Boston 2024 organizers face tough sell in South Boston
By Michael Levenson, May 03, 2015
After listening to a city official describe Bostonâ€™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?
photo credit Faith Ninivaggi
Randi Weingarten, President, American
Federation of Teachers writes:
Protests are being held across the country today in what organizers call the "largest-ever mobilization of underpaid workers." Fast-food workers in 230 cities are walking off the job as part of the "Fight for $15" campaign, a push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the right to form a union.
A thousand workers in Boston held their action one day early in deference to todayâ€™s anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Healthcare, airport, theater, and fast food workers, adjuncts, drivers, students all showed up in a big way for #WageAction in Boston Tuesday.
â€” Sweetadelinevt (@sweetadelinevt) April 15, 2015
Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 â€“ On March 11, some 50 residents, business owners and others marched and protested in Union Square to protest the ongoing planning process for Union Square redevelopment.
â€śWhose Somerville? Our Somerville! Whose Square? Our Square!â€ť the marchers chanted as they carried signs and banners with slogans like â€śDevelopment without displacementâ€ť and â€śCommunity Benefits Agreement â‰ City Benefits Agreement.â€ť
Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 â€“ A number of community groups, non-profits, business owners and residents are not happy with the ongoing planning process for the redevelopment of Union Square.
About 12 acres, located on seven blocks of real estate, are slated to be redeveloped by a master developer, chosen by the City last year. Union Square Station Associates, or US2, is a consortium of firms â€“ led by Chicagoâ€™s Magellan Development Group LLC and Bostonâ€™s Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. â€“ that formed specifically to undertake the billion-dollar development.
Watertown PD Sgt. John "Mac" MacLellan.testified today that Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev could have escaped police on Laurel Street in Watertown in Dun "Danny" Meng's car-jacked Mercedes without killing his brother Tamerlan who had been apprehended.
So Jahar could have escaped and not run over his brother. So it goes. #Tsarnaev
â€” Kevin Cullen (@GlobeCullen) March 16, 2015
Programming Spotlights: Watch on Ch.3 or online
Here are some SCATV programs featured for March. All shows are also streamed live on our website at www.scatvsomerville.org/watch.
Somerville, MA, Feb. 24, 2015 â€“ Despite the freezing temperatures and mountains of snow, since early January residents have been trudging to meetings about the future of Union Square in the old Post Office.
The gatherings are hosted by City officials and by representatives of US2 (Union Square Station Associates), the master developer for the 12 acres on seven blocks of property in and around the square that are slated to be redeveloped.
Please join your neighbors at this free, public panel discussion: Our Lives Matter: Art as Protest
Thursday, March 5th from 7-8pm at SCATV (90 Union Square).
We will discuss how local artists, poets and performers use creative expression to respond to current events and social injustices. The panelists will highlight their own work and how this was used to raise awareness about a particular issue in society. Those who attend may leave feeling inspired to pursue their own creative form.
LinaMariaGiraldo.com brings us a new time lapse video of the storm, but this time focuses on the awesome neighborhood cleanup!
So far, this is my favorite timelapse of the storm. Pay close attention to Minute 2:30 when the cleanup begins
Jan. 27, 2015 â€“ Check out the Martin Luther King Day concert and meet some performers, attend the meeting to learn about the cityâ€™s new zoning ordinance, find out about the concerns surrounding the Union Square â€ścommunity benefits agreement,â€ť visit a Somerville High School health careers class and hear from union members on why theyâ€™re upset the new mega-apartment building at Assembly Square will be built by non-union labor. These stories and more on Somerville Neighborhood News #32.
In think teach transform Molly Richard writes:
"The debate around Boston hosting the Olympics has many asking, â€śWhat makes a world-class city?â€ť
Letâ€™s get the clichĂ© right out the way: it was just another cold winter January weekday morning in the town where I live, just seven miles from the center of Boston, Massachusetts. Wake up in the dark, get the kids going, make the coffee and breakfast, turn on the radio, start the cars up and tell the kids itâ€™s time for school. An â€śI love youâ€ť here, an â€śIâ€™ll see you tonightâ€ť there. Pull out from the driveway and head into suburbia.
Rebecca Hains writes about the disingenuous media narrative advanced about the I-93 Black Lives Matter non-violent civil disobedience on Martin Luther King's birthday, Thursday, Dec 15, 2015.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the home-invasion and kidnapping convictions of a man who, with an accomplice, tied up all the participants in a high-stakes poker game in North Andover, took all the money and fled.
When Santiago Navarro and another masked man tied up all the players, he left Christopher "Shorty" Maldonado's zip tie loose enough that he could easily undo them - not surprising since it turns out Maldonado was the brains behind the robbery. Only Maldonado may not have been playing with a full deck: