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  • Prosecutor: Baby Bella 'screamed to be let out' in life of torment

    09/21/2015 10:13:29 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 36 replies
    The drug-addled mother of Bella Bond watched her boyfriend swath the tot's lifeless body in a garbage bag and stuff her in their refrigerator before the Dorchester couple went on a days-long heroin binge, a prosecutor said today. "She was a demon and this was her time to die," Michael P. McCarthy, 35, and a fanatic of the occult, told Rachelle D. Bond, 40, one terrible day in May as he stood over Bella in the 2 1/2-year-old child's bedroom, according to assistant Suffolk District Attorney David Deakin. McCarthy, his long blond hair spilling over his shoulders, was held without...
  • The tragic life of 'Baby Doe' Bella Bond laid bare: Conceived in a tent at Occupy Boston ..

    09/19/2015 1:41:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Complete Headline: The tragic life of 'Baby Doe' Bella Bond laid bare: Conceived in a tent at Occupy Boston, kept secret from her addict mom's family and 'punched until she died by a step-dad convinced she was possessed' Bella Bond was punched in the stomach by her mother's boyfriend until she died, her mother has told investigators, claiming the man thought the two-year-old was 'possessed by demons'. Rachelle Bond, 40, of the Boston neighborhood Mattapan made the allegations against 35-year-old Michael McCarthy as she spoke to investigators about the murder case involving her daughter who became known as 'Baby Doe'...
  • Occupy plans reunion

    09/24/2012 8:39:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 24, 2012 | Christine McConville
    Occupy Boston is planning to pitch tents downtown again, reoccupying Dewey Square on “S30” — Occupy code for the one-year anniversary of their Sept. 30, 2011, beginnings. “We’ve got our tents in a secret storage space,” said Bil Lewis, a Cambridge computer scientist who has stayed active with a small group of Occupy die-hards. “All of our logistics stuff in somewhere else, and we’re prepared to take it out and get settled.”
  • Occupy May 1st- A Day Without the 99%

    04/30/2012 6:41:24 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 18 replies
    Worldwide, May 1st is traditionally a workers day – a day of labor solidarity and a public holiday. It’s a day to celebrate and march in support of immigrant rights, worker rights, and human rights. In protest against the corruption of the worldwide marketplace, which has led to illegal foreclosures, mass unemployment, low wages, high taxes and a penalization of all those who do not own the ‘99%’ of the world’s resources, and in solidarity with the immigrant movements of Massachusetts and the world, Occupy Boston is calling for a general strike on May Day. On May 1st, Occupy Boston...
  • Occupy Boston drops suit against city

    12/21/2011 6:45:23 PM PST · by matt04 · 3 replies
    Residents of the Occupy Boston encampment have dropped a lawsuit against the city of Boston, saying slow-moving litigation wasn't the best way to meet their goals. The residents of the tent city at Dewey Square lived in the public park for 10 weeks in a protest against what they said was the disproportionate political and economic power given to an elite few. Earlier this month, Occupy Boston sued the city to stop it from dismantling the camp. But a judge ruled Dec. 7 they didn't have a constitutional right to live there, and Mayor Thomas Menino removed them a few...
  • Wonder why Occupy lugs have no jobs? (w/ mug shots)

    12/13/2011 1:40:42 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/13/11 | Howie Carr
    A mug shot is worth a thousand words. And these BPD mug shots from Occupy Boston tell us quite a story, namely, how greasy and dirty you’ll look if you stop bathing for weeks at a time. Until they were run out of Dewey Square, the howling-at-the-moon hippies were protesting the fact that they can’t find jobs. And it is true that the vast majority of those lugged early Saturday morning are unemployed. Imagine that — how could a potential employer not be bowled over by, say, Jonathan Landry Kenyon, age 19, a drifter from Freedom, Pa. Look at that...
  • Howie Carr thread week of Dec. 11, 2011

    12/11/2011 2:27:44 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/11/11 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column, "Hasta la Vista, Freeloaders!" "Good riddance. Better late than never. How could we miss them when they wouldn’t go away? I’d have preferred a final Armaggedon-like confrontation featuring a 21st century reincarnation of the Tactical Patrol Force swinging billy clubs and letting loose the German shepherds on the filthy, drug-addled, obscenity-spewing trust-funders...."
  • Caption this Occupy Boston protester being removed by police

    12/10/2011 4:15:02 PM PST · by matt1234 · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10 December 2011 | Essdras M Suarez
    Police remove an Occupy Boston protester from Dewey Square.
  • $1 million OT tab needed to quash Occupy Boston

    12/10/2011 9:25:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 10, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino hailed police for their "professionalism" in peacefully breaking up the Occupy Boston encampment in Dewey Square after 70 days, and also thanked protesters for showing "restraint."
  • Occupy Boston Protesters Get Evicted, 46 Arrested

    12/10/2011 8:01:27 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | Dec. 10, 2011 | KATTI GRAY
    <p>After 10 weeks of camping out at Boston's Dewey Square, up to 150 Occupy Wall Street protesters were evicted this morning when police officers tore down tents and arrested 46, the Associated Press reported.</p> <p>Though some campers heeded the midnight Thursday deadline that Mayor Thomas Menino set for them to disperse, between 100 and 150 were still in the park at 5 a.m. today when Boston Police Department officers arrived to "ensure compliance with the trespassing law," Elaine Driscoll, a department spokeswoman, told AP.</p>
  • 46 arrested as Occupy Boston camp closed

    12/10/2011 7:42:21 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/9/11 | Joe Dwinell
    OVERSTAYED YOUR WELCOME: As BPD Superintendent William Evans put it, the occupiers “overstayed their welcome.” Here is Herald chief videographer Robert Greim’s report on the raid on Dewey Square (see video at link) THIS IS THE END: Most occupiers said police handled the situation well, but Katrina, who wouldn’t give her last name, expressed outrage that police came in “at 5 a.m., when most people were asleep,” she told the Herald’s Christine McConville.By 8 a.m, the tents and signs were gone, and a graffiti-busting crews were hosing down a sign-filled wall near where the group had held its general assemblies.It...
  • Occupy Boston protesters get visit from Police Commissioner Edward Davis

    12/09/2011 10:52:01 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Under the watchful eye of city police officers, about 40 Occupy Boston protesters remained in Dewey Square this morning -- with some promising to stay in the encampment ... “There hasn’t been victory yet,” said 21-year-old Devon Pendelton. “We have a lot more to do.” He said he had made space for more protesters and a busful were en route. Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis visited the scene at 8 a.m. Some of the protesters applauded the muted police response to the encampment during the past 24 hours. In contrast to other cities where police forcibly ended encampments, Boston...
  • Chanting crowd masses as some occupiers decamp, others vow to stay

    12/09/2011 12:14:32 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/9/11 | Christine McConville And O’ryan Johnson
    A crowd of as many as 1,000 people gathered at Occupy Boston in Dewey Square last night, some chanting defiantly, blocking the street and erecting a barricade around part of the tent city, while others sang and danced to a brass band, as authorities delayed their promised eviction of the two-month-old encampment. Some capitulating members of Occupy Boston meekly folded their tents earlier in the evening, declaring their occupation of Dewey Square a success in the wake, while more defiant protesters remain encamped, building a barricade and braced for a standoff with police. “The majority of the tents are coming...
  • Menino to Protestors - Get Out!

    12/08/2011 8:43:41 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Talk 1200 Boston ^ | 12/8/11 | Talk 1200 Boston
    Mayor Thomas Menino has told Occupy Boston protesters they must leave their encampment in the city's financial district by midnight or face eviction. The mayor said Thursday he'll be encouraging the protesters to leave voluntarily. Dot Joyce, a spokeswoman for Menino, said if they refuse to leave police would take ``necessary and appropriate'' action to remove the encampment. The move comes a day after Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre rejected the protesters' request to ban the city from removing them.The judge said in Wednesday's decision that the occupation of state land can be viewed as a ``hostile act'' not...
  • Police Stop ‘Occupy Boston’ From Moving In Winterized Tent

    12/05/2011 11:53:47 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | 12/5/11 | WBZ-TV Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) – Occupy Boston protesters brought a huge winterized tent to the edge of Dewey Square early Monday afternoon, but were blocked by police. Occupiers were left standing outside their camp with the military-style, 500-pound tent, which was tightly wrapped up in plastic and wheeled in on a cart. The peaceful standoff began at noon as expected. City officials handed out fliers to the occupiers saying the tents violate fire safety and building codes. New building materials are prohibited and the protesters would need to apply for a permit. The standoff ended about a half-hour later as the protesters...
  • Hard Times at Occupy Boston

    12/04/2011 7:27:47 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 2, 2011 | Sam Graham-Felsen
    <p>John Ford signed up for a revolution, but he’s running a clinic.</p> <p>In the early days of Occupy Boston, Ford, a 30-year-old bookstore owner from the white, blue-collar town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Alex Ingram, a 22-year-old African-American from Georgia who served in the Air Force as a linguist, would stay up late into the night in Occupy Boston’s library. Enveloped by Rousseau and Chomsky, they’d ponder big ideas about how to change the system. But tonight they’re grappling with a different set of issues: How do we deal with Henry, who’s drunk and pissed off again and recently threatened another Occupier with a hammer? What do we say to the furious young woman who’s on a manhunt for the guy who promised her forty bucks for sex and then ran off? And what the hell are we going to do about Phil?</p>
  • Cops beef up Occupy numbers

    12/03/2011 10:16:27 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/3/11 | O'Ryan Johnson
    Extra cops surrounded Occupy Boston yesterday amid growing frustration with the group by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the day after protesters attempted to smuggle an industrial sink into the encampment and were blocked by police. Menino’s spokeswoman Dot Joyce said the mayor must protect the interest of all the city’s residents, not just the 200 or so protesters. “The city is very concerned about the health and well-being of those in Dewey Square, however we will not allow them to build a neighborhood on that parcel of land,” she said. “We have been very generous, but we will continue to...
  • Menino: ‘Occupy Boston’ Can’t Keep ‘Rubbing It In Our Faces’

    12/02/2011 10:17:58 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 27 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 12/2/11 | CBS Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) – Mayor Tom Menino’s patience with Occupy Boston is starting to run thin. Menino said the city has been very patient with the protestors and he says he agrees with them on many issues. But, he is furious that some Occupy members tried to bring an industrial-sized kitchen sink into the Dewey Square site Thursday night. Protesters then allegedly tried to prevent police from removing it. One person, 26-year-old Gary Williams of Quincy, was arrested on charges of assault and battery on a public employee. Police say he ripped a police radio from an officer’s belt and was...
  • Tensions high at Occupy site after police take sink

    12/02/2011 12:20:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies · 1+ views
    WHDH-TV ^ | 12/1/11 | WHDH-TV
    BOSTON -- Tensions were high at Dewey Square Thursday night when police took Occupy Boston protesters into custody. The confrontation started when a protester allegedly brought a sink into the Occupy Boston encampment. According to protesters at the scene, they demanded to know from police why they were blocking the sink from entering the site. 7News was told police took possession of the sink. People then formed a barricade around a police vehicle. A protester told 7News one person was injured, and police confirmed that three people were taken into custody for disorderly conduct. Earlier on Thursday, a judge upheld...
  • Judge gives Occupy more time

    12/01/2011 12:15:39 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/1/11 | Richard Weir
    A judge today granted Occupy Boston at least two more weeks to camp out in Dewey Square, despite testimony from a fire marshal that the conditions at the tent city were so perilous that they “made the hair on my neck stand up.” After a four-hearing during which city lawyers battled the protestors’ legal team over public safety concerns versus free speech rights, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntrye opted to take the thorny case under advisement, holding off ruling until no later than Dec. 15. McIntyre left her temporary retraining order in place, barring the city from removing the...
  • Protesters heading home for holiday

    11/23/2011 12:38:00 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/23/11 | Holly Robichaud
    Occupy Thanksgiving Table Occupy Boston’s tent city is no settlement of hardy New England Pilgrims. Many of the unwashed and infamous Dewey Square squatters apparently will be heading home, as Occupy takes a holiday for Thanksgiving. A random sampling yesterday found few committed to sticking around for turkey in the cold. Lori Owens, 40, of Rochester, N.H., said she’s northbound to spend the holiday with her husband and two teenage children, who she admits think her current preOccupation is a little crazy. “I’m going to fix Thanksgiving dinner and hang out with my family, and then on Saturday I’m coming...
  • Nonprofit wants removal of Occupy Boston camp

    11/18/2011 8:54:13 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/18/11 | Boston Herald
    BOSTON -- The nonprofit organization that oversees the site of the Occupy Boston encampment wants the protesters out. The chairwoman of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy’s board says in a Tuesday letter to Mayor Thomas Menino that demonstrators have prevented the general public from enjoying Dewey Square Park and forced the cancellation of other events scheduled for the site, including an Oct. 15 food festival. The Boston Globe reports that Chairwoman Georgia Murray also wrote that sanitary conditions have worsened, farmers selling food in the area have seen sales decline because of "noise, odors, and interference" from demonstrators, and the...
  • [Romney appointed] Boston judge temporarily blocks Occupy removal

    11/16/2011 1:36:13 PM PST · by krysztof68 · 18 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 16 November 2011 | John Zaremba
    <p>A judge handed Occupy Boston a major win today, granting a court order that forbids police to carry out a New York-style clearing of the Dewey Square encampment except in cases that pose a major threat to public safety. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre issued a temporary restraining order this afternoon, saying Occupiers will allowed to stay camped peacefully opposite South Station until a court hearing for a preliminary injunction Dec. 1. Police are still allowed to clear the park if there is an “outbreak of violence” or a catastrophe such as a fire, she said. “It’s a big victory,” said Occupy Boston member Kristopher Eric Martin. “Not only in Boston, across the country, this is a big victory in the sense our First Amendment rights are going to be heard.” The order does not, however, prevent police from making arrests on the property, part of the state-owned and privately managed Rose Kennedy Greenway. Lawyers for the Occupy Boston requested the restraining order as a pre-emptive move, after police in New York removed protesters and seized tents from Zuccotti Park, the site of the original and figurehead Occupy Wall Street demonstration. Attorneys for the city argued that Occupy Boston’s lawyers jumped the gun; there has been no wholesale clearing of demonstrators to date, and they say the city has no plans to carry out such an operation. “This is a simple matter,” attorney Raquel Webster argued on the city’s behalf. “We should not be here today. It’s premature.”</p>
  • Occupiers poach homeless services

    Occupy Boston has been encouraging protesters to take showers, hot meals and shelter meant for the homeless, prompting a St. Francis House manager to ask the downtown campers to remove directions from their Internet newspaper. The online publication that calls itself “Occupy Boston Globe” posts meal times and shower hours at St. Francis House on Boylston Street, which runs on private donations and state and federal funding.
  • Occupy Boston arrests continue to mount

    11/08/2011 5:20:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 8, 2011 | Marie Szaniszlo and Ramin Edmond
    Four Occupy Boston demonstrators were arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today following their arrests Saturday on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to stealing a police bicycle. Langston Peace, 29, of Boston was arrested about 1:30 p.m. Saturday when he allegedly walked off with an officer’s bike during a march in Downtown Crossing. Peace was charged with larceny over $250 and is due back in court on Dec. 14.
  • Socialist and revolutionary speakers, from Occupy Boston's website [VANITY]

    11/06/2011 7:34:48 AM PST · by rightcoast · 3 replies
    Occupy Boston website ^ | Sunday, November 6, 2011 | rightcoast
    Some "fun" highlights from Occupy Boston's website. Certainly an unorganized expression of free speech, any effort to paint the Occupy protests as tightly associated with, and in fact wholly comprised by socialist revolutionary agitators, would surely be a gross exaggeration on my part. End sarcasm, begin reality... This is all from the Occupy Boston website: Upcoming lectures in the Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series at Occupy Boston: World-famous radical feminist Roxanne Dunbar-OrtizMoney quote from her website is from her paper, "Hating the Rich" (2007): "In all the arguments about the crimes of the Judeo-Christian-Muslim religions, rarely is their greatest crime...
  • Anti-Israel Group 'Invades' Boston Israel Consulate

    11/05/2011 1:52:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/11/11 | David Lev
    Dozens of anti-Israel activists attempted to barge into the Israeli consulate in Boston over the weekend in protest over Israel's seizure of the Canadian-Irish flotilla ships that attempted to sail to Gaza. Bearing PA flags, the activists attempted to storm the building but were turned back. They swore to return, shouting slogans about how the “apartheid regime in Israel must fall.” The activists were “spillovers” from the Occupy Boston protests, one of many being held in the U.S. demanding social justice. At least three people have been arrested on drug charges in the protests over the past several days, and...
  • Occupy Boston protester charged with selling Xanax to undercover police officers

    11/02/2011 11:33:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 2, 2011 | Jaime Lutz
    In a move that infuriated some Occupy Boston protesters, Boston police on Tuesday arrested an Occupy Boston protester after she allegedly sold $20 worth of prescription drugs to undercover police. Martina “Mama” Martin was taken into custody near the tent that supplies clothes to the protesters, who have been living in a tent city in Dewey Square since last month. In a report, police said they had seen an increase in illegal drug activity in the downtown area, which they attributed to the arrival of the Occupy Boston encampment. Acting on a tip that a man and woman inside the...
  • Occupy apocalypse!

    11/01/2011 3:48:27 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 1, 2011 | Renee Nadeau Algarin
    An Occupy Boston zombie march shut down streets in downtown Boston yesterday afternoon as the spooky procession invaded Beacon Hill. The Halloween protest of 30 to 40 people began on the Common and went past the homes of Emerson College and Northeastern University’s presidents and U.S. Sen. John Kerry. Police were called to the march at about 12:40 p.m., as the group marched along the sidewalk on Hereford Street, then onto Massachusetts Avenue, officer Eddy Chrispin said. The protest also caused a brief lockdown of the Federal Reserve building on Atlantic Avenue, Fed spokesman Tom Lavelle confirmed. The building locked...
  • South Station’s users rail vs. Occupy

    10/29/2011 10:41:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 29, 2011 | Richard Weir
    Commuters and merchants in South Station say they are fed up with Occupy Boston squatters who are hogging electrical outlets and taking sponge baths in bathroom sinks, turning the bustling terminal into a unsanitary locker room. Transportation officials said they have sealed up some outlets after fearful commuters worried Occupy members powering up electronic gadgets close to ATM machines could see PIN numbers being punched in. Yet, there’s no quick solution to sharing the bathroom. “The bathrooms seem more crowded and grimier,” said Roy Woodton, 36, a banker from Attleboro as he rushed to catch a train yesterday. “They are...
  • Occupy Boston expels 2 finance team members

    10/27/2011 10:27:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 27, 2011 | John Zaremba
    Occupy Boston has booted two members of its finance team after accusations they spent money without permission and tried to set up a fundraiser with the city teacher’s union.The group identified the accused in a blog posting and in an apologetic letter to the teacher’s union. The Herald is withholding their names because they have not been charged. "We strongly recommend against giving them any funds for any reason whatsoever," the group said in a letter to the teacher’s union. "We regret that our first point of contact with you had come with such a negative tone. We cherish your...
  • Pair Living With Occupy Boston Protesters Arrested For Selling Heroin

    10/25/2011 4:03:18 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    cbs boston ^ | 10/24/2011 | staff
    <p>A man and woman were arrested in Dewey Square for allegedly selling heroin to an undercover police officer.</p> <p>Thirty-four-year-old Isaac Bell and 31-year-old Charlene Dumont both face drug charges. The two were living in a tent with Occupy Boston protesters on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.</p>
  • Occupy Boston Gets Mocked in a Merciless, Humorous Fashion

    10/21/2011 9:53:43 AM PDT · by Hemingway's Ghost · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Barstool Sports/YouTube ^ | 10/21/2011 | Dave Portnoy
    Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports, a popular, whimsical, sports-based media brand here in Boston (and NYC, and Phila), recently visited Occupy Boston and mocked the living hell out of them. Watch
  • Crime Surging at "Occupier" Sites - Scenes From "Lord of the Flies"

    10/20/2011 10:25:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 20, 2011 | JWF
    As the national media continues to promote the idea that these absurd "Occupy" protests demonstrate some groundswell of popular opinion, reports continue to emerge from localized media showing how ugly these encampments are becoming. A report out of Cleveland that  police are investigating a rape claim made by a 19-year-old woman last weekend has received little attention. Do you suppose if a rape claim was made against a tea partier that it would receive more attention?It's gotten so bad in Baltimore that organizers are discouraging alleged victims from going to the police (maybe they should go to Sheriff Biden).Meanwhile,...
  • Check out some of the "Occupy Boston" fashion (vanity)

    10/17/2011 8:38:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 17, 2011
  • Boston police knock down Occupy Boston tent city

    10/11/2011 4:23:28 AM PDT · by AU72 · 52 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | October 11, 2011 | Christine McConville
    Defiant Occupy Boston protesters were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly and being in a public park after hours in a massive, early morning crackdown at the protest group’s second tent city on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. “It’s important that we gain control and make sure the rules are followed, “ said Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, who was on site during the police action. The protesters tents and personal belongings were also tossed into the trash during the sweep that kicked off at about 1:30 a.m. and included about 100 arrests. The arrests and site eradication came after as...
  • Some things never change ("Occupy" hippies spit on servicemember)

    10/14/2011 5:27:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2011 | Rick Moran
    Like showing disrespect and contempt for Americans in uniform. A femal member of the Coast Guard was harrassed and spit upon as she walked by the Occupy Boston demonstration. Fox news ( The Coast Guard in Boston confirmed that a woman in uniform was harassed and spat upon near Occupy Boston protesters. The woman was walking to the train and said protesters spit on her twice, called her foul names and even threw a water bottle at her. Now, the Coast Guard is warning all staff working on Atlantic Avenue to avoid those protesters while in uniform. Devon Pendleton, a...
  • Occupy Boston protesters get Mass. union assist

    10/13/2011 4:22:51 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 13, 2011 | Associated Press
    Labor unions are turning out in force to support the Occupy Boston movement, saying protesters and workers are fighting for the same goals. Unions representing teachers, carpenters, nurses, ironworkers and the building trades were among those who converged on the protester’s encampment in Dewey Square near Boston’s South Station on Thursday.Earlier in the day, newly elected Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steven Tolman toured the encampment to meet with protesters and pledge his support.
  • Food fest called off due to Occupy Boston tent city ($2M police overtime tab?)

    10/12/2011 9:14:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | October 12, 2011 | Joe Dwinell
    (VIDEO AT LINK) The sprawling Occupy Boston encampment in downtown has forced the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy to call off a food fest long planned for this weekend. The “Greenway Mobile Food Fest” set for Saturday has been canceled and won’t be held until the spring, the conservancy announced today. “Saturday’s event was to include 12 mobile food vendors, many of them in large trucks. It was to take place on Dewey Square, the only parcel large enough to accommodate this type of gathering,” the conservancy said today in a release. The Occupy Boston tent city has taken over...
  • Cops closing down and arresting Occupy Boston.

    Live Video: Police Move In On Occupy Boston Protesters
  • Good News: 'Occupy Boston' Holds Rally for Accused Terrorist

    10/10/2011 1:10:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 10, 2011 | Guy Benson
    The 'occupy' mob's organizational incoherence and moral bankruptcy continues apace:   The downtown protest group Occupy Boston threw its proverbial doors open yesterday, and played host to supporters of accused terrorist Terak Mehanna, who are looking to raise awareness of the Sudbury man’s upcoming trial.  The Tarek Mehanna Support Committee came to Occupy Boston’s ever-evolving tent city on the Rose Kennedy Greenway to say Mehanna, a Muslim American pharmacist, is a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment.  Occupy Boston hosted the pro-Mehanna rally, but, officially, the leaderless group doesn’t have a position on the case. Say, who is this innocent "victim of...
  • ‘Occupy’ protesters branch out

    10/10/2011 11:46:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 3 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/10/11 | Christine McConville
    The downtown protest group Occupy Boston threw its proverbial doors open yesterday, and played host to supporters of accused terrorist Terak Mehanna, who are looking to raise awareness of the Sudbury man’s upcoming trial. The Tarek Mehanna Support Committee came to Occupy Boston’s ever-evolving tent city on the Rose Kennedy Greenway to say Mehanna, a Muslim American pharmacist, is a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment. The U.S. government says Mehanna, 28, provided “material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization,” and acted as a “media wing” for al-Qaeda. Occupy Boston hosted the pro-Mehanna rally, but, officially, the leaderless group doesn’t have...
  • Name-calling righty pundits are jealous

    10/08/2011 10:27:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 9, 2011 | Margery Eagan
    Maybe you, too, have wondered why our middle-aged, right-wing pundits have worked themselves into a hysterical snit over Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Boston protesters — the ones they call dirty, smelly, hippies, just like gramps did back in ’71. Here’s your answer: because the second wave of hipster protests has finally arrived, and these guys have missed the boat. Again.
  • Unions (listed) endorse, will join Occupy Wall Street protests (walk out and Unison march today)

    10/05/2011 7:47:16 AM PDT · by Beckett08 · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/05/2011
    New York (CNN) -- As the Occupy Wall Street protesters rally for a third week, social media sites such as Twitter seem to be spurring similar protests in other cities. A Twitter account called Occupy Boston mentions a citywide college walkout there Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Nurses Association says hundreds of the city's nurses will rally with the Occupy Boston protesters on Wednesday. The association says the protest will be part of the opening day activities for a national nursing convention in Boston.
  • Tea party: protesters ‘in chaos’

    10/04/2011 6:40:27 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4 Oct 2011 | Christine McConville and Thomas Grillo
    Occupy Boston — the latest fist-shaking, sick-of-politics-as-usual movement — has a lot to learn, the founder of the Greater Boston Tea Party said about the new protest group that has been camped out downtown since Friday. “I feel bad for them,” Tea Party boss Christen Varley said. “They have no charter, no mission statement. They are talking about anarchy, but they are in chaos.” .... As of yesterday, the loosely organized group calling itself Occupy Boston — inspired like others nationwide by the anti-corporate Occupy Wall Street — had failed to develop a mission statement or goals. The group calls...