By - 5/17/11 - 3:12 pm

Boston's startup scene constantly gets compared, negatively, to San Francisco & NYC. A group of Bostonians had enough and decided to show everyone that we might not be the biggest or most famous innovation center but we are the loudest and nothing can stop us when we work together.

Bostonians from all over are uniting tonight to show that not only is our startup scene... Read more

By - 3/26/11 - 1:16 pm

Steve Nadis reports on his unusual path for a scheduled meeting on the North Shore earlier this week.

By - 3/25/11 - 1:16 pm

Associated Press reports on the canceled event in Taunton.

By - 3/15/11 - 4:54 pm

New Hampshire and Rhode Island are apparently better, WBUR reports.

By - 3/7/11 - 8:38 am

The Boston chapter of TAG (Teacher Activist Groups) which is a national coalition of grassroots teacher organizing groups is up and running and their new website recently launched. You can check it out here:

There are already some interesting posts regarding Boston student assignment and videos about the potential school closings.... Read more

By - 2/23/11 - 2:54 am

The crowd chanted "They say cut back, We say fight back" before the speakers came to the podium.

Congressman Ed Markey addressed the crowd to remind them what caused the financial crisis (and it wasn't public public sector workers.) Next, Congressman Mike Capuano announced, "I am a cheesehead" to communicate his solidarity with the working people of Wisconsin fighting for the right to bargain collectively... Read more

By - 2/21/11 - 11:26 am

Unions hold a rally to support their state-government counterparts in Wisconsin Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the State House.

Via Blue Mass. Group.

By - 2/8/11 - 6:34 pm


With its low unemployment rates, above-average paychecks and full supply of moviemaking professionals and newcomers emerging from one of the area's many highly-ranked film program (including Emerson College, Boston University and the Center for Digital Imaging at BU), Boston's film scene has been ready to explode for years. But with three of this award season's buzz movies' roots planted firmly in the Bay

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By - 1/27/11 - 4:40 pm

A federal appeals court ruled today Lahey Clinic had the right to dismiss a worker who accompanied her husband on a seven-week trip to the Philippines for a series of "healing pilgrimages" for a serious heart ailment and other medical problems.

After her firing, Maria Tayag had sued the Burlington hospital under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which lets workers take time off... Read more

By - 1/25/11 - 11:13 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a trash company that docked employees after they damaged trucks or other people's property was violating state wage laws.

ABC Disposal Service, Inc. of New Bedford had set up a policy for dealing with damages by giving employees found at fault for accidents a choice: They could face disciplinary action or they could have the cost of repairing... Read more

By - 1/24/11 - 10:47 pm

The mayor's office has scheduled a Friday meeting with employees of the soon-to-be ex-Hi-Lo in Jamaica Plain to give them help finding new work - possibly even at the Whole Foods that will replace the store.

Mayor Menino and other city officials are also scheduled to meet with Whole Foods managers to try to get them to hire as many of the workers as... Read more

By - 1/24/11 - 12:08 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a worker injured at a Childrens Hospital construction project in 2003 has the right to sue the contractor who hired him because the site was a complete and dangerous mess.

A lower court had thrown out William Docos's lawsuit against John Moriarty and Associates on the grounds the leaning sheetrock that injured him was "an open and obvious" danger,... Read more

By - 1/13/11 - 4:13 pm

As promised by city councilors Mike Ross and Ayanna Pressley, a city Web site now lets you see how construction projects in the city match up with the city's construction job policy, which asks developers to ensure at least half their workers are Boston residents, 25% are people of color and 10% are women.

By - 1/7/11 - 7:57 am reports on efforts to develop a Boston bartenders guild:

Most meetings take place in one of the members' bars during a weekday. The next one, at Craigie on Main January 10, will feature John Mayer of Craigie and Tyler Wang of Drink talking about ice and dilution in cocktails. Other topics in the works include an interactive roundtable about cocktail formulas and discussions

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By - 1/5/11 - 11:36 am

And a skeptical Davis Square LiveJournal is trying to figure out which local restaurant canned her.

UPDATE: Restaurant identified and tips on how to avoid a situation like this from Doc Brown local Twitter users, in the comments.

By - 12/26/10 - 10:53 am

Good Morning Gloucester posts some nausea-inducing video of the tug Justice in heavy seas the other day.

By - 12/23/10 - 2:32 pm

CanningMBTA Transit Police report arresting a Massachusetts Bay Community College student yesterday on charges he fondled a woman's buttocks on a Red Line train between Charles/MGH and Park Street last month.

Brian Canning, 26, was charged with indecent assault and battery after his alleged victim spotted him again last week, about a month after... Read more

By - 12/16/10 - 8:01 am

Imagine spending the day on an ice-encased boat in the open water hauling up lobster traps.

By - 10/13/10 - 8:15 am

In a federal lawsuit filed yesterday, workers at Cambridge Health Alliance, which runs hospitals in Cambridge, Somerville and Everett, charge they routinely have 30 minutes deducted from their pay for lunch even when they actually worked through lunch.

The class-action suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, alleges that even when workers did take a lunch break, they were "regularly interrupted with work-related matters... Read more