Media Nation , Oct. 25, 2014 - 10:04 am
Sometime this evening, I imagine, we’ll learn whom The Boston Globe has endorsed for governor. So today we can play a parlor game and try to figure out the choice. I thought Martha Coakley’s chances improved when...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 25, 2014 - 7:03 am
The Arlington Department of Health and Human Services says that tickets are on sale for The Wait concert, with all funds raised for the Arlington Food Pantry. Comedian Mike Prior will open at the event...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 25, 2014 - 6:21 am
UPDATED, Oct. 25: An information session about the Community Preservation Act is set for Sunday, Oct. 26, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at 20 Westminster Ave., a Housing Corporation of Arlington property.  The Arlington CPA...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 25, 2014 - 6:02 am
The many ifs did not turn out in Arlington's favor Friday, Oct. 24. Lexington topped the Spy Ponders in overtime, 27-21, as Glenn Smith caught a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and had a TD run in overtime to lift...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:13 pm
The Globe’s latest poll says he is.  The Coakley campaign promptly put out a statement declaring that the poll is “clearly an outlier” and that every other independent poll has shown the race much tighter...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 24, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Arlington has finally earned street cred as the dining destination we’ve always known it could be. But let’s be honest, sometimes you just wanna go where everybody knows your name. The newest addition to our eclectic...
Media Nation , Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:13 pm
Journalism about human rights is both important and dangerous. That was the message at the K. George and Carolann S. Najarian Lecture on Human Rights at Faneuil Hall, endowed by the Armenian Heritage Foundation and held...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:50 am
Very well said. The thoughts of all of us are with you and your family, Mr. Mayor. - promoted by david Sad news from the Globe last night, former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has suspended cancer treatments and will be...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:33 am
In a case involving Arlington police, three people from Rhode Island face charges for allegedly taking young females from Boston to Rhode Island with the intent of forcing them into commercial sexual activity, the Rhode...
Media Nation , Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:07 am
Recently I had a chance to interview three smart people about the future of local journalism: Josh Stearns, director of journalism and sustainability at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, who is studying six digital...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:05 am
Paul Krugman nails an essential element of our ongoing political debate in his NYT column today “Plutocrats against Democracy.” It is a concise illustration, with some comparative global examples, of one way of...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 24, 2014 - 4:18 am
Meanwhile, Charlie Baker will be rallying his base at a local country club. - promoted by Bob_Neer As Ed Markey likes to say, in Arlington we don’t agonize, we organize!  Join us Sunday as we hit the streets in...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:40 pm
The people assemble. - promoted by Bob_Neer Last week the Globe ran a story about me, focusing on canvassing and direct voter contact. The reporter spent a significant amount of time with me and highlighted the story of...
Media Nation , Oct. 23, 2014 - 5:27 pm
Best wishes and healing thoughts for Mayor Tom Menino and his family. The Boston Globe reports that Menino has suspended his book tour and his cancer treatments.
YourArlington.com , Oct. 23, 2014 - 2:00 pm
After considerable back-and-forth, Rep. Sean Garballey, Democrat of Arlington, and his Republican challenger, Joe Monju, have debated. Arlington political experts may want to search their memories to recall a time when...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:00 am
Yes committee logo Arlington residents puzzled about how to vote Nov. 4 on the Community Preservation Act would like to know: "What will it pay for?" Some voters say they do not yet know the specifics about how...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:03 am
N.B.! - promoted by Bob_Neer Today Governor Patrick will be joined by legislative leaders and scores of families and advocates as he signs three pieces of legislation that greatly improve the lives of those with...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 23, 2014 - 7:11 am
Worrisome. Call your friends. Forward emails. Knock on doors. - promoted by Bob_Neer From HuffPo/Pollster: HuffPost Model Estimate Charlie Baker 45.5% Martha Coakley 44.6% Undecided 9.9% CONFIDENCE OF WIN The...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 23, 2014 - 5:43 am
NYYY: New York Yankees, Yuck. Nice. - promoted by Bob_Neer It’s that time of year again, when everyone from newspaper editors to neighbors to your cranky uncle is telling you how to vote on November’s ballot...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:37 am
… and the smug, lazy national media had the stories written a year ago. “Smug”, “lazy” — you think I’m being harsh? How about “Martha Chokeley” from Tiger Beat on the...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:51 pm
The Arlington-Belmont crew teams rowed fast at the 2014 Head of the Charles, competing against top rowing programs from around the world, Arlington High Principal Matthew Janger said. Boys' varsity 8+ placed 21st out of...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:03 pm
BMG's longest-term differently-winged member makes a case. - promoted by david I would like to propose that Blue Mass Group support David D’Arcangelo for Secretary of State. I have been on BMG about ten years...
Media Nation , Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:54 am
Several months ago I re-read what David Halberstam had to say about The Washington Post in “The Powers That Be,” his monumental 1979 book about the rise of the Post, the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine and CBS...
Media Nation , Oct. 22, 2014 - 7:33 am
The Portland Phoenix of Maine may be on the verge of joining its Boston and Providence siblings in Alt-Weekly Heaven, according to Edward Murphy of the Portland Press Herald and Seth Koenig of the Bangor Daily News. Owner...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 22, 2014 - 6:59 am
The Arlington High School boys' cross-country team on Tuesday, Oct. 21, lost to Lexington, 19-40, and its shot at a Middlesex Liberty League title. The boys had won its fourth straight race at Woburn in its sixth meet...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 22, 2014 - 6:03 am
Wonk alert! :-) - promoted by david A little background on myself: my name is Christian Schlachte and I am the assistant research director at the research wing of Sage Systems, LLC. Our focus here will mainly be less...
Media Nation , Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:15 pm
Ben Bradlee in 2010 Former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee has died at the age of 93. Bradlee had been in failing health for some time, but it’s still a shock that this legendary figure is no longer with...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 21, 2014 - 3:39 pm
A splendid BMGer, who will indeed be very missed. -Bob Bumped, for Striker. - promoted by david RIP…John Laughlin, IUPAT…union activist to the core…political field marshal and excellent writer…...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:36 am
Oh, Charles. -Bob Reviews are coming in ... sounds like Martha had a good night; Charlie, not so much. - promoted by david Here is Charlie Baker in 2010 waxing poetic on the will of the people and making Massachusetts...
Media Nation , Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:09 am
By Bill Kirtz Jill Abramson, fired (her words) last summer as New York Times executive editor, will join with Steven Brill on a startup to “give great journalists money they can live on.” In a Boston University question-and-...
Media Nation , Oct. 21, 2014 - 7:39 am
Gary Webb in 2002. Photo via Wikipedia. It’s been a long time since I gave much thought to Gary Webb, the investigative reporter who wrote a series of articles for the San Jose Mercury News in 1996 alleging that the...
Sustainability , Oct. 21, 2014 - 6:51 am
When I heard about the first food-addiction conference sponsored by a medical institution, it seemed so far off, but finally related activities open today. My entree to such events over time has been my journalistic...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:52 pm
Just a little reminder of the people with whom Boston will be getting into bed for the next ten freaking years if we host the 2024 Olympics. Russian Tennis Federation head Shamil Tarpischev called the Williams sisters the...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:43 pm
Gosh, you guys are such cynics. I'm sure the Nov. 6 thing is totally coincidental. - promoted by david Well now. General Catalyst and Baker have denied that Baker had anything to do with persuading Christie officials to...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:46 am
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Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:44 am
Borowitz: Some Fear Ebola Outbreak Could Make Nation Turn to Science NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—There is a deep-seated fear among some Americans that an Ebola outbreak could make the country turn to science. In...
Media Nation , Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:27 am
The downward spiral of Aaron Kushner and the Orange County Register continues, reports Christine Haughney of The New York Times. The latest — a round-up of what has appeared elsewhere — includes unpaid bills, lawsuits,...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:19 am
From johntmay on this thread: One ride was all it took My wife was opposed to the bottle bill until I took her for a short ride on our tandem bike through a section of the Charles River Basin in the Franklin/Norfolk area. In...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:00 am
The 12th annual Music to Cure MS concert, featuring opera, songs, and chamber music, is set for Sunday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Park Avenue Congregational Church, 50 Paul Revere Road. Tickets are $20 in advance and $...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 19, 2014 - 8:02 pm
A thoughtful contrarian post. - promoted by david I have been watching my Twitter feed, and found out some folks are promoting #NYYY as the progressive vote this November. Of course, my reaction was one of swift outrage...
Media Nation , Oct. 19, 2014 - 7:26 pm
Russell Orchards, Ipswich, earlier today. The place to go for hot cider and hot cider donuts. But it seemed weird to be there without the kids. Also: WordPress fuzzes up my photos. If you would like to see a sharper version...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 19, 2014 - 4:12 pm
Great stuff. And she's not running for President, for God's sake. One does wish the media would get over that particular obsession. - promoted by david This quote is all over the Internet today: “The game is rigged,...
Suldog , Oct. 19, 2014 - 12:58 am
So, this was something I submitted for publication in a Boston newspaper, but it was not run. This was because of one reason or the other.One Reason - It was submitted a little late to be scheduled during a timeframe when it...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 18, 2014 - 9:52 am
I would love to know how many serious candidates for Congress have a record of military commendations like Moulton's and have not made it part of their campaign. The number must be vanishingly small. - promoted by david...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 18, 2014 - 7:02 am
The Arlington High Spy Ponders suffered their first loss of the season and Woburn remained undefeated (6-0, 4-0 Middlesex Liberty), as the Tanners prevailed, 30-16, Friday, Oct. 17. If Woburn loses to Reading next...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 18, 2014 - 5:37 am
RIP. - promoted by david The world, and Boston, has lost a spiritual giant. Thomas Shaw, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts for 20 years until his retirement earlier this year, died of brain cancer...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:40 am
In case you missed it, today’s Globe has a big story (page B1) on Democratic volunteer extraordinaire, and long, long-time BMGer (her “person number” is 134, making her one of our longest-term still-active...
Fussy Eater , Oct. 16, 2014 - 6:07 pm
You should definitely read Lisa Johnson's fabulous post on our lunch at Bostonia Public House. Here's a sneak peak of our sweet potato doughnuts:The doughnuts were served warm with vanilla glaze laced with cinnamon. Lisa...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 16, 2014 - 4:37 pm
- promoted by Bob_Neer The recent endorsement by Bay Windows of Richard Tisei is disappointing, but it actually highlights how the broader press coddles Tisei as a novelty because of his status as a gay Republican. ...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:48 pm
Number of votes likely changed by this occurrence? - promoted by david “We are both small business owners, we both have histories of advocating for those without a voice, and we both fight our party when we know...