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By - 11/1/17 - 9:35 pm

I am the co-chair of Coalition Against Indycar Boston. I'm posting this on behalf of CAIB attorney David Lurie.

​The Globe’s full-throated endorsement of Mayor Walsh’s re-election bid (“A Second Term for Mayor Walsh”, October 23) concludes that “Walsh’s record over the last four years should give voters confidence in his leadership.” Glaringly omitted from the editorial is any mention of the IndyCar debacle, which most definitely should give Boston voters second thoughts about the Mayor’s judgment, temperament, and susceptibility to insider influence. Read more.

By - 7/12/17 - 10:11 pm

Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale hosts a forum Thursday evening for the four people running for Boston mayor this year: Incumbent Marty Walsh, City Councilor Tito Jackson, Robert Cappucci and Joseph Wiley (with the caveat that Walsh might send in a representative instead). Read more.

By - 6/12/17 - 2:54 pm

Jeremy Enigk will be performing at Red Room at Café 939 on Wednesday, June 14 as a part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions.

Openers:
Tomo Nakayama
DJ Carbo

Tickets: $16 in advance / $18 at the door

This show begins at 8:00 pm

Ticket: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2942247?partner_id=240

By - 6/5/17 - 5:23 pm

EDM artist Mark Farina will be performing at Brighton Music Hall on June 16, 2017 as part of Fenway Recordings Sessions. Tickets are $20 in advance. Doors open at 8:00PM and the show starts at 9:00PM. This event is 18+ with a valid ID. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

By - 5/26/17 - 11:45 am

Boston's population continues to grow, according to new population estimates released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

According to them, Boston was home to 673,184 people in 2016. Read more.

By - 5/18/17 - 8:45 am

When Faivish Pewzner last visited Boston, he was excited about many things. But the one thing he was most looking forward, was tasting the city's famous bagels. Boston is a creative town with an outdoor culture that loves good food. Art and music are really big here, and there are foodie spots everywhere you turn. From oysters, noodles, chicken, tuna, and egg salads, to a large variety of pastries, this city really has something for everyone. Over the last few years, Boston has been undergoing a bagel transformation. The city’s bagel bakeries have a lot to offer.

By - 11/3/16 - 3:35 pm

Sigh, as I feared when family members returned from early voting in Boston, all those ballots will be treated as absentee ones come Tuesday. That is, they will arrive in masses of envelopes inside larger envelopes for the wardens and clerks to process.

Our training for the recent primary included a promise that Elections would be able to process voters from the 255 precincts via smart computer tech. That would have meant fewer ballots for each precinct to handle. But no... Read more.

By - 8/1/16 - 2:07 pm

* The following is an open letter (to councilors George, Wu, Flaherty, Pressley and Zakim) and will be shared with www.universalhub.com

Dear Councilors,

I am writing to oppose Councilor O'Malley's and Councilor Jackson's proposal to stand against the charter expansion referendum in the State of Massachusetts. First, and most importantly, it is about our city's children.

By - 4/17/16 - 2:59 pm

How Harvard Rules--Bob A. Feldman

`How Harvard Rules" public domain folk song lyrics indicate why BRA shouldn't have recently approved tax-exempt and "non-profit" Harvard University Inc.'s latest real estate development/gentrification and campus expansion project in Allston neighborhood of Boston. And the "How Harvard Rules" public domain folk song lyrics also indicate why Harvard University Inc. should be required to pay a fair share of local Cambridge and Boston property taxes and Massachusetts state corporation taxes in 2016.

By - 3/16/16 - 2:01 pm

On March 22, 2016 the New England Diversity Council will be hosting their Women in Leadership Symposium at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium will bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.

By - 1/6/16 - 10:54 am

Do you want to get more involved with your community in 2016? Want to help out the youth in Boston? Want to add more value to your life? Look no further!

Boston Partners in Education is seeking adults in the community to step up and become academic mentors to Boston Public Schools students.

By - 10/3/15 - 1:44 pm
Comic strip: What's happening to Chinatown?

Image provided by Lillian Chan. See larger.

It's been nearly a month since Maxim's Coffee House served its last drop of hot coffee, its famous bun pastries flying off the shelves before the local bakery lost its lease and was forced to close its doors after 33 years in Chinatown. Yet artist Lillian Chan still finds sadness as she walks past the shuttered windows of the "iconic landmark" on the corner of Beach Street and Harrison Avenue. And neither she, nor the bakery, are alone. Read more.

By - 9/11/15 - 4:30 pm

Sellers of unauthorized merchandise at tomorrow’s Twenty One Pilots concert at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion can expect to have their products seized by police, in line with a court order issued yesterday. Read more.

By - 5/13/15 - 10:20 am

Heroin Overdoses On The Rise - SNN #39 - 5/5/2015 a

Overdoses from heroin and other opioids are on the rise in Somerville and police and other agencies are fighting back with more than arrests.

During the first three months of 2015, at least six people died; double the number who died in all of 2013, according to the Somerville Police Department.

“One is too many,” Somerville Police Chief David Fallon told Somerville Neighborhood News (SNN). “Think about the loss of potential to the community, how that effects the family, the immediate family. It’s devastating.”

By - 3/1/15 - 5:45 pm

Meet James Knauer, Boston's Snowcrew.org Super Yeti! James became a Yeti on January 29th, 2015 and since has shoveled out 21 neighbors in need around Boston.

By - 12/5/14 - 3:18 pm
BCLA students on Hyde Park Avenue

About 150 students at the Boston Community Leadership Academy marched around Hyde Park this afternoon protesting recent grand-jury actions involving police officers and blacks.

"Hands up! Don't shoot!" they chanted, along with "No justice, no peace!" They walked from the Hyde Park Education Complex to Logan Square, up to the E-18 police station - where a phalanx of officers quickly appeared to stand watch. Some passing motorists honked in support. Then they marched down the sidewalk along Hyde Park Avenue back to their school, which they circled, as students still in classes opened windows to wave.

By - 9/3/14 - 6:22 pm

Massive fire in an apartment building at Commonwealth Ave and Harvard Street in Allston this afternoon. Surrounding streets blocked off.

By - 8/3/14 - 8:01 pm

From SNN #20 - 7/29/14: New Home Helps Vets Get on Track

Somerville, MA, July 29 – “It was really hard to come back,” the veteran explained, quietly. “My whole family was telling me that I was someone different, someone that basically they didn’t recognize. You come back and you just try to live a normal life, and it’s not really possible to do that.”

Military veterans face terrible odds when they return from conflict. A recent study from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) noted that 53 percent of those polled say they have a mental health injury.

By - 6/23/14 - 9:07 am

Looking to meet like-minded progressives while working on your tan? Well, bring your sunscreen - we'll be soaking up the sun for justice at Carson Beach, 600 William Day Blvd in South Boston on Saturday, July 12th!

We'll be there from 11am-1pm so stop by anytime. We'll be the gaggle of folks having fun in front of the first parking lot! Plan ahead and bring snacks to share or get something at the snack bar. This is definitely a family-friendly event - dogs are welcome too! (They have to stay on the boardwalk.)

Never been to Carson Beach? Check out all the amenities!

By - 4/1/14 - 8:55 am

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Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training
Accelerate Your Nonprofit Career: Strategic Resume and Cover Letters on Monday, April 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.