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By - 10/8/13 - 3:15 pm

October 18-19, in Jamaica Plain & Dorchester.

Judging is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that represents the Boston Debate League's greatest volunteer need. No experience is necessary. We will train you in a short session right before the tournament you attend and you will be asked to listen to debaters, take notes, offer encouragement, and determine a winner. If you are fluent in Spanish, you

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By - 7/28/13 - 1:40 am

Boston Harbor, Saturday night and an exceptional night for being on the water. Unfortunately the pleasure that comes with an evening boat ride, resulted in a life what ended too soon.

A young man on a party boat was still being searched for after falling 40 feet overboard at around 12 midnight. "The Caucasian male was dressed in leather boots, jeans and a gray t-shirt..."...Read more

By - 7/14/13 - 11:55 am

Right wing radio host Michael Graham has a photo of George Zimmerman as the avatar on his twitter account. The picture he chose was the one taken by police after George shot and killed Trayvon Martin, presumptively in self-defense, on February 26, 2012. Why?

It could be that Graham admires Zimmerman, more likely that Zimmerman is a symbol for a cause Graham supports but what?...Read more

By - 6/7/13 - 4:03 pm

Ron Newman reports Jonathan Monsarrat's lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss Monsarrat's lawsuit against him, former Somerville Journal editor Deb Filcman and 100 unnamed people with prejudice, which basically means Monsarrat can't file it again.

Pursuant to the provisions of Mass. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(i), the Plaintiff, Jonathan Graves Monsarrat, in the above-captioned matter, hereby files and gives notice of dismissal, with prejudice

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By - 5/24/13 - 8:29 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the erstwhile Roxbury city councilor expects to finish his federal bribery sentence in a Boston halfway house, starting in July.

The Gazette adds Turner is now also blogging, at Chuck Turner Analysis, where he focuses on national economics through a Boston lens:

Given the Pac Man like quality of gentrification, if Boston is to be a

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By - 5/5/13 - 7:22 pm

A Somerville man's lawsuit over posts on the local LiveJournal and on the local newspaper Web site went national today, in a request for legal help for Ron Newman, named in the suit.

Meanwhile, lawsuit bringer Johnny Monsarrat has been busy digging up the names behind comments he doesn't like and sending them letters warning them to take down their comments or...Read more

By - 4/1/13 - 7:31 am

Update: Ye ed. should have checked the date.

Food blogger (and attorney) Richard Auffrey says he's given a local chef an ultimatum: Move out of town or he'll post details about how the guy is using meat from "large scale, out of state farms" instead of the little locally sourced purveyors his restaurant's reputation is staked on.

If nothing changes this week, then next

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By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

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

Don't miss our amazing auction...Read more

By - 1/26/13 - 5:49 pm

A Sharon obstetrician yesterday filed suit against an Illinois blogger with whom she's been engaged in an increasingly nasty flamewar over home births.

In her suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, Dr. Amy Tuteur of the Skeptical OB, charges that Gina Crosley-Corcoran, who writes the Feminist Breeder, is abusing a federal online copyright law to try to shut her down....Read more

By - 1/14/13 - 12:33 pm

There is a community meeting tonight regarding the proposed demolition and new construction of both the St. Augustine's Church and School in South Boston. Please attend the meeting to voice your opinion: 6:30 pm, Boys and Girls Club of South Boston, 230 W. 6th Street. Please see Caught in Southie for more information.Read more

By - 11/28/12 - 8:12 am

No, not this one, alas. Open Media Boston has a couple of openings for stringers with some journalism experience.

We know $50 [per article] isn't much money. So we're looking for people that can crank out news content fast. People that don't mind having their work edited, but whose work doesn't need much editing. Because they know what they're doing. Which is, like, a

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By - 11/21/12 - 7:57 am

The Globe reports: State prods Amazon to collect sales taxes.

Steve Garfield notes that every time Amazon agrees (after kicking and screaming) to collect sales tax on purchases from specific states, one of the first thing it does is block people in those state from making commissions on Amazon sales through their sites. So? He says the measure would hurt small businesses that...Read more

By - 10/9/12 - 1:46 pm

Boston Sports Media Watch dissects the latest column by a Globe sportswriter about how those damn kids have no respect at all, not like in his day.

Last week:
The Globe writer who hates bloggers.Read more

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

Daniel Wagner surveys Kevin Paul Dupont's hatred of bloggers, counters that Dupont is just a bitter old ink-stained wretch unable to research his assertions.Read more

By - 9/21/12 - 3:13 pm

The Swellesley Report reports.Read more

By - 9/5/12 - 7:46 pm

Autism Intervention Specialists of Worcester and principal Nassim Aoude today filed a federal libel suit against a New Hampshire man who says it peddles "horseshit" because it refuses to accept his theory that autism is caused by mercury in vaccines.

In its suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, Autism Intervention Specialists wants John Best's blog posts about it replaced with retractions and...Read more

By - 9/4/12 - 10:12 am

Big Red & Shiny is coming back and is using Kickstarter to raise funds to create "a bigger and bolder Blog devoted to New England art & artists and a monthly web-based Journal with perceptive and incisive writing from around the globe." With art/music/dance in the South End on Sept. 29 and panel discussions on art writing and community at MIT on Oct. 27....Read more

By - 8/27/12 - 4:26 pm

The Washington City Paper reports the founders of a site called We Love DC are heading north next week with a new site called We Love Beantown. Think Bostonist (remember them?) but with better design and no icky crime news (don't worry, that's what we're here for)....Read more

By - 8/21/12 - 9:15 am is a new news site for the neighborhood.Read more