Politics

Yalking with Yoon: Boston Bloggers Talk with Sam Yoon

Filed in Featured, Headline, Politics by on September 9, 2009 5 Comments
Yalking with Yoon: Boston Bloggers Talk with Sam Yoon

Yesterday I sat down with Adam Gaffin of Universal Hub, Rick Sawyer and Kerry Skemp of Bostonist, and Mike Ball of Marry in Massachusetts to talk Boston politics with Sam Yoon, a Boston City Councillor and candidate for the Mayor’s Office. The event, touted as Beers with Bloggers, was held at Flash’s Cocktails on Stuart […]

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Schilling Throws a Curve: Former Sox Pitcher Mulls Senate Bid

Filed in Featured, Headline, Politics by on September 6, 2009 1 Comment
Schilling Throws a Curve: Former Sox Pitcher Mulls Senate Bid

Rumors are flying like fastballs now: Curt Schilling may toss his cap into what could be a crowded race for the Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. Almost immediately after the announcement of Kennedy’s death, speculation abounded—the New York Times even ran a front page article alongside Kennedy’s obituary pondering possible contenders. Schilling […]

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Support Your Local Post Office: Defeat by Proper Procedural Protocol

Filed in Politics by on August 29, 2009 0 Comments
Support Your Local Post Office: Defeat by Proper Procedural Protocol

For too long I have let stand, unchallenged and universally accepted, the fallacy that the post office is a miserable, cheerless place where souls are crushed beneath so many tons of bureaucratic largesse and packing supplies. Today, I have decided that I must tell the world of this misconception, and in my noble role of […]

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Not a Typical Day at Work: My Experience at the State House the Day Ted Kennedy Died

Filed in Headline, Local Events, Local News, Politics by on August 26, 2009 1 Comment
Not a Typical Day at Work: My Experience at the State House the Day Ted Kennedy Died

7:40AM – After waking up only a half hour earlier, I received a text message (in true contemporary fashion) reading, “Did you hear about Ted Kennedy?” I promptly turned on the computer and TV in order to find out what happened. Although I knew once I read the message that Ted Kennedy had died, these […]

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Ted Kennedy dies at 77, made Massachusetts ‘larger than it is’

Filed in Local News, Politics by on August 26, 2009 0 Comments
Ted Kennedy dies at 77, made Massachusetts ‘larger than it is’

Long time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy passed away just after midnight last night at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. He died at age 77, after succumbing to a battle with brain cancer. Today constituents from all over Boston are paying respect and homage to the democratic “lion of the senate,” and a series of […]

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Mayoral Mayhem! First debate between candidates

Filed in Local News, Politics by on August 23, 2009 1 Comment
Mayoral Mayhem! First debate between candidates

Boston’s mayoral race is quickly approaching, and the first official exchange between candidates is slated to kick off the campaign season in a televised debate later this Wednesday. Boston currently has four prospective candidates, with incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino seeking to be re-elected to a record fifth term (he was first elected to office back […]

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Beyond the Hooker

Filed in Lifestyle, Local Events, Local News, Politics, Things To Do by on August 11, 2009 0 Comments
Beyond the Hooker

Beneath the gold dome atop Beacon Hill, past and present live together in the same house—the Massachusetts State House. Similar to a museum, it houses famous paintings and sculptures. As the seat of government for the Commonwealth since its construction in 1798, this historic building holds even more significance. Like any other place of government, […]

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Boston Cop Justin Barrett sues commissioner and mayor for suspension

Filed in Local News, Politics by on August 4, 2009 0 Comments
Boston Cop Justin Barrett sues commissioner and mayor for suspension

Last week we reported on a racist email Boston police officer Justin Barrett sent to the Boston Globe, likening Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to a “banana-eating jungle monkey.” The move got Barrett suspended from the force, and the officer is now looking to sue the mayor, the police department, and the police commissioner for […]

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Obama nominates Simmons Alum to Top US Archivist post

Filed in Local News, Politics by on August 2, 2009 0 Comments
Obama nominates Simmons Alum to Top US Archivist post

President Obama has sent the Senate his nomination of Simmons College Alumnus David S. Ferriero to become the next U.S. Archivist of the NARA (National Archives and Records Administration). The NARA is a government agency responsible for maintaining the official documents of various branches of the US government, such as acts of congress and executive […]

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Boston cop Justin Barrett suspended for racist rant against Henry Louis Gates

Filed in Local News, Politics by on July 30, 2009 1 Comment
Boston cop Justin Barrett suspended for racist rant against Henry Louis Gates

Boston police officer Justin Barrett, commenting on the arrest of black  Harvard professor Henry Gates,  has been suspended from the force  for calling Gates a “jungle monkey” in an email written to the Boston Globe. After learning of the racist remarks, Commissioner Edward Davis put Barrett on administrative  leave. Barrett could be fired pending a […]

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