Monthly Archives: February 2009

Creating Community Through Stories

One of the things my adviser pointed out during our last conversation was that, in an effort to overcome some of the difficulties I was having in finding effective communication around community organizing in the 6th Suffolk General Court district, … Continue reading

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Difficulty Tracking Down Community

Efforts to set up interviews with community leaders and attending community meetings have been difficult. I've sent out close to 10 emails to elected representatives, community leaders and community organizers and had only one answered. I've made five phone calls … Continue reading

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Beginning to Explore Boston’s Troubled History of Race and Politics

I spent most of Saturday in the library researching this project. It was almost addictive. Clicking through the multitudes of journal articles, books, DVDs and papers written on Boston politics. While ultimately my project focuses on the current state of … Continue reading

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Where Everyone Knows Your Name: Community-Building at Restaurants

The Boston Globe had a wonderful article today about how restaurants have become community gathering spots. I was struck by how the City of Boston recognizes the impact of gathering spots like this in creating community and assist in restaurants' … Continue reading

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