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Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor)'s Blog – March 2009 Archive (17)

Changes to layout

I am trying out a new layout, I:

Moved the forums to the front and center,
Shortened latest activity,
Expanded the number of events,
Dropped photos and Ktye feed.

What da ya think?

Comment to let me know.

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 27, 2009 at 2:50pm — 1 Comment

Curley schoolyard to be a park

Did you know about this - cool!



"JP CENTER—The Curley K-8 School’s grounds will be rebuilt later this year as a combination of outdoor classroom and public park. The new features will include a public seating area on Centre Street, a small performing arts area and an extensive garden with a shallow pond."



To finish reading this article, and other articles, please visit - http://www.jamaicaplaingazette.com.



Note… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 27, 2009 at 2:18pm — No Comments

The Mug Project has been selected as the winner of Mayor Menino's 2009 Green Residential Waste Reduction Champion Award

Neighbors,



I just got this email from the City!



Dear Mr. Porcelli,



Congratulations! You (The Mug Project) have been selected as the winner of Mayor Menino's 2009 Green Residential Waste Reduction Champion Award. The actions you have taken on the Mug Project to reduce waste caused by single serve beverage containers stood out among other nominations.



I hope that you will be able to… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 24, 2009 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

2000+ attend The Milky Way/Bella Luna's FAREWELL + REBIRTH PARADE!!!

After fifteen years as an award-winning restaurant, entertainment complex and neighborhood institution in the Boston area, (raising some $500,000.00+ during their tenure for local charities and non-profits), Bella Luna Restaurant and The Milky Way Lounge officially bid farewell to its current location of 403-405 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on March 21, 2009.



Here is a Kyte video feed from today's parade attended by more than 2000 people including Mayor Thomas M.… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 22, 2009 at 3:31pm — No Comments

TODAY 1:00 PM, 403 Centre: The Milky Way/Bella Luna's FAREWELL + REBIRTH PARADE!!!

New Orleans Style Parade to Relocate Landmark Restaurant



Bella Luna Restaurant and The Milky Way Lounge Moves to New Location



After fifteen years as an award-winning restaurant, entertainment complex and neighborhood institution in the Boston area, (raising some $500,000.00+ during their tenure for local charities and non-profits), Bella Luna Restaurant and The Milky Way Lounge will officially… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 22, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

President Obama want us to Socialize, Organize, and Make a Difference

A New Era of Service



During this economic crisis, the President says, the need for an army of volunteers is more urgent than ever.



By Barack Obama



I started my career more than two decades ago as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, working with churches to help neighborhoods that had been devastated by plant closings. Block by block, we fought to create job-training… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 20, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Street sweepers out in full force

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that the City of Boston will launch an early spring cleaning program for City streets. Spring officially starts tomorrow and so will Boston’s street cleaning program - ten days earlier than scheduled. This year, Mayor Menino is encouraging residents and business owners to sweep out the dirt and debris from in front of their homes or business and let City sweepers wipe it clean as they pass by on street cleaning day. The City will coordinate with… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 19, 2009 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Youth Summer Jobs Registration

Neighbors - Please pass on to youth you know!



This is the last chance to register with the HOPELINE to work through the Boston Youth Fund during the summer of 2009! All applicants must be residents of Boston and be between the ages and 15 and 17 years old. You must turn 15 on or before July 5, 2009 and cannot turn 18 on or before August 14, 2009.



Register online at www.bostonyouthzone.com by clicking on the Summer Jobs… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 12, 2009 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Photo's and Video from the Neighbors for Neighbors JP Community Organizing Expo

An astounding 315 neighbors attended the Neighbors for Neighbors Jamaica Plain Community Organizing Expo at the MilkyWay last night.



Below are pictures and video from the event. Enjoy!





Find more photos like this on Neighbors for Neighbors… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 12, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

MEDIA ADVISORY: 3-11-2009 - BUILDING ON THE PROMISE OF HOPE AND CHANGE, NEIGHBORS SOCIALIZE AND ORGANIZE IN JAMAICA PLAIN

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR 3.11.2009



Contact: Joseph Porcelli

Phone: 857-222-4420

Email: Jporcelli@neighborsforneighbors.org





BUILD ON THE PROMISE OF HOPE AND CHANGE

NEIGHBORS SOCIALIZE AND ORGANIZING AROUND COMMON INTERESTS AND PASSIONS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE



March 11, 2009 (Jamaica Plain, MA). Jamaica Plain residents will descend upon the Milky Way Lounge and Lanes tonight to share/table their social activity club and service project ideas… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 11, 2009 at 8:44am — No Comments

What we will accomplish tomorrow night at the Expo

Neighbors,



Tomorrow night (Wednesday, March 11 from 7 to 9pm) at the MilkyWay (405 Centre), we the members of Neighbors for Neighbors, will host our Community Organizing Expo!



Tomorrow night, we will build on the promise of hope and change by socializing and organizing around our common interests and passions to make a difference.



By attending, you'll learn about, and be able to join, the incredible social activity clubs… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Craig Newmark from Craigslist.com just blogged about Neighbors for Neighbors

How cool is that?

Check out Craig Newmark's post.

Thanks Craig!

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 10, 2009 at 12:29pm — No Comments

The Mug Project needs feedback ugently

Neighbors,



As you heard, our Project has been selected a semi-finalist in Boston's Pitch the City content to become the city next green sustainability project.



Our final proposal is due tomorrow (Monday, March 9) by midnight and we need your feedback to ensure our proposal is as strong as possible.



Please take a 10 minutes right now to read a give us any feedback you may… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 9, 2009 at 12:40am — No Comments

We Socialize. We Organize. We Make a Difference!

In the last 30 days over 130 of you have joined this network. Welcome and Thank you!



If you are wondering what we are all about, here's what I think best describes us: (leave a comment to let me know what you think).



Neighbors for Neighbors connects neighbors and keeps them connected by making it possible for them to successfully organize around their common interests and passions.



We encourage neighbors to build on the promise of hope and change, and… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 5, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

I need your help with the Community Organizing Expo

Neighbors,



The Community Organizing Expo is next Wednesday, March 11, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Milky Way - 405 Centre.



If you plan on starting new group or want to represent your non-profit PLEASE register now - http://www.neighborsforneighbors.org/group/springexpoexhibitorsgroup



Also, we ARE IN SERIOUS NEED OF VOLUNTEERS. I can't do this without you!



Here is how you can pitch in:



Promotion:



Please invite everyone you know in… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 3, 2009 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Snow Emergency and Parking Ban Lifted Today at 4 P.M.

The city’s snow emergency and parking ban will end at 4 p.m. today and the city will return to normal parking regulations. Residents that parked their cars in local parking lots and garages offering discounted rates should remove their vehicles by 6 p.m. As always, city officials recommend that drivers pay attention to any posted signs in the area that they are parking for particular regulations. Residents with any questions should call the city’s hotline at (617) 635-4500.

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 2, 2009 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Snow Emergency and School Closings 10PM Tonight 3/1/2009

March 1, 2009 City Declares Snow Emergency at 10PM Tonight!



Here is a map of public parking if you need a spot.



Mayor Thomas M. Menino today declared that a snow emergency and parking ban will go into effect at 10:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2009.



Boston… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 1, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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