Boston Metro reports the School Committee voted unanimously tonight to make free condoms available to all BPS high-school students "as long as they sit through a few minutes of counseling about safe sex."
Students at 19 high schools with on-site health centers were already able to obtain condoms; the vote extends distribution to the rest of the city's 32 public high schools.
Wicked Local Brookline reports residents gathered copious amounts of righteous indignation before attending a hearing on a Dunkin' Donuts in Washington Square:
"You're putting something in that clashes pretty horribly with what the town has done to create this attractive destination," he said. "I'm profoundly disappointed that we're getting a Dunkin' Donuts instead of something people will be looking forward to."
Selectmen, however, approved a food-serving license for the new shop. One noted the world did not end the last time Washington Square had a Dunkin' Donuts.
The man was taken to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive, police say.
According to the woman, who, like the child, was unhurt, a black SUV pulled up beside them around 7 p.m. and somebody in that vehicle opened fire.
The day before, a man and a woman sitting in a car at Devon Street and Vaughan Avenue were both shot in the leg as an infant sat in a car seat behind them.
The Globe reports on the discovery by Boston firefighters and police yesterday evening at 1661 Hyde Park Ave., in a desolate industrial area right next to the Northeast Corridor train tracks and just a few blocks from Mayor Menino's house.
Somebody who knows how much local bars and restaurants owe NStar and National Grid are scamming themBy adamg - 6/19/13 - 4:00 pm
Boston Police report more than three dozen small businesses in the Boston area have been scammed out of thousands of dollars in recent months by callers claiming to be from NStar or National Grid and threatening to shut off their electricity or gas unless the business owners immediately buy prepaid payment cards.
What makes the ruse believable, police say, is that the callers often know the exact amount the businesses actually do owe on their NStar or National Grid accounts in the current billing cycle, even if they are not overdue.
The Dorchester Reporter reports a local company is looking at the possibility of setting up a mass-transit system on Columbia Point that would use tiny pods on a monorail-like structure to whisk people along Mt. Vernon Street.
Patrick Barry was arraigned today for the second of two assault/stabbing cases on Mission Hill, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A spokesman adds, "Investigators are reviewing other open sexual assaults for potential links, but no other charges have been sought at this point."
On June 1, three women were jumped on or near Phillips Street on Beacon Hill, . Police say this video possibly shows the attacker in that case - whom one victim described as being in his late 20s or early 30s, however.
A forum on Thursday will give the dozen people running for mayor another shot at explaining their plans for education in Boston.
Thomas Hogan is selling his eponymous bar on Lincoln Street in Brighton.
Proposed new owner Francis Thomas told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning he's planning few changes at the watering hole, except to add more items to the food menu - and to replace the bar's current "portholes" with actual windows.
If the board votes to approve the transaction tomorrow - nobody spoke in opposition at the hearing - Thomas will pay Hogan $250,000 and change the bar's name to Lincoln Bar and Grill.
Splash, which recently reopened after a burst water pipe caused major interior damage several months ago, has had enough with the water theme and is changing its name to Bliss.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to allow the name change for the Kneeland Street club. Nobody spoke in opposition at a hearing this morning.
Splash's attorney, William Ferullo, told the board this morningthat no major changes were made or planned, except for new furniture and paint required as part of the recovery from the flood.
Matt Conley sums up and dissects Martarano's testimony:
He told how he was taught by his father and by "the priests and nuns" that Judas was the worst person in the world. This he explained let him see himself as ridding the world of many Judases. Apparently we are to believe these killings had some type of imprimatur from the Church or at least that Martorano was following one of the 10 Commandments given to Moses, that of honoring one's parents.
Peter Gelzinis also dissects the beefy gunzel (note to Herald editors: You might want to check the spelling on that).
The mass murderer who insists he's not a serial killer returns to the stand today.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has the scoop and a copy of a Superior Court judge's denial of a request by the city's only Segway tour company for a preliminary injunction against a city ordinance restricting where his vehicles can go.
The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request from the owners of Brothers Wine and Spirits on Warren Street to close and sell their liquor license to somebody who wants to open a new liquor store in West Roxbury, just past the Dedham line.
Heading home after lunch with my inamorato, I was caught in the afternoon rainstorm. I boarded the CT1 bus at the corner of Huntington Ave and Massachusetts Ave. The CT1 is the "Express" version of the #1 bus that runs all the way from Harvard Square, Cambridge down Mass Ave to Dudley Square in Roxbury. It has fewer stops than the regular #1 bus.
Me (boarding): "Does this bus stop at Tremont Street?"
Driver: "Hmm ... Well ..."
Me: "Not sure?"
Driver: "Not sure."
Me: "Let's see what happens?"
Driver: "Let's see what happens."
It may not have been his regular route.
FYI: It does!