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Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor)'s Blog – June 2011 Archive (5)

Great Read: Why Aren’t We Building ‘Emotionally Connected’ Cities?

This is a snipit from my friend Aaron Renn's blog The Urbanophile.

We think of city infrastructure in a particular way – sort of like bones and connective tissue in a body; the major structural components that support our existence. Beyond the bones, we need to include key pieces that nourish our…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 29, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

Boston Police Seeking Info on Missing Person (Amber Devoe) from Jamaica Plain

On June 27, 2011 at 8:00pm, an officer from District E-13 in Jamaica Plain took a missing person report regarding 28 year old Amber Devoe of Jamaica Plain. According to a friend, Amber has been missing since June 21, 2011. The friend further stated that she had contact with the victim’s friends and family, but, according to the friend, no one had spoken to or heard from the victim.

Amber is reported to be in good physical and mental health. A neighbor stated that she…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 28, 2011 at 10:29pm — 1 Comment


At 4:24 pm The National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter size hail...and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.

Severe thunderstorms produce damaging winds and large well as deadly lightning and torrential rain. Get to safe shelter now inside a sturdy building or in a vehicle. Do not seek shelter under trees. If you can hear are close enough to be struck by lightning. Drivers should be alert for… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 9, 2011 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Why Figment Boston 2011 Rocks

Boston feels like a real city to me now!

That's a big statement, but until recently, I've had to travel to Montreal, Miami, and NYC to enjoy the experience I had yesterday at Figment and I will again later this afternoon on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. 

When I tell friends not from Boston, about Boston, I tell them it feels like a big town, mostly it's because it's walkable which I love, and but…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 5, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Severe Thunderstorm Warning through 9:00PM

6/1/11, 8:30pm

The National Weather Service has extended the Tornado Watch covering the City of Boston until 11pm tonight, and issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Boston, which will remain in effect until 9pm.

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 1, 2011 at 8:51pm — 2 Comments

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