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March 2009 Blog Posts (29)

Changes to layout

I am trying out a new layout, I:

Moved the forums to the front and center,
Shortened latest activity,
Expanded the number of events,
Dropped photos and Ktye feed.

What da ya think?

Comment to let me know.

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 27, 2009 at 2:50pm — 1 Comment

Curley schoolyard to be a park

Did you know about this - cool!



"JP CENTER—The Curley K-8 School’s grounds will be rebuilt later this year as a combination of outdoor classroom and public park. The new features will include a public seating area on Centre Street, a small performing arts area and an extensive garden with a shallow pond."



To finish reading this article, and other articles, please visit - http://www.jamaicaplaingazette.com.



Note… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 27, 2009 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Summer Jobs for Boston Teens with ABCD - Accepting Applications Now!

Folks - I just learned that Action for Boston Community Development (www.bostonabcd.org) is now accepting applications from Boston residents ages 14 to 21 who are income eligible.



There's an ABCD office here in Jamaica Plain:

295 Centre Street, 617.522.4830

753 Centre Street, 617.522.4250



Please contact these offices above for more information!



Rock on - Juliet



And here's information from the ABCD website on the program:

ABCD… Continue

Added by Juliet-Community Change Catalyst on March 24, 2009 at 9:43pm — No Comments

The Mug Project has been selected as the winner of Mayor Menino's 2009 Green Residential Waste Reduction Champion Award

Neighbors,



I just got this email from the City!



Dear Mr. Porcelli,



Congratulations! You (The Mug Project) have been selected as the winner of Mayor Menino's 2009 Green Residential Waste Reduction Champion Award. The actions you have taken on the Mug Project to reduce waste caused by single serve beverage containers stood out among other nominations.



I hope that you will be able to… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 24, 2009 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

The Milky Way/Bella Luna's FAREWELL + REBIRTH PARADE!!!

Yesterday was such a wonderful "JP" moment!

Share the Link!
Spread the LOVE!!

http://www.loridesantis.com/slideshows/MilkyWayParade/

Turn up the volume!

Cheers,
Lori

Lori DeSantis Photography
www.loridesantis.com
617 522-2268

Added by Lori DeSantis on March 22, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

2000+ attend The Milky Way/Bella Luna's FAREWELL + REBIRTH PARADE!!!

After fifteen years as an award-winning restaurant, entertainment complex and neighborhood institution in the Boston area, (raising some $500,000.00+ during their tenure for local charities and non-profits), Bella Luna Restaurant and The Milky Way Lounge officially bid farewell to its current location of 403-405 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on March 21, 2009.



Here is a Kyte video feed from today's parade attended by more than 2000 people including Mayor Thomas M.… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 22, 2009 at 3:31pm — No Comments

TODAY 1:00 PM, 403 Centre: The Milky Way/Bella Luna's FAREWELL + REBIRTH PARADE!!!

New Orleans Style Parade to Relocate Landmark Restaurant



Bella Luna Restaurant and The Milky Way Lounge Moves to New Location



After fifteen years as an award-winning restaurant, entertainment complex and neighborhood institution in the Boston area, (raising some $500,000.00+ during their tenure for local charities and non-profits), Bella Luna Restaurant and The Milky Way Lounge will officially… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 22, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Tick Protection

Absolutely correct, John. Thanks for pointing that out about tick sizes!



Ticks come in different sizes and color patterns as there are different species of ticks.

While often stated, it is true, the smallest ticks are the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Yup.......



Most town Board of Health have wonderful laminated cards that fit in a wallet that are tick identification cards. Here is an example borrowed from the site: www.… Continue

Added by Stacy Carpenter on March 20, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

President Obama want us to Socialize, Organize, and Make a Difference

A New Era of Service



During this economic crisis, the President says, the need for an army of volunteers is more urgent than ever.



By Barack Obama



I started my career more than two decades ago as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, working with churches to help neighborhoods that had been devastated by plant closings. Block by block, we fought to create job-training… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 20, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Street sweepers out in full force

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that the City of Boston will launch an early spring cleaning program for City streets. Spring officially starts tomorrow and so will Boston’s street cleaning program - ten days earlier than scheduled. This year, Mayor Menino is encouraging residents and business owners to sweep out the dirt and debris from in front of their homes or business and let City sweepers wipe it clean as they pass by on street cleaning day. The City will coordinate with… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 19, 2009 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Ticks

First of all, ticks are everywhere. Including lawns. Tick denisties vary by region and impervious surfaces. Essex and Middlesex county are leaders in the state for tickage. In the woods, they are more commonly found in the thick leaf litter, especially oak. In lawn, well, the grass.



Ticks cause Lyme disease. In people and pets (such as dogs).



Lyme disease symptoms in people can vary widely. A person may be diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, the flu or a… Continue

Added by Stacy Carpenter on March 15, 2009 at 6:23pm — 2 Comments

new and better system for bartering services

Check out this new system for earning and spending "time dollars" Once you earn them, you can spend them with anyone in the system, and vice versa!

http://www.timebanks.org/

Added by Aria Littlhous on March 12, 2009 at 9:16pm — 1 Comment

Help Save my Kitten

Hi there,

Some of you may have heard our story. My kitten Banshee had acute renal failure toward the end of January. At the behest of a friend, I started this page. Feel free to read our story, buy a Tshirt, make a donation, or just post a comment.

http://savebanshee.chipin.com/banshee-the-kitten-who-lived-with-arf

Cheers,
Adrian

Added by Adrian Day on March 12, 2009 at 5:58pm — 3 Comments

Youth Summer Jobs Registration

Neighbors - Please pass on to youth you know!



This is the last chance to register with the HOPELINE to work through the Boston Youth Fund during the summer of 2009! All applicants must be residents of Boston and be between the ages and 15 and 17 years old. You must turn 15 on or before July 5, 2009 and cannot turn 18 on or before August 14, 2009.



Register online at www.bostonyouthzone.com by clicking on the Summer Jobs… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 12, 2009 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Photo's and Video from the Neighbors for Neighbors JP Community Organizing Expo

An astounding 315 neighbors attended the Neighbors for Neighbors Jamaica Plain Community Organizing Expo at the MilkyWay last night.



Below are pictures and video from the event. Enjoy!





Find more photos like this on Neighbors for Neighbors… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 12, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

MEDIA ADVISORY: 3-11-2009 - BUILDING ON THE PROMISE OF HOPE AND CHANGE, NEIGHBORS SOCIALIZE AND ORGANIZE IN JAMAICA PLAIN

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR 3.11.2009



Contact: Joseph Porcelli

Phone: 857-222-4420

Email: Jporcelli@neighborsforneighbors.org





BUILD ON THE PROMISE OF HOPE AND CHANGE

NEIGHBORS SOCIALIZE AND ORGANIZING AROUND COMMON INTERESTS AND PASSIONS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE



March 11, 2009 (Jamaica Plain, MA). Jamaica Plain residents will descend upon the Milky Way Lounge and Lanes tonight to share/table their social activity club and service project ideas… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 11, 2009 at 8:44am — No Comments

What we will accomplish tomorrow night at the Expo

Neighbors,



Tomorrow night (Wednesday, March 11 from 7 to 9pm) at the MilkyWay (405 Centre), we the members of Neighbors for Neighbors, will host our Community Organizing Expo!



Tomorrow night, we will build on the promise of hope and change by socializing and organizing around our common interests and passions to make a difference.



By attending, you'll learn about, and be able to join, the incredible social activity clubs… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Craig Newmark from Craigslist.com just blogged about Neighbors for Neighbors

How cool is that?

Check out Craig Newmark's post.

Thanks Craig!

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 10, 2009 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Boston Shines is April 24th and 25th of this year!

Hello Jamaica Plain!



Boston Shines is April 24th and 25th of this year!



The City will provide tools, trash bags, and trash pick up to anyone willing to clean up any area of Jamaica Plain.



The website registration should be up and running soon. For now, please send me your name, contact information, and proposed project.



If you would like to participate but do not have a specific project, I can help find places and projects in our… Continue

Added by Colleen Keller on March 10, 2009 at 11:51am — No Comments

3/10 @ the Milky Way: BOOMSTOCK (A Benefit for AIDS Action)

Hey folks,



Please join us tonight at 9 PM for a night of music featuring Boomerangs employees and friends! Gregory Mullen, Autumn Armor, Baixa, and Kid Romance will be playing, and DJs Athena and Cynthia will be spinning records. They'll be 1/2 price bowling, too, and it's on of our last chances to appreciate the Milky Way on Centre St (they're moving on the 22nd!)



A $5 minimum donation will be collected to benefit the AIDS Action Committee of MA, Boomerangs' parent… Continue

Added by Ben on March 10, 2009 at 10:39am — No Comments

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