Monday, December 19, 2011
Occupy Boston/Occupy Wall Street supporters brought the movement to the suburbs on Saturday, Dec. 17.
A group of Occupy Boston/Occupy Wall Street supporters under the informal name of "Occupy Burbs" held signs and waved at people passing through downtown Needham on Saturday, Dec. 17, as they brought the Occupy message to the suburbs. The local event drew about 60-70 people, and similar standouts were held earlier in the day in Natick and Newton.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Groups in Needham, Newton and Natick will be out holding signs and talking with passersby on Saturday, Dec. 17 as they work to spread the message of Occupy Boston, Occupy Wall Street and others across the country.
The Occupy Boston tents may have been packed away, with protestors no longer staking a claim in the city’s financial district, but proponents say the movement is still very much active—and it’s sparking action right here in Needham. This Saturday, participants in a local wave of the Occupy movement will make their presence known by holding signs on Needham’s Town Common, as well as at public locations in Newton and Natick, inviting residents to come talk with them about the issues. Informally known as “Occupy ‘Burbs,” this growing group of political organizers includes residents from the greater Boston area that are hoping to continue spreading the message shared by Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Boston and others throughout the country. “When…
Monday, October 24, 2011
U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch spoke with local supporters of the Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Boston effort during his 'Congress On Your Corner' session Friday, Oct. 21 in Needham.
U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch visited Needham on Friday, Oct. 21 for one of his “Congress On Your Corner” meetings held in towns throughout the Ninth District. After a few opening remarks, Lynch took questions from the dozen-or-so residents who showed up to the Needham Free Public Library parking lot to hear him speak. Though the conversation ranged from foreign policy to the future of Social Security, much of the talk focused on the recent Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Boston movement—with a local contingent asking Lynch to help bring the movement’s message to Capitol Hill. Needham resident Phyllis Fanger kicked things off by asking whether Lynch supported the goals of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, noting that the question was “…