Have you ever noticed how some people just are not with the program? They seem to be more like dead weight than helpful weight bearers. These people might be in your work place, on your sports team, in your class at school, in your family or at your church.…Continue
Added by River of Life Church on August 30, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Source: MBTA.com: After a careful review of the most recent information from the National Weather Service, the MBTA has decided to suspend all modes of service effective 8am Sunday, August 28th.
At the request of health care institutions in Greater Boston, the MBTA has agreed to provide service - on all modes - until 8:00 a.m. Sunday so that…Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 28, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments
WASHINGTON - As Hurricane Irene makes landfall in North Carolina and continues to move up the East Coast of the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working closely with states in the storm's projected path to ensure they have the resources they need to respond. FEMA officials are urging residents and businesses to listen to the instructions of their local officials, closely follow news and weather reports, and evacuate, if told…Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 27, 2011 at 3:12pm — No Comments
The good news is the City just said they are "not expecting significant storm surge or evacuations in Boston". The bad news is they are concerned about "damaging tropical force winds".
Let's secure our outdoor furniture, grills etc to prevent damage NOW.
Stay safe and please check in on each other and especially our elderly, sick, and disabled…Continue
The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane watch for coastal Massachusetts, including the City of Boston. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the next 48 hours. In addition, a flood watch has been issued and will be in effect beginning Saturday evening and into Sunday night.
The City urges individuals and businesses to closely monitor this storm and complete any preparations for its potential impact by Saturday evening. Tips on how best to…
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 26, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 26, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments
The below information was copied from Ready.gov.
Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.
The information below is copied from Ready.gov.
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days. In addition, basic…Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 25, 2011 at 12:01am — No Comments
Here is what you need to know about Staying Informed During an Emergency:
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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 25, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As Hurricane Irene moves toward the East Coast of the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging all residents in East Coast states to take steps now to prepare their families and businesses for hurricanes and severe weather. Visit www.Ready.gov or www.Listo.gov for helpful tips on preparing for hurricanes, flash flooding and other disasters.
According to the…Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 24, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
It looks like we are going to get hit by Hurricane Irene this weekend.
"National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read laid the threat out plainly: "We are very concerned with what's going to happen in New England. The benchmark is the 1938 hurricane. I am very concerned with what will happen there.""
We'll keep you posted throughout the storm. We are also thinking about doing "Hurricane Crew" like we did for the snow storms this winter - stay…Continue
I wanted to let folks know that my husband and I just returned home to find that our bicycles were stolen from our driveway (100 Paul Gore) sometime while we were out today (between around 9:45 a.m. till 4 p.m.). The two bikes had been locked together to a fence at the top end of our driveway, with a pretty heavy-duty bicycle cable which was severed in what looks like one swift, sharp cut. Both bicycles were mountain bikes, on the older side but in good condition.…Continue
A very dark horse in the race, but a good way to help spread the word about acoustic not-for-profit concerts in a beautiful historic house.
In the JP Gazette's "Best of JP 2011" survey, please write in notloB Parlour Concerts at the Loring-Greenough House. https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic/
Added by Jeff Boudreau on August 22, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments
I am looking for one Ikea Traby (Träby) shelf unit as pictured in the photographs and links. I'd like to negotiate a price for your Traby shelf unit based on it's condition and the various system pieces you may also have like drawers, doors and legs. Just message me through neighborsforneighbors. Thanks!
The appearance of the unit is as follows:
2x2 cube shelf
dimensions 31.5" x 31.5" x 15.5"
Wood construction with ash…
Added by Mark Simon on August 12, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments
I'm launching a new community building project this month. It's called #Hi5Fridays!
Giving a Hi5 is a great way to acknowledge a neighbor, friend, or co-worker for a job well done or just being awesome.
Here is how it works:
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 12, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments
I had the below pictured red bike stolen off my porch last night in Stony Brook, and would love it if anyone would keep an eye out for it. I know it happens a lot! But it's depressing because I just bought it from Bikes Not Bombs not long ago, used it for 2 weeks, and off it went. It could not have even been of much value, just sentimental. And I was really hoping to bike to work and save on gas. Dang it.
The bike's identifying feature (besides the rust) is it has a…
Thank You for Neighbors Night Out 2011
On behalf of our Commander, Captain Paul Russell and all of us at District E-13, we would like to express our most sincere thank you to everyone who joined us at our Neighbors Night Out in Egleston Square on Friday, July 29, 2011. The Egleston Square YMCA hosted the Annual experience. The event was organized by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), Teen Empowerment (TE), Egleston Square Main Street (ESMS), and…Continue
Added by Sgt. Eric Krause on August 9, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments
I wanted to let you know that Boing!'s new owner, Kim Mitchell, a long time JP resident, has agreed to hire a local youth through the JP Youth Employment Project if we vote with our dollars to show that we care. It's another way to support local JP businesses that give back to our community!
Added by Michael Norman on August 9, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments