The pandemic is slowly improving, but the infection rate is steady.  There is a real possibility that the fall could see a large upsurge in infections. Having video meetings is the default now. Zoom is a privacy nightmare. Skype is compromised from the get go. Google Meet is ... by Google. We use Jitsi when we record the Pirate News, but it is best for small groups where you trust people and probably could not handle our party conference. We need better ...
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Pirates Steve, James and Joe talk about the latest local news including: Arlington's recent election and how it is organizing town meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic;The Ranked Choice Voting ballot initiative and;We are looking for better video chat tools. If you have any suggestions, please add a comment below.

 

We are looking for computers people are willing to donate so we can get them to people stuck at home, especially families with kids in school. If you can donate, please fill out our form and we will arrange safe pickup. We will wipe any remaining data from the machine, then install a clean and current OS. Machines will come complete with an open source/free software internet browser, productivity suite, and antivirus. We are working with mutual aid groups and charities around the state. W...
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As the pandemic continues, many are stuck at home without access to a computer for school or other activities.  We are looking for computers people are willing to donate so we can get them setup for those in need. We are working with mutual aid groups and charities around the state. If you can donate, please fill out our form and we will arrange safe pickup. All items to be donated must be placed into a tied plastic bag, with the date, name of donor and the donor's phone number ...
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N-O-D-E has a quick video up about some of the COVID-19 3D printed devices and tools they have come across: I updated our Resources to fight COVID-19 page, specifically the Printed Medical Supply Initiatives and Make personal protective gear sections, with links to the items they found.

 

We updated our COVID-19 resource page with: COVID-19: How to be Safe and Resilient: a series of brief audio talks on protecting yourself, family and neighbors from COVID-19. It was produced by Northeastern University's Global Resilience Institute;if you are facing eviction, download and follow these instructions from the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) for how to submit such an emergency stay of eviction filing. (DOC and PDF). You can also share our post on it;Contac...
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From our friends at the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL). tl;dr: If you are facing eviction, download and follow these instructions for how to submit such an emergency stay of eviction filing. (DOC and PDF);Spread the word by sharing this post or MAAPL's post;Contact your legislators and ask them to support HD.4935 to halt foreclosures and evictions during the COVID-19 Emergency. Mass. Jobs with Justice has a how-to page on calling your legislators to support this bil...
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Quartermaster Joe and Captain James talk about the Covid-19 pandemic and the resources we have found that people can use to fight the pandemic. Check out our resources page.

 

We updated our page with resources to fight COVID-19. If you have any suggestions for additions, please add them in the page comments. Stay safe!

 

Thanks to everyone who filled out MuckRock's FOIA request system to find out whether police are using facial recognition technology and how. Eleven requests are up for Massachusetts, but that still leaves 340 cities and towns we can file FOIA requests in. The process to send a request to your municipality or any other you are interested in is easy: Go to their project pageFill out the form at the bottom of the pageComplete any steps they have to create an account That's it. It will ...
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