Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:18 am
Commonwealth Magazine’s excellent The Download newsletter offers a helpful recap of the militarization of Massachusetts police today, stuffed with useful links: “1,000 M-16 machine guns and M-14 automatic rifles...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 20, 2014 - 6:44 am
A Don Berwick fan offers his reaction to last night's festivities. Your take? - promoted by david Originally Posted at Only In Boston The three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Governor squared off...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 20, 2014 - 6:06 am
Hilarious. We can all look forward to David Plouffe bringing the full firepower of the Obama campaign machine to the next public meeting of the Cambridge Licensing Commission. - promoted by david It appears that David...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:29 pm
Bumped, for glory. - promoted by Bob_Neer Amid all of the criticism of Boston’s generally wretched broadcast media, WGBH News deserves credit for hosting AG Candidates Maura Healey and Warren Tolman on Emily...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 19, 2014 - 1:30 pm
A powerful and extremely well informed community voice endorses Deb Goldberg. - promoted by Bob_Neer The MA Treasurer/Receiver General race has glories and worries. On the Dem side, three solid candidates want to...
Secretly Ironic , Aug. 19, 2014 - 9:38 am
This piece in the Atlantic is an indictment of higher ed in general as well as of for-profit law schools: Across the ideological spectrum, it is almost universally assumed that more and better education will function as a...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 19, 2014 - 4:27 am
This should be on television. Should every citizen also be required to watch it? Paid $100 to watch it? Should voting be mandatory, as it is in Australia and Brazil? - promoted by Bob_Neer Hey all! I just wanted to...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 18, 2014 - 12:21 pm
A Berwick supporter looks for a ray of hope. - promoted by Bob_Neer The polls in the gubernatorial primary consistently show a large lead for Martha Coakley. I expect that this is mostly name recognition, but three...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 18, 2014 - 8:53 am
Woman Suffrage Arrives in Arlington is the title of a new pamphlet by Oakes (Ames) Plimpton, and the Arlington resident who loves our history would like you to have a taste. In part, it's a tribute to his grandmother,...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 17, 2014 - 9:47 pm
Borowitz: Furious at Being Called Crazies, Republicans Sue President WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Republicans who were angered to learn on Wednesday that the former I.R.S. official Lois Lerner had referred to them as “...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 17, 2014 - 8:33 pm
Bravo! A fine thing. ALS research needs all the help it can get. Plus, Healey is wise to drive home (get it? look to BMG for wit as well as politics) her experience as a former professional basketball player. Last week her...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 17, 2014 - 8:07 pm
Professor Jules Boykoff hammers the idea of hosting an Olympics in a stinging Op-Ed in today’s NYT: THE Olympic movement is descending into a slow-motion crisis. Fewer and fewer cities are game for the Games. Bidder...
Boston Biker , Aug. 17, 2014 - 7:22 pm
Four years, and this ride still brings so much joy into my life.  (See 2013, 2012, and 2011). For those not in the know, the Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), is a yearly ride across Iowa.  Now in its...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 17, 2014 - 7:56 am
Vintage EBIII. - promoted by Bob_Neer The Harbor Towers people have hired Norwood state rep. John Rogers to run interference with the city on developer Don Chiofaro’s planned Taj Mahal on the Greenway. Rogers...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 15, 2014 - 2:34 pm
  - promoted by david Real estate lawyers and supporters of the bill (S 1987) in the Legislature say it would give a remedy to homebuyers who purchase a foreclosed property only to learn the title is in dispute,...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:38 pm
The event: Friday Aug 22, starting at 7 pm, at the Boston Opera House. - promoted by david I’ll admit, I’m still afraid of falling in the Charles River. As a kid growing up in Cambridge, I used to hear horror stories of...
Sustainability , Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:48 am
I gave this speech a couple of years ago, back before I was fully committed to my pursuit of professional speaking, which explains how I could show up before a crowd in a T-shirt. But I like the content, and don't anticipate...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:47 am
An Arlington woman has died in a four-vehicle collision on Route 2 in Athol that police believe was caused by a driver trying to pass in the breakdown lane. State police told the Associated Press that a 25-year-old...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:00 am
West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected in Arlington, the state Department of Public Health announced Thursday, Aug. 14. Word came three weeks after West Nile was found in Belmont.  The Globe...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:00 am
The last of four Astronomy Nights at Robbins Farm Park this year is set for Saturday, Aug. 16, at 8:30 p.m. "We’ll be looking at deep-sky objects -- star clusters, double stars, maybe a nebula -- and this time since the...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:00 am
Billingslea A Boston man has been indicted in connection with a June home invasion and sexual assault on a woman in Arlington, a spokesman for Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said Friday, Aug. 15. Essie...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
The last day to register for the state primary election is Wednesday, Aug. 20., when the town clerk's office will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For the Tuesday, Sept. 9, primary, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:03 am
UPDATE: With a new officer – Ferguson native Ron Johnson, of the state Highway Patrol – put in charge of the police response in Ferguson, things appear to have changed dramatically for the better.  Here’s a...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 14, 2014 - 7:09 am
This is today! Chat him up. - promoted by david Ask him anything!
Suldog , Aug. 13, 2014 - 10:00 pm
I was very saddened - heartbroken - to find out that the wife of a very good blog buddy, Skip O'Brien, passed away today. Sharon (Grandma Skip, as she was known on his blog) passed away after a long and courageous battle...
Picture Boston , Aug. 13, 2014 - 5:36 pm
Chelsea police officer Paul McCarthy was awarded a medal yesterday for his life saving actions on Saturday, atop the Tobin Bridge, according to the Chelsea police website. A man had allegedly assaulted his wife and was on...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 13, 2014 - 4:50 pm
You think it's easy to schedule a town election? Not in 2015. Pick a day in early-to-mid April, and like a video game with opponents coming your way that you have to avoid or shoot down. Each choice has an obstacle or,...
Media Nation , Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:14 am
Michele Bachmann The New York Times today sanitizes U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, in a story on immigration. Times reporter Jonathan Weisman writes that the Republican Party is starting to move toward its Tea...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 13, 2014 - 8:51 am
The battle of the airwaves reaches the state legislature... - promoted by david The first television commercial for the First Hampden-Hampshire Senate District campaign is from Eric Lesser. I’m supporting Eric in...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 13, 2014 - 7:14 am
The Robbins Library system is accepting applications for the first Arlington Book Festival, to take place at the library Saturday, Nov. 1. Local authors are encouraged to apply via the library’s Web form or pick up a...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 13, 2014 - 2:16 am
Learn how to direct a live production on-location using a portable studio setup that includes robotic cameras, computer graphics, a portable video switcher, lighting and audio onMonday, Aug. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the...
Clueless in Boston , Aug. 13, 2014 - 2:00 am
Victoria, Prince Edward Island.
Picture Boston , Aug. 12, 2014 - 6:10 pm
A Supermoon, a dramatic sunrise, and a beautiful rainbow were just some of my photo experiences this past week. Here are my photos. Sunrise with Boston Harbor fishermen. A British Airways jetliner, headed from Orlando to...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  - promoted by david This picture should be crashing the Internet right now. Incredible. Huffington Post: Journalists encountered a threatening response from police as they tried to cover the protests in Ferguson...
Boston Biker , Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:26 am
Did you know you can ride your bike to Red Sox Games?  Did you know MassBike will vallet park them for you? Did you know you can volunteer to help park bikes and also get to watch the game!  Not only that if you volunteer...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 12, 2014 - 7:01 am
Berwick Arlington voters have a chance to hear and meet Don Berwick, Democratic candidate for governor, Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at a fund-raiser the Masonic Lodge, 19 Academy St. An invitation from Jim Gomes of...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 12, 2014 - 6:41 am
I think Shaheen is going to end up winning this race fairly easily, but that said, it's an important race that deserves our continued attention. - promoted by david #DirtyDenier$ Day 6: Scott Brown  In 2012,...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:47 am
Less than a month from primary day, we can anticipate the ad wars quickly gaining steam. - promoted by david There are a couple new ads from candidates for Governor released this week. Coakley’s first ad “...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:38 am
The Arlington National U12 All-Stars baseball team, representing New England in the Cal Ripken World Series in Florida, ended its run with a loss to the Sante Fe, Fla., Force (4-2), 7-6, after coming back twice in a see-...
Clueless in Boston , Aug. 12, 2014 - 2:00 am
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
YourArlington.com , Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:00 am
When students return to the Stratton School in September, they will find the ground-floor classrooms new tiling. Gone will be old carpets, which covered asbestos-laden tiles. The asbestos removal began in mid-July was...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 11, 2014 - 3:28 pm
This is so sad. RIP. - promoted by david Actor and comedian Robin Williams has been reported dead. Legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams died on Monday, a suspected suicide. He was 63. “Robin Williams passed away...
Suldog , Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:32 am
There's the old joke about the dog who chases cars. If he catches one, what's he going to do with it?Yesterday, I finally became a member of a championship team. Now what do I do?The Bombers beat the Titans, 11 - 3 and 7 - 6...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:30 am
It begins... - promoted by david Just wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to see Warren Tolman’s first TV ad: Ad Transcript: “This is where two women were gunned down at health clinics in Brookline....
YourArlington.com , Aug. 11, 2014 - 10:46 am
The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is studying steps to prevent future damage to the Alewife Greenway entrance at Cottage Avenue and plans to repair the path after a violent storm July 28. The storm...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 11, 2014 - 10:46 am
The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is studying steps to prevent future damage to the Alewife Greenway entrance at Cottage Avenue and plans to repair the path after a violent storm July 28. The storm...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 11, 2014 - 7:16 am
A provocative proposal. - promoted by david For Three Clear Reasons: 1) Marijuana is Less Socially Harmful than Gambling I already pointed out in my previous thread, that casinos are a bad deal from an economic...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 11, 2014 - 6:00 am
  UPDATED, Aug. 11: Work began in July 2014 on the first phase of the $6.84 million Mass. Ave. project, starting at Pond Lane and heading toward Cambridge. Ground was broken July 29, as shown in photo-animation at...