Monday, November 28, 2005

LLNE Service Committee 2005-2006 Kickoff Event - The "Coats for Kids" Coat Drive

The “Coats for Kids” Coat Drive benefits the children at The Home for Little Wanderers, "one of the oldest welfare agencies in the nation and the largest in New England." The goal of this volunteer effort, organized by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization operated by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, is to collect 750 new coats for the children of The Home. Additional sponsors of the drive include Blanchard Press, Inc., Road Warrior Moving and Storage, and Rugged Bear.

LLNE members are invited to participate in this event, either individually or as a group. Volunteers may personally drop off their new coat donations at one of the participating Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage or Rugged Bear store locations on or before December 15, 2005. Tax-deductible donations, made payable by check to Coldwell Banker Cares, can be mailed directly to Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage, Attn: Coats for Kids Drive, 277 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116. Please download and print a “Coats for Kids” Coat Drive brochure to send along with your payment by December 15th. Alternatively, you may also contact Jennifer Kessler, Andrea Rasmussen, Suzanne Hoey or Michelle Pearse, LLNE Service Committee members who have volunteered to answer questions and host collection sites for LLNE donations.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Know Your Bloggger Rights

The Boston Globe today had a pointer to blogger Miranda rights at This page has information about how to get involved to support blogger rights and a great legal guide for bloggers.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

PubSub Lists

PubSub has a new feature - community lists. Community Lists are "miniature roadmaps to influential sites. " They have created one on the law that tracks popular legal blogs. This could be a handy site to find legal blogs of interest and influence.

Source: Inter Alia

Thursday, November 10, 2005

MassBalance Game

For all those who think they can do a better job than our elected officials at balancing the Massachusetts budget, here is your shot. The General Court has created MassBalance, "... a budget simulation game designed to let a player make budgeting choices similar to the choices legislators are making. In the game, as in the state legislature, some programs cannot be cut, others may be cut but the consequences are potentially severe and the importance of some programs only becomes clear once you have learned a little about them. "