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Clueless in Boston , Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:05 pm
Sunny, cold, and colorful in the Public Garden.
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 15, 2014 - 3:48 pm
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Off On A Tangent , Nov. 15, 2014 - 1:27 pm
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Off On A Tangent , Nov. 15, 2014 - 8:30 am
The Massachusetts Health Connector let's you browse plans anonymously. Be careful entering your birthday. Once you start typing, the MM/YYYY prompt goes away, so if you type MM/DD/YYYY instead , and get an error, you...
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 15, 2014 - 7:11 am
Massachusetts Health Connector goes Live, November 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM. NOTE: The URL is, not .com Shopping for Plans When shopping for plans, the Massachusetts Health Connector site... , Nov. 15, 2014 - 6:30 am
The statement was dramatic, as were the accompanying statistics: Precinct 13 Town Meeting member asked during public participation at the Oct. 23 School Committee meeting, “Did you know that an African-American student is 11...
Sustainability , Nov. 15, 2014 - 5:22 am
I wrote previously in response to Ted Kyle’s “three tribes of obesity” post, in which I reacted to the world as he described it, but I needed to return from another angle. In case you missed it, he identified the trio as...
Picture Boston , Nov. 15, 2014 - 5:04 am
I am honored to have been chosen by Donald Winslow, NPPA magazine editor, to be worthy of an article about my position at The Boston Herald,  as “The Last Cruiser.” Thank you NPPA and Herald, and Boston area fire... , Nov. 15, 2014 - 1:00 am
Remember when at rocked Menotomy Rocks Park? That was on a blowy day last May.  Remember when a mural gracing Spy Pond was unveiled? That was in December 2012.  Put the two together, and you get ... art rocking...
Secretly Ironic , Nov. 14, 2014 - 4:21 pm
There was a harpist busking on the T the other day. On Beacon Hill, a main broke and water poured down the hill into the gutters at the bottom, swirling around the oversize wheels of a late-model Bentley coupe. Down the...
Boston Biker , Nov. 14, 2014 - 1:51 pm
From the email, looks like fun! ———- We are engineering students at MIT who are building a device (Terrainer) for competitive cyclists to train outdoors.  To further improve our project, we are looking for...
Boston Biker , Nov. 14, 2014 - 1:35 pm
I have talked about this a couple of times (here and here and here), and its great to see Cambridge moving forward with this simple and awesome plan.  Via On Monday, November 10, the City of Cambridge took a major step...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:22 am
WEEI officially announced yesterday what Chad Finn had reported weeks ago – that Jerry Thornton would be joining the Dale and Holley show as the “permanent” third host. One head-scratcher from the release:...
Sustainability , Nov. 14, 2014 - 9:32 am
Writing on ConscienHealth, Ted Kyle talks about the three tribes of obesity, whom he labels the Healthies, the Quants, and the Buttouts. It’s not hard to see where the sympathies of Kyle, chairman of the Obesity Action...
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 14, 2014 - 8:32 am
MA Health Connector tweeted out a broken link yesterday to the new Health Connector website. I told them on twitter. It's still broken. They need to be listening on Social Media. If they aren't listening now, they... , Nov. 14, 2014 - 7:33 am
Righted tanker at parkway rotary near Medford with foam covering fuel on the road in 2013 Arlington police photo. The state Department of Environmental Protection has reached two settlements, totaling $55,100 and $7,187,... , Nov. 14, 2014 - 6:58 am
Foggy Mountain Consort aims to put a new spin on historical songs at the Old Schwamb Mill's fall open house on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Admission: free (Suggested donation $5). For this show, Foggy Mountain...
Media Nation , Nov. 13, 2014 - 3:43 pm
Some big media moves were announced a little while ago as The Boston Globe plans to ramp up its business section next month. First the email sent to the staff by editor Brian McGrory and business editor Mark Pothier. Then a...
Media Nation , Nov. 13, 2014 - 3:03 pm
Howie Carr in 2010 At the bottom of Howie Carr’s column in today’s Boston Herald is this: “Howie will be back on the radio Monday at 3 p.m.” Since Carr had just been released from WRKO (AM 680), I...
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 13, 2014 - 12:34 pm
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Media Nation , Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:50 am
Here is the UMass four-page wraparound ad in today’s Boston Globe that you may have heard about. I generally defend these things, since I like it when news organizations find ways to make money. And it’s clearly...
Picture Boston , Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:18 am
I was assigned to cover the training flyover of five F15 fighter jets this morning. My Boston Herald editors and I thought it would make for a good photo(s). I positioned myself on the Boston University Bridge, as the... , Nov. 13, 2014 - 8:22 am
The Arlington High School girls' varsity soccer team continued its Division 2 North tournament run, beating previously undefeated Wilmington, 2-0, in the semifinal Thursday, Nov. 13, at Manning Field in Lynn. In the... , Nov. 13, 2014 - 8:00 am
The Arlington Historical Society presents Tuesday, Nov. 18, a lecture about vegetarianism by local historian Rachael Stark. The presentation starts 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 19 Academy St. , Nov. 13, 2014 - 7:08 am
Music keeps brewin' at Menotomy Grill. Performing free (no cover) Thursday, Nov. 13, 9:30 to midnight is David Johnston Band.  Rootsy rustic rock. A Boston legend. Globe review >> , Nov. 13, 2014 - 4:22 am
The Arlington Redevelopment Board will meet Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the second-floor conference room, Town Hall Annex. Agenda: See Redevelopment on cable 7:00 PM Draft Master Plan Discussion
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 12, 2014 - 4:51 pm
[View the story "Techstars Boston Demo Day Fall 2014" on Storify] , Nov. 12, 2014 - 8:33 am
A 60-year-old Arlington man has been charged with an assault on a police officer. Gregory J. Sahagian, 60, whose address police gave as Crawford Street, but who is said to have been living in a tent at nearby Gorham for...
Boston Biker , Nov. 11, 2014 - 10:36 am
A cyclist hit a pedestrian, then asked a cab driver for help, the cab driver then gets into a fist fight with the cyclist and then tries to run the cyclist over…Oh Boston. From UHUB: A Brookline cab driver had bail set...
Boston Biker , Nov. 11, 2014 - 10:21 am
A contest where cities compete to be the most friendly is one in which we all win.  And Somerville has edged out “traditional” bike friendly Cambridge for the top spot this year.   Somerville is the top bike... , Nov. 11, 2014 - 10:13 am
Public comments sought through Dec. 1; hearing in January How do you wrap your arms around Arlington and try to shape its future? Lots of people, from an informed citizens' committee to Town Hall planners, are trying... , Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:33 am
Various news outlets are reporting Tuesday, Nov. 11, that an Arlington 16-year-old reported last seen on Oct. 31, Halloween, as been found safe. The outlets are not providing an official source for the information. Patch... , Nov. 10, 2014 - 1:27 pm
Things been running to the apocalyptic of late, from the elections and global warming to Ebola and The Walking Dead. So perhaps it's no surprise that my to-read list brought me two ballyhooed dystopian novels back-to-...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Nov. 10, 2014 - 12:18 pm
The baseball general managers meetings start today in Baltimore, and the Red Sox have plenty of work to do to put 2014 behind them and look to rebound in 2015. Red Sox have pieces to retool roster – Peter Abraham looks... , Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:19 am
Every high school student will read at least one of William Shakespeare’s famous literary works. Not many have the experience of having the story unfold before them. Opening Thursday, the Arlington High School Drama...
Media Nation , Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:16 am
George Donnelly George Donnelly recently left the Boston Business Journal, where he had served as executive editor for the past 14 years. Donnelly told me via email that his departure had been in the works for the past year... , Nov. 10, 2014 - 6:55 am
The next meeting of the Arlington Democratic Town Committee is set for Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7:15 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room of the Community Safety Building, 112 Mystic St. All interested Democrats are...
Sustainability , Nov. 10, 2014 - 6:20 am
Welcome to another installment of “10 Words or Less,” in which I ask brief questions of interesting people, and request brief answers in return. Today’s participant is listed eighth on GreenBiz’s Twitter Index, which is... , Nov. 10, 2014 - 1:00 am
See the School Committee on cable The Arlington School Committee plans to meet Thursday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m., in the School Committee Room, sixth floor, Arlington High School. Draft agenda*: 6:30 p.m. Open Meeting B...
Suldog , Nov. 8, 2014 - 7:28 am
I express my sentiments, concerning the most recent elections, at The Boston Herald. As you might gather from the title here, my sentiments there are not entirely cheerful.Here! Go There! If you would express your sentiments... , Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:00 pm
How can anyone be against football? Let Arlington author Steve Almond, a lifelong football fan, count the ways. Speaking to an audience of about 70 at the first Arlington Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Robbins...
Boston Biker , Nov. 7, 2014 - 4:11 pm
Lot of good ideas in here, and it mirrors my feelings that we need to be working towards a future in which cycling is boring. Boring in the sense that it is ubiquitous and universal. Not in the sense that it isn’t fun...
Boston Biker , Nov. 7, 2014 - 4:07 pm
From Hubway:   ———— Hello Hubway riders! It’s that time of year again. Stations and bikes will soon be removed from the street for winter. Hubway will begin our regular season-end...
Boston blog news , Nov. 7, 2014 - 3:44 pm
The Globe reports state public-health officials today approved a proposed dispensary at 21 Milk St., which would be the city's first under the 2012 law allowing them.
BSMW Blog Headlines , Nov. 7, 2014 - 1:31 pm
Enough with the Mike Felger Pity Party! Enough with the Tim Benz pity party! Enough with the Gary Tanguay pity party! I’m not sure where the basis of the pity party comes from other than here: From @mikefelger: Enough...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Nov. 7, 2014 - 1:31 pm
Enough with the Mike Felger Pity Party! Enough with the Tim Benz pity party! Enough with the Gary Tanguay pity party! I’m not sure where the basis of the pity party comes from other than here: From @mikefelger: Enough... , Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:22 am
The Arlington High School girls' varsity soccer team advances to the quarterfinal of the North, Division 2 MIAA tournament, facing Middlesex League rival Woburn at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Peirce... , Nov. 7, 2014 - 6:26 am
Jud Pierce, left, leans into his role in Art in Winchester, Nov. 7-22. One-act play in Winchester I met Jud Pierce at the Kickstand Café in Arlington, dressed down from his usual lawyer garb, wearing athletic clothes... , Nov. 7, 2014 - 6:02 am
Arlington (6-3) lost to top-ranked Concord-Carlisle (8-0) on the road at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the MIAA playoffs, 35-28. The Patriots will face No. 3 seed Melrose, which beat Woburn 20-19, in next week’s final.... , Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:00 am
The Arlington Department of Veterans' Services is sponsoring the annual Veterans' Day parade and ceremony to held Tuesday, Nov. 11. The parade will start at Walgreens Pharmacy, 324 Mass. Ave., at 10:30 a.m. and proceed to...