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April 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Street Robbery Alert, Stony Brook & Jackson Neighborhood

Neighborhood ALERT!!!




Your neighborhood has reported an increase in robberies during the month of April.


Between April 8 & April 18, five street robberies involving suspects who are targeting victims for purses/wallets and/or cell phones in the Jamaica Plain area were reported to police.  The robberies have occurred between 10 PM and 5 AM, with the majority occurring between 10:50 PM…


Added by Sgt. Eric Krause on April 23, 2012 at 10:35am — 5 Comments

Fire at 83 Paul Gore St Jamaica Plain

There was fire at 83 Paul Gore St in Jamaica Plain last night, everyone is ok, but it looks like people will not be allowed to live in the building until it is all fixed up again which will take months.  They have places to stay for the next few days, but the most immediate need is to find rental apartments for everyone, so that they can get their lives back together.  I think there is just one couple by themselves and everyone else has a baby or cats or dogs, so if you…

Added by Jenny Jones on April 21, 2012 at 11:34am — 3 Comments

Make a Difference: Become a Big Sister!

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston's mission is to help girls realize their full potential by providing them with positive mentoring relationships with women. We have two programs in which we are looking for mentors.

1. Our "Community-Based Mentoring" program matches girls between 7-15 with caring and supportive adults. Matches meet on days and times of their own choosing at locations throughout the Greater Boston community. The program's flexible structure allows the two…


Added by Big Sister Association of GB on April 20, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments

Where Neighbors for Neighbors Members Live and How Long You've Lived There

At work, I've been exploring cool tools to help transform raw data into actionable information. 

I used to visualize where our members live and how long they've live there.

As you can see the majority of members live in Jamaica Plain, followed by Roslindale, and then Charlestown. Note this data was is pulled from when members first signed up - and people move around.…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 12, 2012 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Thank You: We Exceeded Fundraising Goal


Thanks to you, we have exceeded our fundraising goal. In total, we raised $660.00. will remain online for another year!

So what's next?

Look for an email from me in the coming weeks with my thoughts about the potential roles we can play  as a network in the future.

What I will need from you is your input on what you think we should do next based what matters most to you, what is needed, and where we can…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Coyote Sighting on Cranston and Paul Gore Streets

Around 9:30 am on Easter Sunday morning, a coyote was spotted at the top of the Cranston Street near Sheridan Street. When it saw a person, it fled down the cliff to Paul Gore Street, where it was sighted a second time.

Jack Chapin from the Massachusetts Environmental Police came out to investigate.  Chapin talked with the person who had seen the coyote and concerned Cranston Street residents.  Here is a summary of the information he shared with us.

The eastern coyote…


Added by Gretchen Van Ness on April 9, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

DONATIONS NEEDED: We need to raise $600 by Thursday!


It costs $600.00 a year to keep this network online. The bill for 2012 year is due on April 12, 2012. 

Please make a secure tax-deductible donation now!

  • $2 pays for one day
  • $12 pays for one week
  • $48 pays for one month…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 7, 2012 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

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