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December 2013 Blog Posts (9)

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on December 31, 2013 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Holiday Drive: Please Support Neighborhood Kids


Please extend your generosity this holiday season to support the great work done by Maura Ramsey and her staff at the South Street Youth Center in Jamaica Plain.

Please join me in making up the $2,000 gap they need to continue to provide life transforming services to neighborhood youth in Jamaica Plain. 

Please help them…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on December 21, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

PLEASE HELP: These neighbors are still snowed in!

Good Evening Neighbors,

Welcome to all of our new members! For those of you in the greater Boston area, you've been busy the last few days requesting shoveling assistance or volunteering to help dig out your neighbors. It's been truly…

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on December 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments


We've really made a HUGE dent in the fundraising gap!  Already from the support of generous donors and grants we only need to raise $2000 more!  This is fantastic because that means we've raise over $10000 in just over two weeks. This is fantastic! We know that with the help from our neighborhood, we can meet our goal!

Please help us…


Added by South Street Youth Center on December 18, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments

The list of elders and people with disabilities who need help shoveling from last night's storm

Good Morning Neighbors,

Below is the current list of elders and people with disabilities who need help shoveling out from last night's storm. Please keep an eye on the SnowCrew Page as more request for help will be added as the day progresses. 

Please also forward this email to your neighbors and friends in other…

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on December 18, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

These Seniors in Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury are Still Snowed In


Last this afternoon I learned that there are a bunch of seniors still snowed in that need help digging out. I know this is a lot to ask, especially given the snow is more difficult to move, but I really concerned about these folks and hope you can help. If you are not in a position to help out, please share this post on facebook and twitter.

Here is who needs help by…

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on December 16, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Break Ins and Porch Robberies in JP and Roslindale

Just FYI, there have been some recent break-ins and porch robberies in JP and Roslindale. My thoughts on it:

At a  minimum, offer to take your neighbors' packages inside when they aren't there and ask if they'll do the same. Or get a post office box to have packages delivered to.

Use rods or window stops (sold at hardware stores) to make it harder for someone from the outside to open your window while not making it that much harder for you to open the window…


Added by Daniel Verinder on December 8, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Support Youth Leadership in your neighborhood

Seasons Greetings Friends and Neighbors,

Near Forest Hills T in JP “there exists a small program with big heart and big impact. It is a remarkable place with the ordinary name of the South Street Youth Center— Walk in the door of the Center any Monday through Thursday afternoon during the school year and you’ll find volunteers and staff helping with homework, kids using the computer lab, art projects happening, dancing, singing and lots of life! During the summer, thanks in part to…


Added by South Street Youth Center on December 6, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Snow Removal Efforts for Older Adults

Ethos AgeWell West Roxbury has instituted a Snow Initiative that strives to serve seniors living in West Roxbury with snow removal assistance. Ethos AgeWell program is seeking volunteers and contractors living in the Boston community to pledge their time this winter towards assisting older…


Added by Annie Fletcher on December 2, 2013 at 1:32pm — No Comments

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