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August 2010 Blog Posts (33)

Please sign South St. Monument Trees petition by Sept 9th

hi neighbors,


just a reminder to please sign this…
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Added by Brittany Gravely on August 31, 2010 at 10:43am — No Comments

Residential Security Survey / Target Hardening

As many of you know, our community has seen a significant increase in breaking and entering the last few months. Particually the Hyde Square Neighborhood. We have made several arrests but the problem persists.

We also offer residential security surveys. If you are interested in having a certified crime prevention officer come to your home to conduct the survey, please contact P.O. Carlos Lara at 617-343-5624 or by email at…

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Added by Sgt. Eric Krause on August 30, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Your Threefold Life-Purpose

We run all over the place, enjoying our lives, attempting to keep up with our obligations and trying to hold everything together. There are so many opportunities - so many good shows to watch - so many people to keep up with - so many places to go… Continue

Added by River of Life Church on August 25, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments

GRANADA PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN PLACES 3RD IN THE MENINO GARDEN CONTEST

Mayor Meninos garden contest winners have been announced, and the Granada Park community garden

placed 3rd in the community garden category it is one of only 3 placings in JP in the entire contest. Come check us out we

are up Chilcott when you turn left towards Boylston in Egleston Square. The gate is locked but you can get in the side gate with a little effort. Very pleased with this showing and the garden looks stellar.

Added by Rob on August 23, 2010 at 4:31pm — 1 Comment

Be aware of where you are

I was just driving on Centre Street and while attempting to take a left on Seaverns Avenue I had to wait while a man and a woman were engaged in a conversation in the crosswalk like they didn't have a care in the world. Even after they saw me they still didn't get out of the way. They finally moved to the left but still remained in the crosswalk engaged in a conversation as I drove by!

Added by Captain John Greland on August 23, 2010 at 11:26am — 4 Comments

JP Writers get-together, Tuesday, August 24, 8pm

Do you like to write, want to share your writing or hear what others have written? Do you just need a place to get something wrote?

Well then you should join us. Agenda, to be determined by the group.

RSVP and I'll message you my address.

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 23, 2010 at 11:15am — No Comments

Images from the 2010 Lantern Festival at Forest Hill Cemetery...

If you weren't able to make it over there this year, have a look at these amazing photos on and you're sure to put in on the calendar for next year.

Check them out at The JPVoice.
http://www.thejpvoice.com/today-in-jp/

Added by Jason Marder on August 23, 2010 at 10:43am — No Comments

Patrick Serves It Up For Democrats At JP BBQ

Governor Deval Patrick headlined a gathering of Democratic heavyweights and hopefuls in Jamaica Plain Saturday. The crowd was full of party faithful who came out to hear him highlight his accomplishments and second term plans for both the neighborhood and the state. The Governor delivered with a hefty helping of stump speech leaving the crowd energized and hungry for more.

Get the full story at The JPVoice. www.thejpvoice.com

Added by Jason Marder on August 23, 2010 at 8:56am — No Comments

Earn-A-Bike Graduates Do More Than Just Spin Wheels.

Check out the latest story from The JPVoice. www.thejpvoice.com.

Added by Jason Marder on August 21, 2010 at 8:10am — No Comments

Cooperatively Unschooling in Jamaica Plain

Last night I gave a second free seminar on how (and why) to cooperatively unschool our children in Jamaica Plain. Many parents have shared concerns about sending their children to school and they are justified to feel this way. There appears to be a ground swell regarding this topic and as a result it's time to organize! I will be giving another seminar at Boing! on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00pm.

Please register at:…
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Added by Robin Maxfield on August 19, 2010 at 6:42pm — 1 Comment

Would you make a monthly recurring gift to NFN?

Today I spoke with Leah at the Network For Good and learned about their donation platform. It sounds pretty good.



For $50 bucks a month, we'd get:
  • Custom Questions -…
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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 19, 2010 at 6:10pm — 2 Comments

Restaurant Workshop!

Mayor Thomas M. Menino invites all entrepreneurs, technical assistance providers, and aspiring restaurant owners to a clinic on the City of Boston’s restaurant permitting resources:



Restaurant Roadmap Workshop

Thursday, September 2nd

11:30am – 1:00pm



Topics include:

Zoning Fire Safety Requirements Entertainment Licenses

Health Permits Funding Resources Business Assistance



Hosted by:

Ashmont Grill

555 Talbot Avenue

Boston, MA…
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Added by Colleen Keller on August 19, 2010 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

Adopt A Block Update: $2,125 of $12,000 raised. Please do your part to support NFN today!

Save Neighbors for Neighbors. Adopt A Block



Neighbors,



NFN needs your help. It's costs $500 per month to keep our networks up and running and another $500.00 per month for general operating expenses. We have had limited money for general operating expenses for the last two years and so we have gone without, and Joseph, our founder, has have been personally covered much of what was essential. With this said, we really… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 18, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What Time Is It Where You Are?

Skype is really shrinking the world in real time. More and more people can talk "face to face" over the Internet - either on their computers or now on their iPhones. What used to seem like a long way away is now literally in your face. We can often… Continue

Added by River of Life Church on August 18, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments

looking for information

if anybody that was on the South West Corridor on Sunday, August 15, 2010, and noticed a black male on a black bike wearing a black t-shirt around 4:15 pm to 5 pm please call E13 Detectives at 617-343-5628.

Added by Captain John Greland on August 18, 2010 at 10:02am — No Comments

notloB Parlour Concerts announces its Fall season at the historic Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain





notloB Parlour Concerts announces its Fall season at the historic Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain…







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Added by Jeff Boudreau on August 16, 2010 at 4:19pm — No Comments

There's a new dog on the block

My name is Matt Finnigan, and I'm new to the neighborhood. A Connecticut native, I moved to Somerville in 2008; my girlfriend Janine and I wanted to get a place together in Boston. In July, we moved onto Beecher St, with my 5-year-old German Shepherd, Wilma. If you are a regular at Beecher Park, you've probably seen us.



When I lived in CT, I had been a foster parent for Fidelco. They are a guide dog foundation near Hartford - the only in CT, one… Continue

Added by Matt Finnigan on August 16, 2010 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

JP's Beetle Battle Rages On.

Check out the full story and the latest info at The JPVoice. www.thejpvoice.com

Added by Jason Marder on August 16, 2010 at 9:54am — No Comments

SHOOTING INCIDENT IN THE AREA OF 3151 WASHINGTON STREET

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 15, 2010 at 6:37pm — No Comments

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