J.L. Bell reports on a recreation in Lexington this Saturday of the Burning of the Tea - a protest on the town common three days before the better known Boston Tea Party.
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Cambridge, Mass. â Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higginsâ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productionsâ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8âJan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of â69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his âfriendsâ â cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddieâs 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. Higginsâ classic novel has been called the âbest crime novel ever writtenâ by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Bostonâs underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the â69-â70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.
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.
A movie company hired by the Tea Party Museum will film a re-creation of the Battle of Lexington on a field just west of Richmond, Va.
The Herald summons ye olde outrage over the moviemaking, set for next month. As the Herald notes, the Tea Party Museum is getting $21 million in Massachusetts tax subsidies.
On its site, LionHeart FilmWorks claims:
Five Lexington firefighters who say they were incorrectly accused of shirking their responsibility to attend EMT re-training classes want the state to strike their names from its records on the scandal.
The five were among the first investigated by the state in an investigation into a scandal involving falsified certifications for EMT retraining. The Lexington firefighter in charge of retraining was charged with filling out certifications for the five and more than 30 other EMTs in the area.
To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.
Lexington Police report the Watertown Savings Bank branch on Waltham Street was robbed yesterday - by the same pair that robbed it the day before:
She's described as white, 35 to 40, 5'3" with a large build and light brown hair, wearing a blue sweater, clam digger pants and sandals, and carrying a large Coach bag.
Greg Cook rose early today to take in the Patriots Day battle re-enactments in Lexington and Concord.
Georgy makes the ride from Somerville, discovers it's pretty cool. And has good sushi.
Dan Dunn, who lives in Arlington, is not at all happy with his state rep, Jay Kaufman, because Kaufman didn't just vote to make Sal DiMasi house speaker, he did so with relish - and then defended him when the Globe first started asking questions about Cognos:
... End of questions about his integrity, Jay? Really? A grand jury still has some questions. So do I. And they're questions about you.
Just a few months ago whilst on the way back from a weekend in Vegas with Adam, Kaz, The Zak and Swrrrly, UHUB-1 hit a pothole in one of the taxiways at Hanscom- causing my monocle to fall into Adam's glass of port, Swrrrly's Cuban cigar to nearly set the Alpacian leather on fire, and the door on The Zak's soundproof chamber to pop open.
Concord Academy graduate Lisa Halaby, known now as Queen Noor of Jordan, appeared on Morning Joe this week to discuss US foreign policy with respect to Israel and Palestinians in Gaza. Her thesis was,
"There needs to be a new approach by the US that is more balanced that holds both sides accountable for their actions."
Channel 4 reports on the accident northbound near Rte. 2A around 6 a.m.:
State Police say two vehicles collided and one of them rolled over several times before landing in the grass near the breakdown lane. That driver was ejected and died. The other driver was not seriously hurt.
Michael Ball reports on the end of the judicial line for David Parker, the Lexington father who doesn't like the way Lexington public schools teach kids about sex and stuff.