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New network address


Although the new front end landing page looked nice, we got feedback that it was confusing, and that it added an extra step. We agreed and removed it.

Now, when you type in you are taken directly to this network. If you're looking for older blog posts or pictures you can find them at… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 26, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Neighbors for Neighbors featured on the NING Blog

Hey Neighbors,

The Neighbors for Neighbors network was just featured on the NING blog. What is NING? Ning is the social network technology platform behind our new awesome network.

Thanks to Mariko and all the folks at NING for their continued support and the NFN board member current and past who helped make… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 24, 2008 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Youth Violence Documentary Premier Invitation


For the past 6 months, the Health Careers Ambassadors of the Hyde Square Task Force worked with an amazing film maker, Alex Gomez, and produced the documentary Looking for Peace, One Block at a Time. As a group, they really wanted to explore the devastating effects violence has on a young person, particularly their physical health and mental well-beings. Through the filming process, they were able to tell their own stories, connect with other families of victims, and most… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 23, 2008 at 8:05am — No Comments

Nice Letter

April 24, 2008

Dear Rob,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Egleston Square Main Street, I want to thank you for your efforts and dedication to keeping Egleston Square – and the larger Jamaica Plain/Roxbury neighborhoods – clean.

A couple weeks ago, we noticed the Peace Garden had been cleaned and taken care of over the weekend. It looked better than it has looked in a long time! As you may know, the Peace Garden is a central point in the Egleston Square… Continue

Added by Rob on May 4, 2008 at 4:39pm — No Comments

What we can do about violence and crime in JP


As you know there have been a couple of violent incidents in Jamaica Plain over the past couple of days. These incidents are very sad, and I wanted to offer you some steps you can take be a part of the solution.

Here's what we can do:

Read more below for details.…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 24, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Introducing the E-13/Jamaica Plain Neighbors Network


Last night we (BPD - my day job) announced the E-13/Jamaica Plain Neighbors Network. This is the network where you can meet your neighbors in your actual neighborhood, get educated and support from BPD to organize and mobilize your neighbors to address crime, quality of life, as well as coordinate fun neighborhood happenings like pot lucks, yard sales, and block parties.

Check out the E-13/Jamaica Plain Neighbors…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 4, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Pay Pal Donations Fixed


Thanks to those of you who brought to our attention that some of the Pay Pal button where not working. We have fixed all the buttons and encourage you to support the projects of interest and Neighbors for Neighbors (of course).

All donations may now be made on the Support Us page. Projects that need immediate funding include Youth… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 26, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

AXIOM Opening Reception

Please join us this Friday evening!! We are easy to get to (take the T to Green St and we are inside the station), we have alot of fun and there will be food and drink. Hope to see you there!

AXIOM Gallery presents:

Art and Math

March 14th - April 27th, 2008

Opening reception: Friday March 14th, 6-9pm

Featuring selected works by:

Bathsheba Grossman, J.Michael James, Keith Peters, Nathan Selikoff and Kevin Van Aelst

Co-Curated by Axiom… Continue

Added by AXIOM on March 12, 2008 at 11:26am — No Comments

Peace of Pie: event in JP on May 3rd, pie contest to raise money for children's home in Ghana

Last year you helped me get to HardtHaven Children's Home in Ghana- this year lets make sure the kids we met have enough food, medicine, and love.

All of your dollars will go to HardtHaven and help pay for the children's meals, medications, school fees, new mosquito nets, rent and utilities, and other costs. To learn more about HardtHaven go to, or ask me and I'll happily talk your ear off!

4 Ways You Can Pie-ticipate!

PIE BAKING… Continue

Added by Dana on March 10, 2008 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Neighbors for Neighbors, JP Organizing Network is live!


It's my pleasure to announce the Neighbors for Neighbors, JP Organizing Network is live!

Please feel free to create and join groups, discuss in the forums, make new friends, and generally just do stuff with and for your neighbors!

If you have any questions please see the user guide and support discussion in them forums.

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 9, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Horizons for Homeless Children - Volunteer Training

Being a Playspace Activity Leader (PAL) with Horizons for Homeless Children is a fantastic volunteer commitment that benefits not only the children you are playing with, but also their families. You will see as you start volunteering that your visit to the shelter is truly the high point of these children's day.

Horizons for Homeless Children serves children living in family homeless shelters all over the State. We have 5 Regions (Greater Boston, Central, North East, South… Continue

Added by Horizons for Homeless Children on February 27, 2008 at 11:51am — No Comments

Boston Dragon Boat Racing In 2008 With Living Root Dragon Boat

Athletic men and women are invited to race with Living Root Dragon Boat in 2008. Training is already underway at our winter indoor pool training facility!

Opportunities to race in Boston, Ottawa, US Nationals/Long Beach, Pawtucket, Hartford and San Francisco are available!

No prior experience necessary. Athleticism, good overall fitness, and/or prior triathlon, swimming, basketball, cycling, marathon, volleyball, rugby, field… Continue

Added by Bob Lee on February 22, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Getting there!

In response to the awesome feedback we got from you in the Neighbors for Neighbors 2008 Survey, last night Jon R., a board member and Chair of the NFN Technology Committee, and I worked late and made some big technology decisions.

We've chosen to:

Launch this, the Neighbors for Neighbors Organizing Network! The first folks who will be notified and invited to join are our Social Activity Group, Community Service Project, and Non-Profit partners so they can set up their… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 21, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Introducing the Neighbors for Neighbors Organizing Network

In response to the Neighbors for Neighbors 2008 Survey where over 50% of those who took the survey said they wanted more activity-based events and groups, we created the Jamaica Plain Organizing Network.

Unlike our last organizing model comprised of our blog, google groups, and hope, we created a one-stop shop for residents of Jamaica Plain to create, get members, organize, and communicate what they are working on to make a difference.

We also heard loud and clear that… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 14, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

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