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

Update from Police Commissioner Ed. Davis

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 25, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Flyer your building, street, t and bus stop today!

Hey Neighbors,



Today we are continuing our SafeWalk efforts by flyering our buildings, streets, T-stops, bus stops, and local businesses.



If we all pitch in, we can flyer the entire neighborhood very quickly!



Please join the SafeWalk group now and reply to the discussions with how… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 25, 2009 at 7:39am — No Comments

Easy and effective safety tips

As requested...





HOME:


• Introduce yourself to your neighbors

• Lock ALL doors and windows – use window stops

• Don’t buzz in anyone you don’t know

• Turn your front and rear porch lights on and leave them on all night long.

• If you are going away have a neighbor remove newspapers from your doorway

• Leave the radio on a talk show when you’re out and put the light on timers, set timers for lights



AUTO:

• Remove GPS… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 25, 2009 at 7:31am — No Comments

Please report street lights that are out and turn your porch lights on!

Neighbors,



Lighting is one of the best deterants of crime. Please turn you porch lights on and leave them on all night. If you notice a neighbors light is not on, please go over, tell them what's been happening and request they them turn on their lights!



Please report any city street lights that are out by calling the Mayor's 24 Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500.



If you give them your email address they will send you a confirmation and tracking number - very cool. I… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 24, 2009 at 1:20pm — 2 Comments

Please help me welcome new members!

Neighbors,



With so many new people joining the network this week, I can't keep up with welcoming folks and doing all the other stuff I need to be working on - like prepping for our Board Meeting tonight and coordinating to make sure all the flyers we are printing are getting where they need to be.



Would you be willing to leave greetings for new people who join an offer and offer to help them get acquainted?



If so, please reply to the… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 24, 2009 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Crime and Safety Alert Next Steps!

Neighbors,



Thanks for the awesome response to my email and blog post yesterday! Since the rash incidents, no one else has been robbed - let's keep this up!



Here are our next steps:



1) Let's do the Safe Walk program again. SafeWalk entails passing out information to our neighbors on our streets, at local businesses, and at our T-stops and bus stops to warn them about what's happening. To sign up to flyer your street and local businesses or your T-stop or bus stop… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 24, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Call 911 to report suspicious behavior

Everyone must call 911 when they see suspicious activity/behavior and or witness a crime - and even if you get away from an attempted crime. The thieves will be waiting for the next person to come along.



Calling 911 provides the Boston Police Department with data to make decisions on about when and where to deploy patrols. It also helps them identify trends.



So what is suspicious activity/behavior and when should you call 911?



Below are some examples. Please… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 24, 2009 at 1:11am — No Comments

Safety and Crime Alert

Dear Neighbors,



Over the last seven days there has been a big increase in crime in Jamaica Plain. We need to do some organizing!



Specially, last night there were 5 incidents on and near Boylston Street.



At 6:10 and 6:36 pm on Boylston and Amory and then on Center and Forbes street two our neighbors were robbed. The suspects were described as two slim White Hispanic males in their late teen, one was wearing a red hat and grey hoody and the other had curly hair… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — 17 Comments

Introducing JP Tweets

Do you tweet (use twitter.com) or are your curious about what's being tweeted?



Would you like to know what people are tweeting about Jamaica Plain, or want to know what the specials of the day are at your favorite restaurants?



Are you a Jamaica Plain business, organization, or residents that would like to get the word about your products, services, or projects?



If you answered yes to any of these questions check out… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 10, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

All set for DC! Next up, raise money for Flyers!

Thanks to your generosity, we easily met our fundraising goal of $400 to get me down and back to DC! Thanks for again neighbors!



Up next, we need to print flyers to get the word out about Neighbors for Neighbors.



Our first run of flyers is going to cost $550.



If you like to help cover these cost please donate here here



Thanks… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 3, 2009 at 2:33pm — No Comments

99 buckaroos for three months at Mikes is back!

Yo neighbors!

I just stuck another deal with our friends at Mikes Fitness. Get in shape and support NFN!

Get 3 months for only 99 bucks this September at Mikes Fitness.

Check it out spread the word!

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 2, 2009 at 7:08pm — No Comments

I'm presenting about NFN in DC! Please pitch in to help get me there! $$ GOAL REACHED!

WE BLEW BY OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL! - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! In total we raised $560 dollars. The additional money we raised ($160) will go into our general fund - which is getting low - so yeah neighbors! Quick Facts:



- 19 of you donatedand

- one individual (who wished be anonymous) donated $200!

- two donations came from non-members but big supporters - Steve Ressler and Steven Clift!



Special thanks…
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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on September 2, 2009 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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