Archive for May, 2008

Around the Metblogs

LA: JFK Swims Santa Monica
Vancouver: The Boxer, Modest Mouse, and R.E.M.
San Francisco: Michael Chabon and Matters Literary
New Orleans: Sissy Bounce

Previously: April 4th, March 28th, Nov. 10th (2006)

Photo: Peabody Fire



Previously: Bridge, Mandela Rally, Harvard, Charles, Trinity Church, BPL Courtyard, The Public Garden, Charlie’s Kitchen, The Coolidge, and the Longfellow Bridge.

Who Knew?

The Globe has a Prop 2 1/2 blog.

Prop 2 1/2 News

At least one Beverly school saved:

The Beverly School Committee has approved a last-minute plan by Mayor William Scanlon to keep open one of two elementary schools recommended for closure by School Superintendent James Hayes as a deficit-reduction measure.

Scanlon’s plan, adopted on a 5-2 vote Tuesday, would close the McKeown Elementary School but leave open the Cove Elementary School.

“I’m not happy in any sense here. I really wish I could save both schools, but I can’t do that,” Scanlon said, adding of his plan, “I think it’s a better decision than closing both schools.”

But the district could avoid either school closure if voters approve a proposed $2.5 million override at a June 3 special election.

Ipswich OK’s Override:

Buoyed by a parent-led campaign, the largest voter turnout in eight years Tuesday approved a $1,491,000 Proposition 2 1/2 override for the Ipswich schools’ operating budget.
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“If you’re going to ask for an override, it’s good if there’s a high voter turnout,” said former selectman Jim Engel. “That way, whether it’s positive or negative, it is the community that has spoken, not just a special interest group.”

Previously: Andover, Holbrook/Chelmsford/Harvard/Holland/Sudbury, Canton/Brookline/Newton/Swampscott/Randolph

Kennedy Has A Brain Tumor

More from the Globe.


What wikipedia has to say about gliomas.


Times Profile.


Mass. General Statement


Statements: John Boehner, McCain, Josh Marshall, Obama, Clinton, Bill Richardson, Kerry, and The Hill.


The blogs: Universal Hub, Bostonist, his work on gay rights.

Red Tide

The red tide has hit Massachusetts. What a bummer! It’s basically a kind of algae that makes shellfish poisonous. Clam and mussels are affected, but according to The Globe’s write-up crab, lobster, and shrimp are still safe. They also mention fish, incase you didn’t realize that shellfish means only fish with shells. I hope you did.

Looks like I dodged a bullet – I had clam chowder yesterday.

Travelers: Be Advised

Forecasts call for a Silent Rave.

Four Stories

From here:

Four Stories is a monthly literary series bridging Greater Boston’s nightlife and arts community (and now Osaka’s and Tokyo’s, too!). Each event is held in a club, bar, or lounge, and features appearances from some of the most acclaimed authors in the nation, all reading their work under a unified theme.

Next event is at The Enormous Room, May 19th.

Early Morning Heat

Harvard Square Fire.

(h/t Universal Hub)

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