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By adamg - 11/5/20 - 6:02 pm
Brookside workers salute Black Lives Matter in Jamaica Plain

PropCazhPM reports that workers at the Brookside Community Health Center's free Covid-19 drive-up/walk-up ended their final day outdoors on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain today by kneeling in support of Black Lives Matter.

By adamg - 10/14/20 - 10:24 am

The Scope talks to Michael Fagone about the little library he's installed on Quinn Way, off Centre Street, near the Y, where you can browse and take books about race and racism. He's building a second one, as well.

By adamg - 10/12/20 - 7:07 pm
Apreala running through Holy Name rotary

Apreala (in blue) coming into Holy Name rotary.

Bena Apreala, who was stopped by three ICE agents on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury last Tuesday, ran up and down West Roxbury Parkway today, accompanied by Black Lives Matter supporters, including two passes around the Holy Name rotary, where they were cheered by participants in the now weekly Monday BLM vigil. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 7:30 pm
Yelling Trump supporter

A group of about 12 Trump supporters, led by a screaming homophobic immigrant hater from Gloucester, spent two hours in the Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury, mostly surrounded by roughly 50 Black Lives Matter supporters. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 6:28 pm
Woman with Love and Justice banner

As they've done every Monday since June 1, West Roxbury and Roslindale residents stood around the Holy Name rotary in West Roxbury with signs to remind rush-hour motorists that Black Lives Matter. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/25/20 - 5:12 pm
Bus bearing police officers in Downtown Crossing

Matthew Wilding watched as a busload of Boston police officers got out on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing this afternoon, in advance of the Breonna Taylor protest.

Kory Gladysz watched a convoy of three buses bearing cops to the Common: Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 10:55 am
New lanterns on the Greenway

Photo via Greenway Conservancy. See it larger.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway has installed a series of lanterns on its Chinatown stretch by artist Yu-Wen Wu that commemorate the history of both Chinatown and Chinese immigration to the US. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/20 - 10:48 am

In an otherwise routine ruling on a zoning dispute between two Gloucester neighbors over a proposed garage replacement, the Massachusetts Appeals Court announced today it will no longer use "grandfathering" or "grandfathered" in its decisions. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 10:21 pm
Black Lives Matter along the Fenway side of the turnpike

Drew shows us the new message the Red Sox put up alongside the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Fenway.

By adamg - 7/20/20 - 11:17 am

Workers at the Whole Foods stores on River Street and Alewife Parkway - including one who says she was fired from the River Street store on Friday - have filed what they hope will be a class-action discrimination suit against the chain over the issue of being sent home if they show up for work with masks reading "Black Lives Matter." Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/20 - 4:50 pm
Suspects

Photo via BPD.

Update: Police say they've identified a suspect, but are not releasing his name.

Boston Police are looking for this guy and his alleged partner in defacement for an attempt to paint over the "Black Lives Matter" installation on Lincoln Street in Allston Thursday night. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/20 - 5:23 pm

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller announced this afternoon that a 55-year-old Needham man was charged with operating to endanger and failure to use care when starting a motor vehicle for an incident on Tuesday in which, after shouting at Black Lives Matter demonstrators at City Hall, he got in his pickup and accelerated away, narrowly missing several of the teens.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 10:33 pm

BIPOC in Newton posted some video snippets from the interaction between teens holding a BLM rally at City Hall and a middle-aged white guy who, after failing to convince the students they were wrong by yelling at them, got into his pickup and sped away, missing some of the students by inches (fourth video at that link). Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 9:01 am

WGBH interviews some of the senior Black Lives Matter protesters standing outside the West Roxbury retirement center yesterday afternoon.

By adamg - 7/5/20 - 5:46 pm
Black Lives Matter mural in Nubian Square

Photo via Black Market Nubian.

Black Market Nubian's Kai Grant reports on the painting of the 500-foot-long mural on Washington Street between Palmer and Eustis streets.

By adamg - 7/1/20 - 11:33 am

Carol Burnett Show parody of "Gone with the Wind". "Went with the Wind".

BU President Robert Brown is starting a committee to look at renaming Rhett the BU Terrier, because his name comes from Rhett Butler in "Gone with the Wind." Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/20 - 9:14 am

Groveland, across the Merrimack from Haverhill, is one of those places you never hear about unless something awful happens there. Welcome to Groveland, where a white vigilante decided to chase after a black woman driving through the town - where she lives. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/20 - 4:30 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 6/29/20

Mayor Walsh today named Karilyn Crockett, currently a lecturer in urban affairs at MIT as the city's first chief of equity and inclusion, whose goal with be to get the city's minority residents a fairer shake at getting ahead. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/20 - 10:47 am
Bicyclists for justice in Grove Hall

Bicyclists in Grove Hall.

Our own Ron Newman was among the participants in yesterday's Ride for Black Lives from White Stadium to Nubian Square.

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