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Break Ins and Porch Robberies in JP and Roslindale

Just FYI, there have been some recent break-ins and porch robberies in JP and Roslindale. My thoughts on it:

At a  minimum, offer to take your neighbors' packages inside when they aren't there and ask if they'll do the same. Or get a post office box to have packages delivered to.

Use rods or window stops (sold at hardware stores) to make it harder for someone from the outside to open your window while not making it that much harder for you to open the window…


Added by Daniel Verinder on December 8, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Help Haiti By Helping Your Neighbors

For those of you who live in or near Haitian communities, helping Haiti by helping your neighbors is an obvious way thing to do. But even for the rest of us, there is a way to help out. On NPR, they were saying how relief groups in Haiti were being overrun by volunteers, and that this could do more harm than good in terms of redundant/overlapping services and in terms of diverting resources (food, water, etc.) needed fro Haitians to support the excess volunteers.

What should folks… Continue

Added by Daniel Verinder on January 19, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

I Have Gloves...Should We Start a Lost and Found Board?

What about starting a lost and found board? They have one on Craigslist, but I feel that's too massive. I have some gloves that I have found around town. (I was tired of being told by T employees that they don't take them and tired of seeing the same glove sit on/in a fence/sidewalk/street for over a week.)

I should mention that I have no matching pairs. People tend to lose only one glove, and tend to lose the left one the most. (As a lefty, I must wonder, what's up with that?)

Added by Daniel Verinder on January 18, 2010 at 1:58am — 8 Comments

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