

Thanks!

 

Added by Julia Merriman on February 27, 2011 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

Whose Foods Rally on Monday, 2/28, TOMORROW NIGHT

Hi JP Neighbors,

Come out to the Whose Foods Rally on Monday, 2/28! There's a lot of momentum right now in the opposition to Whole Foods coming to JP, but the most vital piece of the resistance is the voice of community members. We need people to come together and show by numbers that there is strong opposition to a Whole Foods in JP. See below for details.…

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Added by Che DeSanctis on February 27, 2011 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

DID YOU KNOW: Every day, 34 American families say goodbye to a parent, child, or sibling murdered with guns?

DID YOU KNOW: Every day, 34 American families say goodbye to a parent, child, or sibling murdered with guns.  In this moving video, family members from across the country remember the loved ones they’ve lost and speak out about the real cost of gun violence.



FIXGUNCHECKS.org  is a project of Mayors Against Illegal Guns — a bi-partisan coalition of 550 American mayors, co-founded by Mayor Michael…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 24, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments

LET'S DISCUSS: Boston Could Suffer Over $30 Million in Cuts of Direct Funding for City Services

From a City Press Release I just received. BEGIN::



Today, Mayor Thomas M. Menino released a comprehensive report on the potential impact of federal budget cuts currently proposed by House Republicans. According to the report, over $30 million of direct funding to the city will be cut by HR 1. The report also details additional cuts that will affect Boston residents. These include cuts to heating oil assistance, Community Service Block Grant funded efforts for low income people,…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 24, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Fulfill the Promise-support the Arborway Yard

We need your help to reach our goal of 500 letters. Please read below and send in a letter by this Sunday, February 27th.

Want a Vibrant Alternative to the

'Temporary' Bus Facility on Washington Street?

Tell the MBTA to fulfill its promise!

Help bring homes, small businesses and green space to the

Arborway Yard!

Ten years ago, the MBTA made a commitment to the…

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Added by Kyle Robidoux on February 23, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Second Whole Foods Community Forum

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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Added by Dave Demerjian on February 23, 2011 at 10:31am — 9 Comments

Classes start this Friday guys!

Hello again,

Promise I won't keep posting this, just one last reminder! : )

I will be starting to teach Capoeira classes at the Tony Williams Dance Center starting THIS Friday (February 25th)!!

They will be held every Friday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at TWDC and cost $15 each- first class is only $5!

These are adult beginner classes so anyone from 18-98 is welcome whether you are athletic or not.

For those of you that…

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Added by Jared Williams on February 22, 2011 at 7:54am — No Comments

Are You Good Enough?

Do you ever struggle with whether you are good enough?  You may ask, "Good enough for what?"  The exact content or context of the question might not matter.  The question for many is a deep (and often relentless and harping) question of identity.  Are you good enough?

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Added by River of Life Church on February 16, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Whole Foods Letter to JP

Letter from Whole Foods to the Residents of Jamaica Plain

 

Let the comments begin....

Added by Breton Hornblower on February 14, 2011 at 5:26pm — 7 Comments

Nissan Altima Sideswiped on Beecher St by red / maroon Home Improvement Van

I was just at the dog park at around 10:35 when I witness a maroon / red home improvement van speed down Beecher st and strike a Nissan Altima, shearing off the driver's side mirror of the car. The van drove off faster than I could get the plate number or see exactly what company it was. I do know, however, that I have seen this van parked on Beecher St. in the past weeks

Added by Jordan W on February 14, 2011 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

Volunteers NEEDED for Feb 15th Tuesday State of the Neighborhood Forum

Neighbors

6-8pm @ English High School cafeteria - Sonia Chang-Diaz, Liz Malia, Jeffery Sanchez, Matt O'Malley, Felix Arroyo will be speaking on a panel moderated by Sandee Storey, founding editor of the JP Gazette.

 

We need help with this event, please let me know if you can:

1) Help with clean-up, set-up

 

2) Hand out leaflets during rush hour on Monday at any of our JP T stops

 

On FB:…

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Added by Orion Kriegman on February 11, 2011 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Capoeira Classes Starting in JP!

Hello all,

My name is jared Williams, I'm a long time JP resident.

I will be starting to teach Capoeira classes at the Tony Williams Dance Center starting Friday, February 25th.

They will be held every Friday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at TWDC and cost $15 each- first class is only $5!

These are adult beginner classes so anyone from 18-98 is welcome…

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Added by Jared Williams on February 11, 2011 at 12:29pm — 2 Comments

Zumba classes starting at Spontaneous Celebrations, Mons and Weds 6-7 pm

Hello JP neighbors,

 

My friend, Nancy, and I just started teaching Zumba classes at Spontaneous celebrations. Info is below. We had a wonderful first week of classes, with neighbors coming out, boogying down, having fun, getting some great exercise, and connecting with one another!

 

If you check out a class in February, your first class is FREE. This Monday, Feb. 14, the theme is Self-Love Zumba.

Joya

 

Are you ready to party…

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Added by Joya Lonsdale on February 11, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments

"Ice Busters" clearing out parking spaces!

Neighbors,

This snow has been tough and the "space savers" and dealing with parking has been a struggle for all of us. This morning I found my neighbors doing the right thing - what we all should be doing. Please watch and share this post to help spread the word.…





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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 10, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Whole Foods / HiLo Meeting on 02/08

Some interesting comments from the meeting in JP last night: 

http://jamaicaplain.patch.com/articles/residents-vow-to-keep-whole-foods-out-of-jp?ncid=following_comment

Added by jp on February 9, 2011 at 10:29pm — 3 Comments

JPNC - Email For Those Who Missed Recent Meeting Regarding Whole Foods

Hello. I was out of town and missed this past JPNC meeting regarding the Whole Foods in Hyde Square. I would like to be able to express my opinion to the JPNC and was wondering if there was a way to do so via email. I know there are various JPNC members here so I thought I would post here for information (and for the sake of anyone else who did not attend the recent meeting).

 

I see there is an email address on JPNC's website (info.jpnc AT gmail.com) but I was unsure whether…

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Added by Eric on February 9, 2011 at 8:34pm — 4 Comments

Woman found dead on Kenny Street in Jamaica Plain

The Boston Globe and JP Patch are reporting a woman was found dead on Kenny Street in Jamaica Plain this morning at 7:46 am.

Elaine Driscoll, police spokeswoman, said the woman appeared to have suffered head trauma and that the woman appeared to be in her…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 8, 2011 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

I, la, la, like you!

Finally there are here, the Like buttons. 

La la like away!

Use the the like button with the heart to simply like the post. Use the facebook like button to like and share with friends. 

Feedback please: Which like button do you think we should use and why?

Joseph

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 8, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Can't get an oil delivery on Beecher Street due to parked cars blocking the way

Our oil tank is currently reading empty. I have been unable to receive an oil delivery for 3 days now because the oil trucks can't get down Beecher street due to cars sticking out. In fact, its increasingly difficult to even drive a car down Beecher St right now.



I understand that parking is an issue during the winter in JP, however I would like to ask those of you parked on Beecher street to make an effort to pull your cars in as close to the snow banks as possible.



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Added by Jordan W on February 5, 2011 at 11:47pm — 2 Comments

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