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Game Over, Boston 2024

Today's Boston Globe was covered with the headline "GAME OVER". It's official, Boston 2024 is dead in the water. Financial backing was the straw that broke the Camel's back; the USOC wanted the city to cover cost overruns and revenue shortfalls, and Mayor Walsh did the right thing by walking away.... Read more

Pirate Picnic, Aug. 2nd, Georges Island

The annual Pirate Picnic will be Sunday, August 2nd, on Georges Island in Boston Harbor. It is our annual strategy social. It is a potluck and there are grills where we will be. Everyone is welcome to attend. The island is a great place to explore and fun for kids. If you plan to attend, please t... Read more

Cryptoparty this Wednesday, July 22nd, Somerville

Halley Murray, our PR/Media Director, will again run a cryptoparty in Somerville this Wednesday, July 22nd. It will be from 6-9pm at Parts and Crafts, 577 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143. Come down and get some help setting up software to make your communications private. See you then! Read more

Help improve our public records laws today

Massachusetts took a step closer to improving its public records law when the Judiciary Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight reported favorably on H.3665 (An Act to improve public records). The bill next goes to the committee on House Ways and Means and we need your help ... Read more

David and Goliath Hackathon: Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the MAAPL hackathon. It was great to see eleven people turn out to help restore dignity and control to people who have been illegally foreclosed on. We have more to do and there will likely be at least another hackathon in the near future, but we have gon... Read more

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