Next Wednesday, at 11:30 am, The Boston City Council will be in session to vote on the budget. Councilor Yoon, as well as, Councilors Arroyo, Turner, and Yancey are prepared to vote against the budget unless it includes significant increases in appropriations for violence prevention and youth job opportunities.
They would really like to fill the chamber with activists to hold the Council accountable. The 4 Councilors hope to be able to force a 6-6 vote, which would bring the issue to the Mayor, who is not necessarily in favor of this happening. Councilor Yoon and the others, feel the increased funding is fiscally responsible but provides much needed support to the city's youth, who are suffering from the increased violence.
The 13th annual Art of July art-inspired fundraiser will benefit Boston-area non-profit Rogerson Communities this year as it takes place from 7-11 p.m. July 27, 2006 at The Copley Marriott in Boston. Bid on the work of BostonÃ¢â¬â¢s best photographers, painters and jewelry and clothing designers plus great vacations in the eventÃ¢â¬â¢s silent and live auctions inside the MarriottÃ¢â¬â¢s event space turned unique art gallery. Get your tickets Ã¢â¬â $35 in advance, $45 at the door, or splurge for $100 V.I.P. tickets for a truly unforgettable night Ã¢â¬â at www.rogerson.org. For more information visit www.artofjuly.com.
It's the first day of summer, and Revere Beach is not packed with sun worshipers. The road way, however, is packed with drivers, wanting to see the water, yet unwilling to feel the breeze. They miss the smell of salt in the air, the strange surf and turf essence from Kelly's Roast Beef, or last summers sun tan oil.
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CUBA, I REMEMBER YOU/CUBA, TE RECUERDO
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A collection of 14 short stories, all in Spanish and English, based on the authorÃ¢â¬â¢s experiences of childhood before and after the Communist revolution. Includes Appendix for educators wishing to use the book in Spanish or English foreign language classes. Lots of nostalgia for those who knew Cuba in the 50Ã¢â¬â¢s and 60Ã¢â¬â¢s and plenty of humor for readers in general. Includes also many period family photographs that illustrate the stories and bring them vividly to life!
Although statistics show that 16 year olds more often than people over 20 I believe that the driving age should remain the same. If school would take more time to prepare these children I think that the accident rate will go down. When I was 16 I took drivers ed in high school, and went straight to the dmv and picked up my license. I don't believe I was ready but fortunately I didn't have any accidents. If school would take more time to prepare students then the driving age wouldn't even be an issue.
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I don't know for sure, but I have heard a rumor that there is a special place in hell for people who jump to judgemental conclusions before they know all the facts. I can only hope. It sure does not take much in the way of balls to point the finger when you have not walked in anothers shoes.
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I think that the loud neighbors in my building had a baby (I've never met the woman who lives there, so no way to tell if she was pregnant when they moved in). It's a screamer But the funniest part is that I
think the kid is protesting their taste in music. Every time they put that crap on, it begins to scream. As much as I dislike this child, I can't argue with the kid's taste in music.
Sometimes I think that between iCal, 30 Boxes, Palm Pilots and etc....
that all of the modern convieniences that are supposed to help me
organize my life end up overhwelming me, as I spend too much time
making sure that they're all synched.....
The boy and I have started the search for our next apartment (or rental house, or um...large cardboard box, perhaps). It's more than a little intimidating. We've been in Boston for almost 2 years now, so I could go to school, and he could work :) We found the place we're living in now through a broker, and although the Fens have their charm, let's just say we're looking for something a little less...people throwing up and shrieking below our windows at two in the morning, if you know what I mean. We're not looking for anything fancy, really. 1 bedroom plus an office, or a wee second room. Cat friendly.
I crossed the Longfellow Bridge this morning and saw a couple of State Police cruisers stopped at the curb at 1 Main Street. One of the officers was issuing a citation to a driver, and another officer was standing with (what I presume was) a speed gun.
The officer taking speed readings was making hand motions to drivers coming from Boston into Cambridge to slow down. The official speed of the Longfellow Bridge is 30mph, but I don't think I can remember the last time I saw a car stick to that speed (or under it) on the Boston to Cambridge side. The Cambridge to Boston side is a different story, as cars often gets backed up due to the traffic in Charles Circle.
I am in the unenviable situation of having to divorce. I am trying to decide whether to do the legal divorce in the US (MA) or in Brazil, where I reside at the moment (but I also have a legal residence in the US).
I am seeking to know whether there are any predictable advantages or disadvantages in going through the divorce process in Brazil. There is a 7 year old child involved. The father is American and wanting to return to the US now, while I remain in Brazil, at least for the time being.
Does anyone know what a typical settlement looks like in the two places, in terms of finances and child custody? Can anyone give me any useful information?
I met one of the new downstairs neighbors Sunday morning (I think there's
more than one person living there). Because his (their) music was
louder than the bar I'd been at the night before.
I nearly broke
my hand knocking on his door to ask him to turn it down. To his credit,
he did eventually answer the door and turned it down. Not down enough,
but down. He seemed generally nice.
Now it's Monday night.
Roommate and I have jobs that begin very early. Loud music in the
evenings is not going to be a good thing. And it's not very good music
either- I can't quite identify it, but let's just say synthesizers play
a large role, as do drums. I don't want this to turn into a war, but I
do not see the need to play music at full volume all the time. Oh yeah,
and then they try to talk over it, can't hear each other and yell.I
feel like putting on my Doc Martens and jogging around the apartment.
But I'm not passive-aggressive, so I won't.