Panorama of the Mountains

Song of the Week: “Chinatown” by Girlpool

Gorgeous harmonies and spare instrumentals highlight the single “Chinatown” by Girpool, a two woman band from Philadelphia by way of Los Angeles.Filed under: Music, Song of the Week Tagged: girlpool, indie rock, Los Angeles, Music, philadelphia, Punk, Song of the Week
Jamaica Plain Gazette

BRIC says it ‘purged’ Occupy Boston spy files

A Boston Police spy agency destroyed all of its controversial surveillance files of the Occupy Boston movement two years ago, it revealed in response to a Gazette public records request. That may come as a relief to civil liberties organizations that criticized the Boston Regional Intelligence Center’s apparently illegal surveillance of lawful protests and its policy-breaking retention of such files. But that also makes it impossible to know the full extent of the spying, which previous record releases showed sprawling to include Jamaica Plain rock concerts and a local vigil for the late son of future Boston Marathon bombing rescue hero Carlos Arredondo. And the extent of BRIC’s spying on other, non-Occupy activities in Jamaica Plain remains an open question. ...
Jamaica Plain Gazette
Jamaica Plain Gazette

Sexual abuse alleged at Italian Home in ’80s

The Jamaica Plain-based Italian Home for Children is facing an allegation that its former chief financial officer—George P. Forte Jr.—sexually abused a boy there during the early 1980s. The claim was made last month by lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, a famed advocate of Catholic Church sexual abuse survivors, on behalf of the unnamed alleged victim via a letter seeking a financial settlement. The Italian Home, in a written statement to the Gazette, said it conducted an investigation into the claim and found “no evidence” to support it. The Italian Home also described Forte as a “former employee.” It is unclear when and why he left his job there, but it was a recent move. The Italian Home’s most recent annual report, ...
Panorama of the Mountains

Song of the Week: “Go” by Public Service Broadcasting

Public Service Broadcasting is the London-based duo of J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth who attempt “teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future” by combining archival audio clips with their music.  This track from their new album The Race for Space is called “Go!”Filed under: Music, Song of the Week Tagged: Music, Public […]
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