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Domestic Violence Dead Woman Walking.....

Men and Women, Boys and Girls.....

I'm sharing a condensed version...
Going home, climbing the stairs....

I felt like A Dead Woman Walking.

Stress, Anxiety, Fear......

In 2010, When I gave him a key to my apartment.... He changed.
I dreaded hearing his car pull into the driveway
footsteps on the stairs...he bitched, complained, denied me even a half hour of quiet time to read my newspaper, or use my computer after i worked 8-10 hrs.

When he saw my stress....sometimes fear of him.... he had a sadistic grin on his face.

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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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A Bitter Pill.....

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 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

Too many guns...

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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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NO ONE TOLD ME!....

No one said there'd be days like this...
Sittin here in jail, freedom I miss

Wasted dreams, wasted life
I miss my kids and my wife

I thought robbin and dealin
to make a quick buck...
took the easy way...
then i ran out of luck

My boys, they thought I was a snitch
I heard one say let's kill the bitch

I ran out of options had to prove them wrong
I took the gun, knew it wouldn't take long

just do the deed over and done
so I shot a cop, then was on the run

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MOMMY WHY?

MOMMY WHY?

Mommy why can't I go outside? it's hot in here...
you can't go out, I told you, why don't you hear?

there are bad people out there with guns
shooting and killing,
and I'm scared for you
I know mom, isn't there something you can do?

no, son, just stay inside, stop asking, go watch TV
there's nothing I can do why can't you see?

we call the police, the bad people run
they hide, then the police find no one

we can't move yet, your father's job is close by
he's working hard. we have to wait and just try

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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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SHOTS FIRED

Shots fired, shotspotter on,
911, what's goin on?
Tires squeel, 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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Cause And Effect

Sad Angry Boys.
Usin Guns For Toys.

Playin Seek And Hide.
Doin Drive Byes In A Stolen Ride.

Blood On Their Hands.
Runnin In Badlands.

Sad Angry Men.
So Sad, So Sad, But Then....

But Then, What Do We Expect?
It's Just Cause and Effect.

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SoJust's Beach for Justice

Looking to meet like-minded progressives while working on your tan? Well, bring your sunscreen - we'll be soaking up the sun for justice at Carson Beach, 600 William Day Blvd in South Boston on Saturday, July 12th!

We'll be there from 11am-1pm so stop by anytime. We'll be the gaggle of folks having fun in front of the first parking lot! Plan ahead and bring snacks to share or get something at the snack bar. This is definitely a family-friendly event - dogs are welcome too! (They have to stay on the boardwalk.)

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ProfDev: Productivity Tech Tips

Ever wonder how busy people get soo much done? Secrets revealed!

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training

Productivity Tech Tips on Monday, July 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.

Limited space - register ahead of time: at www.sojust.org

Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available.)

Newcomers always welcomed!

Productivity Tech Tips

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Jimmy Tingle at Doyle's! Thursday, June 26

Primary Kick-Off! FORUM for the Candidates for Governor

Now that the convention is over, take a fresh look at the field!

Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, and Steve Grossman will meet for a forum in Jamaica Plain Monday evening.

The forum will be preceded by a chance to meet the candidates.

June 16 at the Curley School
40 Pershing Road JP
Meet the Candidates at 5:45
Forum begins at 6:30
Moderated by David Bernstein of Boston Magazine and WGBH.
Questions Welcome!

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Hey Baby Daddy

Hey Baby Daddy.

Your boy that you don't take care of cuz you running the streets, is a sad lonely boy.
No Daddy No Father.

Now he has a big brother daddy friend....Make $20.00?
Tell us when 5 0 is rolling by.

Big Boy now? Think you a Man now? Want more $$$ ?

Prove yoself, here a gun...do it prove you ain't a pussy or a wimp and you in.

Just remember.....You in for life.....and snitches die.
Prove yoself take this gun here and prove you can do it.

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MADNESS IS THRIVING!

Angry people. Desperate people. Unstable people.
Using Guns. Robbing, Carjacking, Wounding, Maiming, Killing. Madness....Sadness...Pain..
Tears.....Questions....Fears.... Anger...
Frustration...
WHAT DO WE DO TO STOP THIS MADNESS?

Stop Gun Violence, Illegal Ownership & Use Of Weapons Massachusetts
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=421522454645537

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FORUM for the DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES for GOVERNOR

June 16 at the Curley School
40 Pershing Road in Jamaica Plain
Meet the Candidates at 5:45
Forum begins at 6:30
Moderated by David Bernstein
Questions Welcome!

Parking is available on street and at the municipal lot across Centre Street from the Curley School. The school is also accessible via buses 39 and 41, and is a 15 minute walk from Stony Brook Station.

Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Latino Caucus, the Ward 19 Democratic Committee, and the Ward 11 Democratic Committee.

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Upcoming Events in Ward 19

Jamaica Plain & Roslindale

FORUM WITH THE DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES!
Monday, June 19 at the Curley School, Centre Street near Hyde Square
Meet the candidates at 5:45
Forum begins at 6:30
Sponsored by the Ward 19 Democratic Committee, the Ward 11 Democratic Committee, and the Massachusetts Latino Democratic Caucus

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Gun Thugs and Slugs Need To Do Time!

Judges should enforce the 1 Year Mandatory Jail Time.
THE BARTLEY-FOX LAW, ENACTED IN MASSACHUSETTS IN APRIL, 1975, WAS INTENDED TO REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF GUN RELATED CRIMES AND ILLICIT CARRYING OF FIREARMS.

Police Officers work hard, risk their lives every day coming across illegally owned weapons, during traffic stops, conducting raids, during actual shooting scenes.

Then in Court, the person arrested walks away on probation, or does a shortened sentence.

Many move on somewhere else and continue the criminal activity. Maybe in your neighborhood next!

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ProfDev: Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires

Storytelling is not just for bedtime. Want to learn how to strategically weave your story into your next fundraising, recruiting or education campaign?
Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires on Monday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

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