A Russian national who was picked up for drunken loutishness in Louisburg Square while allegedly trying to take photos of John Kerry's house last summer now faces child porn charges as well - due to an investigation into allegedly threatening comments he made following his... Read more
City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is seeking four years of punishment records from the Boston Licensing Board to see whether minority owners of bars and restaurants receive harsher penalties for infractions than their white counterparts.
At a City Council meeting today, the at-large councilor said she... Read more
The City Council today unanimously endorsed a proposal by Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) to create a commission on the status of black men and boys.
Jackson said that two years after Trayvon Martin's death, Boston faces a crisis: Black boys are twice as likely as... Read more
Zaz, 1238 River St., learns tomorrow whether the Boston Licensing Board has any spare beer-and-wine licenses and, if so, if it can get one.
The small restaurant, which opened in late 2012, serves an eclectic mix of Asian, Caribbean and Spanish foods.
Its application won support of the mayor's office and of city councilors Steve Murphy, Michelle Wu, Ayanna Pressley and Tim McCarthy, who had an aide tell the board that Zaz is "a hidden gem in Hyde Park."
Shaw's has begun work to bring its aging Boylston Street Shaw's store into the 21st century with an extensive remodeling that it hopes will include one aisle devoted to the sort of liquor the increasingly discerning population of the Fenway demands, officials told the Boston... Read more
But, sadly, the "demo wall" at Government Center is just an instruction to the workers who will begin tearing apart the station on March 22, rather than a place to see demonstrations of various things.
WBZ reports on an apparent asshole loose in the Garden City.
MuckRock finds basic math problems with some of the state-released summaries of applicants for medical-marijuana dispensaries. Its report also links to other reports on problems with the dispensary approval process.
WBUR reports on a gubernatorial forum at Harvard.
The morning commute, like around 6:40, started with an inbound Red Line train kicked the bucket at Savin Hill and a Green Line train meeting its maker at Government Center - an occurrence that the T suggested to riders might be a good time to try out the Orange Line between Back Bay and North station.
As of 7:30 a.m., the T said things were back to normal.
It wasn't the pro-Catholic stickers that startled Matty V. as he walked down Adams Street in Adams Corner today, but the anti-gay T-shirt in the rear window.
The group restoring the Nantucket Lightship says it doubts it will let Harbor Arts string a "sail" between the ship's towers that could be set to broadcast illuminated displays of art across the harbor, and really wishes the whole idea had never been made... Read more
Ken Krause videoed a video by a planner for the Green Line Extension project at a community meeting in Medford last night.
H/t Greg Hum.
A concerned citizen complains about the parking habits seen on Centre Street in West Roxbury at lunchtime today:
Left car in traffic - in front of a fire hydrant, walked down to post office. 7292 MR Lexus.
So, that would be: Parking in front of a hydrant, parking too far from the curb and obstructing traffic. It's the West Roxbury trifecta!