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By dbryck - 9/22/12 - 11:06 pm

Local theatre artist Danny Bryck performs his one-man documentary play "No Room for Wishing," chronicling the story of the occupation of Dewey Square, using the exact words of the people involved. Co-produced by Company One and Central Square Theater, playing at the Boston Center for the Arts this weekend and Central Square Theater 9/30-10/9.

By adamg - 9/10/12 - 11:07 am

An off-duty air marshal who hit an Occupy Boston organizer and grabbed her camera an hour before police shut down its Dewey Square encampment last December, was sentenced to 18 months' probation and ordered to undergo drug and alcohol treatment and take anger-management classes, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By adamg - 5/10/12 - 8:24 am

Steve Garfield addresses the local Occupy Bostonians busy affixing their fliers to JP utility poles with wheatpaste: Knock it off!

This is rude.

At least use tape so we can remove these after your event.

And don't put these posters on everything.

We get the message.

By adamg - 4/15/12 - 9:07 pm

On the Common, no less

Paul Weiskel took this photo of a BPD officer with his hand around the throat of somebody protesting against the Tea Party rally on the Common today. More photos.

David Rothstein at Channel 4 tweets:

By adamg - 3/20/12 - 11:18 pm

Yep. The Phoenix reports on an Occupy Boston march tonight that ended at Dewey Square and with two arrests.

Chris Faraone's Twitter timeline has more.

By adamg - 2/13/12 - 7:46 am

Starts at 4:30 p.m. today, followed by one of the MBTA's don't-blame-us meetings at the BPL.

By adamg - 1/29/12 - 8:51 pm

Anthony Bucci reports from an Occupy Boston protest march that ended on the grass by South Station:

8:35 p.m. We just charged past police into Dewey Square! Occupyboston, how does it feel to be home?!

8:39 p.m. Cars passing on Atlantic honking at us!

8:41 p.m. Dewey Square is OCCUPIED.

By adamg - 1/18/12 - 8:00 am

A Globe story about love among the occupods left out an interesting fact about the guy shown kissing his girl at Dewey Square.

By adamg - 1/13/12 - 4:38 pm

Man being arrested for attacking Occupy Boston organizer and stealing her phone. Photo by Brian D'Amico.Man being arrested for attacking Occupy Boston organizer and stealing her phone.

Wired reports on one of the more bizarre events in the hours before Boston Police raided and shut down Occupy Boston last month: A man who turned out to be a TSA air marshal was arrested on charges he slapped an Occupy Boston organizer and stole her iPhone - after yelling at her and other women occupiers that they were prostitutes.

Brian D'Amico, who watched the arrest, reports that in addition to Occupy Boston participants chasing the guy after the theft, a number of photographers took off in pursuit as well. The Phoenix's Chris Faraone, on scene as well, blogged about the incident at the time.

Photo copyright Brian D'Amico.

By adamg - 1/8/12 - 9:45 pm

Some 20 Occupy Boston activists walked out of a general assembly tonight after a group of participants managed to table a proposal aimed at protecting people from level-3 sex offenders at Occupy Boston events.

Under the proposal, any level-3 offender - the most dangerous rating under state sex-offender laws - who is found out would be banned from Occupy Boston events for at least a week and then his or her status would be brought before a general assembly - Occupy Boston's decision-making body.

By adamg - 12/31/11 - 11:18 pm
By adamg - 12/30/11 - 12:08 am

Whatever it is Suffolk Superior Court Judge Carol Ball ruled is on a subpoena issued by the Suffolk County District Attorney's office to Twitter for information about certain tweets related to Occupy Boston and possibly to the release of information about Boston police officers.

By adamg - 12/25/11 - 10:21 pm

Take a look at this subpoena, sent by the Suffolk County District Attorney's office to Twitter for information on people who used certain accounts and hashtags related to Occupy Boston in the days immediately before and after Occupy Boston's eviction from its Dewey Square encampment.

By Anonymous - 12/24/11 - 2:27 pm


Menino’s spokeswoman Dot Joyce, initially said yesterday that the city has “no plans at this point” to evacuate the Occupy Boston encampment. Looks like that changed fast.

By MFord - 12/16/11 - 6:37 pm

It’s been years since the eponymous WBCN radio graced the airwaves but its legacy has not been forgotten. During the golden era of underground stations, WBCN was belting out its message of revolution during the civil rights times of 1968 to 1974. Keeping the nostalgia alive, curator Bill Lichtenstein has compiled a vast library of archival footage for a new documentary film about the station and the time it affected. “We’ve received more than 50,000 pieces of memorabilia, donated by people across the country…we’re counting on this nationwide enthusiasm — from both those who were there and from young people inspired by what WBCN meant,” Lichtenstein said. Like many other artists today, Bill has taken to the internet with a call to arms. The project will be funded by those who care about it most on Kickstarter.com

Even famed Boston Red Sox pitcher, Bill “Spaceman” Lee has signed on to help the project in its homerun stretch before its Monday, December 19th deadline. Earlier today he sent out this blast:

A Special Message from former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee about the www.KickstartWBCN.com campaign for "The American Revolution."
Attention! This is Bill "Spaceman" Lee.

By adamg - 12/13/11 - 8:12 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports that 16 of the 22 Occupy Boston participants arrested the other night as part of the city's effort to re-sod Dewey Square were basically let go on condition they stay away from Dewey Square and not break any laws, including city ordinances that require permits.

However, six protesters rejected the "pre-trial probation" and demanded trials, as is their constitutional right, the DA's office says.

By adamg - 12/13/11 - 5:06 pm

Aaron Spagnuolo took a tent down to Dewey Square today. A very small tent.

Compare to the Somerville Gates.

Via Chris Faraone.

By adamg - 12/12/11 - 9:36 am

Matt Cloyd reports from Dewey Square this morning (may take a moment or two to come up):

By adamg - 12/11/11 - 2:00 pm

Organizers plan first general assembly for Thursday, once they find a spot. At Occupy Boston's first general assembly after their Dewey Square encampment was bulldozed under, participants agreed to try to build neighborhood Occupy movements, to work with existing groups on their projects.

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