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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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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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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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Co-Working Space for Entrepreneurs Recently Launched in Dorchester

FIELDS CORNER BUSINESS LABS LAUNCHES FIRST DORCHESTER
CO-WORKING SPACE IN HISTORIC LENANE BUILDING

DORCHESTER, MA (May 20, 2014) – Fields Corner Business Lab, a co-working space bringing together Dorchester’s entrepreneurs, small businesses and community development organizations to serve as an economic engine for one of Boston’s most promising business districts, today announced its opening on the 4th floor of the historic Lenane Building at 1452 Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner.

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Ward 19 Democratic Committee Meeting on Monday May 5

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, May 5, 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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Connecting for Justice (@SoJust Open House)

Join Socializing for Justice on Thursday, May 15 from 6-8:30PM to celebrate 7+ years, 2500+ members, 175+ events and countless connections made since 2006! Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet 120+ friendly SoJusters!

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ProfDev: Art of the Schmooze

Do you often get stuck in conversations? Not know how to approach people at networking events? Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze on Monday, May 5 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10 in advance/$20 at the door is split with the trainer.
Limited space - Register at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).

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Ward 19 Democratic Committee Meeting on Monday, April 7

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, April 7, 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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ProfDev: Accelerate Your NonProfit Career - Strategic Resumes and Cover Letters

Did you know a professionally written resume and cover letter will increase your call backs by over 65%?

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training
Accelerate Your Nonprofit Career: Strategic Resume and Cover Letters on Monday, April 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

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BE STRONG AND MARATH(ON): This year, we’re all mentally training for the Boston Marathon.

Team Brookline has 42 runners, 4 charitable causes…
and advice from its own mental health expert.

Everyone who ran in, attended, watched, supported the Marathon last year keenly felt the effects of the day and what followed. For many of us, those feelings will come flooding back this year on April 21. But runners training for this year’s Boston Marathon are deep into that experience already.

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Ward 19 Democratic Committee Meeting on Monday

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, March 3, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center. 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.

All delegates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Caucus who reside in Ward 19 are encouraged to attend.

Roslindale Square is accessible by the commuter rail and by bus from Forest Hills Station. On-street parking is available.

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SoJust: Games for Justice

Need a break from the stress of work, the economy, and everyday life? Looking for something to do that is fun, cheap, and progressive? Join us for Games for Justice on March 22 from 3-6pm at Panera Bread! Arrive by yourself or bring a friend.
RSVP at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!
Fee: $2 per person + food
Location: 115 Stuart St, Boston map.

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ProfDev: Fundraising - Getting Past the Fear of Asking

Do you want (or need) to raise money to support the causes and organizations you care about?

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking on Monday, March 3, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street in downtown Boston.

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Dating While Progressive (@SoJust Singles Party)

Happy Valentine's Day! Ready to meet some like-minded progressives? Then you'll want to join us for Dating While Progressive, a fun and welcoming singles party!

Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet the friendly faces of the group that’s grown to over 2200 members, hosted 145+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our founding 6+ years ago.

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