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June 2011 Blog Posts (17)

Call for Artists deadline approaching!

You have less than 2 weeks to submit work for Artists in the Arboretum 2011--a juried exhibit in conjunction with Jamaica Plain Open Studios.





Artists in the Arboretum 2011

Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall September 21–October 23

Opening night: Wednesday September 21, 6:00–8:00 pm

Open Studios weekend:…


Added by Marc Devokaitis on June 30, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

Great Read: Why Aren’t We Building ‘Emotionally Connected’ Cities?

This is a snipit from my friend Aaron Renn's blog The Urbanophile.

We think of city infrastructure in a particular way – sort of like bones and connective tissue in a body; the major structural components that support our existence. Beyond the bones, we need to include key pieces that nourish our…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 29, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

Boston Police Seeking Info on Missing Person (Amber Devoe) from Jamaica Plain

On June 27, 2011 at 8:00pm, an officer from District E-13 in Jamaica Plain took a missing person report regarding 28 year old Amber Devoe of Jamaica Plain. According to a friend, Amber has been missing since June 21, 2011. The friend further stated that she had contact with the victim’s friends and family, but, according to the friend, no one had spoken to or heard from the victim.

Amber is reported to be in good physical and mental health. A neighbor stated that she…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 28, 2011 at 10:29pm — 1 Comment

Grasping What is Right

How can you tell what you should do with your life?  What are the right next steps to take?


We all want to know where we are going in life.…


Added by River of Life Church on June 24, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments

How can you get free?

Join the conversation on our Facebook page!

Added by River of Life Church on June 21, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments

Saturday night scam June 18

Coming home from Centre Street at midnight Saturday an older African American woman was on Boylston St. near City Feed doing her "I need money for a locksmith" scam. Usually she says she lost her keys in a drain, the police won't help her etc. and she needs about $5 more dollars to pay the locksmith fee. She was in the area last year.

Added by Daiva on June 20, 2011 at 7:35am — 4 Comments

Sánchez Champions $10 million for Youth Violence Prevention

BOSTON—Representative Jeffrey Sánchez and his colleagues in the House of Representatives voted to provide youth violence prevention programs additional funding for the remaining 2011 fiscal year. The House Supplemental Budget requires the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to administer $10 million in grants for programs targeted at reducing youth violence among young individuals at highest risk of being perpetrators or victims of gun violence. Additionally, the House budget…


Added by State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez on June 15, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Listen to Your Neighbor

What do you think people most want from each other?  If you watch much TV or see many movies, you might think the answer is "sex."  However, there is a much deeper and more realistic answer to the question.  Your deepest needs and desires transcend all stages of life, and even health…


Added by River of Life Church on June 14, 2011 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Where did the Polar Bears go?

Does anyone know what happened to the silver polar bear statue on the SW Corridor Park which appeared after the WUTE festival, but disappeared about a week ago?


Added by Carola Emrich-Fisher on June 14, 2011 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

Paul Gore Street Wide Yard Sales on Saturday!!!

Don't miss the Paul Gore St. Annual Street Wide Yard Sales, starting 9am on Saturday morning (June 11th).  Yard Sales all along the street and some neighboring streets, some of them multi family, but sometimes you can't tell because it just blends into one long friendly neighbors getting along with neighbors event!  Tons of stuff cheap, something for everyone!  Between Hyde Sq and Stony Brook T.

Added by Jenny Jones on June 10, 2011 at 9:25pm — 2 Comments

ONEin3 Boston Council applications are out! Apply today + shape your city the way you want it!!!

Hi Everyone,


The ONEin3 Advisory Council is an amazing opportunity to make an impact right here in your very own beloved City of Boston. The Council meets once a month and tackles the issues that matter most to ONEin3ers (that's the one-third of Boston's population between the ages of 20 and 34), and then Council members get to present their findings, ideas, and recommendations directly to Mayor Menino. For more info, go to…


Added by Heather Green on June 9, 2011 at 6:22pm — No Comments


At 4:24 pm The National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter size hail...and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.

Severe thunderstorms produce damaging winds and large well as deadly lightning and torrential rain. Get to safe shelter now inside a sturdy building or in a vehicle. Do not seek shelter under trees. If you can hear are close enough to be struck by lightning. Drivers should be alert for… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 9, 2011 at 4:51pm — No Comments

State Legislature’s Committee on Housing Advances Public Housing Innovations Bill


Legislation filed by Representative Jeffrey Sánchez (D-Boston) and Senator Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester) to revitalize state public housing was advanced favorably by the Joint Committee on Housing.


“Resources for state-assisted public housing are inadequate for the low-income residents, including seniors and the disabled, in need of affordable housing. This legislation provides public housing authorities greater creativity to develop innovative solutions to preserve…


Added by State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez on June 9, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Why Figment Boston 2011 Rocks

Boston feels like a real city to me now!

That's a big statement, but until recently, I've had to travel to Montreal, Miami, and NYC to enjoy the experience I had yesterday at Figment and I will again later this afternoon on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. 

When I tell friends not from Boston, about Boston, I tell them it feels like a big town, mostly it's because it's walkable which I love, and but…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 5, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Take the 3 Day Challenge to Fight AIDS


30 years into the AIDS epidemic, we know what works to prevent new infections. We just need the resources to reach more people and keep the ones affected in good care. 

This year, on the Wednesday-Friday before the Walk & Run, we're challenging ourselves to raise an extra $30,000 so we can reach even more people with prevention and care.

That's a 30% increase over last year for $130,000 total, so we're going to need YOUR help.

Donate here …


Added by Tory Stephens on June 3, 2011 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Why you should care about AIDS by Sue O’Connell

This Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of AIDS. It’s also the 26th annual AIDS Walk Boston.

I can’t blame you if you’re wondering why you should care. After all, a diagnosis of HIV or AIDS is no longer a death sentence. We know how the virus is transmitted and, let’s face it, it’s a preventable illness.

But here’s why I still care and why you should, too.

Three decades into this epidemic, gay and bisexual men are 44 times more vulnerable to HIV infection than the… Continue

Added by Tory Stephens on June 3, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Severe Thunderstorm Warning through 9:00PM

6/1/11, 8:30pm

The National Weather Service has extended the Tornado Watch covering the City of Boston until 11pm tonight, and issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Boston, which will remain in effect until 9pm.

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 1, 2011 at 8:51pm — 2 Comments

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