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GUNS DON’T KILL PEOPLE, THE MEDIA KILLS PEOPLE

The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents Guns Don't Kill People, The Media Kills People with John Rosenthal andCharlton McIlwain; moderated by Edward Powell. Thursday, March 21, 6:30-8:00 pm. Admission is free and open to all. Suffolk University Law School, McLaughlin Moot Court Room, 120 Tremont St., Boston. Wheelchair accessible and conveniently located near the Park St. MBTA Station. For…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 28, 2013 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Please let us know how we can make SnowCrew better

Neighbors,

We'd appreciate it if you took a couple moments to tell us what tell what you think is working well about SnowCrew and where we need to focus our attention to make it better. 

Here is an idea of the kind of feedback we are looking for:

  1. If you requested shoveling assistance, how did requesting help go? Was anything confusing, do we need better instructions - something else?
  2. If you signed up to be notified when someone near you requests help, how…
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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 22, 2013 at 10:00am — 8 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

The top 10 Questions to Ask Yourself and Your Neighbors BEFORE the Blizzard

Neighbors,

By most accounts, it's going to snow a lot on Friday and Saturday - 18 to 24 inches. 

Here are the top 10 questions to ask yourself and your neighbors before the storm:

  1. Do we have enough food and water to last three day?
  2. Do we have have working flashlights and extra batteries?
  3. Do we have all the medications we need?
  4. Do we have enough heating fuel?
  5. Are our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors working?
  6. Does my…
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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 7, 2013 at 8:54am — 3 Comments

Shall we dig each other out? Near blizzard conditions with 1 to 2 feet of snow Friday night

Neighbors,

A massive snow storm is expected to hit Boston this Friday and dump 1 to 2 feet of snow!

While snow storms can be fun, they can also cause a lot hardship for our elderly, disabled, and sick neighbors as snow makes it very difficult to for them to get basics such as food, medicine, and getting around town.

Utilizing…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 6, 2013 at 5:04pm — 3 Comments

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