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By - 8/11/09 - 2:10 pm

Eastie Jolt - a new online journal of writing and photography for and from East Boston.

By - 8/10/09 - 3:42 pm

Hello out there in UniversalHub land. I have determined that what the internet lacks most of all is a personal blog about some schlub's experiences in and around [insert major city here]. I have decided to rectify that problem my moving my ramblings over here.

I will be blogging about Boston politics, the T, local music, dining, bars, sports, and life from the perspective of... Read more

By - 8/7/09 - 4:58 pm

Jim reports he's setting up a site for Eastie residents to post "fiction, poetry, photography, essays and/or feature stories."

By - 8/7/09 - 12:47 pm

SomerBlog consists of questions posted to the city's 311 system - and answers.

Could you imagine something like that in Boston?

No, neither could I (although it is cool that Boston Police answer queries to their Twitter account).

H/T Danielle.

By - 8/2/09 - 8:30 pm

ShiftBoston:

... We want to reaffirm the city's position in progressive and innovative design and development. We seek to lead a SHIFT in: thinking, perception, attitude, definition, process, method, planning and organization in order to improve the urban environment. SHIFT is now a blog, but will be a BIG ideas competition for Boston in September 2009. The competition is intended for architects, artists, landscape

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By - 7/25/09 - 10:02 am

OurNewton.org.

Looks like the same basic idea as Boston's Neighbors for Neighbors.

By - 7/15/09 - 10:29 am

Who knew? Doug Bailey, formerly of the Globe, reads them enough to work himself into a lather in print today.

I agree with his basic point: The comments represent the basest form of humanity, from the sort of people who blame Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton (and now, of course, Barack Obama) every time somebody gets mugged in Roxbury.

But you know what,... Read more

By - 7/15/09 - 9:36 am

The ink-stained wretches of Manhattan blasted mommy blogggers this week for taking free stuff from companies.

George Snell tells the Times to get off its damn high horse because reporters gets free stuff from companies, too:

... When I was a newspaper reporter it was a common practice for reviewers to receive goods for free. Anything from screenings of movies and plays to

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By - 7/13/09 - 8:15 pm

Boston MenuPages is now Boston Grub Street, owned by New York Magazine.

By - 7/3/09 - 10:03 am

Blogger Chuck Tanowitz issues a call to action: He's calling on folks to do a little man-in-the-street interviewing to see how Newton residents really feel about the progress at Newton North High School, following City Hall's tut-tutting over Tab and blog coverage of the work.

By - 7/3/09 - 9:52 am

The Boston Foodie actually puts it a bit more bluntly: Chowhound sucks:

Call it a rant but the entire dinner conversation tonight revolved around how plebe the site is and the way it is dominated by blowhards, people who get weird jollies stuffing anything but their cranium, dollar store shoppers who "review" the latest beef jerky and, well, basically drunks. ...

By - 7/1/09 - 10:31 pm

Chuck Tanowitz talks to the Newton mayor's flack (yes, of course, the mayor of Newton has a PR person - you can't imagine the crush of press calls the mayor of the Garden City gets) about the flap over letting the local weekly take pictures of the under-construction Newton North High School:

... Solomon said that he would only change his stance when he

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By - 6/18/09 - 11:53 am

The Lit Drop, written by Dorchester Reporter and State House News Service reporters Gintautas Dumcius and Mike Deehan, will provide daily coverage of this year's mayoral and city-council elections.

Full disclosure: I do some work for the Dorchester Reporter and, in fact, set the blog up - and you might even see my name on some posts there.... Read more

By - 6/17/09 - 5:20 pm

Whoever's behind this site really, really, really hates Tom Menino. Still, it's interesting looking at a site calling for "an open and honest dialogue" on the issues facing Boston when its operators go out of their way to hide their identities:

Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration [email protected]
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353

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By - 6/4/09 - 6:21 pm

Blue Mass. Group is going for it.

By - 6/2/09 - 8:06 am

We hear from a reliable source that a couple of gossip gals at a certain scrappy tabloid got caught passing off a two-year-old photo of the Celtics dancers as their own when it was really taken by a local blogger - who was never asked if that was OK. File under: Tsk.

By - 5/29/09 - 2:42 pm

The Boston Blogs Network is a collaborative effort of a group of Boston-area blogs to promote each other and make a bit of money. If you're local and you write about life in the area, chances are you qualify for membership.

Read some more about us and, if you're interested, drop me a line (if you've already done so, and never heard... Read more

By - 5/29/09 - 7:56 am

Blue Mass. Group will interview Boston mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty on Tuesday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. You can suggest questions at the link.

By - 5/18/09 - 8:51 am

Crazy Massachusetts Pensions is a new blog devoted to, well, you can probably guess.

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