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Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor)'s Blog – April 2009 Archive (9)

Preparing for Swine Flu


This Swine Flu makes me a bit uneasy as I am sure it does for many of you. Knowledge is power right, so I've gathered some information and have come up with a plan to help us prepare to help each other out if need be.

There are five things I'd like to ask you to do:

1) Read the blog I've posted on the front page called "Swine Flu Facts from Boston Public Heath Commission" which has tons of helpful information and facts on the swine flu -… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 29, 2009 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment

Swine Flu Facts from Boston Public Heath Commission


Here is some information I just received that I have been asked to pass on to you.

Info is now available in 6 languages here -

PUBLIC HEALTH FACT SHEET Swine Flu Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108

What is swine influenza?

Swine influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 29, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Volunteers needed for NFN table at Wake up the Earth


It's that time of the year again for WAKE UP THE EARTH, Saturday, May 2!

NFN would you love your help at our table to hand out flyers and demo our network. We will be setting up along the walking path by the tracks halfway between the T station and the main stage. Look for tall yellow and clear windsurfing sail we call the "friend ship" (corny I know).

Bring clothes for what ever the weather will be, we'll provide water and snacks!

Here are… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 29, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Cool video about Jamaica Plain


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 23, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Become a Network Advocate


Are you loving this network and would you like to help make it even better?

There are three roles that would really help make this network more welcoming and powerful.

They are:

1) Welcomers - welcome people when the join the network and offer to help get them familiar with how it works and where to find what they are looking for and so on.

2) Content Generators - post events, share your thoughts about neighborhood happening via blogs,… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 23, 2009 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Disabled the Chat Feature


I've disabled the Chat feature as I get getting errors and it was slowing down my browser.

Thanks for your patience as we investigate this further.

Was chat something you've been using?
Did you like it? Why or why not.


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 13, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Introducing Neighborhood Groups for Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Meet your neighbors where you live and communicate about what is happening in YOUR neighborhood here in Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130.

Join your neighborhood group now! To join, click on the shaded area where you live and click on the link to join your neighborhood group!

Some suggestions on how to use the Neighborhood Groups:

1) Coordinate a street yard sale!

2) Organize a street or park clean up for Boston Shines!

3) Host a pot luck!

4) Report a… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 9, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Launching Live.Work.Play. MA Website

Last year, Governor Patrick met with 20 young adults (ages 25-39) from across the Commonwealth to discuss their experiences in Massachusetts, including what they liked about the state and what made them consider leaving to make their home somewhere else. At the end, one participant suggested a website to promote young adult retention and to help the Governor communicate with this cohort- and the Governor agreed. As you will see in the video, the Governor is committed to keeping MA talent here… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 9, 2009 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

Street Cleaning Starts TODAY!

The City's Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program runs from April 1 through November 30. In winter months, street cleaning is nighttime only; daytime cleaning and daytime parking restrictions are not in effect.

Enforcement for the seasonal program begins on April 1st. The overnight street cleaning program runs year round and parking restrictions are in effect throughout the year.

For more info and sign up for reminders go to -

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 1, 2009 at 8:42am — No Comments

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