Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.
Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.
Don't miss our amazing auction and celebrity auctioneer Kate Clinton. You don't have to be present to win. Travel packages, restaurants, massages, and much more - something for everyone!
Children are welcome to attend (at no charge) and will enjoy a range of fun activities.
Delicious summer fare and refreshing cocktails provided.
More information, tickets and sponsorships are available at www.glad.org/events.
At the Dedham Stop & Shop, Passover faces off against Valentine's Day.
This guy was first in line at the Walmart. He reports he got there at 2 a.m. to make sure he got an Xbox and some games. Also some oranges and grapes, he joked. Bathroom breaks? Around the corner, at least until the line extended back there.
Christopher photographed the scene in the water aisle at the Waltham Shaw's on Saturday night.
At the Dedham Star, a manager went on the PA: "Attention shoppers, get all your power-outage needs at the front of the store." At the front of the store was a table with votive candles, cans of propane, empty gasoline containers, batteries. pink umbrellas, "12-inch Mini-Quick disposable grills," and those fire-starter wand gun things.
The clerk at Blanchards in West Roxbury assured customers that they'd be open during the storm.
Jef Taylor reported around 6:20 p.m.:
Big flying ant emergence happening in Dedham now. These at definitely ant alates, big females with distended abdomens and tiny darker males.
Colleen Dillon checked in not long after from Quincy:
BIG swarm In West Quincy!
You may recall the endless swarms of icky little bugs around the same time last year.
We drove into Dedham Square late this afternoon and saw what looked like a couple of hawks lazily circling overhead. But when we pulled into the parking lot by Rte. 1, it was obvious those were no hawks - they were too big. They decided to perch on a light pole across the highway - between Staples and that building with the porno place. Thank goodness for cameras with zoom lenses!
Vinyl fans still smarting from the impending closing of Diskovery in Brighton, or people who just want something to do with that old turntable, need to figure out directions to Cheap Thrills Music in Dedham, located in a nondescript storefront on a tiny side street in Dedham, just across the Charles River from West Roxbury.
Shortly before 7 a.m. today, Ben Ostrander tweeted:
Whoa, I just saw a black bear on the side of 95 south in Dedham near Legacy Place!
Sheeps Eating Me followed up around 9:20 a.m.:
I just saw a BLACK BEAR on Rt 109 in Dedham by 128. What???
About 8 minutes later, Nichole Davis tweeted:
Environmental police have been dispatched to find the bear roaming on 109 near 128 in Dedham. Stay safe Cape Cod Bear, or warn your cousin.
The bear sightings come just a day after residents in Medfield - just down 109 from Dedham - spotted a bear.
Ed. question: You think maybe the bear is trying to find Ursuline Academy?
State Police are investigation a collision at the West Roxbury/Dedham line around 7:15 p.m. that left a motorcyclist pinned under a pickup truck before he was extricated and transported to Beth Israel Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Stephen Walsh, who took this photo of the motorcycle, reports the motorcyclist has died.
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Dedham Patch reports on one Dedham mother's efforts to get the clothing store to put the sexy books (yes, of course Urban Outfitters carries books about sex) in an "adult" section where the teenlets who flock there from as far away as West Roxbury can't have their impressionable minds sullied by titles such as Sex Tips for Girls by Guys and Get Laid.
She has, of course, set up a Facebook page.
UPDATE: Found OK in Halifax.
Dedham Police are seeking help finding Joseph Connnell, an 80-year-old man last seen driving away from his Dedham home Saturday night in a gray 2005 Ford Taurus with Mass. plates, 534-LPS, Dedham Patch reports (they also have a photo).
Connell lived most of his life in Roslindale, and he might have been heading there. Volunteers have put signs up across Roslindale and West Roxbury.
If you see him, contact Dedham Police, 781-326-1212.
Occupy Best Buy: Some forego Thanksgiving, others have it delivered as they wait for discounted TVs, computersBy adamg - 11/24/11 - 11:48 pm
Chris and Mihala, a young couple from Newton, got to the Best Buy in Dedham at 1 a.m. today to await its opening at 1 a.m. on Friday. It was partly so they could pick up a 42-inch TV marked down several hundred dollars and a computer, but also just so they could say they did something like wait outside a store for 24 hours - they'd never done something like that, they'd never even waited in line for concert tickets.
Food? There was takeout. Bathroom breaks? Port-a-Potties around the corner.
Greg Cameron and his wife, from Roslindale, were next to show up - at 8 a.m., followed by Kristina Milonas and her mother, from Norwood. They're more experienced line waiters - they do it every year, deciding which store to wait outside based on the sales. One year it was Target, another year, Wal-Mart, and this year, Best Buy, because of that marked-down TV.
Dana Reichman Gitell spotted this guy just standing there in Dedham this morning.
Channel 4 reports Daddy's Junky Music has shut all its stores.
On Oct. 15, he walked out of the Star Market in Dedham with five scanners, each worth $1,000 apiece, police say. The same day he walked out of the Bed Bath & Beyond in Foxboro with four MC 3000 price scanners, worth a combined total of $6,000, police say.
He didn't even change his clothes between heists, based on the photos supplied by the two departments.
Around 4 p.m., Dedham Police put out an APB for a man who stabbed himself in the stomach, then drove into Boston on Spring Street. Boston Police found him around 6:30 p.m., when he crashed on Robert Street in Roslindale, near Fallon Field, Alex Jones tweets.
Not long after the first alert went out, AlertNewEngland reports:
Dedham PD also now looking for a woman who drank bleach and is running away from the train station.
The Christian Science Monitor reports Stop & Shop has decided not to carry Ben & Jerry's new Schweddy Balls ice cream. However, the Dedham store does stock tins of spotted dick, which is some kind of English pudding-like thing consisting of dried fruit in steamed suet. Stop & Shop declined to say why they refused to carry the fudge-covered rum-ball ice cream.
Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.
George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.