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June 2010 Blog Posts (27)

Updates Policies, please read


Please take a minute to review our update policies. These…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 30, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Dangerous, homophobic driver in JP

Hi Neighbors,

I was biking to work this morning and making a left turn from Centre, at the monument. While I was waiting to make my turn, a driver came up on my right and put his left turn signal on. When I said "I'm making a left turn too", told me to "fuck off." When I made my left turn, he tried to make the turn around me on my right side, which forced me into the oncoming lane.

Funny how traffic works- I ended up next to him a few minutes later, and snapped a picture… Continue

Added by Brett on June 30, 2010 at 12:37pm — 6 Comments

Want to give away concert tix to fellow JPers

Hi. Husband and I have just moved to JP this month. I have two tickets to upcoming Boston Landmarks Orchestra at Fenway July 7 @ 7 PM. Would like to give them to people who would enjoy attending with us if possible. Should be a lot of fun.

Added by Nancy Barron on June 30, 2010 at 12:09pm — 2 Comments

French Fry is Still Missing! Please Help Us Find Our Cat! Cash Reward!!

Added by Abby Murphy on June 29, 2010 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Save JP Libraries -- Save 77 Jobs -- Only 2 Days Left to SAVE the BPL

JP still faces a threat at the libraries as 77 people are still getting laid off. Some of these live in our neighborhood and others work here now will get shipped downtown or to another branch. This plan will change the neighborhood for the worse, for good. Please help to stop it.

We need your action NOW! Contact city council and forward this message far and wide!

Copy and…

Added by Brandon Abbs on June 29, 2010 at 7:09am — No Comments


Read about this a while ago. Yesterday early a.m. a woman came into my office with a sob story. She had gotten out of her car to mail a letter and dropped her keys in the sewer. She called the sewer dept. but their trucks were busy cleaning out pipes. Her three kids ( this woman was far beyond child bearing age) were in the car. The locksmith was charging her $49.95 to make new keys and she only has $25.00. Could I lend her $25.00 until 11:00? When I asked where her car was she ignored that… Continue

Added by Marcia Rowland on June 25, 2010 at 8:06am — 1 Comment

Recycling for a Cause

Looking to get rid of old electronics?…


Added by Suzie Bertisch on June 24, 2010 at 4:11pm — No Comments



Added by City Feed and Supply on June 24, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Seeking Bicycle-Related Artwork

Ferris Wheels Bike Shop seeks bicycle-related artwork to display in our retail space for a First Thursdays opening reception on July 1, 2010 or August 5, 2010.

You are welcome to sell your work through us. This can be for one evening or, depending on the artwork and how it must be displayed, we may be able to keep showing your work for up to one week. We will provide FREE publicity for you and work with you to display and promote your show.

Please e-mail…


Added by Ferris Wheels Bike Shop on June 24, 2010 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Ballard and Custer Street, surface street/utility work

I write this in an attempt to figure out what to do about the situation in Ballard Street/Custer Street in the JP South Area. I have lived in this part of JP for a bit over 2 years and Ballard street has had regular and constant street work done, to the point that between last summer and just what we have had of this spring/summer there has being at least three instances of work crews working on the…


Added by Anna Sandoval on June 24, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Your Purpose

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question that parents and other adults ask children time and again. We all feel like we are supposed to have a resoundingly clear answer to this question, but in reality many of us still feel like we are trying to hone in on a satisfying answer.

This question can be a good way to “break the ice” with children, and a way to learn something about them. It may be useful to surface desires and…


Added by River of Life Church on June 23, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

French Fry is missing from St. Rose Street in JP/Orange male cat

We have not seen our cat French Fry since sometime on Sunday (6/20/10) on St. Rose Street (off of South and Arborway), where we live. He is most likely stuck in someone's garage or basement or shed. He is very curious but cautious when he is outside. I am guessing that he wandered into an open door over the weekend (when everyone does yard work and other outdoor activities) and got trapped inside. Please, everyone, check your… Continue

Added by Abby Murphy on June 22, 2010 at 9:23pm — 2 Comments

SoChange Focus Group


Last night in Jamaica Plain a focus group was held regarding the organization SoChange and their upcoming projects in the city.

SoChange is an organization seeking social change and justice in communities and neighborhoods.

A project is getting under way this summer to support and sustain local economies and businesses. Take a look at this video featuring Mike Norman of… Continue

Added by Alexander Gray on June 22, 2010 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Need a venue for a fund raiser


We are a nonprofit organisation looking for a functional hall as a donation or a cheaper rate to host our annual fund raiser. We are looking for a event hall that would allow us to bring in our own food, have acash bar and space enough to hold close to 200 people with a dance floor. the date is 28th August 2010.

We are alos looking for volunteers to help us with the event. Please contact Isabel or Beatrice at…


Added by Beatrice Fernando on June 18, 2010 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Looking for volunteers

The JP Farmers' Market located in the Bank of America parking lot would like to provide access to EBT/ Food stamps benefits and grant monies associated with the Boston Bounty Bucks for EBT recipients at the market.

However, because they don't have a market manager, in order to participate they would need help processing EBT cards (almost exactly like a credit card) and end of the day paperwork (20 minutes worth).

Market hours

Tuesdays 12PM -…


Added by Edith Murnane on June 17, 2010 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Age 55+? Read and Learn with Children!

Jumpstart is a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Jumpstart Community Corps Members are community volunteers, ages 55 and over,

from Mattapan, Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and South

Boston who commit to working with preschool children twice a week

during the school year. They support…


Added by Jumpstart- Community Corps on June 15, 2010 at 3:27pm — No Comments

JP Community Garden Documentary...

I'm working on a short documentary about JP's Community Gardens, the people who have plots, what they grow and what motivates the whole endeavor. I'd love to speak with a few people who have plots and actively cultivate them.

It will be short, 5-7minutes, but if you're interested I'd love to speak with you about it. Please feel free to contact me at anytime.



Added by Jason Marder on June 13, 2010 at 5:14pm — 3 Comments

Courageous Dialogues: Examining Class in the 21st Century

Courageous Dialogues: Examining Class in the 21st Century

When: Thursday June 17 at 7:00 PM

Where: Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

Class impacts our personal identities, our institutions, and our work for social change. In the United States, discussing class issues is taboo; and often more challenging to talk about than race, sexuality and religion. Feelings of shame, and/or guilt at being poorer or richer than… Continue

Added by Liz W. on June 10, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

JP Chapter or Organizing for America recently formed.

Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama for America, is building on

the movement that elected President Obama by empowering communities across the

country to bring about our agenda of change.

In 2008, millions of Americans got involved in the political process — many for the first time — to fight for a new kind of politics and a better future for…


Added by Bruce Dillenbeck on June 10, 2010 at 10:23am — No Comments

One of the Break-Ins

Hi everyone,

As you may have read, there has been a spike in home robberies this summer... and sadly, I am one of them. 6 days after my Thule system was completely ripped off of my car (locked and everything on a Sunday afternoon) my apt was robbed in broad daylight. We estimate that the break-in occurred between 9:30am and 12:00pm on Friday.

The reason that I write is this... we have the basic Boylston St windows, older, yet equipped with window 'limiters' that limit how high… Continue

Added by Susan on June 9, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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