I've been organizing SnowCrew for 4 years now and the last 2 from Washington DC. It's one of my favorite things to do but also can be really hard and stressful especially since I do this in my free time and I have a full time job.
This year we have made two awesome advancements and will be introducing phase 1 of SnowCrew.org in a couple of weeks.
What’s new so far this…Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 4, 2014 at 12:20am — No Comments
It's Joseph Porcelli the volunteer organizer and founder of NeighborsForNeighbors.org writing to you for the first time from our new awesome digital communication management system powered and donated by GovDelivery (my employer).
As you know it's snowing like crazy right now and therefore I have activated SnowCrew. If you need shoveling assistance, please add your request on the …Continue
I have activated SnowCrew from ME to VA. If you or someone you know need assistance shoveling out from the storm, please share this post with them.
SnowCrew only works when nearby neighbors who can help shovel do. To be notified when a neighbor needs shoveling assistance, please up for email updates for…Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 2, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments
Some info from the city of Boston:
Snow Emergency/Parking Ban: Snow Emergency and Parking Ban in Effect TOMORROW, Thursday, January 2 at NOON. Register for updates:cityofboston.gov/alertboston
Schools: Normal schedule on Thursday, January 2. Closed Friday, January…Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 1, 2014 at 6:49pm — No Comments
What are twitter alerts?
Twitter Alerts are Tweets published by select public agencies and emergency organizations during a crisis or emergency that contain up-to-date information relevant to an unfolding event, such as public safety warnings and evacuation instructions.
Alerts will appear highlighted on your home timeline and are instantly sent to your device as a mobile notification.
Where do I sign…Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on December 31, 2013 at 2:38pm — No Comments
Please extend your generosity this holiday season to support the great work done by Maura Ramsey and her staff at the South Street Youth Center in Jamaica Plain.
Please join me in making up the $2,000 gap they need to continue to provide life transforming services to neighborhood youth in Jamaica Plain.
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on December 21, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on December 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
We've really made a HUGE dent in the fundraising gap! Already from the support of generous donors and grants we only need to raise $2000 more! This is fantastic because that means we've raise over $10000 in just over two weeks. This is fantastic! We know that with the help from our neighborhood, we can meet our goal!Continue
Added by South Street Youth Center on December 18, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on December 18, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Just FYI, there have been some recent break-ins and porch robberies in JP and Roslindale. My thoughts on it:
At a minimum, offer to take your neighbors' packages inside when they aren't there and ask if they'll do the same. Or get a post office box to have packages delivered to.
Use rods or window stops (sold at hardware stores) to make it harder for someone from the outside to open your window while not making it that much harder for you to open the window…Continue
Added by Daniel Verinder on December 8, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments
Seasons Greetings Friends and Neighbors,
Near Forest Hills T in JP “there exists a small program with big heart and big impact. It is a remarkable place with the ordinary name of the South Street Youth Center— Walk in the door of the Center any Monday through Thursday afternoon during the school year and you’ll find volunteers and staff helping with homework, kids using the computer lab, art projects happening, dancing, singing and lots of life! During the summer, thanks in part to…Continue
Added by South Street Youth Center on December 6, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Ethos AgeWell West Roxbury has instituted a Snow Initiative that strives to serve seniors living in West Roxbury with snow removal assistance. Ethos AgeWell program is seeking volunteers and contractors living in the Boston community to pledge their time this winter towards assisting older…Continue
Added by Annie Fletcher on December 2, 2013 at 1:32pm — No Comments
Eliot Street Coffeehouse Presents A Quartet of Berklee College of Music String Quartets
A benefit concert for the First Church in Jamaica Plain
The Anger - Haas - Parks - Jonsson Quartet
The International Gals of Quartetdom
The Four Corners Quartet
The Resurexon Quartet
Saturday, December 7,…Continue
Added by Jeff Boudreau on November 28, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments
The following is message from the Boston Police Department to All Residents of E-13 Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130.
TO ALL RESIDENTS IN DISTRICT E-13
District E-13 has seen an increase of breaking and entering incidents since the beginning of the year. Arrests have been made in some incidents, while many are still under investigation. We are asking you to help us prevent further victimization by observing our “Protect Your Home Tips” outlined…Continue
Jamaica Plain music patrons embrace all genres, from classical to experimental and everything in between. Starting in November residents will have the opportunity to attend two presentations by the new…Continue
Added by Jeff Boudreau on October 7, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Jenn's Dog walking and sitting for JP, Roslindale, West Roxbury areas www.dogvacay.com/pro/dogsitboston
Added by Jenn Hickey on September 19, 2013 at 5:54pm — No Comments
There are only a handful times in our lives where we can be a part of something that drastically improves the lives of others. Right now is one of those times.
In Massachusetts, we are in a huge fight for economic dignity - to raise the minimum wage to $10.50 an hour and get 5 days a year of earned sick time for a million MA workers. As part of the Raise Up Massachusetts coalition, we will be to collecting 100,000 signatures on each of these initiatives to get on the 2014 ballot.…Continue
Added by Greg Johnston on September 12, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments
A Column from the Boston Public Health Commission
Hot summer days have meant hours of fun for the children of Boston. But, cooler mornings, advertisements for backpack sales, and the winding down of summer camps can mean only one thing: the new school year is upon us. While each student has his or her own list of “must have” school supplies, there are a few things that families can keep in mind to ensure that their student goes back to school as prepared, healthy, and as safe…Continue
Added by Boston Public Health Commission on September 5, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments
August 29, 2013 - We, at District E-13, have discovered a pattern of three young black males, teens, entering through windows during the early to mid evening, sometimes just reaching in and stealing a laptop or other items, in the South Street area. Although, these incidents are under investigation, we are asking you to help us prevent further victimization by observing our “Protect your Home” tips outlined below:
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 29, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments