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Rebuttal to Boston Globe's endorsement of Mayor Walsh

I am the co-chair of Coalition Against Indycar Boston. I'm posting this on behalf of CAIB attorney David Lurie.

​The Globe’s full-throated endorsement of Mayor Walsh’s re-election bid (“A Second Term for Mayor Walsh”, October 23) concludes that “Walsh’s record over the last four years should give voters confidence in his leadership.” Glaringly omitted from the editorial is any mention of the IndyCar debacle, which most definitely should give Boston voters second thoughts about the Mayor’s judgment, temperament, and susceptibility to insider influence. Read more.

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MBTA mishegas at South Station

After not taking Commuter Rail for several weeks, I got a surprise as I had to pass through a gauntlet at South Station on the way to Fairmount early this afternoon. Some Campbell's-kids looking junior T employees confronted every aspiring passenger at the entry to Track 9. They demanded tickets for that specific train. I carped as I had to unburden myself of my Haymarket goodies and coffee to dig into my shirt pocket. The kid blocking me tried to be solemn in saying, "It's in the tariff!" Read more.

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Learning a language without an instructor or course, or skill.

Many people will look you in the eye and tell you with utter conviction that the only way to learn is to move to the country of your target language. This isn’t strictly true, but it obviously makes immersion more likely.

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Overcoats Play Brighton Music Hall Tonight (10/19) as Part of Fenway Recordings Sessions!

Tonights the night-come watch the Overcoats kick off their new tour at Brighton Music Hall 8PM! Also. don't miss out on Glassio and DJ Carbo's guest performing, all part of Fenway Recordings Sessions. Tickets are still available so grab them while you still can!!

For more info and tickets: http://bit.ly/2v5OL0O

Where: Brighton Music Hall, Allston

When: 8PM

Who: Overcoats, Glassio and DJ Carbo

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Helping Your Boomer Parents Into the Digital World

There is no denying that today the world is digital. Kids play, communicate, “hang out”, and share obscure memes in even obscurer apps that go out of fashion before we have a chance to learn about them. We feel somewhat excluded, there is little we can teach them in that department. Even going out is not what it used to be for us, and we cannot give them tips on etiquette of digital romance (how many likes is okay to give your crush without raising suspicions, who is okay to tag on Instagram, and so on). We feel lost, puzzled and, sometimes, a bit helpless.

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Adults Returning To School--Things You Need To Know and Where To Begin

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Making the decision to return to school after so many years can be a difficult decision for many Adults. However, with the ever changing job market along with the constant development and deployment of new technology, many jobs require skills that were not needed 20 years ago.

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Consider Shoehorning Some “Rejects” into your Investment Portfolio

Back to school shoppers will soon be out in force looking for bargains as September approaches. With many options, including online sales, getting bargains on clothing, shoes and supplies is easy. When investing your hard earned money, things get a lot trickier.

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Make Mine a Treasure Chest

The outgoing governor, international press, and local mucky-mucks all sat silently as the historical time capsule was opened at the Museum of Fine Arts. Originally placed in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts statehouse by our forefathers, the contents could provide more clues to our colonial past. The crowd was transfixed, what was in the box? The possibilities seemed endless that January, 2015 night

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Goran Visnjic Returns as Flynn

In a surprise turn of events, just a few days after canceling the time-travel drama “Timeless”, NBC changed its decision and ordered a ten-episode second season. It seems like the “Timeless” team have changed history yet again! After the show’s initial cancellation, the series creators, Ryan and Kripke tweeted that the show is considering other possibilities before making a decision. The loyal fanbase also shared their disapproval on social media and even started a #SaveTimeless campaign.

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Fenway Recordings Sessions: Jeremy Enigk

Jeremy Enigk will be performing at Red Room at Café 939 on Wednesday, June 14 as a part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions.

Openers:
Tomo Nakayama
DJ Carbo

Tickets: $16 in advance / $18 at the door

This show begins at 8:00 pm

Ticket: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2942247?partner_id=240

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So What Do You Call 'Em? The story of a summertime debate.

Bostonians are frequently razzed not only for our accents but our lingo as well. Words like packie, spuckie and tonic cause puzzled looks from visitors. In the summer, another local word takes prominence: Jimmies. For those of you that don’t know, “Jimmies” is Beantown’s name for chocolate sprinkles, the bits of candy topping on ice cream cones for added texture. I actually thought all locals use this word, but my research proved otherwise.

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Fenway Recordings Sessions: Mark Farina

EDM artist Mark Farina will be performing at Brighton Music Hall on June 16, 2017 as part of Fenway Recordings Sessions. Tickets are $20 in advance. Doors open at 8:00PM and the show starts at 9:00PM. This event is 18+ with a valid ID. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

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Faivish Pewzner Fan of Boston Bagels

When Faivish Pewzner last visited Boston, he was excited about many things. But the one thing he was most looking forward, was tasting the city's famous bagels. Boston is a creative town with an outdoor culture that loves good food. Art and music are really big here, and there are foodie spots everywhere you turn. From oysters, noodles, chicken, tuna, and egg salads, to a large variety of pastries, this city really has something for everyone. Over the last few years, Boston has been undergoing a bagel transformation. The city’s bagel bakeries have a lot to offer.

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A Financial Fluffernutter

I wonder if former State Senator Jarrett Barrios ever admitted he overreacted to his son’s request for a fluffernutter sandwich? While most parents would have just said no, Barrios proposed some “anti-fluff” legislation in 2006. The resulting public outcry was equally overblown. Callers to talk radio shows complained of a totalitarian regime dictating our food choices. Bostonians love fluff and we will be damned if some Haavaad do-gooder is going to take it from us.

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No Boston Olympics and The Mayor of Boston's Childish Ad Hominem

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It was just two years ago that the Greater Boston region was in the thick of a high-stakes showdown over whether to proceed with a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. In January 2015, Boston was designated the US entry in the global competition for the 2024 Games.

It was all downhill from there.

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Bikes Not Bombs 30th Annual Bike-A-Thon

Stony Brook Park
100 Boylston Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Starting at 7:00 a.m.

The Bike-A-Thon supports Bikes Not Bombs’ work in social justice and 100% of the proceeds from rider fundraising go towards our youth, international and shop programs that mobilize youth and adults to be leaders in community transformation.

Bikes Not Bombs is excited to release a new 100 mile Century route for our 30th Annual Bike-A-Thon! With three other route offerings, (10, 30 or 50 miles) the Bike-A-Thon has a ride for cyclists of all abilities.

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New and Fun Way to Explore Boston's History

This is an invitation to use Mapjunction! A free web tool for map lovers and history enthusiasts. In Mapjunction you can compare any two maps from Boston and environ history. You'll see almost 400 maps and aerial photos that are the result of combining about 3000 individual maps and aerial scans. Just move the green wand from side to side to uncover history. Move the wand up and down to change opacity, and use the side bars to pick any map, aerial or atlas to explore.

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Retirement planning is so complex it’s tempting to use a product that implies simplification. Target date funds are one example. But there are things in life that should be highly suited to your personal preferences, like your financial plan or your wedding dress.

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Wicked Smart Storm Preparation

Jack Frost nipping at your nose should remind us Bostonians that we could get walloped with a snowstorm at any time. A financial storm may come with less notice, so this winter investors should prepare for both.

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