Thursday, September 13, 2012
Here are five things going on in and around town you need to know about.
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- Nate Homan
Thursday, September 13, 2012
1. Weather: The National Weather Service predicts a warm sunny day with a high of 81 degrees. The evening will be clear and cool off to about 62 degrees. 2. Author Talk with Thomas J. Foley and Moderator Dick Lehr: Thomas J. Foley, author of Most Wanted talks about the capture of James “Whitey” Bulger at the central branch of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight. 3. BPL “Get Carded” Campaign: The Boston Public Library launched a new “Get Carded”campaign, in honor of Library Card Sign-up Month. The campaign encourages current library card holders to share a picture of themselves with their Boston Public Library card or a picture of their Boston Public Library card in action via Twitter or Instagram with the…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
After being hacked last Friday, BPDNews.com came back online at about 2 a.m. this morning.
With rapper KRS-One’s now all-too-familiar “Sound of Da Police” music video intermittently popping up, Boston Police officers satirically discuss the “emotional trauma” they felt after the police department’s website, BPDNews.com, was hacked last Friday, in a light-hearted, video comeback of sorts at the hacking group “Anonymous.” “Normally, I sleep pretty well, but since the site went down, I haven’t slept a wink,” one officer says with a straight face in the YouTube video that was posted on the department’s Facebook page at 11 p.m. Wednesday. Another officer claims to have heard news of the hacking at – where else – Dunkin’ Donuts. A serious-voiced narrator also chimes in: “In the days after the hacking, fans of the page struggled to …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The online group "Anonymous" claimed responsibility for hijacking the site BPDnews.com, which provides information about the police and crimes.
UPDATE: As of 6:00 p.m. Friday, the URL BPDnews.com is routing to the Boston Police Facebook page. ~~~~~ The online protest group "Anonymous" is claiming responsibility for hacking the website of the Boston Police Department. BPDnews.com provides information about the police and news about crimes in Boston neighborhoods. The hackers say in a message on the hacked site "ANONYMOUS HACKS POLICE WEBSITE IN RETALIATION FOR POLICE BRUTALITY AT OWS." The hackers put a video of KRS-One's "Sound of Da Police" on the BPDnews.com homepage. The song compares police officers to plantation overseers during slavery. Here is a link to the Google cache of the site as it looked during the attack. (Hat tip to Universal Hub's Twitter feed for that live link…
Monday, December 12, 2011
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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Group vows to continue on but no specific resolutions are made.
After police evicted the remaining Occupy Boston protesters from Dewey Square early Saturday morning, the group held its nightly general assembly at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common. Although it pledged to continue the movement it started, no votes were taken on a specific action. What do you think Occupy Boston should do next? Take our poll.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Members of Occupy Boston held a general assembly meeting this morning at Copley Square.
Police raided the Occupy Boston camp in Dewey Square, across from South Station, Saturday morning at about 5 a.m., according to Boston.com. Some 46 people were arrested, Boston police said in an email to media groups. Photos on the Boston Herald website showed police walking through the camp of tents with bullhorns with some residents of the camp holding signs declaring their constitutional rights to stay there. The displaced group later held a general assembly at Copley Square in the Back Bay and live streamed it on its website. A notice on the group's website said another general assembly will be held Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Boston Common bandstand. Boston police said 32 males and 14 females were arrested at the camp and that …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Also, no raid on Occupy Boston site —for now. Police tell protesters they have at least another night in Dewey Park, despite violating a trespassing notice issued Thursday.
Thursday night, as members of the Occupy Boston movement braced for a potential confrontation with police in Boston's Dewey Square – a confrontation that didn't occur, it turns out – protesters had an unusual reason to celebrate. Two members of the crowd, Aaron Spagnolo, 33, and Nanore Barsoumian, 28, decided to hold an impromptu vow exchange with one of the chaplains of Occupy Boston. The couple, from Somerville, had been engaged for a year. “You know, we kept taking about it, every time there's a protest or something like this – 'why don't we just get married in the middle of it?'” Spagnolo joked. “...Well, the chaplain is here, and I said, 'what the heck, let's just do it.'” “(We) will never forget,” Spagnolo later tweeted. “I couldn't …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Five profiles and some "old-fashioned" images of the camp on the morning of Dec. 6, 2011.
Some say the Occupy groups are reminiscent of past political movements. These photos were taken with that in mind, using the Hipstamatic app that makes iPhone photos look like old Polaroids from the 60s and 70s. Look through these images and meet a 64-year-old physicist, a UMass Boston student studying gerontology, a 47-year-old EMT, and two young adults who are out of work and out of school.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances A. McIntyre extended the order today preventing the city of Boston from evicting Occupy Boston protesters from their downtown encampment. She said she will make a firm decision on the matter no later than Dec. 15.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
According to WCVB, Mayor Thomas Menino has filed a 200-page complaint arguing the Dewey Square encampment is a health and safety hazard.
In a move expected by the Occupy Boston protesters downtown, the mayor has started court proceedings to evict them. WCVB reports Mayor Thomas Menino has filed a 200-page complaint that argues the encampment at Dewey Square is a health and safety hazard. The city says the protesters have First Amendment rights, but no right to live on public property. "Occupy" protests around the country have been shut down recently by municipal governments. The case is scheduled to go before a judge on Thursday. Occupy Boston and similar protests around the nation decry the growing income inequality of our society and a perception that the system is rigged in favor of those at the very top. Menino's move comes as the Occupy movement seeks to expand outside…