Friday, March 8, 2013
You Ask, Patch Answers is designed to get you the information you always wondered about.
Ever wonder why they named the square after that guy you never heard of? Or when they're gonna replace the broken mailbox on the corner? Let Patch find the answer for you. Each week, we will strive to find answers to those nagging questions you have about the neighborhood. You Ask, Patch Answers is a program designed to help you better understand where you live, even if it's just about the tiniest details. All you have to do is add your question to the comment section below. We'll pick one of the submitted questions and get to work finding an answer for you, which we'll publish the following week.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Was JP trending yesterday?
1. Several Twitter users said #JamaicaPlain was trending yesterday, but we're still looking for evidence. Do you have any? 2. One of the people involved in the latest Hinton Drug Lab re-arrest is from Jamaica Plain. 3. The Citizens Bank on Centre Street is closed. 4. If you're interested in blogging on Jamaica Plain Patch, let the editor know. 5. Follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.
Friday, November 9, 2012
I've been promoted at Patch to a new job. I'll be managing the Patch sites on the North Shore. I'm excited about the future, but I'm sad to leave JP.
Hello friends and readers. I'm leaving JP. There, I said it. Whew, that was hard. But I have a good reason to go: I've been promoted at Patch. I'll be managing a group of Patch sites on the North Shore. I'm excited about the future. But I'm sad to leave JP. My wife and I moved here in December 2004, with our three cats and our Border Collie mutt, Molly. What a great set of years it has been. It's been a great privilege to cover the news for my neighbors and build JP Patch from the ground up since we launched in October 2010. Since then, we weathered the Whole Foods controversy (in which I nearly got myself arrested.) We've struggled to comprehend violence (such as the triple murders at Same Old Place.) And we've shared two cycles of all …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Here is some of what neighbors are saying about the week's news.
Some of the most impassioned comments on JP Patch this week came in response to the scandal at the State Drug Lab in JP. And this was all in the interest of JUSTICE. This was plain EVIL. Hold her accountable. Add up the total time handed out to others in sentencing and that's the time she should be doing. Better yet, put her on the prison yard with all those (men & women) convicted by the false evidence and let JUSTICE be served. Community opposition to plans for a 196-unit apartment complex to replace the Home for Little Wanderers on South Huntington drew this well-reasoned response: There is some kind of fundamental contradiction in simultaneously restricting the development of buildings which increase the number of units per acre of …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Trying to get the word out about an event, or want to share your opinion with your neighbors? You can, on Jamaica Plain Patch!
Dear Readers, We get a lot of questions each day about how to get information added to the site. One of the best things about JP Patch is that you, the readers, have the power to use the site for all that it's worth (which is a lot more than what it costs! Har, har.) Is your neighborhood association hosting a potluck? Are you looking to let people know that tickets are on sale for an upcoming show? Do you want to share your knowledge with other JP residents? With just a few clicks, you can directly post your events, announcements, or blog on the site, all without having to go through the editor. If you post to the site directly, your post goes live immediately and voila! You have a shareable link. You can even upload your own photos and …
Monday, September 24, 2012
On Monday morning the JP Patch Facebook page received its 1,000th "like." Thanks, everyone!
As editor of Jamaica Plain Patch, I'm happy to announce that we've crossed the 1,000 "like" threshold on the JP Patch Facebook page. Darcy Tlilpaplotl was our thousandth "like." Thanks, everyone who has liked the page. I hope you find it helpful not only for learning the latest JP news, but also for connecting with other residents about the neighborhood we love. Thanks, everyone! Next stop: 2,000 "likes." To celebrate, I'll bring some Patch swag -- canvas totes, pens, etc. to my office hours on Friday at Ula Cafe from 11 a.m. to noon. Stop by, say hello, get some swag. (I've even got a few "Jamaica Plain for Obama" pins in Patch colors left -- and a ton of "Jamaica Plain for Romney" ones too.) Here's the link for the JP Patch Facebook …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
JP Patch has an active and rich Facebook page. Nearly 1,000 of your neighbors congregate there.
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Sunday, September 16, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
If you've got something to share with your JP neighbors, you've now got direct access. Your posts will go on the site immediately.
Hi neighbors. I'm changing the settings on the JP Patch blogging system to allow you to post directly to the homepage. No waiting. I'm making the change because JP Patch is a community site, and I want local voices to become an even bigger part of what you find when you visit. Initially, I'd asked bloggers to file their pieces, then let me take a look before posting them. I wanted to get a sense of what people would post. Residents have been very responsible, and Spam hasn't been a problem. So I'm opening a mainline between you and other JP Patch readers. I also think that these days, when you write something, you have an expectation that it will post right away. You want to be able to share the link with your friends, take a look to see …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
What photo says "Jamaica Plain" to you?
Calling all JP photographers: We need your help. Later this month, the JP Patch page on Facebook will transition to the new timeline format. For those of you that have already embraced the new format on your personal page, you know that one giant photo dominates the screen. And we want that one giant photo that dominates the JP Patch page to be good -- really, really good. We also want it to be a graphic representation of JP. When you think of JP, what image comes to mind? A favorite mural? The Pond? The Lantern Parade? Full color, black and white, sepia tone ... the artistic license is yours (as long as the photo still reflects reality). We're looking for a collection of Facebook cover photos that we can rotate on the JP Patch page. Do …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Reviewing and rating businesses on Patch is simple to do and helpful to your neighbors.
Who knows JP businesses better than the people who frequent them all the time? Well, no one. Which means you are in the prime position to share your knowledge with your neighbors, helping them make decisions about everything from where to have their car repaired to what restaurant has the best kids' menu. Jamaica Plain Patch wants to help you share that knowledge with our Five-Star Rating System feature of Patch Places. It's simple to rate and review businesses on JP Patch, and it's one way you can show support for your favorite local businesses while helping your neighbors make informed decisions about where to spend their time and money. Here are the steps: There is no limit to how many businesses you can review, so jump in and start …