The House increased the Public Health Budget by $9 million, below is a detailed look at the Public Health consolidated amendment for Fiscal Year 2012:
$375,000 is provided to the Food Protection Program (4510-0020) to carry out mandated food inspections and related activities that identify and prevent food-borne illness that could potentially harm public health.
$889,889 is provided for SEAL Dental Program (4510-0025) to improve the oral health of MassHealth…
Added by State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez on April 29, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments
i thought now would be a great time to argue the issue of out of state license plates taking up all of the residential street spots. I have a plan! Apparently (someone correct me if i didn't read this properly) MA excise taxes are due from everyone who parks their car in MA for more than 50% of the year. (This would apply to all of the students and such who claim that their car is their parents' and thus don't register or insure it in…Continue
Added by Dennis Kirkpatrick on April 25, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments
Saturday, April 30, 6:00 p.m.: Come party with us!
Women Outdoors—a national, nonprofit, all-volunteer organization promoting wilderness activity, leadership and outdoors skills (check out our site)—is thrilled to be sponsoring two all-women teams for the Run of the Charles race on Saturday, April 30—so thrilled, we plan to have…Continue
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Added by Kate Bogart on April 21, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Come one, come all to the most fabulous annual celebration of Spring! Check out Spontaneous Celebrations website for more info:
Also, try to pick up trash wherever you go--the snow has melted, and our neighborhood needs a little spring cleaning!
and check out the Guitar Circle on Sunday evenings at 7:30 at Spontaneous Celebrations on Danforth Street:…Continue
Added by Monica A. Briggs on April 20, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 19, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I'm inviting all NFN members from all neighborhoods to join this, our new citywide network.
To get things going, I'm posing the first of a series of questions (the next are up to you - add a blog post now):
This question is: What should we do as neighbors this spring and why?
Specifically, I am looking for examples of actions we can take, behaviors we can change,…Continue
Maureen just posed a question "does anyone use a national bank with a branch in JP that you are happy with?" in the Jamaica Plain Community Discussion Forum. I'd like to expand on her question.
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 19, 2011 at 7:16pm — No Comments
Happy Spring Neighbors!
With spring quickly opening up, it is time again to think about the yearly community Clean-Up. This year's annual BOSTON SHINES is the last Saturday morning in April: Saturday, April 30, 2011.
This event has…Continue
Scary phrase right?
What is even scarier is that the Tobacco Industry is doing this to our young people in MA right now in the form of underhanded tobacco marketing tactics!
Are you serious? Yep, sure am.
Did you know tobacco products are being made and marketed to look and taste like "candy" and that they are being sold in plain site and as individual units to make them more affordable to young people?
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 13, 2011 at 12:31pm — No Comments
Got an important meeting or job interview to make? Your worries about being late because of the T are now over thanks to Howf*#ckedistheT.com.
The sites provides real time data about all operating MBTA T trains. It's very useful site with an o-fun-sive title.
Now that we are a citywide network, you will be posting neighborhood related information in the re-activated Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Forum. Please do not add information as a blog post unless you want to start a citywide conversation or are a NFN partner making a citywide announcement.
For events, it's really important that you tag each event…Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 7, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
A couple weeks ago, we announced we'd be consolidating our network into one city wide network. So far I've accomplished the following:
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 7, 2011 at 12:09am — No Comments
Over the weekend we migrated to the our new URL and began implementing the new navigation structure on the front page.
A technical glitch took the network offline from Saturday from about 5 pm to early this morning, thanks for your patience as that took some time to resolve.
If you have any feedback or suggestions, please leave them as a comment.
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 2, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments