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.
Milton, Boston and MBTA police are looking for a woman who held up the Citizens Bank branch at 40 Adams St. in Milton shortly after noon. The woman, described as black, tall and wearing a head scarf, showed a note to a teller. She was last spotted on foot heading across the bridge into Dorchester.
The Charlotte Observer reports the family of Delvonte Tisdale, whose badly mangled body turned up in the middle of a quiet side street near the Blue Hills Reservation in November, 2010, is suing both US Airways and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport for not doing enough to keep him from sneaking into the wheel well of a Boston-bound airplane.
Tisdale's body - which at first sparked a murder investigation - was in such bad shape authorities were never able to determine whether he died in the wheel well or from the fall.
Spring Seedling Sale May 19th and 20th 9am-3pm
Wake up the Farm Pancake Breakfast May 19th 9am-11am
Join us to celebrate the start of the 2012 season. Enjoy delicious pancakes with friends and stock up on seedlings for your home garden.
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The Dorchester Reporter reports on an incident Monday night in which a man was assaulted by two men who also yelled "racial and homophobic slurs" at him near the Butler Street stop - and then tried to pull him off the trolley.
The Herald reports a Boston teen is under arrest for a New Year's Eve brawl in Milton that ended with five stabbed after a party bus pulled up at one guy's house, passengers debarked and the guy refused to let them in.
The Globe reports some guy from Martha's Vineyard learned this morning you're not allowed to ride a bike on I-93, when State Police stopped him in Milton, gave him a ticket and told him to not do it again.
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.
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.
Help show the legislature that redistricting is about our interests, not theirs. By participating in our redistricting Olympics and learning how to draw your own fair districts, you can acquire the tools you need to expose attempts by public officials to politicize the state’s new legislative maps.
Participate in our democracy!
Video from the MBTA of the jet-engine powered snowplow train. Lower your speaker volume: That thing is loud!
The Globe reports on a press conference by Norfolk County DA Bill Keating on the death of a 16-year-old from North Carolina, whose mangled body was found in a remote part of Milton.
Police are, of course, investigating the appearance of a young man's body with signs of "obvious trauma."
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.
Lynch plays his cards close to the vest in what seems like a defensive style of politics. It certainly is not leadership-driven.
Take his process on the health care bill debate last summer. From March through August we heard Rep.Lynch say he didn't know how he'd vote on the bill. At the same time, he did not take a leadership role in shaping it. In August at Curry, Rep. Lynch held a town hall meeting and said he had read the bill but still didn't know how he was going to vote. Once again, his constituents could not get a bead on where he stood.
Perhaps even more stunningly at that town hall meeting, Rep. Lynch was given the chance to answer a question about death panels (after all he had read the bill) and refudiate (sic) ;-) the meme that right wing Republican liars and Fox News had made popular. Lynch equivocated! He would not take a stand!
The Dorchester Reporter goes on a tour of land along the river that might be used for a trail; notes issues, including fear by some Milton residents that a new footbridge would leave the town wide open to criminal elements.
Channel 5 reports on the second discovery of ammo at the school in three days. You may recall that last month, police found a shotgun shell in the school lobby.
Five rounds of live ammo found, Channel 7 reports.
Children Without Borders, a Milton charity that provides orthopedic care to children in poor countries, yesterday filed a pre-emptive suit against Doctors Without Borders, which wants the newer group to change its name.
In its lawsuit, filed today in US District Court in Boston, Children Without Borders said it has been operating under that name since 2007 and asks the court to declare that nobody in their right mind would confuse the two organizations and that cwbfoundation.org doesn't sound the least bit like a domain name that Doctors Without Borders would ever use.
Complete complaint, filed by
Lawyers Without Borders attorney Gerald A. Phelps of Quincy.
You cross over to Milton from Mattapan Square and one of the first things you see is a sign pointing the way to Newport, RI, and you think "Huh?" Was there ever a time when people in Mattapan or Milton needed to know the way to Newport, RI?
UPDATE: Yes, there was. See NotWhitey's note in the comments.