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Boston Biker , Aug. 27, 2014 - 6:40 pm
From MassBike:   ———– MassDOT Funds Complete Streets Certification Program Photo courtesy of Mass in Motion Big news this week when the Healthy Transportation Compact...
Boston Biker , Aug. 27, 2014 - 6:37 pm
From Boston Bikes: ————- Last Bike Friday of the Year! Kick off your Labor Day weekend this Friday morning by riding to City Hall Plaza and enjoying breakfast with us! Bike in on your own or join a...
Sustainability , Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:15 pm
All in all, a very good effort on food addiction from the Institute on the Psychology of Eating, presented by its COO, Emily Rosen. Blog categories: FoodAddictionprocessed foodrefined sugarInstitute for the Psychology...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:33 am
A Providence man has been charged in the alleged kidnapping of a 17-year-old Arlington girl for the purpose of prostitution, The Boston Globe reported on Wednesday, Aug. 27. A statement from Peter F. Neronha, U.S. attorney...
Sustainability , Aug. 26, 2014 - 2:14 pm
Jim Hartzfeld, a key figure in the rise of Interface, the Ray Anderson-founded carpet company and sustainability engine, offers these "leading indicators of accelerating progress" (closely paraphrased): It's as much about...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 22, 2014 - 6:42 am
Don was a major fixture in Boston's classical music world for many years, and he will be greatly missed. RIP. - promoted by david Updated with memorial service information From the rector of All Saint’s,...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:10 am
You might have seen Charlie Baker’s latest web spot on this very page – I did, on the Google ad that appears below the first front-page post.  It sets forth Charlie Baker’s three big ideas to make...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:00 am
You own a business, and you like Arlington's advantages, where might you hang your shingle? Here are some locations based on a 2 1/2-hour trip from one end of town to the other. This is not a definitive list of available...
YourArlington.com , Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:00 am
Increasingly, work is not a place to which to commute from home; in fact, you may work at home, or at least nearby. Amid this changing landscape, work is not a product you make, though it can be, but an idea you try to...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 21, 2014 - 6:40 pm
We should definitely abolish the Governor's Council. - promoted by Bob_Neer There have been discussions here on BMG on whether we should abolish the Governor’s Council. Like it or not, ignoring this important...
Boston Biker , Aug. 21, 2014 - 3:17 pm
two cool jobs from Boston bikes. ————-   Boston Bikes employs a small team of part-time, somewhat seasonal employees, primarily for Community Cycling Programs. Once you’re a part of our team,...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:34 am
Governor Patrick's former Secretary of A&F weighs in. - promoted by david I am supporting Representative Tom Conroy for State Treasurer. The office and duties of State Treasurer matter, and Tom is the most qualified...
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 21, 2014 - 6:05 am
For the nominee of a party that for more than a decade has been running to “respect the will of the voters” by cutting the income tax to 5% (per the 2000 ballot question), this strikes me as a curious strategy....
Blue Mass. Group , Aug. 20, 2014 - 7:49 pm
Senator Jeffords was one of the last of a nearly extinct breed: the principled moderate Republican. RIP. - promoted by david I remember as a 13 year old getting riveted by the political cyclone unleashed by a humble...
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...
Clueless in Boston , Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:00 am
Minister's Island, St. Andrews-by-the-sea, New Brunswick, Canada.
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...
Clueless in Boston , Aug. 19, 2014 - 2:00 am
Minister's Island, St. Andrews-by-the-sea, New Brunswick, Canada.
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...
HubArts.com , Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:48 am
I don't know how many of you know what a big deal the American Repertory Theatre's "Finding Neverland" is. Hollywood mogul harvey Weinstein has been trying to get it to Broadway for years, scrapped an...
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...