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Filed Under:United States / Boston
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Archived Since:April 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Cannoli-Eating, Patois-Speaking, North End Good and Evil

Sunday was sunny, so I went for a walk around the adjacent neighborhood–the North End. I was on a pilgrimage ( of sorts) to the Church of Saint Leonard of Port Maurice, which incidentally, I had visited before, but had not gone into for reasons that I don’t recall. Anyway, there I was, standing off [...]

When it’s done right

When it’s done right, the musicians at the T-stations add a layer of drama and intrigue to a 5 minute wait. This guy does it right.

Twitter Roundup

Well, I’m finally getting settled in here, and hope to begin posting some more. One of the first things I did on moving into town was to look for some good Twitter people to follow. Its an easy way for me to see whats going on around town. Here are a few of the Boston-related Twitter accounts [...]

Middle East Rocks, but you knew that already

I am embarrassed to admit it, folks, but as a music and art afficionado, it was my first time at the Middle East Downstairs in Central Square this past Saturday, for an excellent and eclectic show from Mean Creek, Drug Rug, and others.  As my friend put it,” What a great city we live in! We [...]

Boston joins Google Transit…just in time!

I saw this on today, and was more than a little excited. A month ago when we started the process of moving to Boston I noticed that MBTA was absent from the list of systems that Google Transit offered. As a newcomer to the area on my way to a job interview I used [...]

On My Way

Hi! My name is Lukas, and I’m moving to the Boston area with my family in about 3 weeks. I’m excited to be a part of Metblogs, as a way to discuss our experiences and hear from others who live in this great city. Here’s what I think you can expect from me: 1. Wonderment. [...]

Being Green means being Catty…Meow!!!

  I was partaking in my favorite procrastination pasttime…surfing the web…when I came across this post in a blog sponsored by Boston Globe. The hilarious thing about this article is not the content, but the comments that follow it.  This is one of my favorites: Well, Flynne, not everybody who reads the reporting in the Globe lives [...]

Tara Donovan at the ICA

I’m a bit embarassed to say I made my first trip to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston last weekend.  The excursion took much longer than it should have, especially since Thursday nights offer free admission; however, I’ll be making my second trip today. Tara Donovan’s breathtaking work is on display. I can’t say enough about how [...]

Hi Neighbor!

Hi all metblog readers. I am hollygolightly and I’ll be posting on metblogs Boston now and again!  I have been living in the Boston area since 2004–First in Cambridge’s Central Square and Inman Square and now in the Beacon Hill area. I am a grad student in Fine Art, so I have a good sense [...]

Harvard Square on this night…

  …was controlled pandemonium. I know, contradiction in terms, but there is no other way to describe it. There was singing, screaming, crying, dancing, leaping in the streets, but not one window was broken, no one was beaten. I barely saw any cops. I hope you’re not surprised to hear that Cambridge is a Democratic stronghold, [...]

Statewide Ballot Question 1: State Personal Income Tax

The proposed law would eliminate the state income tax by January 2010. Summary This proposed law would reduce the state personal income tax rate to 2.65% for all categories of taxable income for the tax year beginning on or after January 1, 2009, and would eliminate the tax for all tax years beginning on or after January [...]

Statewide Ballot Question 2: Possession of Marijuana

The proposed law would downgrade the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana to a civil, rather than criminal, penalty.  Those 18 years or older will be subject to a $100 fine (and forfeiture of marijuana); those under 18 will be have their parents notified, etc. Summary This proposed law would replace the criminal penalties for [...]

Statewide Ballot Question 3: Dog Racing

As I mentioned in a previous post, in these weeks leading up to the election, I’ll be covering what will arguably be the most important (if not the most tangible) questions before Massachusetts residents on November 4th: the three statewide ballot questions. Statewide Ballot Question 3: Dog Racing The proposed law would prohibit dog racing in Massachusetts [...]

The Tragedy of Tim Wakefield

Five years ago, on October 17, 2003, Tim Wakefield gave up an 11th-inning home run to Aaron Boone, a career.264 hitter best known for being someone’s brother. If there is one memorable moment, one play that Boston fans most associate with Tim Wakefield, that is it.  And I don’t think there are any hard feelings [...]


This weekend in Davis Square…I know, I’m biased…was the 3rd Annual Honk! Festival. Basically a ton of bands from all over the country turned the Square into a horn and percussion music festival. They are protest, grassroots, political bands who make people shake and stomp and clap as a form of protest, thus hopefully serving [...]

Yeah, what he said.

I would like to second Michael’s post about making sure you are registered to vote. All your passion, support, and time spent following the candidates and their positions will be for naught if you can’t even cast your ballot. This is even more pressing because I just read on the website of another city’s newspaper [...]

Beware the Ides of October: Registering to Vote in Massachusetts

In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be writing a bit about the November 4th election as it relates to Bostonians.  I’ll cover a new ballot question each week and provide some mind-numbing state resources.  If you open your textbook, we’ll begin on page 292 with Massachusetts voter registration. Those of you who will be 18 or older [...]

Hello, Boston.

Technically, I joined the Metblogs team twenty-five days ago. For the last twenty-five days, I’ve not slept a wink. Instead, anxiously sweating my nights away, draft after draft of “Boston Metblogs First Post” littering my floor, I’ve fallen prey to one of the most crippling bouts of writer’s block in my life. And I’ve tried everything. I [...]

What’s up with all the Boston sports injuries?

Is it the weather? Are the athletes changing their diets? Their rituals? First Tom Brady is out for the season, now Josh Beckett has been moved from starting the playoff series against the Angels to starting Game 3. Some of our star players are dropping like flies at very pivotal times. We cannot take victory [...]

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