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Sign up for service alerts from the MBTA


Yesterday, the MBTA announced that it is now offering free upgraded email and text alerts.

You can sign up for alerts for the Subway, Commuter Rail, Bus, Boat, and even Elevators/Escalators and for specific periods of time such as AM Peak, evening, or weekend. …


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment


Tis the seaon to be Jolly but not if your home or car gets broken into.  We have seen an increase of residential and vehicle breaking and entering.  We are seeing a lot of electronics stolen, especially laptops from homes.  Macs are very popular.  We advise keeping your laptops and other valuables out of plain sight and secured while you are away from home. Many of the recent breaks have occured through unlocked side windows. 


Call 911 to report suspicious…


Added by Sgt. Eric Krause on December 7, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Agassiz School Community Meeting, Jamaica Plain 11/7

Representative Malia's office received notice that on Monday, November 7th there will be a community meeting to discuss the proposals for the relocation of BPS schools in the fall of 2012 to the Agassiz School building. The meeting will be from 5:30 -- 7:30 pm in the Agassiz. Please call Mary Ann Crayton in the BPS Office of Community Engagement if you have any questions (617) 635-6771.

Added by Lisa Vaas (Moderator) on November 5, 2011 at 6:28pm — No Comments

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

Own a Triple Decker in Boston?

Own a triple decker in Boston?  Interested in saving money on your energy bills or helping your tenants reduce their energy expenses?  Tired of drafty windows and doors?  Want to be part of a growing number of Boston residents who are upgrading their buildings to energy standards that reflect the realities of rising and volatile energy prices and climate change?


The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Green Triple Decker pilot program may be right for…


Added by Galen Nelson on July 13, 2011 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Great Read: Why Aren’t We Building ‘Emotionally Connected’ Cities?

This is a snipit from my friend Aaron Renn's blog The Urbanophile.

We think of city infrastructure in a particular way – sort of like bones and connective tissue in a body; the major structural components that support our existence. Beyond the bones, we need to include key pieces that nourish our…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 29, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

Boston Police Seeking Info on Missing Person (Amber Devoe) from Jamaica Plain

On June 27, 2011 at 8:00pm, an officer from District E-13 in Jamaica Plain took a missing person report regarding 28 year old Amber Devoe of Jamaica Plain. According to a friend, Amber has been missing since June 21, 2011. The friend further stated that she had contact with the victim’s friends and family, but, according to the friend, no one had spoken to or heard from the victim.

Amber is reported to be in good physical and mental health. A neighbor stated that she…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 28, 2011 at 10:29pm — 1 Comment

Saturday night scam June 18

Coming home from Centre Street at midnight Saturday an older African American woman was on Boylston St. near City Feed doing her "I need money for a locksmith" scam. Usually she says she lost her keys in a drain, the police won't help her etc. and she needs about $5 more dollars to pay the locksmith fee. She was in the area last year.

Added by Daiva on June 20, 2011 at 7:35am — 4 Comments

Sánchez Champions $10 million for Youth Violence Prevention

BOSTON—Representative Jeffrey Sánchez and his colleagues in the House of Representatives voted to provide youth violence prevention programs additional funding for the remaining 2011 fiscal year. The House Supplemental Budget requires the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to administer $10 million in grants for programs targeted at reducing youth violence among young individuals at highest risk of being perpetrators or victims of gun violence. Additionally, the House budget…


Added by State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez on June 15, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

ONEin3 Boston Council applications are out! Apply today + shape your city the way you want it!!!

Hi Everyone,


The ONEin3 Advisory Council is an amazing opportunity to make an impact right here in your very own beloved City of Boston. The Council meets once a month and tackles the issues that matter most to ONEin3ers (that's the one-third of Boston's population between the ages of 20 and 34), and then Council members get to present their findings, ideas, and recommendations directly to Mayor Menino. For more info, go to…


Added by Heather Green on June 9, 2011 at 6:22pm — No Comments


At 4:24 pm The National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter size hail...and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.

Severe thunderstorms produce damaging winds and large well as deadly lightning and torrential rain. Get to safe shelter now inside a sturdy building or in a vehicle. Do not seek shelter under trees. If you can hear are close enough to be struck by lightning. Drivers should be alert for… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 9, 2011 at 4:51pm — No Comments

State Legislature’s Committee on Housing Advances Public Housing Innovations Bill


Legislation filed by Representative Jeffrey Sánchez (D-Boston) and Senator Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester) to revitalize state public housing was advanced favorably by the Joint Committee on Housing.


“Resources for state-assisted public housing are inadequate for the low-income residents, including seniors and the disabled, in need of affordable housing. This legislation provides public housing authorities greater creativity to develop innovative solutions to preserve…


Added by State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez on June 9, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Why Figment Boston 2011 Rocks

Boston feels like a real city to me now!

That's a big statement, but until recently, I've had to travel to Montreal, Miami, and NYC to enjoy the experience I had yesterday at Figment and I will again later this afternoon on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. 

When I tell friends not from Boston, about Boston, I tell them it feels like a big town, mostly it's because it's walkable which I love, and but…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 5, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Take the 3 Day Challenge to Fight AIDS


30 years into the AIDS epidemic, we know what works to prevent new infections. We just need the resources to reach more people and keep the ones affected in good care. 

This year, on the Wednesday-Friday before the Walk & Run, we're challenging ourselves to raise an extra $30,000 so we can reach even more people with prevention and care.

That's a 30% increase over last year for $130,000 total, so we're going to need YOUR help.

Donate here …


Added by Tory Stephens on June 3, 2011 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Why you should care about AIDS by Sue O’Connell

This Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of AIDS. It’s also the 26th annual AIDS Walk Boston.

I can’t blame you if you’re wondering why you should care. After all, a diagnosis of HIV or AIDS is no longer a death sentence. We know how the virus is transmitted and, let’s face it, it’s a preventable illness.

But here’s why I still care and why you should, too.

Three decades into this epidemic, gay and bisexual men are 44 times more vulnerable to HIV infection than the… Continue

Added by Tory Stephens on June 3, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Severe Thunderstorm Warning through 9:00PM

6/1/11, 8:30pm

The National Weather Service has extended the Tornado Watch covering the City of Boston until 11pm tonight, and issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Boston, which will remain in effect until 9pm.

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 1, 2011 at 8:51pm — 2 Comments

Spammer: Saul Levine Banned


We just got hit by a spammer names Saul Levine. He has been banned from the network.



Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 30, 2011 at 12:48pm — No Comments



School is almost out for the summer, which means it's time to start thinking about summer food.  The Summer Food Service Program provides free summer meals to children in Boston, ensuring that they get the nutrition they need when school is not in session.  Please help spread the word about the summer food program to Boston parents.



Added by Alex Emmott on May 27, 2011 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Boom Cars - Rock & Roll or Noise Pollution?

My home and business are beset by the overpowered bass of Boom Cars. I have posted on this before as I would really like to get some community feedback. I've written a pretty comprehensive piece on my blog to outline the issue, what is being done around the country to remedy it and some facts.

I'm really curious to hear some alternate viewpoints and I'm hoping for some respectful, intelligent…


Added by on May 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Real Deliverance from Hardships

When you consider the hardships of your life, the obstacles before you, the pain you are experiencing or the resources that are needed, what is most difficult?  Is the hardest part in your past, what has already happened or led up to this point?  Or, is the scariest part related to what is happening right now?  Chances are, the greatest…


Added by River of Life Church on May 25, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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