Blog news

By - 7/16/12 - 8:26 pm

The ever present, always hilarious Southie Yuppy/Local feud erupted again last week over at Caught in Southie's Facebook page with an anonymous letter to the editor from a wayward, misunderstood yuppy. As expected, the ensuing comments erupted into spirited vitriol from both sides, eventually breaking the 200 comment line.

By - 6/11/12 - 2:36 pm

The Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents:

The Drive Tour @ Brighton Music Hall
Featuring College, Anoraak & Drive, from the soundtrack to the movie Drive.

July 22, 2012
Tickets on sale Friday, June 8 @ 12 noon.

By - 6/7/12 - 3:28 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today announced it was postponing a rule that would let bloggers photograph and video trials and other proceedings until Sept. 17, to give court personnel more time to prepare for its implementation.

The court had initially set July 1 as the date on which bloggers could register to use electronic recording devices in courtrooms. The delay also affects a related provision that would let bloggers and members of the mainstream media use laptops and smart phones during court proceedings to take notes or file accounts.

By - 6/6/12 - 5:01 pm

David Bernstein at the Phoenix has a new side project: Compiling photos of our politicians posed with animals, from Coolidge with a dog to Joe Kennedy with a cow.

By - 6/1/12 - 3:58 pm

Ever wonder how busy people get sooo much done? Secrets revealed! Join Socializing for Justice for a Productivity Tech Tips Skillshare on June 4, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes who share common values but may work on different issues. We host monthly socials that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual capacity for movement building.

RSVP at - newcomers always welcomed!

Cost: $10-$20 collected at the door.

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

Productivity Tech Tips
The tech world can be an overwhelming place. You know that there are 1001 great (and free) tools you can be using to live a more productive life, but you don't know where to start. Let us help you out! At this skillshare we will go in depth to demonstrate many great tools you should be using everyday, including Rapportive (social media Gmail integration), Google docs and forms, Google voice, Jing (video captures), Dropbox and much more. Have a favorite productivity tech tool? Email it to robbie AT sojust DOT org.


By - 5/25/12 - 8:46 pm

Brookline Graffiti delivers what it promises: Photos of graffiti - and the anonymous blogger's war on it:

As you can see, the razor just scraped away what would have been many layers of scrubbing! Usually you have to alternate a layer of scrub with a layer of scraping, as the solvent penetrates on each pass. But in some cases, like on this mailbox, I got almost all of it off on the first scrape.

Whenever I have a smooth surface, I always have my long razor handy. It saves a lot of time, and sometimes, is the only way you’ll get some paints off the surface.

By - 5/24/12 - 7:10 am

Mark Levy at Cambridge Day puts Cambridge businesses on record: If you put a giant "Going Out of Business" sale in your window, he's going to write about it, even if you ask him not to. He's tired of getting scooped on stories he knew about first.

By - 5/9/12 - 8:26 am

On Limeduck, David reports he's a co-founder of a concern called Sprout Lenders, an investment club hoping to support local farms and locavore food concerns in the Boston area:

By - 5/5/12 - 8:34 pm

Do you often get stuck in conversations? Not know how to approach people at networking events? Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze on May 14, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the NonProfit Center*, 89 South St, Boston.

Register at - Newcomers always welcomed!

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center, which builds our individual capacity to make a difference in the world.

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training
8:00-8:30 Q & A and more socializing

Event fee: $10-$20 cash at the door.

SoJust's Co-Founder, Robbie Samuels, who is well known for his schmoozing skills, is this month's facilitator.

Art of the Schmooze

By - 4/22/12 - 12:19 pm

Deb Geisler reports some computer at Brigham and Women's Hospital keeps making appointments for her in departments that have no record of her - and then calling her to inform her about them.

By - 4/20/12 - 3:30 pm

So Richard Chudy, the Boston Burger Guy, raved about the burger at the Citizen Pub on Boylston Street, finding fault only with the bun.

An outraged David A. DuBois, CEO of the Franklin Group, which owns both the pub and Tasty Burger, replied by calling Chudy an asshole and saying he'd like to meet him in person to drive the point home even more.

By - 4/6/12 - 9:02 am

Armed with an April food-truck schedule, David at Limeduck is attempting to sample the offerings from each truck. He starts with a visit to the venerable Savory Food Truck 1, which was dishing up Chinese food at MIT probably long before anybody at Clover was even born:

By - 4/3/12 - 10:48 am

A party by tech-blog site BostInno that featured free cans of Naragansett beer landed Ned Devine's before the Boston Licensing Board today.

By - 3/25/12 - 9:38 pm

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.

By - 3/15/12 - 9:12 am

The Passionate Foodie fires back at the Globe for a piece that raised ethical questions about bloggers who accept free meals from local restaurants, by charging the author has herself accepted free stuff:

By - 3/12/12 - 8:21 am

The Passionate Foodie displays some repertorial herring-do as he roams the floor at the annual International Boston Seafood Show.

By - 3/6/12 - 7:17 am

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.

State court system includes bloggers in definition of journalists.

By - 3/2/12 - 3:32 pm

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).

By - 2/28/12 - 12:39 pm

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: