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Media Nation , Jul. 21, 2014 - 9:23 am
Could Rupert Murdoch turn out to be the savior of CNN? Not directly, of course. After all, his Fox News Channel is a blight upon the civic landscape — a right-wing propaganda machine whose elderly viewers are, according to a...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 21, 2014 - 7:00 am
Doherty James F. Doherty, who resigned from the Boards of Assessors in May, was voted on Monday, July 21, to be the next full-time director of assessments. Kevin Feeley and Robert Greeley voted in favor of Doherty....
YourArlington.com , Jul. 21, 2014 - 5:07 am
Robert "Bob" A. Havern III, who served Arlington as a state senator and representative as well as selectman, died Saturday, July 19. He was 65. Havern, a Democrat, served as state senator for 16 years, from 1991-2007, and...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 21, 2014 - 2:07 am
Liz Buchanan and Friends in a morning concert on the lawn at the Whittemore-Robbins House, on Tuesday, July 22, 10 to 11 a.m. (in case of rain we will meet in the Robbins Community Room).Fizz, Boom, Read!" The concert...
Suldog , Jul. 20, 2014 - 12:12 am
I'm in the Boston Herald again. If you like me, you should go there and make appropriate commentary.I think this makes four times in the past eight days I've sent you someplace else to read my stuff. I apologize for being so...
Picture Boston , Jul. 19, 2014 - 7:16 pm
Happy 34th birthday to Gisele.  On July 20, 1980 Gisele Caroline Bundchen was born. She has been the world’s most successful fashion model, an influential businesswoman, and a champion of the environment. But on...
Media Nation , Jul. 19, 2014 - 9:44 am
I’ve got my issues with Gov. Deval Patrick. Over the years I’ve given him two Muzzle Awards, for pandering to the decency police and for an excessive devotion to governmental secrecy. And don’t get me...
Sustainability , Jul. 18, 2014 - 3:28 pm
Even consumers paying attention to where their food comes from and how it is produced are confused, one conclusion that can be drawn from a study published this month in the International Food and Agribusiness Management...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 18, 2014 - 1:00 am
You can rent a canoe or kayak at Spy Pond weekends beginning Saturday, June 14, and continuing through mid-August. The first rental goes out at 10 a.m. and last at 5 p.m. Go to the Spy Pond public boat ramp at Spy Pond...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 17, 2014 - 8:33 pm
Music keeps brewin' at Menotomy Grill. Performing free (no cover) Thursday, July 24, 9:30 to midnight, an unnamed special guest, a rising-star soul singer.Hosted by Jesse Williams. The band will include Menotomy regulars...
Suldog , Jul. 17, 2014 - 7:04 pm
As in funny ha-ha. There I am, mentioned on the cover, only 7 spots below Dave Barry (still my contemporary) and just 5 spots below Bruce Cameron (whoever in hell he is.)(That's a cheap joke, unbecoming of such a laugh...
Picture Boston , Jul. 17, 2014 - 1:46 pm
When I was a child, maybe 9, my parents took my sister and me to Puerto Rico. I remember asking my parents what happens if the plane falls from the sky. The plane, in this case, was an Eastern Airlines Lockheed L-10-11. My...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 17, 2014 - 6:00 am
View of crowd at Thompson School on June 16. / Photo by Glenn Koenig UPDATED, July 17: Work has begun in earnest on the first phase of the $6.84 million Mass. Ave. project, starting at Pond Lane and heading toward...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 17, 2014 - 4:22 am
The Arlington Redevelopment Board will meet Monday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in the second-floor conference room, Town Hall Annex. Agenda: See Redevelopment on cable 7:00 PM Environmental Design Review Hearing, Continued...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 17, 2014 - 1:00 am
Chairful Where You Sit is a temporary outdoor art installation at Whittemore Park, in front of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, in Arlington Center, featuring reimagined chairs by creative people. You can sit on the...
Boston Biker , Jul. 16, 2014 - 2:42 pm
I thought this article from Grist was pretty good.  Its a model followed by Bikes Not Bombs, also Boston Bikes, and Hub on wheels.  All to great results.  I would go one further and say that if you want to empower anyone...
Boston Biker , Jul. 16, 2014 - 10:45 am
From Livable Streets:   My name is Matt and I’m a BU grad student, active Allston community member, and Make Comm Ave better for people biking, walking, driving and using public transit LivableStreets...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 16, 2014 - 3:00 am
  --> --> He says action weren't intentional; minutes released The Board of...
Media Nation , Jul. 15, 2014 - 8:03 pm
Peter Kadzis, senior editor of WGBH News, with Web producers Abbie Ruzicka and Brendan Lynch. Current, the trade website for people in public media, has posted a nice feature on the New England Muzzle Awards’ newish...
Picture Boston , Jul. 15, 2014 - 6:16 pm
MassPort and FAA air traffic officials had their hands full today as at least 8 flights were diverted to Boston Logan due to thunderstorms over the JFK airport area. KLM Dutch, Pakistan International, China Eastern, Egypt...
Suldog , Jul. 15, 2014 - 11:06 am
I have been published again.This time, the venue is Discover magazine. You can see part of what I wrote HERE. I say "part of what I wrote" because you'll have to buy the issue - or, better yet, subscribe - to get all of my...
Boston Biker , Jul. 15, 2014 - 9:49 am
Check out these awesome lanes!  Parked cars on the outside, nice buffer zone, that fresh zing of new thermo plastic.  More of these please.  
Sustainability , Jul. 15, 2014 - 9:21 am
The person who shared this video with me suggested it was the companion to "Fed Up," the Katie Couric/Laurie David documentary. It is full of good information on the effects of processed-sugar consumption on our bodies and...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 15, 2014 - 2:00 am
Money aids Ottoson, high school As part of the Green Communities program, the state has awarded Arlington a $247,894 grant aimed at aiding energy reduction, part of $7.9 million given to 43 communities statewide. The...
Picture Boston , Jul. 14, 2014 - 6:19 pm
I was the first media photographer on the scene of a collision involving two airliners on the taxiway at Logan Airport on July 14, 2011.. I was in South Boston when my car’s police scanner broadcasted the voice of a...
Media Nation , Jul. 14, 2014 - 11:29 am
Vincent (left) and Herbert Campbell in 2009. The New York Times on Saturday published a feature story about an obscure but layered issue — a fence separating a public housing project in New Haven from the adjoining suburb of...
Sustainability , Jul. 14, 2014 - 5:47 am
Based at Utah State, the Crossroads Project is a collaboration of the Fry Street Quartet and physicist Robert Davies that marries science and art to answer what amounts to the central paradox of modern life: "where the...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 14, 2014 - 1:00 am
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Sustainability , Jul. 13, 2014 - 8:16 pm
[My brother, Richard, is a great world traveler and an awfully punny writer. But his missives from the road — this time for him and his intrepid wife Beverly, it's 7 weeks away: Five weeks cycling from Finland through to...
Media Nation , Jul. 13, 2014 - 10:20 am
This is long but worth it: a deep dive into a case of sexual assault on campus by Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times. If you’ve ever thought that the college form of justice discriminates against men and subjects...
Suldog , Jul. 13, 2014 - 6:30 am
That's what I called the piece I submitted to the Boston Herald. It may still be called that; I don't know. Why don't we both go to the Herald website and find out, eh?See you there?(Hope so. And thanks!)Soon, with more...
Picture Boston , Jul. 12, 2014 - 6:48 pm
Photo sequence is of Air France FL 333, a Boeing 747 en route from Boston to Paris. Photos shot with a Canon 800mm F5.6 lens, with a Canon 1DX camera. 1/500th of a second at F8 at 1000asa (ISO). Camera’s mirror was in...
Media Nation , Jul. 12, 2014 - 4:55 pm
Bradley Palmer State Park, Topsfield-Ipswich line.
Sustainability , Jul. 12, 2014 - 6:49 am
Quite some time ago, researcher Brian Wansink invited me to periodically stop by the website operated his Food and Brand Lab at Cornell, and I keep forgetting. The upside of my failure is that there’s plenty to peruse,...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 11, 2014 - 9:35 pm
On the go? Can't decide what to do? Here's help (or more decisions to make) --  five things to consider doing this weekend, as suggested by Cambridge Day. Yes, the website, a YourArlington partner, focuses on...
A Very Simple Game Red Sox Blog , Jul. 11, 2014 - 5:13 am
Why This Matters for SearchSo what if someone starts a search on mobile – why should that matter to us as search marketers? The problem is simple: while Google desktop search design is being inspired by mobile design, the...
Boston Biker , Jul. 10, 2014 - 1:16 pm
From Bikes Not Bombs:   Bikes Not Bombs turns 30! Bikes Not Bombs celebrated 30 years of using the bicycle as a vehicle for social change on July 4th! In the three decades since our founder Carl Kurz first brought...
Boston Biker , Jul. 10, 2014 - 1:14 pm
From MassBike:   Dear MassBiker,   In May, we celebrated Bay State Bike Week - a week of fun bike-related events all across Massachusetts. Now, our partners at MassDOT and MassRIDES have put together the results...
Boston Biker , Jul. 10, 2014 - 12:40 pm
Congrats to Paul Wagner checked out a Hubway bike this past Sunday June 29th, at 11:53am he added his name to the annals of Hubway history by being the two millionth rider!   Pretty awesome, and a sign that Hubway is...
Boston Biker , Jul. 10, 2014 - 12:04 pm
This looks like an awesome project, if you have some extra bucks laying around toss them a few, good cause and good people.  They are only trying to raise 10k, and already have about half that, but only have 4 days left!  ...
Boston Biker , Jul. 9, 2014 - 3:17 pm
From BPL.org Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the launch of the Boston Public Library’s Bibliocycle, and the re-launch of ReadBoston’s Storymobile, now in its nineteenth year. Both programs use a human-powered bicycle...
Media Nation , Jul. 9, 2014 - 1:09 pm
Published previously at WGBHNews.org John Henry’s vision for The Boston Globe is slipping more and more into focus, as the paper is edging closer to launching its website covering Catholicism and moving from Dorchester to...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 9, 2014 - 11:59 am
UPDATED, July 11: A 68-year-old Arlington man pleaded no contest on Wednesday, July 9, to a charge he was driving with an expired license last December when his car struck a woman in a Mass. Ave. crosswalk. Paul F....
Suldog , Jul. 9, 2014 - 7:48 am
The following is a piece I submitted to the Boston Herald several weeks ago. Since I say I submitted it, rather than they published it, you know what they thought of it. The general point of it still sticks in my craw,...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 9, 2014 - 12:00 am
The Arlington Farmers' Market is open for its 16th season Market at the Russell Common Parking Lot, Arlington Center. It opened June 11. Its hours are 2 to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 29.
Media Nation , Jul. 8, 2014 - 4:59 pm
If you care about public education, I have some good summer reading for you. Melissa Bailey, who covers New Haven’s nationally recognized school-reform effort for the New Haven Independent, has published some of her...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 8, 2014 - 3:16 pm
As the excitement builds toward the second annual Arlington Short Animation Film Festival to take place Friday, Aug. 8, (rain date Aug. 9), ACMi's Studio Knights production group is offering an Animation Workshop...
Picture Boston , Jul. 8, 2014 - 3:03 pm
I was there 20 years ago tonight, as I was working my night shift at the Boston Herald, when John Valentin recorded an unassisted triple play. He was so nonchalant that the photo I got of the play was not even worth putting...
Media Nation , Jul. 8, 2014 - 1:40 pm
Mike Sheehan CommonWealth magazine editor Bruce Mohl interviews Boston Globe chief executive officer Mike Sheehan in the just-posted summer issue. The most interesting takeaway is that the Globe, according to Sheehan, is...
Media Nation , Jul. 7, 2014 - 7:27 pm
I’m going to write a get-rich-quick book called “Finding Your Inner Potato Salad — And Making Your Financial Dreams Come True.” And, of course, I’ll fund it with a Kickstarter campaign. I’ll...