Community journalism

By - 10/31/15 - 3:21 pm

If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
The same data is presented here as a gif.

By - 10/1/15 - 1:05 pm

A man convicted of a 2001 murder in a Dorchester crack house will get to make the case why a woman's statement that casts doubt on the testimony of the only witness against him should be enough for a new trial, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By - 8/14/15 - 10:46 am

Chris Faraone reports on the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism's table at a recent movie night in Dudley Square - a table complete with portable typewriters (kids, ask your mom) and reporters letting residents tell their stories.

By - 8/7/15 - 5:56 pm

UPDATE: Dog found.


Please contact me immediately at 919-225-0654 if Poet is is spotted - He escaped during the storm Tuesday and was running around between Brighton Ctr. and Oak Square. He has not been spotted since - We think he may be hiding out near Oak Square. If you live in the area, PLEASE CHECK AROUND YOUR HOUSE (e.g. bushes, garage, under porches, any hiding place). Thank you - I am desperate to find him. Read more.

By - 7/29/15 - 12:24 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say attacked two women and kicked a man in Kenmore Square on July 4.

Police said the man made "anti-gay comments" as he attacked the two women.

He's about 6' in his 20s and has a buzz cut. he was wearing a black shirt, a black jacket and bluejeans at the time, and carried a black backpack.

By - 7/24/15 - 4:56 pm

100+ People Will Form Human Chain at Dedham-Boston City Line to Call for End of Natural Gas Pipeline Construction

WHAT: With construction already underway on the controversial West Roxbury Lateral gas pipeline, 100+ Dedham and West Roxbury community members will demonstrate their continued opposition to the pipeline by marching along the route on Sunday. Upon reaching the Dedham-Boston city line, participants will form a human chain connected by stretches of red ribbon to symbolize the united resistance of the two communities to the pipeline.

By - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."

If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.

By - 6/24/15 - 1:59 pm

This South Shore home, which has already been rebuilt by taxpayers many times and gets flooded each year, just got 180k more. Rather than moving out of the flood plain, we're on the hook to keep elevating and rebuilding.

By - 6/22/15 - 8:02 pm

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By - 6/12/15 - 5:54 pm


Support for Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Slips to 39% of the people

BOSTON — More bad news arrived Wednesday for the boosters of Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: A new poll shows that just 39 percent of voters statewide support the bid, while 49 percent oppose it.

By - 6/10/15 - 10:19 pm

According to the Globe:
"Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, Wooden shoe!"..... especially in Franklin Park.

By - 5/13/15 - 1:51 pm

Greater Somerville: Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief Fallon

Join Greater Somerville co-host, Joe Lynch, as he interviews Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief David Fallon. They discuss the current race relations climate here in Somerville, statistics and lessons learned from Ferguson, MO, New York and elsewhere. This a three-part series that will air on SCATV Channel 3 and online.

(C) SCATV 2015

By - 5/13/15 - 10:33 am

State Representative Denise Provost is “appalled” with what is going on in Washington, DC.

The Democratic representative of the 27th Middlesex District might not be a member of U.S. Congress, but two trade agreements being negotiated in secret by the Barack Obama administration – the Transpacific Trade Agreement (TPPA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) – could have severe impact on the state of Massachusetts and even on the City of Somerville.

By - 5/13/15 - 10:27 am

Students and alumni associated with Tufts Climate Action ended a three-day sit-in of Tufts President Anthony Monaco’s office on April 24th, claiming partial victory on their demand to meet with the administration to discuss why Tufts should divest from fossil fuel-related companies.

By - 5/13/15 - 10:22 am

A new, all-affordable apartment building will soon rise on the site of the old Boys & Girls Club, but it’s being built – in part – with non-union labor, which is dividing the city’s usually tight progressive community.

The $11 million dollar project that will rise at 181 Washington Street

By - 5/13/15 - 10:20 am

Overdoses from heroin and other opioids are on the rise in Somerville and police and other agencies are fighting back with more than arrests.

During the first three months of 2015, at least six people died; double the number who died in all of 2013, according to the Somerville Police Department.

“One is too many,” Somerville Police Chief David Fallon told Somerville Neighborhood News (SNN). “Think about the loss of potential to the community, how that effects the family, the immediate family. It’s devastating.”

By - 5/6/15 - 12:17 pm

In the latest Somerville Neighborhood Newscast, learn about the new affordable housing development on Washington Street, get the latest on a pro-divestment sit-in at Tufts, find out why Rep. Denise Provost is “appalled” with the trade deals being made in Washington, learn about the Tufts protests to support part-time janitors, go to the Boston Marathon with the Somerville Road Runners, learn more about the heroin and opioid epidemic and go to the city’s spring clean-up.

By - 5/3/15 - 8:19 pm


Boston 2024 organizers face tough sell in South Boston
By Michael Levenson, May 03, 2015

After listening to a city official describe Boston’s effort to host the 2024 Olympics, about 70 members of the City Point Neighborhood Association in South Boston took an informal poll: By a show of hands, how many in the room support the bid?

By - 5/3/15 - 12:45 pm

photo credit Faith Ninivaggi


By - 4/22/15 - 11:28 pm

Randi Weingarten, President, American
Federation of Teachers writes: