The restraining order protecting Occupy Boston's encampment from eviction has been lifted. For breaking news, folow @bostonphoenix on Twitter. We'll be updating all night at thephoenix.com/occupyboston.
The city of Boston currently has no set plans to evict the camp, but Occupy Boston is urging supporters to convene at Dewey Square tonight in preparation for potential eviction.
With less than three weeks until Christmas (and less
than two until Hanukkah) it's time to get focused and get into the holiday
spirit...whether you're ready or not. Check out all the festively fun shit
around town this week...pub crawls, holiday trivia, gift fairs, theater, and
HOLIDAY PARTY | Eight
Harpoon beers on tap, complimentary appetizers, and live music by Radio Riot, proceeds benefit Toys For Tots |
Friday, December 9 @ 8 pm | $5 or a toy |
Harp, 85 Causeway St,
Boston | 617.
Well, that didn't last long.
All Photos By Aaron Spagnolo . . . More Pics Here
up early last Friday in Chicago, where I was covering that city's
Occupiers and their push to move into a rented space. It was an
exciting week, as the night before there'd been a heated general
assembly, as well as news that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had possibly
cancelled an event because of threats that students affiliated with the movement might protest.
What's with all these Breaking Bad comparisons? As far as we can tell, the
only thing 74-year-old BU prof Irina Kristy has in common with Walter White is
that she's a teacher....whose main extracurricular activity was cooking up meth...
in her home....ohh, ok, there it is. Is
it messed up that when we first read of the charges Kristy is facing in yesterday's Boston Globe report we were sort of.
I don't think it's ever been a big secret that Europe (in
this case, Greece and Germany),
sometimes blows us out of the culinary water. But here's further proof: whole
grains, people, whole grains! Yes, quinoa is trendy (and mostly mispronounced),
but I'm talking about the kind of whole grains that steal meals on their own.
They are capable of subtly elevating a dish to stellar levels, and they have
recently gotten the full star treatment from food-writer-turned-cookbook-author
Maria Speck, in her new Mediterranean-inspired Ancient Grains for Modern Meals.
Don't forget, foam fans: Ferran Àdria's in town for Harvard's Food & Science Public Lecture Series, and
his closing lecture (which is ticketed, mind you) is upon us.
Yesterday was a pretty busy day for #OccupyBoston: arguing the constitutional merits of Dewey Square in state court, getting their sink bogarted by BPD. So we totally understand if you missed that our easter-egg meme from last week's paper -- #OCCUTAN, created by Phoenix design director Kevin Banks -- was declared "winner of the internet" by some dudes on Reddit
While nothing is cheaper than siphoning booze from your parent's stash, there are places around town where you can score some reasonably priced (and some damn cheap) pitchers filled with brew of the beer-pong variety. Plus, most of 'em have cheap eats, too. So, if the bottles you smuggled out of your parentals' liquor cabinets and off to school have long run dry, check out these joints for pitchers of ice cold brew at discount prices.
Think the BPD is sore about the injunction -- extended yesterday by a judge in court yesterday -- that keeps them from mopping up Occupy Boston?
Last night, in a bizarre but also scary show of force, the cops removed an industrial sink from Dewey Square, allegedly roughing up some protesters as they did so.
Occupy Boston went to court today. The case -- Occupy Boston and Others vs. the City of Boston and Others -- ended with Judge Frances McIntyre extending the temporary restraining order currently prohibiting the city from evicting the camp at Dewey Square. McIntyre's decision is currently under advisement until December 15; until then, the restraining order remains in place and in full effect.
This is Bennett.
Bennett is a seventeen-year-old white bro who "thinks he's a Crip" and has trouble spelling. Also, he is hilarious. Inexplicably, Bennett has a really bright, well-spoken (well-texted) cousin who he texts regularly about things like "lasanya" and whether it's cool to bring an Indian girl to Thanksgiving dinner.
Only 25 more shopping days left. . . . so
begins the jolliest (and undeniably the most stressful) time of the year. Especially these
days, with the economy wallowing in the shitter. So what's a cash-poor holiday
shopper to do? Well, we
suggest checking out the many handmade and DIY craft fairs popping up this week (and throughout the rest of the month.
Tas Melas and J.E. Skeets of the Basketball Jones live podcast at Game On on Friday
Beer & Ale Project 3 Year Anniversary Party | With performances by
Viva Viva, No Way Jose, and John Funke. Last chance to get their 1901
KK and 1855 Porter varieties on
tap, at Precinct on Thursday, December 1 @ 8 pm | prettythingsbeertoday.
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
J.J. Foley's Bar
& GrilleMyron Belfast
What do you usually
order here?Well, this is my new choice. "The Champagne of Beers." It used to be Newcastle. And before
that it was .