A party by tech-blog site BostInno that featured free cans of Naragansett beer landed Ned Devine's before the Boston Licensing Board today.
The Turnstile Theater Company's Blogoliloquy, at the Boston Center for the Arts next week, is a play that focuses on "life and people in Boston" as told through the posts on six actual local blogs.
The Passionate Foodie displays some repertorial herring-do as he roams the floor at the annual International Boston Seafood Show.
Dan Kennedy considers a proposed law to protect journalists' sources that appears to extend its definition of "journalist" to bloggers - although they might have to show they actually make some money from their online writing.
The Supreme Judicial Court this week approved a new rule that for the first time will let "citizen journalists" photograph trials and other court proceedings on a routine basis.
The new rule, which takes effect July 1, will let people who fall under a new, broader definition of "news media" to register with the court system for photography access to courtrooms. They'll have to sign a statement agreeing to certain conditions (for example, no photographs of jurors).
Nate Swain, the guy who wraps old walls in giant photo sheets, has started a site to chronicle the ugly and the ennui inducing walls and abandoned storefronts of Boston:
Does anyone remember Bucky from the Teddybear and what he is doing now? Forever Amber
You'd think a new restaurant seeking to, um, curry favor with the local foodie bloggerati would put some effort into a "VIP Grand Opening Party" for them:
Southie Wing Quest flies the coop and samples wings from across eastern Mass.
Ubiquitous Berlin is all about Rick Berlin.
Blue Mass Group and Red Mass Group are joining the online protest against two bills in Congress that would privatize parts of due process and force Web sites to become proxies for music and movie companies in their mad dash to go after copyright infringement.
Mike the Mad Biologist notes the annoying irony of giant publisher Reed Elsevier posting an extract of something he wrote and then slapping a copyright notice on it - an explanation of why he thinks Reed Elsevier sucks.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports:
Sammons, who often traverses the neighborhood dressed in his brown cloth habit tied with a cord, writes about the religious life in a blog called â€śA Minor Friarâ€ť (friarminor.blogspot.com). His posts range from scholarly commentary on Catholic theology to the perils of walking across the Arborway.
Village 14 is a collaboration between longtime local blogger Sean Roche and Greg Reibman, who is also a longtime blogger and who was, until recently, publisher of the regional chain that owns the Newton Tab. Reibman, however, writes the site is not a strike back at GateHouse. The duo aren't looking for ads, to start. It's just a couple of Newtonites who are really interested in the place and who love to blog, he says.
H/t Ian Lamont.
Dr. John Halamka at Beth Israel reports on his wife's diagnosis and plans - with her consent - to blog about her treatment:
Last Thursday, my wife Kathy was diagnosed with poorly differentiated breast cancer. She is not facing this alone. We're approaching this as a team, as if together we have cancer. She has been my best friend for 30 years. I will do whatever it takes to ensure we have another 30 years together.
Joey Ciaramitaro of Good Morning Glouester makes America's front page with some choice quotes about towns with lobster-pot trees that can only hope to grow up to be like the stirring and stunningly beautiful one in Gloucester.