Politics is often divisive whilst democracy is fundamentally collaborative. The candidates can disagree like fighting dogs up to polling day, but ultimately, they agree that accepting the outcome is part of the terms of engagement. Such is the essence of democracy - or at least thatâ€™s the theory.
State Rep candidate and former mayoral candidate Charles Clemons Muhammad (that's how his tiny sign reads) was spotted on Monday morning inside the Forest Hills MBTA station. Dressed nattily in an expensive-looking suit, he chased after T patrons who probably weren't in the mood for a good chat on the issues during their morning commutes...in the middle of a heat wave.
In doing so, Clemons may have violated an unwritten rule regarding how the start of local campaigning begins the first week of August...or is it after Labor Day?
The international climate negotiations in Paris are officially underway, and the hype has been completely over-the-top. Pundits and commentators are saying that the next week will decide whether or not humanity deals with climate change. From the media coverage, you would think that the UN negotiations were like an episode of 24, with global leaders counting down the remaining hours left to save the world.
But that couldnâ€™t be further from the truth. What happens in the negotiating rooms, though important, isn't what really matters. What matters is what happens in the streets.
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, July 7, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Roslindale Community Center is at 6 Cummins Highway, and is accessible by bus from Forest Hills Station. On-street parking is available.
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, March 3, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings.
All delegates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Caucus who reside in Ward 19 are encouraged to attend.
Roslindale Square is accessible by the commuter rail and by bus from Forest Hills Station. On-street parking is available.
To find out if you live in Ward 19, check here.
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, January 6, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. At this meeting, we will be preparing for our February caucus.
To find out if you live in Ward 19, check your address here.
The famous non-profit organization is suffering at the (stage)hands of LocalOne.
See below for a couple of takes on the situation.
Following the recent unpleasantness, Somerville mayor Joe Curtatone surprised the crowd at the city's Halloween parade with an unexpected disguise today.
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.
This is the mailing that has Stephen Lynch in a tizzy.
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CommonWealth magazine came across an interesting lawsuit involving the Boston Public Library and Maryanne Lewis, a lawyer-lobbyist and former state representative who is considering a run as an independent for Congress. The BPL says Lewis was improperly awarded a secret consulting contract by its former president, Bernard Margolis, and that Lewis never performed any consulting or legal services. Lewis says she did the "government relations consulting services" she was hired to do and wants the $32,000 she is still owed on her contract. The BPL is not only refusing to pay but demanding the $46,000 Lewis has already pocketed.
I expect history will truly sing praises of your citizens and voters. Why? Because you became the first state in our country where "We The People" as Americans, teamed up and voted your will (against all odds) for your state, yourself, your children and your future. You have empowered the nation. The below link is my 60sec heartfelt tribute.
On September 9, 2009, Open Media Boston (www.openmediaboston.org) hosted an Forum for the 15 At-Large Boston City Council candidates. Held at Roxbury Community College, the forum lasted nearly two hours and gave the candidates that attended an opportunity to voice their platforms, concerns, and solutions for the future of our city. Press Pass TV reporter Perla was on the scene to bring you the highlights.
Need a break from the stress of (looking for) work, the economy, and everyday life? Looking for something to do that is fun, cheap, and progressive?
We're heading to the Garment District for Thrifting for Justice on Thursday, March 12 at 6pm!
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