[float=right][/float]Boston police arrested Simon Glik, a young attorney, on charges that sound pretty serious at first: illegal wiretapping, aiding the escape of a prisoner, and disturbing the peace. But all Simon did was hold up his cell phone and openly record Boston police officers making a rough arrest on Boston Common.
Mayor Mumbles is so afraid of major events in "his" city. Loves that the Red Sox and Celtics won their recent titles on the road. No worry about the Pats as the Super Bowl will never come to Mass. Remember the great job he did with the Democratic Convention a few years back? He closed the city, businesses went broke and Dems vowed never again to hold the event in Boston.
The last big Red Sox game in Boston, his police panicked and shot and killed a collage kid with a "non lethal" weapon.
The Unreliable Narrator Theater Group and The Pluto Tapes are hosting a CD release party for the cast album of 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! on Sunday, May 22 at The Burren, located at 247 Elm St, Somerville, MA at 3 PM.
Featuring local artists Kamela Dolinova, Emily Taradash, Julia Lunetta, Timothy Hoover, John Deschene, Kay Coughlin, Katie Drexel, Ginger Lazarus, and Will Todisco, the cast album features all of the songs from the hit cyberpunk musical comedy 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical!, ranging from whimsical (â€śDoing The Best That I Canâ€ť), to the grooving (â€śBangor Boogieâ€ť) to the memorable and uplifting (â€śThe Futureâ€™s Not What It Used To Beâ€ť). Joining them are local artists electronic violinist Mei Ohara (fresh from performing at the Unreliable Narrator Showcase), the cyberpunk band Br1ght Pr1mate, and the Pluto Tapes.
The cast of 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! will also perform songs from the album.
The Rockport Legion Band, one of Massachusetts' oldest community bands, announces the release of its second CD, titled "Parade!". Track listing for the CD, sound clips, and ordering information are available on the band web page at http://rockportlegionband.wordpress.com
NEW CENTER 5 REPORTS THAT OVER FORTY PUBLIC SAFETY WORKERS LIED ON THE APPLICATIONS DURING THE HIRING PROCESS. THE T SOLUTION IS TO GRANT AMNESTY TO ALL INVOLVED IF THEY COME FORWARD AND CONFESS TO THEIR SINS.
The Unreliable Narrator Showcase is coming Tuesday, April 19 to Johnny Dâ€™s in Davis Square.
An evening of comedy, music and storytelling to benefit Unreliable Narratorâ€™s summer tour of â€ś2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical!â€ť which will feature a delightful variety of:
* Kristen Ford
* Mei Ohara
* Selected songs from â€ś2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical!â€ť
* Jenny Zigrino
* Ryan Darmody
* Perfect Monster
* The Unreliable Narrator Podcast Group
I was speaking with a good friend this morning who is visiting with me from out of town; she has
been prescribed lots of drugs- eight to my knowledge. These drugs ranged from antidepressants (prescribed as a method to help them sleep) to pain pills.
Thoroughly concerned about the use of prescription medicine as a solution with no end; I shifted into my life coach mode and asked her to do me a favor. I simply requested that she take a moment to go up stairs and write a list of ten things that make her happy.
What we should all know
While she was doing this I decided to do some research about the various drugs- most of it was not positive. The risks associated with taking the prescribed drugs ranged from suicide to further depression- be more depressed... so I can sleep? That didn't wash with me, so I furthered my research, all the time knowing and informing her that I am no doctor and am not offering medical advice. I went a step further.
Like the nature of recycling and the concept of cradle to cradle, collaborative consumption looks at the advent of social sharing networks commonly known as peer-to peer (P2P) networks; people buying, selling, borrowing, and renting from one another thereby avoiding a retailer- optimizing the usefulness of products and services among individuals. From Flicker to Facebook, from AirBnB to hundreds of peer-to-peer products and services; this newly defined (compliments of Ray Algar) phenomenon is growing in numerous directions.
Collaborative consumption represents a new element in the economy producing a new consumer base that would exist on a much smaller scale without internet technology- the true fabric of P2P networking. Communication via the internet allows billions of people across vastly different geographies (individuals and groups), the opportunity to connect around the utility of mutually beneficial goods and services. Put simply you have something with excess surplus and I can utilize that excess surplus which will provide additional (or secondary) benefit to the original owner and primary usefulness to me.
Balance is something we strive for in our life. We see it in how we try to manage work and our
personal life; balance between consumption and preserving the environment; balancing disruptions and getting tasks done; and in our personal health versus stress. The list is extensive. By and large balance is a very difficult goal to achieve; this assertion could be made anywhere in the world.
So here is something to consider about balance you may not have thought of; 1) the most important balance in our body is pH balance; while that may sound simple, achieving it is like trying to balance yourself on a tightrope (ok perhaps not that difficult but it might seem that way) but certainly as challenging to achieve balance in other areas of our life; 2) alkaline and acids make up these two very important chemical that represent this balance, which also influence many other activities that occur in our body.
A bit more understanding migh make you more conscious about your eating decisions and thereby resulting in a happier healthier you.
Parking is a delicate subject, one that our elected officials like to ignore because changes usually result in anger, as few people are rational when it comes to discussing meters. Last year, Brookline commissioned a parking study and are actually going through with the suggestions. New hours, new prices and new meters come into effect on April 1st, 2011.
Red Sox fans.
Under the current system, a red sox fan, driving to the stadium has a choice. Pay $30 to stick their car in a lot right by the stadium, and deal with the traffic to arrive and leave.... or pay $1.50 to park in Brookline and not deal with traffic.
The choice is obvious.
Fans arrive at 4pm, insert two hours worth of money in the meter ($1.50) and are free to stay as long as they want (well, not overnight).
Meanwhile, those wanting the spaces to hit the restaurants or supermarkets are out of luck. Those cars wont be moving for four or five hours.
Remember, the parking meter was invented to create turnover. 2 hour limits mean the spaces are for customers and not space-hogs.
Come watch live performances, participate in a BUNCH of other good stuff weâ€™ve got in the pipeline, and protest the fact that the largest bank in the US doesnâ€™t pay their taxes!
When: 12pm - 2pm
Where: Bank of America, 540 Commonwealth Ave (Kenmore Square) Boston, MA
If you oppose the politics of making public sector workers and middle class Americans pay the costs of the fiscal crisis that was born of Wall Street greed and fraud and which caused the great recession, or if you oppose the corporate political agenda for America that wants to cut services for the American people including education, school loans, research, Planned Parenthood, Medicare and Social Security while continuing to pay $40 BILLION in corporate welfare to the most profitable company in the history of the world, ExxonMobil, or if you oppose corporate tax loopholes that allow extreme
]Bank of America, the largest bank in the US, pockets Billions in profits and bailouts but pays $0 in American taxes. If Bank of America and the 2/3 of US corporations that pay NO taxes here would pay up, just like everyone else, America would not need to cut $100 Billion in college grants. If this one company pays a tax bill, millions of kids could go to college.
The solution is simple: make them pay their fair share so we donâ€™t need to cut this valuable public service.
The Boston chapter of TAG (Teacher Activist Groups) which is a national coalition of grassroots teacher organizing groups is up and running and their new website recently launched. You can check it out here: