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By - 6/19/13 - 12:56 pm

We're writing here to announce a new project commemorating the Circle Cinema, which has been a Brighton landmark since 1940. The theater, and its iconic CIRCLE sign, are scheduled to meet the wrecking ball later this year.

We are a photographer and a sociologist who have teamed up to collect memories, photos, and opinions of the theater and its sign (positive, negative, indifferent). We... Read more

By - 6/14/13 - 4:16 pm

Kenneth Connolly, 53, had bail set at $750 at his arraignment in a hospital room at Boston Medical Center for an incident in South Boston that ended with him getting shot by a state trooper, a Boston police officer or possibly both, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

BPD officers and a state trooper responding to reports of a man shooting a gun on... Read more

By - 6/12/13 - 4:55 pm

At about 1:45PM on June 13, 2013, President Barack Obama and his motorcade sped from Roxbury Community College where he rallied 12,000 supporters on behalf of U.S. Representative Ed Markey who is running for United States Senator to replace John Kerry in the June 25th Special Election. This footage was taken near Boston Medical Center at

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By - 6/9/13 - 8:43 pm

According to members of the Boston Elections Department that asked to remain nameless out of fear of losing their job said that it is unlikely both Robert Cappucci and John Laing will make the ballot.

It is believed that it will be close for David Portnoy, internet entrepreneur and followed by 100,000 people via twitter. There is concern that because he has the financial... Read more

By - 6/5/13 - 10:00 am

[float=right]IMAGE(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_g25bDp45_Kg/TGVahi2NxuI/AAAAAAAAzZY/4-rU68fwBYw/s200/VB.jpeg)[/float]I'm going to guess Chris Faraone is, at least in part, talking about Doug VB Goudie, a former producer for Howie Carr. Doug is now a commentator, interviewer and... Read more

By - 5/12/13 - 12:22 pm

Thousands of local peace activists marched in support of peace and anti-violence this morning at the 17th Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace. The event took place in Dorchester on 5/12/13. This raw video footage is near the end of the march on Geneva Avenue as peace activists marched towards the conclusion of the march at... Read more

By - 5/9/13 - 5:58 pm

Mysterious aircraft puzzles Quincy residents

QUINCY —
The Federal Aviation Administration knows what’s up there but it’s not telling the public.
A slew of Quincy residents have been complaining and calling police and the city about an aircraft that appeared about two weeks ago and has been taking wide, repeated loops in the air, between about 7 p.m. and 4 a.m.

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By - 4/19/13 - 4:04 pm

The following video was recorded by Douglas Bennett of Dorchester. You can follow Bennett on twitter @bostonpolitics

The video that you see is of Downtown Boston during the lockdown. This area is Chinatown's most northern border.

This footage is from near the DMV on Washington Street... Read more

By - 3/5/13 - 10:05 am

Jennifer Lord Paluzzi, who helped build a chain of town news sites in the suburbs of Worcester that got sold to a sort of mini-Patch outfit headquartered in Tribeca, reports she and all the other Massachusetts employees - seven reporters and three salespeople - were laid off yesterday. The sites are still up, but there's nobody left to update them.... Read more

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.

Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more

By - 1/14/13 - 12:33 pm

There is a community meeting tonight regarding the proposed demolition and new construction of both the St. Augustine's Church and School in South Boston. Please attend the meeting to voice your opinion: 6:30 pm, Boys and Girls Club of South Boston, 230 W. 6th Street. Please see Caught in Southie for more information.

By - 1/2/13 - 4:34 pm

Alexis Laboy, 24, was arrested last night after police found a Calico M-100 "mini-rifle" with its shoulder stock removed on him - inside a bag that contained 48 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding he didn't have a license for either.

South Boston District Court Judge Michael Bolden set bail today at $20,000.

According to the DA's... Read more

By - 12/31/12 - 5:58 pm

I join with the Somerville Scout and Ward 5 Online in reporting the death of Robert "Bob" Publicover, fierce advocate for the HIV/AIDS community and founder of the Somerville News.

I offer my most heartfelt condolences to his husband, David Lebahn, family, friends and the entire Somerville News staff.

For more information on Bob, please read this beautiful article that was featured... Read more

By - 9/24/12 - 5:54 pm

Press Pass TV is a non-profit organization that harnesses the power of media arts to empower youth in under-served communities. In this segment, PPTV partners with the City School to take an in-depth look at an innovative education program in Haiti. Click here to check out the video!

By - 9/22/12 - 11:06 pm

Local theatre artist Danny Bryck performs his one-man documentary play "No Room for Wishing," chronicling the story of the occupation of Dewey Square, using the exact words of the people involved. Co-produced by Company One and Central Square Theater, playing at the Boston Center for the Arts this weekend and Central Square Theater 9/30-10/9.

Compiled from interviews and live recordings during the occupation of... Read more

By - 8/30/12 - 9:25 am

In 1995, the House of Compassion opened its doors taking in people living with HIV and AIDS to live in a welcoming home environment. The House now faces closure, with a looming 30,000 in debt threatening the homes of their ten residents. Find out more about the House of Compassion!

By - 8/30/12 - 1:04 am

Press Pass TV is a non-profit organization that focuses on telling the stories of the community. For years, Press Pass TV has been covering the ongoing fight for more youth jobs funding. Here, we take a look at how young people across Massachusetts are using their shared battle to unite around a larger youth movement for justice.Click this link to find out more about ... Read more

By - 8/30/12 - 1:04 am

Press Pass TV is a non-profit organization that focuses on telling the stories of the community. For years, Press Pass TV has been covering the ongoing fight for more youth jobs funding. Here, we take a look at how young people across Massachusetts are using their shared battle to unite around a larger youth movement for justice.Click this link to find out more about ... Read more

By - 7/16/12 - 8:26 pm

The ever present, always hilarious Southie Yuppy/Local feud erupted again last week over at Caught in Southie's Facebook page with an anonymous letter to the editor from a wayward, misunderstood yuppy. As expected, the ensuing comments erupted into spirited vitriol from both sides, eventually breaking the 200 comment line.

Perhaps the most entertaining post of the thread was fittingly the last, where... Read more

By - 4/11/12 - 12:31 pm

In 2008, Boston.com launched locally-focused YourTown pages for specific Boston neighborhoods and surrounding cities and towns.

They are now redesigning the pages, one by one, in a manner that de-emphasizes Boston.com and Globe content in favor of links to external news sources and tweets. All of the Boston neighborhood pages are still in the old format, but many of the surrounding cities and suburbs... Read more

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