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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...
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...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:00 am
Yes committee logo Separate ballot-question groups are spending online-advertising dollars to promote their sharply diverging views about the Community Preservation Act, so voters should study the websites of each to...
Sustainability , Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:14 am
This is straight from the press release: Newfoundland NJ - (October 15, 2014) - AmpleHarvest.org, the nationwide program that enables tens of millions of home and community gardeners to donate excess garden produce to a...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 15, 2014 - 10:25 pm
promoted by charley-on-the-mta There are 19 days left before Election Day and your help is needed now! Some of you have been out knocking on doors, talking to your friends, family and neighbors. A lot of work has been...
Media Nation , Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:53 am
In my latest for WGBHNews.org, I write about the heartfelt apology that appears in today’s Boston Herald from editorial-page editor Rachelle Cohen over the infamous watermelon toothpaste cartoon — and explain why the...
Media Nation , Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:45 am
CommonWealth magazine editor Bruce Mohl has a very tough piece about Boston Globe owner John Henry in the new issue titled “The man who lied to Worcester.” Mohl, a former Globe staff member, criticizes Henry for...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 15, 2014 - 7:06 am
Fascinating analysis from former UberX driver doubleman in the comments. ... - promoted by Bob_Neer Huffington Post reports: Of course, Uber is far from the first company to engage in surge-pricing. Airline companies...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 15, 2014 - 6:37 am
The photograph – apparently taken in late summer of 2008 (it’s undated, but that’s when the story it accompanies was published), when the economy was teetering on the edge of catastrophe – says it all...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 15, 2014 - 6:30 am
UPDATED: Enrollment continues to rise in Arlington, according to the latest numbers reported to the School Committee. Superintendent Kathleen Bodie, calling the October report "a snapshot," said Thursday, Oct. 9, that the...
Media Nation , Oct. 14, 2014 - 4:48 pm
Someday a book will be written that is worthy of Tom Menino’s long and consequential tenure as mayor of Boston. And Jack Beatty may well be the person who writes it. “Mayor for a New America” is not that book. The...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:31 am
Very interesting story, and hopefully one that ends happily for a place like Springfield. - promoted by david I have been quick to point out the many ways this state has been neglecting its Gateway Cities, so I am happy...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 14, 2014 - 8:04 am
  - promoted by david A Plan to Stop a Silent Killer By Senator Edward J. Markey Heroin and prescription drug addiction is an equal-opportunity destroyer of lives and families across Massachusetts are struggling...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 14, 2014 - 6:41 am
Progressive champion Mike Firestone steps out of his back office in this month’s CommonWealth Magazine (if you don’t subscribe to their free The Download newsletter and other features, you should: click here to...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 14, 2014 - 6:19 am
Arlington Community Education presents an evening with MIT political scientist and author, Andrea Campbell, as she discusses her new book Trapped in America’s Safety Net: One Family’s Struggle.  The presentation...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 13, 2014 - 12:58 pm
The curious new twist that Boston Olympics boosters – now including Mayor Marty Walsh – have added to their pitch is that an Olympics bid would be a terrific way to plan for Boston’s future.  From the story...
Suldog , Oct. 13, 2014 - 9:10 am
Have you ever ridden the T?If so, then you'll know that I'm giving folks 100% unvarnished stone-cold good advice in my latest piece for The Boston Herald.Or maybe it's a big pack of lies. Or it might just be my usual crap -...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 13, 2014 - 8:57 am
Onion: Congressman Embroiled In Sexting Scandal Explains: ‘I Wanted That Girl To See My Penis’ David Connors sits down for an exclusive interview with Congressman Bart Handford, who is finally opening up about...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 13, 2014 - 8:05 am
UPDATED: Police are investigating sexual assault and death threats made via Twitter to an Arlington-based video-game developer, which forced the family to temporarily leave their home briefly, officials have told The...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 13, 2014 - 1:00 am
What's behind the annual occasion? A drive for town's economy For the fourth straight year, the Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) celebrates a world of differences on screen at the Regent Theatre. Here is...
Sustainability , Oct. 12, 2014 - 9:53 am
One of the tenets of this blog is that nature is, or should be, the unquestioned authority for life on earth — 3.8 billion years of survival street cred! — and I’m always seeking to highlight individuals and groups whose...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 12, 2014 - 7:59 am
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, members of the Arlington High School boys' cross-country team gathered at the Arlington reservoir with one thing on their minds: redemption. The team was preparing to race Reading High School. After an...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 12, 2014 - 4:52 am
A comparison of today's Globe story to the one from 2006, to which John links in the piece, is hilariously revealing. - promoted by david This morning’s Globe triumphantly announces the $2 MILLION (!!) Baker-...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:00 am
Yes committee logo UPDATED, Oct. 11: Arlington voters next month face a ballot question on the Community Preservation Act, a measure that aims to help preserve open space and history, create affordable housing and...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 10, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  - promoted by david “This is not a partisan issue, it is a public safety issue.Republicans and Democrats care equally about being protected from dangerous roads and bridges.” –Mayor Kevin J. Dumas, R-...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 10, 2014 - 2:22 pm
The Spy Ponder boys' soccer team edged winless Burlington, 1-0, on Thursday, Oct. 9, to remain unbeaten in its last seven games. Senior midfielder Jack Cohan scored the lone tally for his first goal of the season....
Sustainability , Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:56 am
Welcome to another text installment of “10 Words or Less,” in which I ask brief questions of interesting people and request brief answers in return. (Previously, I posted the video of our chat; this is the edited transcript...
Media Nation , Oct. 10, 2014 - 7:30 am
As you may have already heard, The Providence Phoenix is shutting down, about a year and a half after The Boston Phoenix closed its doors. Ted Nesi of WPRI covers it here. Awful news, but not entirely unexpected. As recently...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 10, 2014 - 7:02 am
UPDATED: Oct. 11: Both Arlington high school teams won by large margins on Friday, Oct. 10. The Spy Ponders (5-0) crushed Winchester (1-4), 53-20, at home, as Frank Roche rang up three touchdowns. Arlington Catholic (3...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:22 am
AFD Theatre’s 92nd season of the highest-quality community theater begins with the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q at 22 Academy St. The show runs for three weekends beginning Oct. 17 through Nov. 2, with...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:05 am
These are good questions. - promoted by david More than SEVEN HUNDRED of our most needy residents were put on the street Wednesday after government officials were no longer willing to ignore the safety issues of the...
Sustainability , Oct. 9, 2014 - 3:33 pm
We recorded this interview Friday, Oct. 3, two days after the film's release. Poland and his partner, Eric Carlsen, financed the film, which looks at how America feeds itself and the effects thereof, through Kickstarter. As...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 9, 2014 - 3:14 pm
A splendid diversion. - promoted by david When things are slow in the sports world, the guys (almost all guys) on sports talk debate their “top 5″ lists: quarterbacks, all-time basketball greats, etc. Much...
Suldog , Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:10 am
I'd like you to try a little experiment. Don't move, in any way, for just one minute.Aggravating, isn't it? If you have an itch, you can't scratch it. Something in your eye? Too bad. Nose running? Tough.You now have some...
Media Nation , Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:39 am
Ethan Zuckerman at Northeastern on Wednesday The promise of the Internet was that it would break down social, cultural and national barriers, bringing people of diverse backgrounds together in ways that were never before...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 9, 2014 - 12:21 am
Globe, Sept. 30: Canals in Boston? (graphic) | News story includes Alewife The Friends of Alewife Reservation (FAR) have announced dates of activities to protect the Silver Maple Forest, saying that the "chopping...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 8, 2014 - 8:14 pm
More progressive blogs needed! :-) - promoted by Bob_Neer In a recent poll, Americans were asked whether they thought the deficit had decreased or increased since Obama took office in 2009. 54% of Americans thought in ...
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:20 pm
Click that link and read. McNamara's column absolutely crackles. If you think Baker is the guy to defend poor kids ... Just no. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta On the WBUR site today she hit Baker with the op-ed...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Oct. 8, 2014 - 11:10 am
The Bruins get back on the ice tonight as the regular season begins with a nationally televised game (7:30pm, NBC Sports Network) against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. Despite some personnel losses, the Bruins are...
Boston Biker , Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:30 am
Should be nothing but more and better, but let me know if anything seems strange. For blog owners you should notice some new fun features when making blog posts!
Blue Mass. Group , Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:16 am
Counting cards while playing blackjack is not cheating.  It’s just smart strategy, like not hitting a 13 when the dealer shows a 6.  Yet local boy Ben Affleck was just informed that, because he has learned how to...
YourArlington.com , Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:00 am
New technology, demand pricing, Mass. Ave. meters to change landscape Proposed map of parking district including Arlington Center. Full map here >> Out with the "infernal machines" and in with a fresh tech approach...
Media Nation , Oct. 8, 2014 - 8:36 am
Matt DeRienzo Matt DeRienzo, the top editor at Digital First Media’s Connecticut properties, including the New Haven Register, has taken a buyout offer and left the company, according to Paul Bass of the New Haven...