Photo by @LizPelly October 5, 2011
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[Oct 11] PHOTOS: Boston Police Arrest Over 100 at #OccupyBoston
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
Lansdowne StreetHeather Martin
So you're an accountant at the House of Blues. What have been your best
and worst experiences here on Lansdowne?
I'll start with worst.
It's no coincidence that two of the biggest and most amplified anti-bank actions on record are taking place today in Boston. Actually it is a bit strange considering that the two demonstrations – Right to the City's massive afternoon march, and Occupy Boston's hardcore evening habitation – share no organizational ties whatsoever.
As chronicled in today's Boston Phoenix, the organizers at MassUniting - along with activists from a number of other groups - have been ramping up their artful and aggressive actions in the lead-up to tomorrow's BIG RALLY (which starts at 2pm at the Boston Common gazebo/bandstand).
What wasn't mentioned in that article, but that went down this morning, are the kickass visuals that local artists have contributed to bring this message to the streets.
HONK! Fest kicks off Saturday at noon in Davis Square
and Corporation Accountability Rally | Rally against foreclosure, eviction, corporate
greed, and more shitty stuff on the Boston Common on Friday, September 30 @ 2 pm | 617.524.3541
HONK! Festival | 6th annual celebration of street music with bands including What Cheer? Brigade, Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, and Afrobrazil The HONK! Parade is Sunday at noon.
For those who lived through both, the takeaway from last night's final scene of the Red Sox collapse was: it was pretty bad, but it was no 1986.
Bullshit, says Nate Silver, the New York Times political stats guru who is warming up for the 2012 elections by crunching some painful baseball numbers.
"It’s hard to describe just how epic the Red Sox’ collapse was —
something on the order of [Bill] Buckner’s play multiplied by itself two or
three times over," he writes in this definitive, stomach-turning analysis of the Sox epic fail
At this early juncture
it's already safe to say that Occupy Wall Street has succeeded. I'm
not being sarcastic. Yesterday I wrote about the media storm that's
showered their protests from early on, and that's rained down even
harder since the New York Police Department began brutalizing
Last night, the four horsepeople of the Boston Globe's impending paywall apocalypse -- publisher CHRIS MEYER, editor MARTY BARON, chief advertising guru LISA DESISTO, and product lead MICHAEL MANNING -- gathered at the Lippman House in Cambridge to explain themselves to the Nieman Journalism Lab's JOSH BENTON and a roomful of hacks including yours truly.
So I found out this
morning on Twitter that there's to be an Occupy Boston powwow modeled
after the Occupy Wall Street actions that have been going so well in
New York. I was surprised not because the spirit spread to Mass, but
because I didn't get a press release. Call me arrogant if you want,
but the fact is that I probably cover more protests than any other
reporter in Boston, and found it to be a bit strange.
The Jazz Urbane play the Berklee Beantown Jazz Fest this weekend
Karl Marlantes |
What It Is Like to Go to War
discussion at Porter Square Books on Friday, September 23 @ 7 pm |
What the Fluff?
Festival | The "tribute to Union Square invention" has Fluff-themed games,
contests, cook-offs, and vendors, as well as live entertainment, and more in
Union Square on Saturday, September 24 @ 3 pm | unionsquaremain.
& Games Mark Nolan
Why are you the mayor
here?Because every Wednesday we play Dungeons & Dragons
Encounters. This season, my character is an eladrin wizard.