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Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor)'s Blog – January 2009 Archive (7)

(RAD) Rape Aggression Defense System Course

Neighbors, this is a terrific course offered by BPD! I highly recommend it!

“Empowering Women Through Self Defense”

The R.A.D. Systems of Self-Defense are the official self-defense training programs of the National Academy of Defense Education. The (RAD) Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 29, 2009 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Two emails in one day - SORRY!


I just realized I sent you the members of the his network two emails in one day. In my rush to get the word out about the 50K opportunity, I neglected to take into account you'd receive two emails from me.

Please accept my apology!


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 22, 2009 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Vote for NFN so we can win $50,000


Late last night a friend of mine told me about a very cool contest by We Media and Ashoka's Changemakers. They are searching to find the best new ideas for inspiring a better world through media and technology. They are looking for business and non-profit ideas and will award $50,000 in seed funding to the innovators who can bring the best ideas to life.

I submitted an application early this morning (thanks to Adrian D for editing) to expand our Neighbors for… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 22, 2009 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Introducing Neighbors TV


While down in DC, producing the live video feed from inaugural events (watch here if you missed it, I had an idea. My idea is to create Neighbors TV and have you the neighbors, produce the show! It's live right now, go ahead and share something with our community. It's so easy you won't believe it.

To produce a show go to and click on the Produce tab in the Kyte player and type in the code 0213. You'll… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 22, 2009 at 9:11am — No Comments

Extrememe Cold Weather Alert


Office of the Mayor

Thomas M. Menino

For Immediate Release For More Information Contact

January 14, 2009 Press Office, 617-635-4461

***Dangerous Cold Weather Alert***

Temperatures to be near zero this week; City urges residents to stay warm, practice caution in using portable heating devices

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that the City of Boston is taking all steps to keep residents safe in… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 14, 2009 at 5:10pm — No Comments

The launch of Host or find an MLK day events


Every time our nation has faced crisis, our national experience has shown Americans rise to the challenge. While government has an important role to play in helping rekindle our economy and addressing the problems our country faces, President-elect Obama believes each of us, as Americans, has a responsibility to do what we can for our communities and fellow citizens. The United States is once again at a crossroads and that is why the President-elect hopes to use the… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 7, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Holiday Drive worked out REALY REALY WELL!


Welcome to 2009! I am pleased to report that after we sent out email that the Holiday Drive was not doing so well the funds poured in. THANK YOU!

Below are some pictures I took. More too come later.

Find more photos like this on Neighbors for Neighbors JP

Here is brief financial report.

In total we collected:… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 5, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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