Commentaries Government

Copp’s Hill Moment: Preoccupied – A Remembrance

(On the second anniversary of the dispersal of the Occupy Boston movement, North End resident Thomas F. Schiavoni recalls the mid-December 2011 removal of squatters from their Dewey Square encampment.) I. A Long Distance Call The phone rang as I was scarfing down breakfast. The tentative voice of my 21-year-old Italian cousin greeted me. Two Read More…

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Video: Occupy Boston – The Day After

Update: At 5am on Saturday, December 10, 2011, Boston Police raided the last remains of the Occupy Boston camp at Dewey Square, arresting 46 protestors with relatively little confrontation. View Globe video. This video was taken during the morning (7am) and afternoon (4pm) on December 9, 2011, a day after the midnight deadline set by Read More…

Community Government Police & Fire

Greenway Conservancy Asks City of Boston to Clear Occupy Boston From Dewey Square

Is this the beginning of the end for Occupy Boston? A letter from the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has been leaked on OB’s website asking the City of Boston to “remove the occupiers from the Greenway.” This is a major change to the Conservancy’s initially supportive position (See Occupy Boston “Messy But Democracy at Read More…

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Occupy Boston Joined by Labor Unions for Rush Hour Protest March to Charlestown Bridge

Occupy Boston was joined by labor unions in a march through Downtown and the North End / Waterfront to the Charlestown Bridge. The video of the march was taken on Commercial Street about 5pm on Thursday, November 17, 2011. Traffic was stopped along Atlantic Avenue, Commercial Street to the Charlestown Bridge. According to the Occupy Read More…

Business Police & Fire

Is Bank of America Worried About Bomb Threats from Occupy Boston?

  Eagle-eyed camera-phone photographer, Bruce McCue, walks by the Bank of America offices on State Street this morning and sees “Bomb Threat” signs on employee desks near the windows. To satisfy his curiosity, he goes in and asks what is going on. “Those are our instructions if we have a bomb threat,” says an employee Read More…

Community Photos & Videos

Occupy Boston Situation Discussed at North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council Meeting

Video: As part of its Greenway Committee report, the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council discussed the Occupy Boston movement currently camped at Dewey Square. NEWNC President Donna Freni provided the update as a member of the Greenway Leadership Council. Recorded October 12, 2011.  

Community Event Notices Police & Fire

Post-Crackdown Occupy Boston: War of Words and Money; Greenway Mobile Food Fest Postponed

After 141 arrests early Tuesday morning and the clearing by Boston Police of the 2nd encampment of Occupy Boston on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, a war of words has ensued about the measure of force used (or not), who’s right/who’s wrong and how much is being spent on police overtime and the cost to Read More…

Community Police & Fire

Boston Police Clear Occupy Boston Protesters From Second Camp on Greenway Park

Resulting in scores of arrests but no injuries, Boston Police cleared the second Occupy Boston encampment on the Greenway last night. Blogger Garrett Quinn took the video above and describes the sequence of events: “As darkness fell and tension rose the protesters made their defensive preparations. All the tents were moved into a tight circle Read More…

Event Notices Photos & Videos Police & Fire Transportation

Occupy Boston March Makes It To North End, Attempts To Take Charlestown Bridge

The Occupy Boston movement brought protesters to multiple sides of the North End / Waterfront area today. Police made a stand at the base of the Charlestown Bridge at the intersection of N. Washington, Causeway and Commercial Streets. Protesters tried to march onto the Charlestown Bridge before rush hour on Monday, October 10th. With support Read More…

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Occupy Boston “Messy But Democracy at Work” According to Greenway Conservancy

Video: Greenway Conservancy Board Chair Georgia Murray talks about “Occupy Boston” and their establishment of a Tent City on the Greenway parks. At Tuesday’s annual meeting of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, the Board discussed how Occupy Boston is getting along on the Greenway. After establishing Dewey Square their home base over the weekend, Read More…