Sunday, January 8, 2012
You'll never guess what the biggest topic was in 2011, as judged by page views here on JP Patch.
2011 was a big news year for our neighborhood. I took a look at the 50 most-viewed stories on JP Patch. When several stories were about the same topic, I combined them. It will surprise no reader of JP Patch to learn that Whole Foods' arrival was far away the leading topic. The methodology here was I took a list of the top 50 stories by page views and combined the page views for stories on the same topic. The percentage you see in the right-hand column is the percentage of total page views among the top 50 stories. Each time a user visits a given Web page, a page view is generated.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Boston Police report Amber DeVoe, missing since June 27, was found alive Tuesday in Mexico City.
Boston Police report that Jamaica Plain resident Amber DeVoe, has been found alive in Mexico City yesterday: The victim, Amber DeVoe was reported missing on 6/27/11 and since that time numerous people: community members, media and other concerned individuals have contributed toward the effort to find her. We are thankful to all who assisted in the effort to find the victim. Her father, Mike Velderman told her hometown paper, the Holland Sentinel, “She’s in a little bit of rough shape, but hopefully with some time, she will get better." She is now home with her family, in Zeeland, Michigan. DeVoe went missing about two weeks ago, and shortly afterward a Facebook page was created to help find her. The page received over 5,000 "likes," but …
Monday, July 11, 2011
In a Facebook post on Friday, the family said that though they still hadn't heard from DeVoe, 28, "we are no longer requesting assistance in hanging fliers and conducting searches."
The family of a missing Jamaica Plain woman is telling volunteers and friends to stop searching for her, that they have reason to believe she left "of her own accord." Amber DeVoe, 28, hasn't contacted family or friends for two weeks, sparking a large-scale missing persons search. A Facebook page devoted to finding DeVoe has 6,511 "likes." In a Facebook post titled, "Final Update," the family apologizes for confusion and conflicting reports" about whether DeVoe is safe. "We hope she is doing okay, maybe taking some personal time for herself and traveling," the post reads. "We patiently hope for her to contact us or return." DeVoe's daughter is with family in Zeeland, Michigan, and has not been told her mom is missing, according to the …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Sources differ on whether the Jamaica Plain mother has contacted her family.
Two news sources, plus the Facebook page devoted to finding Amber DeVoe, say the Jamaica Plain mother is safe. However, the Facebook page and the Globe say DeVoe has not contacted her family. A personal investigator quoted by Fox 25 says DeVoe has indeed contacted her family, and is in Florida. A note posted last night on the Facebook page claims DeVoe is safe: "We do not currently know of Amber's exact location. However, as of today we have reason to believe that Amber is safe and has chosen to leave on her own." Previously, DeVoe was last seen June 22 in Jamaica Plain and June 27 in Falmouth.
Monday, July 4, 2011
DeVoe is 5'8, around 180 pounds, with blond hair, blue/green eyes and wears her hair in a "faux-hawk" style.
Police are reporting that Amber DeVoe, the 28-year-old Jamaica Plain mom missing since late last month, may have been seen at North Falmouth's Old Silver Beach in the days after her disappearance. The "Missing Person" poster issued by the Falmouth Police late Monday shows DeVoe in two separate photos (see right). It cites a "credible report" that the woman was seen at Old Silver Beach at approximately 4pm on June 27. DeVoe was last seen on June 22. Devoe, a white female with green eyes and blond hair shaved in a "faux-hawk" style, is described as 5'8 or 5'9 and approximately 180 pounds. A Facebook page devoted to finding her continues to grow, with 6,102 "likes" as of Monday evening. Police have previously reported that DeVoe may be …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Detectives said they were unable to confirm several reported sightings of her yesterday in the South End.
Jamaica Plain mom Amber DeVoe is still missing, say Boston Police. Detectives say several reports of sighting the 28-year-old yesterday in the South End cannot be confirmed. "We continue to ask everyone to be vigilant and contact detectives with information, 617-343-5628," police wrote in a press release. People who know DeVoe have rallied the neighborhood to locate her. A Facebook page devoted to the cause continues to grow, with 4,497 "likes" as of Thursday afternoon. Police had previously reported that DeVoe may be without necessary medication. Police say Amber Ruth DeVoe is reported to be in good physical and mental health. DeVoe is 5-8, around 180 pounds, with blond hair, blue/green eyes and wears her hair in a "faux hawk" style and …