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Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor)'s Blog – May 2009 Archive (12)

JP looses a beloved father, friend, and neighbor

Dear Neighbors,

This Monday, May 25, we lost a beloved father, friend, and neighbor. Bill Conklin, age 42, who lived on Boylston Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, died suddenly from heart related issues. Bill leaves behind, his wife Jenn, daughters Bernadine, Nelli and son Robert.

To learn how you can support the family, to reflect, and for more information please see -… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 26, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Map issue resolved

A bug was reported that the links on the navigation map to the neighborhood zone groups were not working.

This is has been resolved.

Props to Jennifer S. for pointing this the issue!

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 26, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New address, same great network!

Good news - we are back online!

Our new address is

Please bookmark it now!

You can still get to the network from - just click on the link for Jamaica Plain.

Please fill the network of lots and lots of neighborly activity!

Thanks for your patience during the transition.

Joseph Porcelli - 857-222-4420 -… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 26, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

Mayor Menino Proclaims it's Tim Reardon Day

No - I am not kidding.

This morning at the Egleston Square Main Street Annual meeting, Mayor Menino proclaimed that today, Friday, May 22, 2009 is Tim Reardon day in appreciation of all of Tim's contributions to the greater Egleston Square community of Jamaica Plain, MA.

Congrats Tim!

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 22, 2009 at 12:56pm — 1 Comment

ACTION ALERT: Vital Funding about to be slashed for youth violence prevention programs


Over the last couple of days many of our non-profit partners who serve youth have been sending desperate emails informing their supporters that 18,051 teens in MA will lose their violence prevention programs if the Senate doesn’t act to fund them. The final vote is happening tomorrow.

Right here in Jamaica Plain, the Hyde Square Task Force receives $200,000 through this State budget line item. The teenagers of this State need our support, this money literally… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 19, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Assaults in the South West Corridor Park. Time to organize!


In today's (May 15, 2009) Jamaica Plain Gazette, there is an in-depth article titled "Stabbing raises park fears."

In summary, there have been 2 assaults in the South West Corridor Park at 135 Carolina Ave on March 13, 2009 and another on April 21, 2009 by Anson street. Please see the Gazette for details. Both assaults appear to be random and unprovoked.

While I worked for the Boston Police Department from Feb 2006 to September 2008 - the following is… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 15, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Neighbors for Neighbors Citywide

Dear Neighbors,

I have some really big news. Given the continued growth of our network and increasing usage (we've now surpassed to 1,000 members), we feel compelled to share our technology with fellow neighborhoods across the city. As our city faces shrinking financial resources, we believe it's our duty to help our fellow neighbors leverage their social capital like we do.

Because of this, on Friday, May 22, (if all goes as planned) there will be 18 Neighbors for… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 15, 2009 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

13th Annual Mothers' Walk for PEACE Slide Show

Neighbors, Mothers, and Mom,

This morning in celebration of you, Kate and I participated in the 13th Annual Mothers' Walk for PEACE.

Below is a slide show of pictures and videos we took.

Enjoy - we love you!

Click the play button to listen to the music for the photo slide show!

The walk was coordinated by The Louis D. Brown PEACE INSTITUTE which is a…

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 10, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

1,000 members and growing!

Peep this..

Mike Chen ( is our 1,000 member on Neighbors for Neighbors, JP!

Cool. Very cool. Makes me proud.


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 9, 2009 at 12:44am — No Comments

New Features, Emergency Response Training, and Mothers Peace Walk

Dear Neighbors,

Thank you all for joining and using the network to socialize, organize, and make a difference in JP! I also want to say thank you to Kate, Belle and Brett for helping out at our table at Wake Up the Earth and special thanks to Geoff, a message therapist, ( for doing free chair messages.

Have your noticed our two new features – Birthday and Music? The Music feature allows you to upload and share… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 8, 2009 at 9:44am — No Comments

President Obama takes positive first step to reform guns laws


This is super important. Please read:

President’s budget reforms Tiahrt Amendments to provide local law enforcement with access to ATF crime gun trace data; recent incidents highlight need for action

Mayor Thomas M. Menino today acknowledged President Obama’s courageous leadership for taking an important first step at a national level to address the issue of illegal guns and law enforcement access… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 7, 2009 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Cool Event: Good Works: Can a Bad Economy Make for Better Citizens?


Come join me!

The first of three in the Our Economy event series will examine the effects the current recession is having on public service. In “Good Works: Can a Bad Economy Make for Better Citizens?” we'll explore the economy's effect on young adults' desire - and ability - to engage in public service. Is it easier? Harder? Panelists will share stories of success and challenge - and we'll have plenty of time for audience members to engage with each other and… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on May 4, 2009 at 3:41pm — No Comments

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