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BLUNT TRUTH: ZONING OUT IN ESSEX

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Where should a medical marijuana dispensary be located? Not too close to anywhere. In fact, nowhere. That’s the substance of a set of ordinances adopted by the town of Essex at a town meeting in June. Dispensaries in Essex must not be within 2500 feet (about five blocks or half a mile) of a school or playground, or within 1500 feet of a residence. As chance would have it, that excludes the entire town except for a couple of dirt paths bordering a swamp.
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THAT TIME WE FOUND OUT THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING #GAMERGATE

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Back in November, co-founder of the Boston-based collaborative news site MuckRock Michael Morisy of sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the FBI, asking for “files on the online movement or group known as Gamergate or #Gamergate, as well as investigations into alleged activities of Gamergate affiliates.” Continue reading

PICS & DISPATCH: HARVARD MARCHES EN MASSE IN SOLIDARITY WITH #BLACKLIVESMATTER MOVEMENT

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Tonight, activists parked a fist in Harvard Yard, as more than 1,000 protesters marched into the heart of highbrow Cambridge in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement that has galvanized America since the failure of grand juries in Missouri and New York to indict cops who have killed. Continue reading

MEDIA FARM: HERE’S WHY WE IGNORED THE #TAKEOUTGATE STORY

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DigBoston covers stories that are worth covering. Sichuan Garden has excellent soup, but it’s not an innovative business and it’s not in Boston. It’s not where many of our readers eat dinner. Continue reading

MEDIA FARM: WHY IS THE BOSTON GLOBE PRETENDING THAT POLICE VIOLENCE DOESN’T HAPPEN IN MASSACHUSETTS?

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If the past few weeks of propaganda haven’t been enough, today’s Metro section is the mustard on their baloney sandwich. Under the unfortunate header, “Boston police, teens come together to talk about relations,” reporters hand the microphone right back to Evans, who gladly picks the narrative up where he left it. Continue reading

SPECIAL BLUNT TRUTH INTERVIEW: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CBDS IN MASS, WITH BILL DOWNING OF CBD PLEASE

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‘CBD is not addressed in Massachusetts law, which prohibits THC in particular. The legality of the importation of CBD-rich oil under federal law is less clear. The burden of legal responsibility for the importation of the oil lies primarily with the manufacturer and is of little concern to a retailer like CBD Please.’ Continue reading

FREE RADICAL: SOME WHITE PROTESTERS STILL DON’T GET IT

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On Thursday, when the organizers invited people to speak out while they occupied Park Street Station, many white folks found it necessary to participate; one even insisted that “All lives matter,” the whining slogan of Caucasians who can’t stand feeling left out. Continue reading

A #NOBOSTON2024 PRIMER AND YOUR SOURCE OF OUTRAGE FOR MONDAY’S PROTEST AND GLOBE DISCUSSION

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The public’s tolerance for being screwed in plain sight around here is extraordinary; nevertheless, there’s definitely energy fomenting in the opposite direction as well, and so in preparation for Monday’s Boston Globe discussion at the ICA and the preceding #NOBOSTON2024 protest, here’s an abridged history of things to scream about when expressing your outrage at the elite cadre of megalomaniacs behind Boston 2024 Continue reading

BLUNT TRUTH: YOU CANNA GETTA JOB

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“Although we are a small firm with a select few clients at a time, we are seeking candidates from all backgrounds—if the perfect job isn’t available now, it may be in the future.” Continue reading

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