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Boston Bikers Rejoice: We Don’t Ride in New York!

Filed in Local Events, Local News by on April 30, 2010 0 Comments
Boston Bikers Rejoice: We Don’t Ride in New York!

In all my years of riding bikes, I have never once been body-checked to the ground by a police officer. For this, I am thankful, not only because of the resultant dearth of injuries, but also because it shows a level of respect toward bikers from the Boston police force that, unfortunately, is not true […]

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Boston Goes Dark (Temporarily) For Earth Hour

Filed in Local Events by on March 27, 2010 0 Comments
Boston Goes Dark (Temporarily) For Earth Hour

For one hour tonight, the Boston skyline went dark. The sixty minute blackout was not unintentional, though, but rather part of a worldwide event called Earth Hour in which cities across the globe turned off nonessential lighting to raise awareness about climate change. Approximately 4,000 cities participated in this year’s event, flipping the proverbial switch […]

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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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