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October 2009 Blog Posts (22)

Join us tomorrow night for the Boylston Street Halloween Celebration

We'll start at 5 pm and go until about 9. It's at the intersection of Boylston and Belmore… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on October 30, 2009 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Suspect in Custody

On 9/26/09 there was a home invasion on Mark Street. Tomorrow Detectives from E-13 will seek an arrest warrant for a suspect that is already in custody for another robbery that occurred on E-13.

Added by Captain John Greland on October 28, 2009 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments

Car breaks

There were two reported car breaks last night on District 13. There was no damage reported to either vehicle and both reported that their GPS was stolen. The locations of the incidents were Lamartine Street and Bourne Street. The streets are opposite ends of Forest Hills.

Added by Captain John Greland on October 28, 2009 at 9:39am — 4 Comments

Attempted Robbery

Last night around 11:42 pm officers from district 13 arrested a 21 year old male for attempted robbery. The suspect was in the process of leaving the scene on a bike. The incident occurred in the Egleston Square area. After the officers stopped the suspect, the suspect heard the description of the another suspect broadcast over the officer's radio and said, "that's one of my boys." With friends like this who needs enemies?

Added by Captain John Greland on October 28, 2009 at 9:34am — No Comments


Three cars had their windows broken last night. The incidents occured on Parkton, Halifax, and Olmstead. Only one vehicle had anything taken and that was a laptop. The Morning Watch (midnight shift) will increase patrols in these areas.

Added by Captain John Greland on October 27, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments

Crime in Action


Walking to work this morning, there was some madness on Boylston. I walked past a house that had a women hanging out the 2nd floor window to talk to 3 cops who where there. I heard a cop tell some fellow "Keep walking."

As I got nearer the T, I saw a Wonderbread Delivery truck stop and the worker take some stuff into the corner store (on Armory.) The fellow 'that kept walking' came and picked up the pay phone.

While I am crossing, one of the cops rolls… Continue

Added by Andrew Vargo on October 27, 2009 at 9:33am — 5 Comments


Added by Det Ivan Bermejo E-13 on October 26, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Build Boston 2009 coming to Seaport World Trade Center


just thought I'd share this tradeshow that is coming to the SWTC. If you're interested in green, sustainable building technologies and some of the new ideas that surround them read more here:

Added by on October 26, 2009 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Motor Vehicle Vandalism


My name is Kim Gaddy, I am the Sergeant Detective in District 13. As mentioned in a previous blog by my commander, Captain Greland, we did experience a spree of car window smashings recently. Apparently, committed by the same individual(s). The good news is that while the culprits rummaged extensively through each vehicle, looking for items of value, in only one case was anything taken.

Kudos to all who removed their valuables as we have suggested.

Another idea… Continue

Added by Sgt Det Kim L Gaddy on October 26, 2009 at 11:49am — No Comments


Last night (Thursday 10/22) between 8:30 pm and 7:30 am today (Friday 10/23) person(s) unknown smashed the car windows of 13 motor vehicles. These incidents happened on Robeson, Olmstead and Glenside Avenue. All of the damage was done curbside. Only one vehicle had anything taken. One of the vehicles had a GPS in it but it wasn't taken and as of right now nobody heard anything.

Added by Captain John Greland on October 23, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge Nominated for 4 "Dig This Awards" by Weekly Dig - We need your vote!

Hi Bella Luna and Milky Way Fans-

We are nominated in four categories for the Weekly Dig’s annual Dig This Awards, and we'd love to get your vote! We are nominated for:

Best Bar Menu

Best Wednesday Night (Work)

Best Saturday Night (Recess)

Best Neighborhood Spot Jamaica Plain!

Here’s the link to vote:

Free free to share this with your… Continue

Added by Carol Downs on October 21, 2009 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

Volunteers needed to help with Neighbors for Neighbors Boston Luanch on Saturday

Hey Neighbors,

As you've heard we are doing our Boston Launch this Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the new Milky Way, 284 Amory Street.

We need:

4 greeters - welcome and give nametags from 10:15 to 11:15

2 cleaneruppers - help wrap up 11:30 to 12:00

1 photographer

As many twitterers as possible.

To sign up, please join the Launch Planning Group and reply to the greeter or cleaner upper… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on October 21, 2009 at 1:32pm — No Comments

NFN Boston Kick-off with Mayor Menino 10/24, You're Invited!


On behalf of our board and team, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the Neighbors for Neighbors Boston Kick-off Launch Event with Mayor Thomas. M Menino where we'll be announcing our partnership and the "Neighbor Challenge."

THE EVENT: The event will take place this Saturday, October 24 (National Make A Difference Day), from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at the Milky Way, 284 Amory Street, in Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130. Hot cider and muffins will be… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on October 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Ralph Nader at the Jamaica Plain Forum

Friday October 30, 2009

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist

6 Eliot Street, JP 02130

America’s stalwart fighter against corporate abuse will talk about new strategies to build economic justice as well as his new novel, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us.

In his first work of fiction, Nader tells the story of what would happen if the country’s richest and most powerful decided to act for the common good, challenging corporate… Continue

Added by Liz W. on October 19, 2009 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Street Robberies

Below is a list of street robberies in JP for the last two weeks. The 00 Centre St is Centre/Arborway (purses snatching). There have been no new incidents in the Boylston St area.

10/4/2009 11:20:00 PM E13 ROBBERY - UNARMED - STREET 50 LAMARTINE ST


10/9/2009 7:20:00 PM E13 ROBBERY - UNARMED - STREET 279 CENTRE ST

10/12/2009 9:02:00 PM E13 ROBBERY - UNARMED - STREET 00 CENTRE ST

10/15/2009… Continue

Added by Sgt. Eric Krause on October 17, 2009 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Trash and Recycling

Did you put your trash out on the usual day this week not realizing that pickup was delayed a day because of the Holiday? Don't be caught out again, check the City website for the holiday schedule for the rest of the year:

Yard Waste Pickup

Usual Trash pickup days October 30 to December 4

Household Hazardous Waste Drop… Continue

Added by Jenny Jones on October 15, 2009 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Lovely Lanterns at City Feed

Hi City Folk,

We know you are so excited for the upcoming LANTERN PARADE next Sunday, Oct. 24! We are, too. It's just another one of the wonderful neighborhood events that makes JP so special. You have to hand it to Spontaneous Celebrations!!

City Feed and Supply has ready-made lanterns. Come on by and pick yours up today. All donations will go to Spontaneous Celebrations. Or, if you're more the crafty type you can make your own at these… Continue

Added by City Feed and Supply on October 14, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Vietnamese student question!

Hi folks,

We have a vietnamese student staying with us for a semester, he is pretty isolated and doesn't have a social

network here in Boston, and he is a long way from home. I am trying to find a network of vietnamese students

here in Boston who might be able to show him around, communicate with him in his language, and basically help

him with getting acclimated to Boston comfortably. He isn't a drinker and doesn't do drugs, he is a fastidious student. Any ideas or… Continue

Added by sally on October 13, 2009 at 7:11pm — 1 Comment

RETURNED HOME - Small dog found on Paul Gore - taken to Angel.

Small dog found in Jamaica Plain about 30 minutes ago on on Paul Gore. Taken to Angel.

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on October 10, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Mayor Menino stumbles on bike lanes in Boston

The first two lanes in Boston apparently were from Comm Ave to the BU Bridge , one on the American Legion Hwy (things that make you go hmmmmm) and now it seems there is one that was just finished last night from Forest Hills Station to Roslindale Village. Matty reports the city just painted the new lines last night. In addition, the city has added new bike cages at Forest Hills and Alewife stations.

Check out the full blog post at:… Continue

Added by on October 8, 2009 at 12:04pm — No Comments

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