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October 2011 Blog Posts (14)

Whole Foods in JP Opens Today

A press release I received this morning:


Jamaica Plain, Mass., (October 31, 2011) – Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic supermarket and America’s first national certified organic grocer, opened the doors of the newest location, in Jamaica Plain, today. 

The store, which spans more than 13,700 square feet and employs 104 full and part time team members will offer the Jamaica Plain community access to the freshest and…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on October 31, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Halloween on Sunday or Monday or both?

Anyone know if children will be trick or treating either tomorrow (Sun.) or Monday later than 6pm? I have tons of candy but work full-time!  

Added by Angie VM on October 29, 2011 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

Urban chickens in Roslindale this Saturday

Just heard about this urban chicken workshop in Roslindale on Saturday. Maybe I'll see you there!


From Mindy Harris, Oct…


Added by Lisa Vaas (Moderator) on October 25, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Day Care or Pre-K anyone?

The Roslindale Community Center still has some openings. 


Pre-K "Tiny Tots" mornings 8 Am to 12 noon 2, 3, or 5 day programs.


After School day care, Grades K1-K2 about 10 openings.  2 Pm to 6 PM, M-F, Vouchers accepted. 


Grades 1-5 (ages 6-12 yrs) 2 Pm to 6 PM, M-F, about 6-7 seats available.  Vouchers accepted.


All programs EEC certified.


See: and…


Added by Dennis Kirkpatrick on October 23, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month

Neighbors, Friends, this just in: Our opportunity to honor those we've lost and a chance to help those they left behind. Please read on to find out how.

—Lisa Vaas, Moderator


Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month: One Voice: From City Hall to the State House


Enacted in 2000, Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month is an annual observance for survivor of homicide victims held November…


Added by Lisa Vaas (Moderator) on October 21, 2011 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Turning From and Turning To

When raising a two or three year old you may find the most common word in your vocabulary is, "No!"  As a parent it can be wearying to follow your child around, continually delineating what is…

Added by River of Life Church on October 21, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Traffic Advisory: Rain and Wind May Impact the Evening Commute

The Boston Transportation Department would like to advise commuters to use caution this evening during the PM commute due to the forecasted heavy rain and wind expected this afternoon.

Motorists should lower traffic speed to avoid hydroplaning and skidding on slick roadway surfaces.  An extra emphasis should be placed on pedestrian movement during this inclement weather as visibility will be impacted.

Traffic delays and congestion should be expected throughout the afternoon. …


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on October 19, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Police safety tips vis-a-vis robberies

Hey guys, Sgt. Eric Krause was kind enough to provide tips on how to stay safe following two recent robberies around Boynton/McBride/Southwest Corridor. He posted these as a reply to one of my posts, and I just wanted to move it up to a level of better visibility, since these tips are so very helpful and important. Please share them with your neighbors, your family and your friends, and thank you again to Sgt. Krause for taking the time to post them.

There were two…


Added by Lisa Vaas (Moderator) on October 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

First Ever Free Flu Vaccination Clinic!

Friends, neighbors, this just in: Mayor Menino and the Boston Public Health Commission are sponsoring the city's first free flu vaccination clinic, Oct. 26, 1-7 p.m. at the Boston Public Health Commission, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Haynes conference room, 2nd floor, Boston. It’s one block from the South Bay Shopping Plaza and across the street from the Hen House restaurant. No appointment necessary, but children must be 36 months or older to get vaccinated at the clinic. Bring your health…


Added by Lisa Vaas (Moderator) on October 18, 2011 at 7:35pm — No Comments

At Peace with God

Do you ever feel "out of sorts?"  ... When things just don't seem right; your attitude is out of whack, you don't feel good about yourself, weird and awkward things come out of your mouth, your timing is off, possibly your mind seems slow or foggy - you just don't feel together.  We all have times like this, and they can be attributed to a number of different factors at different times.  These symptoms describe an inner…


Added by River of Life Church on October 14, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

How can we move past conflict back to each other?


Even though I no longer live in Boston, the city, the neighborhoods, and the people are still deeply ingrained in me and I still care. A lot. I also still believe deeply from years of experience that when neighbors come together and behave compassionately and selflessly towards each other great things are possible - like Neighbors for Neighbors.

In Jamaica Plain the Whole Foods debate has challenged the community to re-consider whether or not it really values…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on October 6, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Improving Boston With Just A Few Clicks


From Back Bay and Beacon Hill to Roxbury and Roslindale, you can now improve your community with a few easy clicks thanks to SeeClickFix’s integration with Boston Open 311. The connection—which went live in early September—will enable citizens to communicate service requests directly…


Added by Meg Dalton on October 5, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

When You Speak

Have you ever seen anyone who speaks at others, but rarely with them?  Such people may say many words, but they often miss the mark - no lasting or impactful message is received.  It is as if they are shooting a gun, or at times a machine gun, but never taking the time to take aim.  Let's take a…


Added by River of Life Church on October 4, 2011 at 7:23am — No Comments

Lisa Vass: New NFN Moderator!

Hey Neighbors,

I've got great news - Lisa Vaas is our new Moderator. 

Lisa will be taking over moderating members and content so I can focus on building partnerships to sustain NFN for years to come. 

Please leave a comment to thank her for her time and commitment you,…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on October 3, 2011 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

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