Yesterday's tweet from the Boston Police Department was completely inappropriate and a gross misrepresentation of how we are honoring Black History Month in Boston. We are celebrating the accomplishments and limitless contributions of the Black community to our city and the entire country, from Harriet Tubman to great leaders of today such as Chief Justice Ireland, artists like New Edition and Michael Bivins, powerful activists including Mel King and Superintendent Lisa Holmes, the first African-American woman to lead the Boston Police Academy training program. I am personally committing to the people of Boston that we will always honor our Black leaders, activists and trailblazers with the respect they deserve, not just in February, but every day and every month of the year.
The pumping station still stands, and, in fact, is on the National Register of Historic Sites, although it was taken out of service in 1968.
Columbia Point, now home to a university, two museums and a housing complex, was originally known as Calf Pasture, because it's where Dorchester residents brought their cows to forage. The MDC built the pumping station in the 1890s as part of a then revolutionary regional sewage system.
Boston can change the name of Yawkey Way all it wants, but BC says it's sticking with the Yawkey name for its athletic center, named to honor a $15-million grant from the Yawkey Foundation, the Heights reports.
A man packing a set of brass knuckles slammed a worker's head into a counter at the CVS at 1249 Boylston St. this morning and threatened to kill her and another employee if they didn't point him to the store's supply of painkillers, police say. Read more.
As the Celtics were retiring Paul Pierce's number, Boston Police were tweeting out an honor to Red Auerbach for his role in hiring blacks for the Celtics. The department took the tweet down not long after, when people began questioning it, but, of course nothing ever really dies on the Internet.
White smoke wafted above the steeples of Harvard Yard today as Harvard announced its new president: Lawrence Bacow, who spent ten years as president of nearby Tufts and 24 years as a professor at nearby MIT.
He is the university's 29th president in its 381-year history.