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Ray Flynn: "We must do more to help the poor..."

Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn starts off 2014 with an editorial in today's Boston Herald about the need to help those who are less fortunate with less money available today. Flynn states:


Boston is not the city it should be. We must begin to turn our attention once again to building strong families and affordable neighborhoods. It’s not too late. We have a city with many caring and concerned citizens. The only thing that stands in our way of being a great city is our political will.

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Drug Culture at The Boston Globe?

"Blount smokes Bills; Patriots roll" is (or was) the headline for a story at Boston.com about yesterday's Pats victory:

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/2013/12/29/legarrette-blo...

Well, at least we know what they're smoking over at 135 Morrissey Boulevard...

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Steve Tompkins registered as a Democrat on April 1, 2013

You know when you are heading for victory when anonymous posters attack and ridicule you. It always out of fear, hatred, and jealousy that these "stalker trolls" attack you when you are on the brink of success and triumph.

My good friend Moe Love obviously does not like the fact that yes I am a former Republican. However, fortunately I am in good company.

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Menino says "No I won't go..." to Walsh

Outgoing Mayor Thomas Menino has publically said he will not attend Mayor-Elect Martin Walsh's Inauguration on January 6, 2014. Instead Menino will meet Walsh privately earlier that morning for a private handoff of power. Menino states that the reason why he will miss the inauguration is because he is going on vacation.

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Have Free Dinner with Marty Walsh by donating $2000 to TOUCH106.1FM (Today Only)

Today Monday December 24, 2013 is TOUCH106.1FM's year end fundraiser, the "TOUCHATHON TELETHON." The TOUCHATHON TELETHON began at midnight and will end tonight at midnight (12/24/13).

The goal of Touch106.1FM is to raise $24,000 in 24 hours through their telethon. If you donate $2000 to Touch 106.1FM, Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh has agreed to have dinner with you and a partner.

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The Race To Replace Marty Walsh as State Rep is on

The race to succeed Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh as the 13th Suffolk District State Representative has begun. Boston Police Officer Tony Dang, a Big-Time organizer for Marty Walsh in both the Vietnamese Communities and all of Dorchester in Walsh's triumphant candidacy to become Boston's Mayor succeeding Tom Menino, has entered the race.

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BREAKING: Boston City Council backs Police Raise.

After the arbitratrator submitted a 12 page explanation that the Boston Police Department should receive their 25.4% raise because of the new threat of terrorism in Boston, the Boston City Council unanimously voted to support the salary increase.

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RIP Wayne Wilson, Democratic Activist

Wayne Wilson was a good man who passed away on November 15, 2013. Wayne was a resident of Ward 19 in Jamaica Plain and was a hardcore Progressive Democrat who was traveling around his State Senate District visiting the local Democrats in effort to challenge Mike Rush for the Senate seat in the September 9, 2014 Democratic Primary. Wayne was very active in local Democratic politics. I last saw him on November 12, 2013 at the Ward 19 Democrats where he was an active member in Karen Paine's organization.

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Moe Love is clear: Bennett to win Sheriff

You know when you are heading for victory when anonymous posters attack and ridicule you. It always out of fear, hatred, and jealousy that these "stalker trolls" attack you when you are on the brink of success and triumph.

My good friend Moe Love obviously does not like the fact that yes I am a former Republican. However, fortunately I am in good company.

My opponent Steve Tompkins, a Press Secretary, registered as a Democrat only this past April 1, 2013 according to the Boston Elections Department. Before that he was a Republican.

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"A Year of Jubilee" : 36th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert -- Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert presents A Year of Jubilee: the 36th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert, with the New England Spiritual Ensemble and the John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble; hosted by Eric Jackson. Saturday, November 23, 7:30 pm. Tickets: $32, $27 students/seniors, $40 VIP. Northeastern University, Blackman Theatre, Ell Hall, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. Wheelchair accessible.

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Roslindale and JP lose dedicated activist

With sadness, the Ward 19 Democratic Committee reports the death of longtime Committee member and local activist Wayne Wilson Jr., on November 15, 2013. Wayne was a tireless worker for many Democratic and progressive causes, and an active candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate in the Norfolk & Suffolk district. He is survived by his wife Irene, his sons Tommy and Robbie, and his daughter, Kristyn Paige.

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Sunny Italy in November: John Singer Sargent Watercolors at the MFA

The short version- "John Singer Sargent Watercolors is a not-to-be-missed treasure for American art and painting lovers alike."

The full review- http://videntomnes.blogspot.com/2013/11/mfajohn-singer-sargent-watercolo...

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Ward 19 Democratic Committee Meeting

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Tuesday, November 12, 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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Election Day Analysis at Holy Name Parish

Nancy Rabinowitz, reporter for Wicked Local Roslindale and the West Roxbury Transcript, wrote a terrific analysis about all the political action that took place at Holy Name Parish on Tuesday November 5, 2013. Holy Name Parish, the home of four precincts (Ward 20, Precinct 6, 7, 19, and 20) had over three thousand voters cast ballots on Tuesday.

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Steve Murphy hangs on for dear life...

The new Suffolk University Poll conducted by David Paleologos is out today. What we already knew was the Boston Mayoral Contest is razor thin with Martin Walsh surging to a 3 point lead over John Connolly with a 5.5% plus/minus margin of error.

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BREAKING: WBUR Poll has Connolly 41%- Walsh 39%

A new poll out today shows, John Connolly clinging to a two point lead over rival Martin Walsh according to WBUR with less than two weeks to the November 5, 2013 election.

http://www.wbur.org/2013/10/23/wbur-connolly-walsh-mayoral-poll

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Election non-roundup: The debate so far according to Walsh

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Enough of the old Boston, Marty.

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(VIDEO) Mel King's 85th Birthday Party (10/20/13)

Civil Rights Leader and Boston Legend Mel King celebrated his 85th Birthday with loved ones and supporters at City Year located at 287 Columbus Avenue on October 20th, 2013. Former Mayoral Candidate and TOUCH 106.1FM President Charles Clemons, whom Mel endorsed, gives a keynote speech celebrating Mel King's legacy as public servant, State Representative, and 1983 Boston Mayoral Finalist.

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LinkedIn & Self Marketing

Do you have a LinkedIn profile (or feel like you should) but aren't sure what it's for, or what to do with it? Join Socializing for Justice for a skillshare on Monday, November 4th and learn how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile.

Fee: $10 advance/ $20 door is split with the trainers.
Limited space - register ahead of time:www.sojust.org
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door.
Newcomers always welcomed!

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Steve Tompkins acts like animal, has mental meltdown, and loses control of himself at Revere Parade.

REVERE- At the Christopher Columbus Day Parade held in Revere on October 14, 2013, Interim Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins once again lost control of himself when he began acting like an animal, and threatened to “kick his opponent’s (Bennett) ass…”

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