The City Council today approved a request to the state legislature to let Boston create "sub-precincts" in certain crowded districts in Bay Village, Chinatown, Roxbury, Downtown, South Boston and the South End. Read more.
An official at UMass Boston says the school is trying to stamp out white-supremacy posters that have been appearing on campus in recent days. Read more.
The city Office of Neighborhood Services holds a meeting on Roxbury Prep's proposal to replace the Clay auto facility at 361 Belgrade Ave. with a 750-student high school.
The session begins at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at District E-5 on Centre Street in West Roxbury.
If you didn't get a chance to visit Aurum in Hyde Square, well, it's too late now, although the owner is promising pop-ups from time to time.
A Brighton company that says it was inspired by an African desert beetle says it's come up with a substance that can make materials, such as the surface of soccer balls, repel water, dirt, mud and ice, the Boston Business Journal reports.
The NBD in NBD Nanotechnologies stands for for "Namib Beetle Design:"
[O]ur company was inspired by the Namib Desert Beetle, an insect that is able to harvest fog in the desert by alternating hydrophobic and hydrophilic regimes on...
As the president spoke on TV, about 35 Roslindale residents gathered in Adams Park with pots and ladles to bang out a protest, in a Latin American-style demonstration known as a "cacerolazo."
For 45 minutes, they stood near the Poplar and South end of the park, banging their pots and occasionally taking a stroll around the park. Read more.
Melissa shows us the board at North Station this fine rush hour.
Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an alleged case of pud pulling directed at two women on the Red Line at Harvard on Jan. 27.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
If caught, he'll face a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior, Transit Police say.
Some will be in Adams Park with pots, pans and ladles for a noisy protest "cacerolazo". Starts at 9 p.m.
True confession: Every week, UHub News Headquarters is bombarded with all sorts of "ranking" press releases about how we're the eighth best city for middle-aged women to find comfortable running shoes, the fifth worst city for finding gum stuck to your shoes or whatever. And we ignore every single one of them, bwahaha!
But US News and World Report is known for nothing but its rankings (seriously, do they even do news or report on anything anymore?). So, huzzah, USN&WR has declared Massachusetts the...Read more
A pair of 18-year-old Suffolk University students with fake Canadian IDs managed to procure a couple of vodka drinks at Bijou on Stuart Street shortly before several Boston police officers walked in for an unscheduled inspection on Nov. 10. Read more.
Somebody's converted an abandoned pay phone in the lower parking lot at the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop into a tiny free library.
Updated with State Police info.
State Police say a Somerville man fleeing a traffic stop on Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown early this morning plowed into several cars on Bow Street in Everett, then was picked up while walking down Rte. 99. Read more.
For two hours, people with connections to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center debated how to get it out of the mire it finds itself in, its longtime director out of a job and millions of dollars in promised renovations undone. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the money will keep the Mattapan Line's historic trolleys running while the T figures out what to do to maintain service in the long run.
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