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All Lives Matter

All Lives Matter

BY Deb CH 2014

You may think I deserved to die
My family still will mourn, grieve, and cry

Do they have the right
Or just pretend I did not exist

Innocent victims in harms way
Never to live another day

Such a damn shame we say

Police running to save a life
Soldiers facing war and strife

SWAT in the midst of a hostage crisis
CIA, FBI chasing ISIS

First responders on the scene
Firefighters in the heat and flame

Someone died, now who to blame

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Ferguson for our Turkeys

As we observe the unrest in Ferguson and the protests spreading across the nation I can't help but bear witness to the lack of concern for the Turkey genocide celebrated by you, America's illegal occupants. Some 400 years ago several true Americans shared a meal of our feathered ancestors with some squatting, starving Euro-trash. Since that fateful day over a billion of our brethren have been sacrificed to celebrate the theft of our lands and its pagan holiday of thanksgiving. So as you lift that drumstick to that pasty double chin you'd better look over your shoulder. Turkey's are back.

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A DISCUSSION ON LOCAL FOOD AND NUTRITION

LOCAL FOOD: IS IT HEALTHIER? IS IT BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? WHERE TO FIND IT?

Date and Time: Tuesday, 18 November from 7 to 8 pm

Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street. The event will take place in a community room on the building’s lower level.

Join Zach Conrad, a PhD Candidate at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Parking is available. The PSF Community Center can be reached by the 57 bus and the 64 bus.

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God Sees Red

God Sees Red

Look at my people, my created
Killing, angry, murder at the drop of a pin

Some don't realize the trouble they're in

Jealousy, revenge, hate

Using guns
Hastening the death rate

I look at my children
I see red

Their blood - red
My anger - red

My Son's Blood - red
Shed for their sins

My tears I shed
When I can't welcome them in

If my people who are called by my name
Would humble themselves, pray, turn from their Gun Violence ways......

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Shots Fired!

SHOTS FIRED....

Shots fired, shotspotter on, 911, what's goin on?
Tires squeal, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!

Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.

Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights go out. Now I hear a young man shout
"He shot my brother! I'll find him quick!"...The anger in his face, makes me sick.

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Just One Day

Too many guns
bullets flying

Shots fired
dying and crying

So many afraid to walk the streets
prisoners in their own homes

Too many guns
in the wrong hands

Neighborhoods and schools turned into
battle lands

What do we do?
What do we say?

Where is hope for
just one day?

Just one day
without bad news

Just one day
with no one dying

Just one day
with no one crying
over a body
lifeless and still

Death by gunfire
such a bitter pill

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Simons Imax Theatre at the New England Aquarium to Host Third Annual Boston Winter Film Festival

The ski and snowboard films shown at the Boston Winter Film Festival are an awesome blend of creativity and raw power; nature and technology; awe, fear, and excitement. The event features some of 2014's best winter films, shot on location in some of the remote mountain ranges on earth and right here in our own backyards, on our city streets, and at our favorite local resorts.
With cameos from starring athletes and film

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Ward 19 Democratic Committee Meeting at 7:30 Monday, October 6

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, July 7, at 7:30 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings.
The Roslindale Community Center is at 6 Cummins Highway, and is accessible by bus from Forest Hills Station. On-street parking is available.

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ÂżWhere was Trumbull Street in the South End in 1964? Toy factory fire.

According to the map found at http://www.bostonfirehistory.org/newspaperfiretrumbullstreet10021964.pdf
Trumbull street ran between Ivanhoe St. and Newland St. Ivanhoe ran parallel to Tremont St. on the other side of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ivanhoe ran between West Brookline and West Canton. Trumbull was parallel to those two streets and ended at Newland St. to the south.

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Yes on 2! The Coalition to Update the Bottle Bill Needs Volunteers!

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were not included in the original bill because they were not popular when the law was passed in 1982.

We need your vote on November 4 to update the Bottle Bill.

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Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee Meeting this Wednesday

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Wednesday, September 10, at 7:00 PM at the Farnsworth House in JP. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Farnsworth House is located at 90 South Street in Jamaica Plain, and is accessible by the #39 bus. On-street parking is available.

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Dorchester Park hosts antique car show today

Dorchester Park hosts its annual antique car show and family picnic. Car show starts at 10. Food court and music from 10-4. Family games and rides with Clydesdale horses start at noon. For full event details visit www.dotpark.org

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3 Part Candidate Forum at Urban League

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents. There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series, the community has the opportunity to speak to candidates directly and learn how each candidate stands on issues that matter the most to them.

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Jeffrey Cooper is missing again.

Jeffrey Cooper, of East Boston, is missing again. He's a 19 year old austistic black male than loves trains. He was last seen wearing black shirts, black shoes, a black and red had and carrying a black backpack. I didn't hear the color of hir shirt otherwise I'd share that as well.

Anyhow, if you see someone that resembles Jeffrey Cooper, call 911 and alert them.

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Bennett sighting



On Friday, August 1, I had some business at Boston City Hall in the early morning. Imagine my surprise and disgust to see none other than Doug Bennett strolling out as I was heading in.

He was smiling his wide, toothy smile, wearing a Scally cap, and walking with all the confidence of a veteran candidate for public office in multiple jurisdictions.

I suppose that I've finally recovered from this shocker, seeing how I can write about it now. They say writing is therapeutic; well, I'm a believer.

Happy primary season!

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War on Boston Schools Bus Drivers' Union Leader: Criminal Charges

Veolia, the international corporation that has the contract to operate Boston-owned school buses, continues its battle against Boston bus drivers' union representative USW 8751 with an assist from the Boston Police Department.
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Ward 19 Democratic Committee Meeting on Monday, July 7, in Roslindale

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, July 7, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Roslindale Community Center is at 6 Cummins Highway, and is accessible by bus from Forest Hills Station. On-street parking is available.

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