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Census Bureau’s New Tool Puts Congressional District Statistics at Your Fingertips

Neighbors,

I thought this might be of interest to you if you like to learn more about our Congressional District. 

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The U.S. Census Bureau has released …

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on July 25, 2013 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Download and share the National Night Out Boston 2013 11x17 Poster

Neighbors,

Boston Police just released the National Night Out Boston 2013 11x17 poster for the celebration on Tuesday, August 6, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Malcolm X Park, Roxbury, Boston.  I encourage you to download, share, and attend. 

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on July 25, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Sign up for service alerts from the MBTA

Neighbors,

Yesterday, the MBTA announced that it is now offering free upgraded email and text alerts.

You can sign up for alerts for the Subway, Commuter Rail, Bus, Boat, and even Elevators/Escalators and for specific periods of time such as AM Peak, evening, or weekend. …

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Can you afford to chip in a little so NeighborsForNeighbors.org can operate for another year?

I have been voluntarily running Neighbors For Neighbors since 2004 a labor of love because I know that being in service to each other makes the world a better place.

The funding for NeighborsForNeighbors.org comes solely from you our members. 

It costs about $1,000 a year to keep this network up and running and cover operating expenses. I'd greatly appreciate if you chipped in a…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 20, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

SHELTER IN PLACE BOSTON

Neighbors,

The city has asked all residents to "Shelter in Place". Shelter in places which basically means stay inside, lock doors, and do not let in any other than clearly identifiable law enforcement officers. 

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 19, 2013 at 8:22am — 1 Comment

Boston Police wants to know if you know these two individuals

If you do, please contact boston@ic.fbi.gov or 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3

Please share far and wide!

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 18, 2013 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Can You Host Family and Friends of Injured Boston Marathon Blast Survivors?

Dear Neighbors, 

This has been a tough week but your generosity to host survivors displaced by the Boston Marathon Bombing is a true testament to goodness of human kind. Thank you.

What we anticipate will be needed next is housing for the…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 18, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

What kindness looks like on a map: 690 Bostonians open up their homes to displaced boston marathoners and guests

Please share this post far and wide to let our out of town Marathoners and guests know they have a place to say if they've been displaced. Also, this resource will be critical in the coming days for out-of-town family members and friends visiting loved ones injured in the explosions.  

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on April 16, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Introducing NeighborDepot.com!

Neighbors,

I'm super excited to introduce you to NeighborDepot.com

I envision NeighborDepot.com as a global community of citizens and civil servants who learn from each other and collaborate to increase connectedness, fun, safety, and resiliency in the neighborhoods where they live and work.

So what can you do on…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 23, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

SnowCrew Activated 3/19/2013 Get and Give Help Shoveling Out

Neighbors,

Given the lovely weather outside, we've activated SnowCrew again. 

Click here to ask for help or to sign up to be notified when an elderly, disabled, or neighbor in need requests shoveling assistance.

 

Some things to keep in mind:

  • If you plan on shoveling a neighbor out, leave a comment on the request so others know you are one your…
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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 19, 2013 at 1:19pm — No Comments

UPDATED: These 3 Neighbors Still Need Your Help Shoveling Out:

Good Morning Neighbors,

These 5 neighbors still need your help shoveling out:

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 10, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

After your morning-joe, pick up a shovel and heave-ho!

Mornin' Neighbors:

Here is the list of elderly, disabled, and sick/injured neighbors who need your helping digging out this morning. By digging them out, you enable them to go about their lives and do essential things like get to the food store, pharmacy, and doctors office. If you need help or want to be notified of who needs help, visit the SnowCrew page

Down the…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 9, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

SnowCrew Activated Friday 3/8: Help dig out elderly and disabled neighbors

Neighbors,

How much faith do you have left in our ability to predict snow? Yesterday, it was not supposed to be much, now today - hello.

Given there is a lot of snow on the ground, we've activated SnowCrew from NJ to NH. Click here to ask for help or to sign up to be notified when an elderly, disabled, or neighbor in need requests…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 8, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

GUNS DON’T KILL PEOPLE, THE MEDIA KILLS PEOPLE

The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents Guns Don't Kill People, The Media Kills People with John Rosenthal andCharlton McIlwain; moderated by Edward Powell. Thursday, March 21, 6:30-8:00 pm. Admission is free and open to all. Suffolk University Law School, McLaughlin Moot Court Room, 120 Tremont St., Boston. Wheelchair accessible and conveniently located near the Park St. MBTA Station. For…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 28, 2013 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Please let us know how we can make SnowCrew better

Neighbors,

We'd appreciate it if you took a couple moments to tell us what tell what you think is working well about SnowCrew and where we need to focus our attention to make it better. 

Here is an idea of the kind of feedback we are looking for:

  1. If you requested shoveling assistance, how did requesting help go? Was anything confusing, do we need better instructions - something else?
  2. If you signed up to be notified when someone near you requests help, how…
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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 22, 2013 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

SNOWCREW: List of Neighbors Who Still Need to Be Dug Out 3.10.2013 7:00PM

We've made awesome progress today. In total 26 neighbors have been dug out. 8 More still need help, 2 of which are out of state (we'll help anyone who asks). 

Boston:

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 10, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

SNOWCREW: List of Neighbors Who Still Need to Be Dug Out

Hey Neighbors,

There are many elderly and disabled neighbors who still need our help. In total, together we/SnowCrew have dug out 11 neighbors but there all these folks below still need out help.

Please pitch in where you can. Your help give these neighbors freedom, access to food and medicine, and greatly reduces their anxiety. 

Allston-Brighton:

  • 6 Melton Rd Brighton, MA Allston-Brighton MA…
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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 10, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

SnowCrew Recap 2.9.2013L Thank You Shovelers, SeeClickFix and HolonDesign.com

Neighbor,

Today was a day many of us will remember for some time. In addition to digging yourselves out, many of you opted to help dig out your neighbors in need through SnowCrew. 

In total, there have been 26 requests for assistance shoveling. Today, 9 homes/cars were dug out, 2 are still underway, and 16 others still need to be shoveled. 

I want to give a special shot out to Jen Barnes, from HolonDesign.com who…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 9, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

How to Find out Which of Your Neighbors Need Assistance During the Blizzard

Neighbors,

It just got a lot easier to find out which of your nearby neighbors need help during and after the blizzard. 

Fill out this form now to be notified when an elderly, disabled, or sick neighbor near you submits a request for assistance. 

Then, if you are willing…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 8, 2013 at 6:48pm — No Comments

MEDIA ADVISORY: SnowCrew - Free Shoveling Assistance for the Elderly, Disabled, and Sick in Boston

MEDIA ADVISORY 3.8.2013

Contact: Joseph Porcelli

Phone: 857-222-4420

Email: Jporcelli@neighborsforneighbors.org

NEIGHBORSFORNEIGHBORS.ORG ACTIVATES SNOWCREW

A FREE SELF-SERVE ONLINE SHOVELING TOOL FOR THE EDERLY, DISABLED, AND…

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Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on February 8, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments

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