Community journalism

By - 1/4/14 - 4:04 pm
SnowCrew Map

So far, 33 people have either resolved their own shovel request or SnowCrew has dug them.

Thanks to everyone who has dug out their neighbors or shared my posts. You've really helped up get the word out.

There are still neighbors in Holbrook, Norwood, Medford, Quincy, and in all of Boston's neighborhood that need help.

Please click here to see... Read more

By - 1/2/14 - 10:48 pm

Map of Neighbors Who Need Help Shoveling

For most of us the snow is beautiful when it is coming down and a hassle for travel but for the elderly and people with disabilities it can leave them stranded in their homes with out access to needed medications, food, and services.

We can help! I invite you to join me in digging out our elderly and disabled neighbors by participating in a... Read more

By - 12/5/13 - 6:39 pm

Police are looking for two men for a holdup on Firth Road in Roslindale late this afternoon. The two used either a knife or a boxcutter, then fled toward Florence Street.

The suspects are described as black, one 5'11" and the other 5'8". Both wore black hoodies and black pants.

By - 9/6/13 - 4:31 pm

Press Pass TV sits down with the candidates and takes their views on the crime rate and the ongoing violence for Boston's first mayoral race in over two decades.

By - 8/28/13 - 12:42 pm

In a national drive to reduce gun violence, No More Names, a project of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, began a nationwide tour on June 14 in Newtown CT on the six-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

At today's rally at Faneuil Hall in Boston, speakers included Rev. Kim Odom, whose son Steven was 13 when he was shot and killed... Read more

By - 7/28/13 - 1:19 am

It's 3:03 a.m. and Boston's Finest(Estb. 1854) has just finished doing reconnaissance and dusting my place for finger prints.

After a late night B & E, I placed a call to my local 911. Before long, and after establishing that my event is a non-critical emergency, the 911 operator dispatches Boston's Blue to my address. Within 30 minutes, I receive a call that they are... Read more

By - 7/1/13 - 10:38 am

With 86 days to go to the September 24, 2013 Preliminary Election, the following list is the Power Rankings of Boston Mayoral Candidates as July 1, 2013. Just to note, David Portnoy, John Laing, and Robert Cappucci who had been ranked previously did not make the ballot and thus have been eliminated:

1. John R Connolly, West Roxbury (Ward 20, Precinct 10)

2. Martin J

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By - 6/28/13 - 1:45 pm

By Chris Mooney
The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science
How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link.
https://medium.com/editors-picks/adfa0d026a7e

By - 6/22/13 - 6:22 pm


At 1:30PM on 6/22/13, Vice President Joe Biden and his motorcade drove out of South Boston after getting a Hot Dog at Castle Island. The Vice President's limo is the first car seen in the video. There were two security vehicles ahead of him. The rest of his entourage follows.

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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.

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