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Blue Mass. Group , Jul. 5, 2015 - 1:34 pm
After all, war in Ukraine followed the Sochi Olympics, not to mention WWII which followed the Berlin Olympics ... - promoted by Bob_Neer For those still on the fence re Boston 2024: http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 4, 2015 - 9:00 am
From left are Becky Quay, adviser; Sarah Ard, adviser; students Sarah Joseph, Arlington; Kaleena Gulledge, Watertown; Julia Ruderman, Arlington; Alison Beucler, Medford. Minuteman High School in Lexington accepted...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 4, 2015 - 8:41 am
Jack Libresco, second from left, plays the Artful Dodger in 'Oliver!' The Arlington Friends of the Drama has announced that Jack Libresco, a recent graduate of Arlington High School, is the winner of the 2015...
Suldog , Jul. 4, 2015 - 8:27 am
This was originally published in 2010 and was entitled 100 Things I Love About America. Since then, I've added one more. A tip o' the hat to Uncle Skip for suggesting I run this again today. Visit him and tell him how right...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 3, 2015 - 10:09 am
The Arlington Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled to review and comment on Chapter 40B statute and get input about recodifying the zoning bylaw on Tuesday, July 7, at 7:45 p.m., in the Town Hall Annex, second-floor...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 3, 2015 - 8:08 am
Arlington police had asked for the public's aid in searching for Steven Michael O’Brien, 25, of Arlington, who was wanted for arrest in connection with a Craigslist-connected robbery. Instead, Burlington police...
Suldog , Jul. 3, 2015 - 12:19 am
Even if it's the 3rd. And especially for me, as I am once again in the Boston Herald.My column on the op-ed pages concerns a citizenship ceremony I attended with MY WIFE.I hope you find it interesting and, perhaps,...
Picture Boston , Jul. 2, 2015 - 4:12 pm
I went for a sunset bike ride last night and was moved to see this makeshift memorial at the area on Deer Island where the young girl’s body was found last week. Boston area residents showed their true colors in...
Media Nation , Jul. 2, 2015 - 1:46 pm
From fast-food chicken chain Chick-fil-A to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, everyone, it seems, has got a problem with free speech. Please have a look at the 18th edition of the New England Muzzle Awards —...
Blue Mass. Group , Jul. 2, 2015 - 12:08 pm
As I’ve just explained, I’m not a huge fan of Justice Kennedy’s opinion in Obergefell, even though I like the result.  However, there is one very good, very important thing in the opinion that I haven...
Blue Mass. Group , Jul. 2, 2015 - 12:04 pm
I was delighted to see the Supreme Court of the United States catch up with the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, and hold last week in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry on the same...
Blue Mass. Group , Jul. 2, 2015 - 9:42 am
USA! USA! Bumped, for a good start for Team Freedom: 4-1 at the moment. - promoted by Bob_Neer For those of you unaware (’cause it’s not on ESPN, it’s on Fox Sports) the US Women’s National...
Media Nation , Jul. 2, 2015 - 9:04 am
Best wishes to former Boston Herald editor Andy Costello, who was seriously injured by an attacking shark in North Carolina on Wednesday. According to the Herald, Costello was “reportedly in fair condition at Vidant...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 2, 2015 - 8:28 am
"We [police] have been in a silo."Police Chief Fred Ryan 'You don't need 90 days' of drugs. District Attorney Marian Ryan UPDATED, July 2: Addiction is not a simple matter. Nab the dealers, and lock 'em away typifies the...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 2, 2015 - 7:36 am
Doyle UPDATED, July 2: Arlington police are investigating a roadway incident that claimed the life of Helen C. Doyle, 77, of Arlington, as she walked Mass. Ave. in the Heights. On Saturday, June 27, at 9:20 p.m.,...
Blue Mass. Group , Jul. 2, 2015 - 6:47 am
Massachusetts: better and better, every day in every way. ;-) - promoted by Bob_Neer Massachusetts schools are phasing-in a set of improvements to their school meals programs–expanding free breakfast and lunch for...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 2, 2015 - 6:30 am
DRA, the Waltham-based firm that fashioned the feasibility study to renovate the Stratton School, will design the project as well as the modular buildings that will house Stratton students during the 2016-2017 school...
Media Nation , Jul. 1, 2015 - 9:43 am
The fallout from The Berkshire Eagle’s decision to publish a racist column by “conservative activist” Steven Nikitas continues. Today The Boston Globe weighs in with a story that is currently ranked second...
Blue Mass. Group , Jul. 1, 2015 - 8:10 am
Rep. McGovern is awesome. - promoted by Bob_Neer Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and leading advocate of modernizing U.S. relations with Cuba, praised the announcement by President...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 1, 2015 - 8:08 am
Mugar: Most of it is the triangular tract west of Thorndike Field. / Google Earth UPDATED, July 1: Now that the developer of the Mugar project has taken a step toward filing a 40B application, and the town has a month...
Media Nation , Jun. 30, 2015 - 9:07 am
Dan Glaun of MassLive.com follows up on The Berkshire Eagle’s decision to publish a racist screed by Pittsfield-based “conservative activist” Steven Nikitas. (My earlier post.) Jim Bronson, chair of the ...
YourArlington.com , Jun. 30, 2015 - 8:31 am
The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) has received more than 1,500 submissions from a variety of nations worldwide, and 15 jurors have been selected to choose the entries for the fifth annual event Oct. 15...
YourArlington.com , Jun. 30, 2015 - 1:00 am
No more will you have to fish for change you don't have. No more will you have return to your car with a ticket. No more will you have to fool with broken meters in two town lots. The selectmen voted unanimously...
Boston Biker , Jun. 29, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  Tonight from 5pm – 8pm, join MassBike Executive Director Richard Fries for cocktails and conversation to benefit MassBike. Our gracious host, Ames Street Deli in Kendall Square, has whipped up a signature,...
Blue Mass. Group , Jun. 29, 2015 - 1:35 pm
You can pay your workers. Stop making excuses. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta A very illuminating article on the one year anniversary of the worker walkout that saved a landmark local company and thousands of well...
Blue Mass. Group , Jun. 29, 2015 - 11:41 am
And don’t miss the weatherperson profiled by Professor Oliver in his review below, along with his adroit reference to Boston (Go Bruins!). Onion: Jeb Bush Surprised How Easily Stance On Confederate Flag Set Him Apart...
YourArlington.com , Jun. 29, 2015 - 8:14 am
Berdiev Foreword Reviews (Clarion) has announced winners of its INDIFAB Book of the Year Award, and The Little Silver Book – Interviewing won the bronze in career category. The book is written by Arlington...
Media Nation , Jun. 29, 2015 - 7:37 am
See this follow-up post. The venerable Berkshire Eagle of Pittsfield, founded in the 1890s and winner of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, recently published a racist column by a “conservative activist...
YourArlington.com , Jun. 29, 2015 - 7:04 am
What should your kids read this summer? The Globe has published some suggestions, and among the choosers is Pam Watts-Flavin, of the Robbins Library. And, why not? The town had the first children's library in the...
Blue Mass. Group , Jun. 28, 2015 - 7:09 am
Today is the big unveiling of the 2.0 version of Boston 2024's plan. Watch this space... - promoted by david “what we know today is that Walsh has been far more invested in the city’s stretch for the Games...
YourArlington.com , Jun. 28, 2015 - 6:59 am
Arlington High and Arlington Catholic girls' hockey players have teamed up this summer to take to the ice this summer for the Metro team for the Bay State Games. The four-day tournament at the Foxboro Sports Center in...
YourArlington.com , Jun. 28, 2015 - 1:00 am
UPDATED, June 28: Chairful Where You Sit, a temporary art installation and fund-raiser, in its fourth year for Arlington Public Art, is coming up Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 12, at Whittemore...
Boston blog news , Jun. 27, 2015 - 9:43 pm
For more than a decade, Mike Ball has chronicled the fight for same-sex marriage on his Marry in Massachusetts blog. He wrote his last post today: Yesterday's SCOTUS decision pronouncing marriage equality as the...
Blue Mass. Group , Jun. 26, 2015 - 6:59 pm
Leading the way. - promoted by david That is the title of our official state song and I would submit good advice for all Americans this week.  Despite being a political scapegoat for everything the Right, including a...
Picture Boston , Jun. 26, 2015 - 4:05 pm
A racoon in Winthrop, and a family of skunks in Boston Tweet This Post
Sustainability , Jun. 26, 2015 - 12:16 pm
One of the arguments the soldiers of Big Soda — and sometimes, their well-meaning compatriots — have used against taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages is that they won’t change consumer behavior. And, of course, they’ve been...
YourArlington.com , Jun. 26, 2015 - 8:03 am
Accord following decade-old suit settlement underlies change; D'Agostino comments UPDATED, June 26: A veteran employee of the Arlington public schools, in an administrative role for nine years following the settlement of a...
Media Nation , Jun. 25, 2015 - 9:00 am
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev It’s impossible to live in the Boston area and not have an opinion about Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s apology, which he delivered in federal court Wednesday as he was formally...
Blue Mass. Group , Jun. 25, 2015 - 8:51 am
There will be a test on this post tomorrow. - promoted by Bob_Neer I want to share testimony that I gave during the Joint Committee on Education’s June 11th hearing regarding standardized tests. While I think we should...
Blue Mass. Group , Jun. 25, 2015 - 7:23 am
A continuing discussion. Be sure to have a look at the comments. - promoted by Bob_Neer Tuesday, the United Independent Party announced that it has officially partnered with Yes On 1, the organization that led the anti-...
Blue Mass. Group , Jun. 24, 2015 - 2:39 pm
I think not lowering the income tax to five percent, and not implementing the clean elections referendum are both examples of breaking faith with the electorate. - promoted by Bob_Neer The Justices of the Supreme...
Blue Mass. Group , Jun. 23, 2015 - 10:25 pm
Good news! - promoted by david Exciting news. Massachusetts residents can now register to vote online or on paper. This is an important step in increasing access to Democracy. Use this online system to: - apply to...
Boston Biker , Jun. 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm
Last October I built myself a rather fetching bicycle trailer.  This summer I used that bad boy to move every single thing I owned from one part of Somerville down the street about a mile to another part of Somerville.  And...
Boston Biker , Jun. 23, 2015 - 6:18 pm
Saw this little gem on the way home, I was lucky biker 267!  They had just gotten done filling in the dirt, so that is 267 bikers since around 4pm or so (it was about 5:20pm when I took this).  Not bad!   From the...
Media Nation , Jun. 23, 2015 - 9:28 am
During the past two months I’ve had the privilege of teaching our Journalism Ethics and Issues class at Northeastern, in which I’ve had the opportunity to discuss the news and related issues with 10 bright,...
Blue Mass. Group , Jun. 23, 2015 - 5:35 am
The radical contemporary analysis that grants a largely unrestricted private right of gun ownership is just a Supreme Court appointment or two from being abolished. We should follow Australia's lead. - promoted by...
Clueless in Boston , Jun. 23, 2015 - 3:00 am
On the street between the fountains of the Christian Science Center and the Prudential Center. Food trucks like these can be found all over the city, which is a good thing for tourists who don't want to spend too much time...
Blue Mass. Group , Jun. 22, 2015 - 8:59 am
BMG endorsed Maura Healey for Attorney General. Go Maura! Of course, another place we need action is gun safety legislation: no gun for Mr. Roof, no mass murder, in all probability. - promoted by Bob_Neer Last night, I...
Media Nation , Jun. 21, 2015 - 1:25 pm
Via the Newseum.