Amazing: Pizza place proposes later hours on weekends and nobody shows up to object

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Beantown Pizzeria, 270 Babcock St., stay open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Steven Parnagian, lawyer for the pizza place, told the board this morning that the store, tucked into the heavily BUish Gardner Street area, is losing business now with its current midnight closing time. He said the owner comes in first thing Saturday and Sunday morning to find his voice mail full of missed calls from people desiring pies between midnight and 2 a.m. He added other nearby eateries are open until 2 a.m. already.

Nobody from city government or from neighborhood civic associations attended the meeting to voice any concerns.

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Can we like a series about hating Paul Revere?

Revere facepalmDeadline Hollywood reports AMC is working on a series called "We Hate Paul Revere:"

It centers on two brothers living in Colonial Boston who are not fans of local industrialist and activist Paul Revere.

Could be worse: At least they're not doing a comedy about lunkhead townie bank robbers (yet).

Maybe they can get Paul Revere and the Raiders to do the soundtrack.

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On the one hand, you save on the sales tax, on the other hand, you might get tased

Taser used on Newton woman at an Apple Store in Nashua. There is, of course, an Apple Store right in Newton, where, however, they add the Mass. sales tax to your bill.

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If we were a third-world country, riders could just climb on the roof

Today's MBTA tales of woe come from the Franklin Line, where "mechanical problems" caused big delays and major crowding:

Suzie Mac, an hour late for work, reports:

Stopped at Norwood Central and train too full to let passengers on! Left them on the platform!

State Rep. Dan Winslow, a regular on the line, adds:

We're crammed on like sardines on Franklin train. Three train routes combined on one @mbtaGM? Why ^ breakdowns?

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Colorful Tremont Street

Woman with balloons on Tremont Street

Photographynatalia spotted a woman on the verge of takeoff on Tremont Street by the Common the other night.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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Something missing from city video that decries effects of busing on one poor Dorchester neighborhood

The Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics produced this video to support its proposals to rejigger school-assignment zones for elementary and middle-school students: If you totaled up all the miles students in the Bowdoin/Geneva area travel to school each morning, it would be the equivalent of a trip from Boston to Cheyenne, WY (the city has used Bowdoin/Geneva as its poster child for its proposals throughout the current evaluation process).

What the brief video doesn't mention, however, is that the city plans to turn one of the neighborhood's schools, the Marshall Elementary, into a privately run charter school, open to students from across the city, which means the city will have to bus many of its students, and which means one less local option for Bowdoin/Geneva parents.

Teresa Harvey, retiring Marshall principal, tears into school officials at a School Committee meeting over the conversion to a charter school:

Boston School Choice - Background on proposals to change school-assignment zones.

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Citizen complaint of the day: Thongs a lot, you slobs

An aggrieved citizen reports from Princeton Street in East Boston:

Pile of trash on street including a dirty thong.

With a photo of said pile of trash and said dirty thong.

Meanwhile, a disgusted citizen on Beacon Hill rats out one of his fellow nobs, whose building's trash in flimsy bags is now attracting not just rats but a raccoon as well.

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MBTA to explain need to shut Government Center for two years for renovations at meeting today

Meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at 100 Cambridge St. Details on the upgrade.

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Historic Allston mile marker no longer in captivity

A colonial mile marker that somehow survived being on Harvard Avenue for almost 2 1/2 centuries before being sheared in two last year is no longer surrounded by a fence thanks to efforts by preservationists and the city to repair it, set it back more and install a couple of protective bollards.

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Forest Hills market opens Wednesday

The Harvest Co-Op on Washington Street, just south of the T station, is scheduled to open tomorrow at noon.

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