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March 2011 Blog Posts (39)

By the Grace of God

Who are you deep inside?  What are you doing and thinking when no one is looking, or deep down where no one sees?  Are you able to describe yourself in these terms?  Are you able to articulate both the good and the bad that dwells in you?  Can you be honest with yourself and with God about what's really in you?  Do you ever venture out and share these things with others, or does that feel too… Continue

Added by River of Life Church on March 16, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments

JP Community Leadership Academy

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Learn from experienced organizers in the 2011 JP Community Leadership Academy.  In five interactive workshops, participants will build practical skills to strengthen their own leadership styles. Learn more and meet some of last year’s graduates at our Open… Continue

Added by Kyle Robidoux on March 16, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments

April 6: Public Information Meeting for the Casey Overpass Project

To my JP neighbors, friends, activists and constitutes:


The Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Invites you to a Public Information Meeting

for the Casey Overpass Project…


Added by Jullieanne Doherty on March 15, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Local Documentary, “Stories from the Emerald Necklace,” airing on Boston TV

Parks come to life as locals share personal stories and memories in film by Igor Kharitonenkov.  Featuring stories from JP locals!

Boston, MA - “Stories from the Emerald Necklace,” a local documentary by Igor Kharitonenkov exploring the historic Emerald Necklace park system through the voices and stories of park visitors, will have its television…


Added by Igor Kharitonenkov on March 10, 2011 at 10:03pm — No Comments

JP for All Updates

Hi Neighbors 


We just finished our first 48 hours with the JP for All movement and thought you might like to know some of the great things that have been happening over the last couple of days.  


Our Facebook fan page now has 55 fans and a direct URL of

Our barely live website got an amazing update today.  Supporters of JP for All translated the page and I was able to get our new…


Added by Rick Stockwood on March 9, 2011 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

Soul Rest

Are you more rested or restless?  How might those close to you describe you in this area?  Our multi-taking culture may be developing people like the crowds Jesus encountered.  He said they were "harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." (Matthew 9:35)  When He saw their worn state, He was filled with compassion.  He said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest ...… Continue

Added by River of Life Church on March 9, 2011 at 5:57pm — No Comments

JPNC Votes that Whole Foods is "Not a Good Fit for Hyde Square"

The JP Patch is reporting the JPNC (Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council) Voted that Whole Foods is "Not a Good Fit for Hyde Square."


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 9, 2011 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

Scammed @ The Brewery

Hi, all:

Wanted to alert everyone to a scam I got hit with last night at The Brewery. My daughter and I were headed to our car, which was parked in the newer/larger parking area. As we approached our car, a woman called to me. I stopped to hear her question, and she walked over and asked me if I lived in the area. I said yes, and she told me that she had dropped her car keys down the sewer drain and when she called the police for assistance they'd told her that she needed a locksmith. She… Continue

Added by Dana Ortegon on March 8, 2011 at 8:37pm — 14 Comments

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

Check it out and spread the word! 


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

Added by Gretchen Van Ness on March 7, 2011 at 4:02pm — 9 Comments

Clear Internet 4G

Hi all

Thinking of leaving Verizon DSL and dislike Comcast too much. Loved RCN cable when I was living within their area of service 7 years ago. Has anybody tried Clear internet in JP? Any experience? Are you satisfied?

Plan on using a home based router to link two to three laptops.


Added by Loay on March 7, 2011 at 9:08am — 3 Comments

JP Town Hall Meeting

It’s hard to believe it’s been three months since I took office. We’re off to a great start. I would like to update you on what I have been working on and hear more about your concerns as the fiscal year 2012 budget season approaches.

Please join me at aTown Hall-style meetings in Jamaica Plain as we engage in a dialogue about the important issues facing the communities of…

Added by Matt O'Malley on March 4, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Attention Boylston St.! Let's Meet Our Neighbors!

Does someone look familiar and your not sure why?  Do you want to know how the house with the great garden does it?  Do you want to feel more connected to your neighborhood?  Unsure if anyone is looking out for what goes on when you aren't around?


In light of a recent incident of a stranger walking around the back of our house, I think it would be a great idea to meet our neighbors - and build a fundamental connection with the folks we all live near.


How can…


Added by Erica Waldstein on March 4, 2011 at 8:25am — No Comments

What do you get for broadband speeds with


I'm wondering what you get for download and upload speeds using - Please leave comments with your download, upload, resulta and your provider. 

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 3, 2011 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

R.A.D. Training this month at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

Good Evening to all,

I hope this blog finds everyone well. I know in my heart that warmer weather is "just" around the corner. I would like to reach out to the women of JP to inform them that we are once again offering a R.A.D. Systems self-defense course starting this Wednesday, March 9, 2011. The course will be held at the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center located at 640 Centre St. Classes will run from 6-8:00p.m. on the following dates: March 9th, 16th, 23rd,… Continue

Added by Officer William Jones Dst 13 CSO on March 3, 2011 at 6:24pm — No Comments

YOU Can Create Needed Youth Jobs In JP!

Hi JP!


I want to get you as excited as I am about finding new ways to improve our community! My name is Mike Norman, and last month I launched a website called with David from City Feed And Supply. SoChange is a movement that shows consumers that WE have the power to convince businesses to improve our neighborhoods.

We started by tackling the issue of youth…

Added by Michael Norman on March 3, 2011 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Get God's Perspective

We have all had instances when we thought we understood what was happening, only later to find out that we had actually seriously misread the situation.  Maybe we misinterpreted someone's facial expressions or emotions, or found out that we only had some of the facts.  Whatever the case, our misunderstandings usually lead us to wrong conclusions.…


Added by River of Life Church on March 3, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments

How do you- Visualize your character?



Hi! I'm Doug a Graphic Design Senior at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, I am currently seeking submissions to how people visualize their character (for my degree project), please see the attached pdf and share with friends, family and neighbors. 


Have questions about the project? email me at…


Added by Doug Rickert on March 3, 2011 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Show support for Whole Foods

Show your support for Whole Foods coming to JP. Under "Contact us Via Email" choose "Store Location Request" and enter 02130 on their website:

Added by Matt on March 3, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

March District 13 Monthly Meeting "travel team"

Good Evening one and all,


This is Officer William B. Jones, one of your community service officers here in Jamaica Plain. I have been asked by our Supervisor Sgt Krause to reach out to one and all and inform the community that our monthly meeting scheduled to be held this Thursday March 3, 2011 at District 13 at 7:00p.m. is changing slightly. After numerous requests from prior meeting attendees, we have decided to take the meeting "on the road". This Thursday, we will be…


Added by Officer William Jones Dst 13 CSO on March 1, 2011 at 11:28pm — No Comments

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