I wanted to let you know that we are an additional resource for your safety and security efforts in Jamaica Plain. We work closely with the E-13 community service office and our mission is to develop and maintain Neighborhood Watch groups in every neighborhood in the city of Boston. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary skills and tools to act as an organized, empowered unit that works with the police to deter crime and reduce fear. Call the Neighborhood Watch Unit at 617-343-4345 for… Continue
Added by Carolyn MacNeil on September 30, 2009 at 10:56am —
Office Space to Share in Jamaica Plain
We are 2 independent practitioners sharing a lovely 1-room bodywork therapy office, seeking a third person for our peaceful space. 400 square feet, carpeted, with high ceilings and I tall window, and closet. Comfortably furnished with sofa, upholstered chairs, bodywork table, lamps, bookcase, file cabinets, artwork. The room is on the first floor, handicapped accessible, with 2 bathrooms, and a waiting area in a restored Victorian just off… Continue
Added by Su Cousineau on September 29, 2009 at 4:57pm —
A lot of my clients ask me, "What are closing costs?"
Dont break the bank.
Real property in most jurisdictions is conveyed from the seller to the buyer through a real estate contract. The point in time at which the contract is actually executed and the title to the property is conveyed to the buyer is known as the "closing". It is common for a variety of costs associated with the transaction (above and beyond the price of the… Continue
Added by www.TheBostonHomeTeam.com/blog on September 29, 2009 at 12:01pm —
BOSTON POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP IN THEIR EFFORTS TO IDENTIFY SUSPECT WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH JAMAICA PLAIN ROBBERY
At about 12:55pm, on Saturday, September 26, 2009, officers from Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for an Assault & Battery in progress at 8 Mark Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that she was walking home when an individual (described as a black Hispanic, about 5’5” in height, short black hair, slim… Continue
Added by Captain John Greland on September 28, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Over 50 residents of Parkton Road enjoyed a block on Saturday, September 26, 2009. Over 50 residents got to meet new neighbors and catch up with old ones. The potluck event was organized by several of the residents as a way to get to know the people who call this area of JP their home. Several new events were planned at the party to build upon this fun event. "Movie Night" will take place in the parking lot of one resident whose back wall will serve as the movie screen. "We need another… Continue
Added by Patti McKenna on September 28, 2009 at 1:48pm —
Sunday October 4, 2009 @ 7:00 PM
First Church in Jamaica Plain, UU
6 Eliot Street (Across from the Monument)
If your house is on the electric grid, chances are at least some of your power comes from coal companies that use mountaintop removal in their mining practices. Mountaintop removal is destroying the landscape and threatening communities in Appalachia. Activist and author Mike Roselle has spent decades fighting the coal industry over these issues. Join him for a… Continue
Added by Liz W. on September 28, 2009 at 11:23am —
Listen to the podcast on WBZ.
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 25, 2009 at 9:00am —
Today we are continuing our SafeWalk
efforts by flyering our buildings, streets, T-stops, bus stops, and local businesses.
If we all pitch in, we can flyer the entire neighborhood very quickly!
Please join the SafeWalk
group now and reply to the discussions with how… Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 25, 2009 at 7:39am —
• Introduce yourself to your neighbors
• Lock ALL doors and windows – use window stops
• Don’t buzz in anyone you don’t know
• Turn your front and rear porch lights on and leave them on all night long.
• If you are going away have a neighbor remove newspapers from your doorway
• Leave the radio on a talk show when you’re out and put the light on timers, set timers for lights
• Remove GPS… Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 25, 2009 at 7:31am —
Road Ride- 50 -60 mile loop, meet at ULA Cafe on Amory Street Brewery complex at 1:45 pm. Moderate paceline riding. Average speed 15-16 mph. See you then!
Added by Jeremy McHugh on September 24, 2009 at 8:55pm —
Lighting is one of the best deterants of crime. Please turn you porch lights on and leave them on all night. If you notice a neighbors light is not on, please go over, tell them what's been happening and request they them turn on their lights!
Please report any city street lights that are out by calling the Mayor's 24 Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500.
If you give them your email address they will send you a confirmation and tracking number - very cool. I… Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 24, 2009 at 1:20pm —
With so many new people joining the network this week, I can't keep up with welcoming folks and doing all the other stuff I need to be working on - like prepping for our Board Meeting tonight and coordinating to make sure all the flyers we are printing are getting where they need to be.
Would you be willing to leave greetings for new people who join an offer and offer to help them get acquainted?
If so, please reply to the… Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 24, 2009 at 1:14pm —
Thanks for the awesome response to my email and blog post yesterday! Since the rash incidents, no one else has been robbed - let's keep this up!
Here are our next steps:
1) Let's do the Safe Walk program again. SafeWalk entails passing out information to our neighbors on our streets, at local businesses, and at our T-stops and bus stops to warn them about what's happening. To sign up to flyer your street and local businesses or your T-stop or bus stop… Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 24, 2009 at 11:30am —
Everyone must call 911 when they see suspicious activity/behavior and or witness a crime - and even if you get away from an attempted crime. The thieves will be waiting for the next person to come along.
Calling 911 provides the Boston Police Department with data to make decisions on about when and where to deploy patrols. It also helps them identify trends.
So what is suspicious activity/behavior and when should you call 911?
Below are some examples. Please… Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 24, 2009 at 1:11am —
Over the last seven days there has been a big increase in crime in Jamaica Plain. We need to do some organizing!
Specially, last night there were 5 incidents on and near Boylston Street.
At 6:10 and 6:36 pm on Boylston and Amory and then on Center and Forbes street two our neighbors were robbed. The suspects were described as two slim White Hispanic males in their late teen, one was wearing a red hat and grey hoody and the other had curly hair… Continue
Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 23, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Technically, 'pie season' as those in the know call it, doesn't actually begin until October 1st -- but I loved the pecan pie hat and decided a preview was in order. So, tomorrow I'll be wearing the pie hat at the Community Servings Farmers' Market. To give you an idea of what a pie hat actually looks like, I've posted the attached photo.
'Pie' at Community Servings is about feeding those who can't feed themselves. It's about people who are… Continue
Added by Edith Murnane on September 19, 2009 at 11:35am —
Who is going to join us next Tues 9/22 @ 6pm at the Coldwell Banker office on 713 Centre St JP for a FREE 1st Time Home Buying seminar?
Please take advantage of this opportunity. And please feel free to ask Ellen and I any questions.
Janis Lippman and Ellen Grubert
Added by Janis Lippman on September 18, 2009 at 12:42pm —
Do you dukkah? A tasty blend of nuts and spices, on bread with a dab of oil? You may convert quick! The 1st to offer dukkah in these parts is our own Queen of the Pantry (hails from Natick!). She was featured today in The MetroWest. Read up and if you want to try it, stop on by for your own dukkah!…
Added by City Feed and Supply on September 15, 2009 at 5:10pm —
I'm posting for a friend--he's great! If you know of something, I'll fwd the info to him. Thanks.
Added by Aria Littlhous on September 15, 2009 at 4:42pm —
For those of you who do not know, my wife and I were robbed recently. We are missing 11 pieces of jewelry that have considerable monetary and sentimental value. Needless to say, we are very upset.
The most disturbing thing is that there was no break-in, no forced entry. The person who robbed us had a copy of our key! We have a good idea who it is and we are actively looking for him. I am reluctant to mention his name in case he is innocent. However, all signs… Continue
Added by Kelly & Chris -Webster's Ma & Pa on September 15, 2009 at 10:15am —