Community journalism

By - 7/6/14 - 2:38 pm

Veolia, the international corporation that has the contract to operate Boston-owned school buses, continues its battle against Boston bus drivers' union representative USW 8751 with an assist from the Boston Police Department.

By - 6/15/14 - 8:01 pm

I heard through the grapevine that Skip, a well-know person on the streets of Cambridge and Boston, passed away and that his family was holding a wake/memorial for him this weekend. Does anyone know his full name, where the wake is being held, or contact information for his family?

I remember Skip from my teen years in Harvard Square. He appeared to suffer from Schizophrenia.... Read more

By - 5/21/14 - 7:06 pm

Storytelling is not just for bedtime. Want to learn how to strategically weave your story into your next fundraising, recruiting or education campaign?
Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires on Monday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10 advance/$20 door - split with trainer
Location: The NonProfit Center 89 South Street, Boston,... Read more

By - 4/1/14 - 2:25 pm
"As a comms person myself, I can really appreciate a good PR campaign, and the best I’ve seen in a long time is the new effort by U.S. right-wing evangelicals to completely whitewash their own history of involvement with Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality law."

By - 3/25/14 - 8:40 pm

~75 local parents, teachers, communities members and many of their children showed up at the steps of the State House this afternoon to protest the proposed 2014/2015 BPS budget cuts and to ask the state to consider holding the lifting the charter cap until the state finds away to make sure both school systems are fully funded.

Several parent and student organizers spoke to a... Read more

By - 1/31/14 - 4:27 pm

Police are at 190 Blue Ledge Drive in the Stony Brook Commons townhouse complex, investigating how a man in an apartment there got stabbed several times while a woman in a building across the street got hit in the head with something hard.

Because of the severity of the man's injuries, the homicide unit has been summoned.

On Jan,. 9, a teenager ... Read more

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.

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([/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