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November 2010 Blog Posts (31)

Extreme Makeover: Egleston Square Holiday Edition!

Hello all!

The week before Thanksgiving found the salons full of customers getting holiday makeovers. At the new
VIP Lounge Salon,…

Added by Betsy Cowan on November 30, 2010 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Arrest Made for Stealing a GPS out of a Car

Saturday, November 27, 2010, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) while on patrol were flagged down by some concerned citizens about a suspicious male trying to sell a GPS system for a price of $20.00.

Officers responded to the location of the male whom they recognized from prior encounters and there proceeded to conduct a threshold inquiry. Officers asked the suspect about his activity and he readily admitted to officers that he was trying to sell his GPS system for $40.00.…


Added by Captain John Greland on November 29, 2010 at 12:35pm — 1 Comment

Thanks from Teen Empowerment!

As Thanksgiving approaches, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for everything and anything you've done to help Teen Empowerment empower urban youth as agents of positive change.

Whether you supported TE financially, by volunteering your time, attending our events, advocating for youth services, or spreading the word about TE, your support helps makes our work possible.

With your support, Teen Empowerment employed 102 talented youth this year to organize… Continue

Added by Stephanie Berkowitz on November 29, 2010 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Julie Metcalf & Mariel Vandersteel in Concert at the Loring-Greenough House. Saturday, December 4

notloB Parlour Concerts will present Julie Metcalf & Mariel Vandersteel in concert at the Loring-Greenough House. Saturday, December 4. Please see
for details.…


Added by Jeff Boudreau on November 28, 2010 at 6:54pm — No Comments

JP Serves Up Community Support for Same Old Place

Just days after violence shattered the peace along Centre St.,

JP-residents grabbed lunch at Fred Ciampa’s Same Old Place showing their

concern and support for the restaurant, its staff, and the


Organized by Neighbors For Neighbors Joseph Porcelli, customers wore name-tags, proudly stood in line waiting to order and demonstrate their resolve to stand together against

the latest round of violence to strike…


Added by Jason Marder on November 25, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Families and Friends Need Our Support too!


Thanks to all of you who helped promote and who attended the Same Old Place Community Lunch-In…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on November 24, 2010 at 6:41pm — 1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving Fender Special

Did you know that full fenders lower the maintenance costs of your bike? The cleaner your bike stays, the longer the parts last. Until December 31, when you buy a new set of fenders and get a full tune-up at Ferris Wheels, we will install those fenders for FREE and give you 10% off the fenders.

(A full tune-up is $90 and covers brake and wheel adjustment, wheel true, headset and bottom bracket adjustment and installation of two parts; does not include cost… Continue

Added by Ferris Wheels Bike Shop on November 24, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

All Victims Identified reports:…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on November 24, 2010 at 10:52am — No Comments

Where do the guns come from?

Three more Boston men met a tragic, violent death Sunday night in Jamaica Plain. While I can’t speak to the myriad human impulses and environment conditions that make an argument in a pizzeria turn ferocious, I can comment on one contributing factor that makes these kinds of arguments more lethal—an illegally trafficked gun.

The fact is that the majority of shootings on our streets are committed by… Continue

Added by Nancy Robinson on November 24, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

Silent Prayer Vigil to End Violence

Stand in solidarity and pray for an end to violence in JP. Wednesday night, 8pm. On the lawn of First Baptist JP at 633 Centre St., next to Post Office.

Added by Ashlee Wiest-Laird on November 23, 2010 at 10:33am — No Comments

Time to Pray, Talk, Meditate With Your Neighbors

The sanctuary of First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist will be open tonight 6-8 PM for people to gather for personal prayer, meditation, and to talk with one another as with struggle with the recent violent deaths in our community.

Added by Terry M. Burke on November 23, 2010 at 9:15am — 1 Comment

Fighting Climate Change and The Recession - JP Gets Weatherized

Is your home weatherized? Have you had an energy audit? Have you started a new career in the Green Economy?

We tagged along on an energy audit and spoke with some who believe they're being shut out of the new green economy.

Check out the full story at The JPVoice.

Added by Jason Marder on November 23, 2010 at 6:53am — No Comments

Neighbors, Some moths back, I wrote a letter to the Gazette that attempted clarified the support of the Jackson Square CAC for Jackson Commons. Jackson Commons is part of the Site II plan for the en…


Some moths back, I wrote a letter to the Gazette that attempted clarified the support of the Jackson Square CAC for Jackson Commons. Jackson Commons is part of the Site II plan for the entire Jackson Square development project. The motive was to…


Added by Rodney Singleton on November 23, 2010 at 1:23am — No Comments

RelayRides: Car Sharing Comes to JP


Added by Andrée Zaleska on November 22, 2010 at 1:47pm — No Comments

support Same Old Place!!!!!
We should all show support for this business!!!! lets go eat there today and tomorrow and make a special effort to support them in the coming…

Added by Susan on November 22, 2010 at 12:49pm — 9 Comments

What are your suggestions on dealing trauma from violence?


Violence is traumatic and it's important that we take really good care of ourselves and each other at a times like this. At the community reflection meeting following the shooting on Boylston Street last month, we learned the importance of drinking lots of water and avoiding stimulants and depressants like sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. The reason behind this is to create a stable and level chemical level (or something like that) in our body as we begin to process…

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on November 22, 2010 at 6:41am — 3 Comments

UPDATED 10:03 am 11/22: Shooting Incident Claims Two, Injures Two in Jamaica Plain at Same Old Place




Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on November 21, 2010 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Matt O'Malley Wins District 6 City Council Seat.

Winning just under 60% of the vote Matt O’Malley defeated James W. Hennigan to win the special election and will take over from John Tobin as the next City Councilor from Boston’s District 6. O’Malley will hit the ground running and one of his first official tasks may be deciding the political fate of fellow councilor Chuck Turner. Turner was recently convicted of Federal corruption charges.

O’Malley spoke at the Milky Way in front of over 100 supporters telling the crowd he will not… Continue

Added by Jason Marder on November 17, 2010 at 2:13pm — 1 Comment

Inspiration & Perspiration

Does it seem to you that everyone is more tired than they used to be? Maybe this is just the perception one who is looking through an aging lens, but it might be based on some growing realities in our culture.…


Added by River of Life Church on November 17, 2010 at 11:45am — No Comments

Beware JP Farmers Market Customers!

I just got this email sent out by Curtis Stillman (proprietor of the lovely Stillman's farm and the twice weekly JP Farmers Market). Apparently, Bank of America is being a VERY bad neighbor and towing people who either park in the lot while at the market or those who both use the bank and the market. Please read the email and maybe there is something the group can do like put some pressure on BOA that they need to be accepting to the community and be good, not bad neighbors. Perhaps send them… Continue

Added by Stephanie Golas on November 16, 2010 at 6:57pm — 6 Comments

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