noted in the Phoenix and a follow-up blog post two weeks ago,
the Boston City Council appears to be competently prepping for the
arrival of medical marijuana. As the state Department of Public
Health (DPH) irons out innumerable details, councilors here and
elsewhere are primarily tasked with figuring out where dispensaries
latest theater in the war against MBTA fare hikes and service cuts
opened Monday with a bang on every corner of the train map. Occupy
Somerville forces rallied in Davis Square. Their Jamaica Plain and
Dorchester counterparts gathered at Forest Hills and Fields Corner,
respectively, to sound alarms about troubling proposals.
At a general assembly tonight, Occupy Boston is debating what steps to take -- including potentially seeking an injunction against the city -- in response to a letter from the Rose Kennedy Greenway, dated November 8, that explicitly asks the city to have police remove the occupiers from Dewey Square. "After much thought and discussion, we have come to the conclusion that.
This just in: MAYOR TOM MENINO was supposed to help open the Frog Pond to ice skating on Friday. The city has just announced: not gonna happen.
From the press release:
Due to the uncertainty of the weather the Frog Pond announced today that they
are cancelling the Opening Ceremonies with the Mayor and the Skating Spectacular
scheduled for this Friday, November 18th
As #OccupyBoston gets ready for its first post-showdown General Assembly, we're posting links to the best photos we've found from last night. Our photographer DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN was in the thick of it when the Boston Police moved in to clear the Occupants from Camp No. 2 this morning. We've now posted 20 of his photos here
Photo by Molly Geiger
While they're a long way from defeating American
plutocracy, Occupy Boston has accomplished a great deal in its first week. The
grassroots group's downtown presence inspired not just reporters but columnists from the Boston Globe and Boston Herald to get off their ergonomic chairs and
write from the field - a testament to
just how far into the mainstream Occupy has buzzed since activists hit Wall
Street three weeks ago.