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These Neighbors Still Need To Be Shovel Out - Can you Help?

Neighbors, 

So far, 33 people have either resolved their shovel request or you have dug them. Job well done!

The neighbors below are still waiting for help. Here are the five things you can do to help:

1) Dig them out yourself 

2) Blog about this on your own blog.

3) Tweet this post out. Kindly reference #SnowCrew and or @Neighbortweet

4) Share this on facebook.

5) If you live in Boston, Cambridge, or Somerville you can sign up to be notified…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Join the SnowCrew Outreach and OperationsTeam!

Neighbors,

I've been organizing SnowCrew for 4 years now and the last 2 from Washington DC. It's one of my favorite things to do but also can be really hard and stressful especially since I do this in my free time and I have a full time job.

This year we have made two awesome advancements and will be introducing phase 1 of SnowCrew.org in a couple of weeks.

What’s new so far this…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 4, 2014 at 12:20am — No Comments

Sign up for SnowCrew Updates by Neighborhood and Emergency Updates from the City and State

Neighbors,

It's Joseph Porcelli the volunteer organizer and founder of NeighborsForNeighbors.org writing to you for the first time from our new awesome digital communication management system powered and donated by GovDelivery (my employer).  

As you know it's snowing like crazy right now and therefore I have activated SnowCrew. If you need shoveling assistance, please add your request on the …

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 2, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

SnowCrew has been activated from ME to VA

Neighbors,

I have activated SnowCrew from ME to VA. If you or someone you know need assistance shoveling out from the storm, please share this post with them. 

SnowCrew only works when nearby neighbors who can help shovel do. To be notified when a neighbor needs shoveling assistance, please up for email updates for…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 2, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

Snow Emergency and Parking Ban in Effect TOMORROW, Thursday, January 2 at NOON

Some info from the city of Boston:

Snow Emergency/Parking Ban: Snow Emergency and Parking Ban in Effect TOMORROW, Thursday, January 2 at NOON. Register for updates:cityofboston.gov/alertboston

Schools: Normal schedule on Thursday, January 2. Closed Friday, January…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 1, 2014 at 6:49pm — 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…
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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on December 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — 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…
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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

Neighbors,



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

An Increase of Breaking and Entering Incidents in E-13 Jamaica Plain

The following is message from the Boston Police Department to All Residents of E-13 Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130.

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TO ALL RESIDENTS IN DISTRICT E-13

District E-13 has seen an increase of breaking and entering incidents since the beginning of the year.  Arrests have been made in some incidents, while many are still under investigation.  We are asking you to help us prevent further victimization by observing our “Protect Your Home Tips” outlined…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on November 22, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

A Message from Boston Police to all Jamaica Plain Residents

August 29, 2013 - We, at District E-13, have discovered a pattern of three young black males, teens, entering through windows during the early to mid evening, sometimes just reaching in and stealing a laptop or other items, in the South Street area. Although, these incidents are under investigation, we are asking you to help us prevent further victimization by observing our “Protect your Home” tips outlined below:

  • Call 911 to report suspicious behavior
  • Always close and…
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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 29, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Download and share the National Night Out Boston 2013 11x17 Poster

Neighbors,

Boston Police just released the National Night Out Boston 2013 11x17 poster for the celebration on Tuesday, August 6, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Malcolm X Park, Roxbury, Boston.  I encourage you to download, share, and attend. 

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on July 25, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Can you afford to chip in a little so NeighborsForNeighbors.org can operate for another year?

I have been voluntarily running Neighbors For Neighbors since 2004 a labor of love because I know that being in service to each other makes the world a better place.

The funding for NeighborsForNeighbors.org comes solely from you our members. 

It costs about $1,000 a year to keep this network up and running and cover operating expenses. I'd greatly appreciate if you chipped in a…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 20, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Boston Police wants to know if you know these two individuals

If you do, please contact boston@ic.fbi.gov or 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3

Please share far and wide!…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 18, 2013 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Can You Host Family and Friends of Injured Boston Marathon Blast Survivors?

Dear Neighbors, 

This has been a tough week but your generosity to host survivors displaced by the Boston Marathon Bombing is a true testament to goodness of human kind. Thank you.

What we anticipate will be needed next is housing for the…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 18, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

What kindness looks like on a map: 690 Bostonians open up their homes to displaced boston marathoners and guests

Please share this post far and wide to let our out of town Marathoners and guests know they have a place to say if they've been displaced. Also, this resource will be critical in the coming days for out-of-town family members and friends visiting loved ones injured in the explosions.  …

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 16, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

SNOWCREW: List of Neighbors Who Still Need to Be Dug Out 3.10.2013 7:00PM

We've made awesome progress today. In total 26 neighbors have been dug out. 8 More still need help, 2 of which are out of state (we'll help anyone who asks). 

Boston:

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 10, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

SNOWCREW: List of Neighbors Who Still Need to Be Dug Out

Hey Neighbors,

There are many elderly and disabled neighbors who still need our help. In total, together we/SnowCrew have dug out 11 neighbors but there all these folks below still need out help.

Please pitch in where you can. Your help give these neighbors freedom, access to food and medicine, and greatly reduces their anxiety. 

Allston-Brighton:

  • 6 Melton Rd Brighton, MA Allston-Brighton MA…
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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 10, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

SnowCrew Recap 2.9.2013L Thank You Shovelers, SeeClickFix and HolonDesign.com

Neighbor,

Today was a day many of us will remember for some time. In addition to digging yourselves out, many of you opted to help dig out your neighbors in need through SnowCrew. 

In total, there have been 26 requests for assistance shoveling. Today, 9 homes/cars were dug out, 2 are still underway, and 16 others still need to be shoveled. 

I want to give a special shot out to Jen Barnes, from HolonDesign.com who…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 9, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

How to Find out Which of Your Neighbors Need Assistance During the Blizzard

Neighbors,

It just got a lot easier to find out which of your nearby neighbors need help during and after the blizzard. 

Fill out this form now to be notified when an elderly, disabled, or sick neighbor near you submits a request for assistance. 

Then, if you are willing…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 8, 2013 at 6:48pm — No Comments

MEDIA ADVISORY: SnowCrew - Free Shoveling Assistance for the Elderly, Disabled, and Sick in Boston

MEDIA ADVISORY 3.8.2013

Contact: Joseph Porcelli

Phone: 857-222-4420

Email: Jporcelli@neighborsforneighbors.org

NEIGHBORSFORNEIGHBORS.ORG ACTIVATES SNOWCREW

A FREE SELF-SERVE ONLINE SHOVELING TOOL FOR THE EDERLY, DISABLED, AND…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 8, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments

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