Community journalism

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 - 5/6/14 - 4:06 pm

THE BARTLEY-FOX LAW, ENACTEDMASSACHUSETTS IN APRIL, 1975, WAS INTENDED TO REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF GUN RELATED CRIMES AND ILLICIT CARRYING OF FIREARMS.
1 Year Mandatory Jail Time!

Massachusetts should open a Bartley-Fox Correctional Facility dedicated to felons convicted under such law.

Apply for Grant money, to rehab existing buildings. Hire Military Vets, and get input from average citizens on cost effective ways to accomplish... Read more

By - 4/12/14 - 2:31 pm

Have you or someone you know suffered gunshot wounds,been pistol whipped, carjacked, robbed, had a home invasion?
(Street Violence, Crime?)

Do you know someone that was killed?

**Please share your story.
I'm trying to gather stories and important information.

By - 4/7/14 - 5:57 pm

I'm tired of reading and hearing about...Home Invasions, Armed Robberies, Car Jackings, Pistol Whippings, Murders...

What about decent folks, children living with Sounds of Gun Shots, Shot Spotters,Shell Casings and Sirens, scared to sit or sleep near a window.....Homicides detectives asking questions?.....
Where I live things are getting bad. Some people think their cities are safe, exempt from the "bad criminal" We are getting... Read more

By - 4/6/14 - 6:34 pm

This blog is for people of All Races who want to share & express their hurt, pain and other feelings regarding racism. Hate messages and posts not accepted!

When I was a teenager, I worked at a supermarket as a cashier. A man always came to my checkout. He made it plain that he did not like Black, African Americans. He would throw his money... Read more

By - 4/1/14 - 2:25 pm

politicalresearch.org:
"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.
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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