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By adamg - 7/11/19 - 9:07 pm

Sen. Cory Booker plans to hold a press conference in Boston to discuss gun violence "following 17 shootings in five days in Boston that have left local leaders wondering what more can be done," according to a press release today. Booker's not looking for a lot of people to attend, it seems, because the release doesn't say where the thing will be, but does say that reporters can find out by dropping a line to one of his press people, and you know what, if this guy wants to make like it's 1988 and he's George Bush using Boston Harbor as a campaign prop, the UHub Action Mobile News Unit has better things to do.

By adamg - 7/11/19 - 2:57 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a proposal by Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) to start by giving city workers the day off or maybe switching from Columbus Day to Election Day. O'Malley bemoans turnout in municipal elections of just 25%, which could, of course, also be improved by shifting city elections to the same years as state elections, but, of course, that would simply be unpossible.,

By adamg - 7/5/19 - 11:14 am

In case you missed it, the leader of the free world gave a speech yesterday on the occasion of our independence Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/19 - 11:57 am

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports prosecutors this morning dropped trespassing charges against 18 people arrested in a Jewish-led "Never Again" protest at the ICE detention facility at the South Bay jail last evening.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 6:52 pm
Never again, marchers say

Molly Lanza was among the roughly 500 people who marched this afternoon from the Holocaust Memorial to the South Bay jail, where the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department makes money by renting space to ICE for use as a detention facility. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 9:33 am

CommonWealth reports RMV workers ignored thousands of pages of documents pouring in from other states about Mass. residents charged with major motor-vehicle offenses - at least until officials decided to figure out how that guy from West Springfield who killed seven motorcyclists was still driving.

"There are whole rooms at the Quincy headquarters that are full of documents. We were not aware until last week that some of those documents were unprocessed out-of-state notifications," Pollack said.

By adamg - 6/27/19 - 10:15 pm

A federal appeals court today upheld a judge's decision not to force Boston to let a right-wing activist from West Roxbury fly an explicitly Christian flag from one of the three flagpoles outside City Hall while his suit over the issue remains open. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/19 - 9:39 am

WBUR reports a poll of Boston-area T riders finds most don't think much of Charlie Baker's attempts to fix the transit system since the 2015 collapse in the snow.

By adamg - 6/26/19 - 2:18 pm
Wayfair worker holding sign reading Endless Detention is Torture

A couple of hundred workers at Wayfair, the online home-goods concern headquartered at Copley Place, walked over to Copley Square this afternoon to protest the company's contract with a contractor that runs border detention camps. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/19 - 4:19 pm

Workers at Wayfair, the online home-furnishings concern, are organizing a walkout tomorrow afternoon to protest the company's decision to keep selling furniture to a government contractor that runs detention camps along the border. The walkout is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., with organizers hoping to have workers converge on Copley Square to demand the company end the contract and give the profits it's already made on the sales to RAICES, an immigration support group in Texas.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 11:24 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the City Council is withholding action on people nominated by Mayor Walsh for seats on the Zoning Board of Appeal until they answer a question about what they'd do if the mayor's office approves pot shops closer to each other than the half mile allowed by city ordinance - as it did earlier this year in East Boston. Proposed pot shops need zoning-board approval.

By adamg - 6/20/19 - 3:12 pm

Vocal Revolution - Charlie & The MTA

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) is helping organize a two-day protest against MBTA fare increases that will include stationing protesters outside each T stop and on as many trains as they can muster on July 1 - the first day of increased T fares. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 2:21 pm

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone sued Barstool Sports and contributor Kirk Minihane today for an interview about the Barstool/Bruins towel controversy he claims Minihane conducted without his permission - while pretending to be the Globe's Kevin Cullen. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 11:22 am
Sign that says this is our fuckin' city, no pinhead, get well Papi

Phil R. attended the March for Truth at the State House yesterday.

Andrea Doremus Cuetara shows us there was also a vigil for children who have died in border concentration camps: Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 1:33 pm

The State House News Service reports Cape legislators invited reporters to a State House briefing about how to keep Cape tourists from being chomped by sharks this summer, or something to that effect, but then banned the reporters who actually showed up, claiming the room was just too small.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 12:50 pm

Yeah, it's a publicity stunt (and possible list-building exercise) by the Massachusetts Democratic Party, but this petition urging Gov. Baker to actually ride the T is certainly a valid question when the governor is saying the T is moving in the right direction right after the Red Line pretty much stopped moving at all due to that car that derailed and took out key signaling equipment with it (even Mitt Romney took the T once, even if he only rode for one stop and was unable to say how much a ride cost). Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/19 - 9:17 am

The Dorchester Reporter lists the candidates who filed what appears to be enough signatures to get on the ballot in district and at-large races this fall - the city elections department now has to certify all those signatures.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 11:53 am

Hope Central Church on Seaverns Avenue in Jamaica Plain isn't waiting for the current administration to be voted out: The Religion News Service reports the church has gotten an ink stamp of Tubman's profile and is using it on $20 bills:

"I'm taking such pleasure in this. Mr. Trail of Tears, gone!" laughed Ann Potter, who counts offerings for HCC, as she covered the former president’s face on bill after bill.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 9:51 am

An alleged "straight pride" parade through the Back Bay and the South End planned for Aug. 31 made Buzzfeed yesterday, so you know people were talking about it. Read more.

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