What do you get when you subtract 1,001,279 from 1,041,640? If you answered *38,000 and change,* or *the margin by which the new governor of Massachusetts, Charles Duane Baker, Jr., swept into office,* you would be technically right. But these are bold new days and we are thinking big, bold thoughts, which means that the correct answer is *a bold mandate to replace all of our old failed and failing schools with Excellent New Schools.*
Stevil ran across these fine furried musicians in the Public Garden yesterday.
Is there a Mrs. Keytar somewhere that popped these guys out? They were very good despite the somewhat ridiculous costumes. I wanted to read them a bedtime story. :-)
Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Leaf pile, anyone? TrueNE_79 took a walk through the Common this morning.
William F. Weld, the quirky former governor who commands a lot popularity in some sectors of the state party, has endorsed two Democratic legislative candidates, including last week when he threw his support to a state senator, Richard Moore, a veteran Uxbridge legislator who is battling for his political life in the face of a challenge from one of the GOPâ€™s best candidates.
State Police report a truck storrowed on Storrow Drive outbound at the Longfellow Bridge and got wedged in real good around 3:30 p.m. All of its remains were hauled away by 4:20 p.m., however.
Paul Levy says farewell to John Winthrop Sears, a gubernatorial candidate and the last Republican to win a seat on the Boston City Council. He died on Election Day. Levy recalls an interview he did with Sears about his role as commissioner of the MDC - many of whose tasks Levy would later take on as head of the new MWRA.
I loved spending time with John. He was as public-spirited as anybody, a great conversationalist, and one of the last of the old New England "Yankees" to serve in public office.
Christopher was among the commuters who had plenty of time to ponder the issue on the ramp to Storrow Drive from I-93 this morning, when a truck driver suddenly realized that, hey, that sign wasn't fooling.
Politoâ€™s tea party associations and a decade-long conservative voting record on Beacon Hill may undercut Bakerâ€™s move to the middle.
Firefighters responded to Charles/MGH around 10:15 a.m. for a fire that started in the wheel assembly of an inbound car on a Red Line train. They made short work of the fire, but, of course, that meant "severe" delays - as well as smoke in Kendall station.
Around 10:40 a.m., the train was pushed into the station for inspection before being pushed to the Cabot train yard in South Boston.
Throughout the governorâ€™s race, Republican Charlie Baker has promoted himself as sensitive man. But a mournful moment in a finial debate became a major headache for Baker and sparked a media fact-checking frenzy that may not be over.
Watch the whole video over at WCVB.
The Boston Business Journal reports on a couple of brothers who have created an app that lets you arrange for dry cleaning over your phone - you set the date and time and somebody comes and picks up your clothes, then returns them when they're done, at least in downtown, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the North End.
The Boston Courant reports state transportation officials are working on plans to stick both sides of Storrow Drive under a Longfellow Bridge arch, which would let Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary expand one of its buildings and dig a new parking garage under the current Infirmary parking lot in exchange for giving up the parking lot for the new road alignment and new parkland (Ed. note: Link goes to a JPG image of the article, because the Courant remains one of the few newspapers in America to resist the Web).
This afternoon on Radio Boston FM 90.9 Karyn Polito, Charlie Baker's far-right Lt. Gov. candidate, made the claim " I am not a Tea Party candidate." Hilarity ensued.
Baker's much-vaunted outreach to people who traditionally do not vote Republican took a big hit Tuesday night when he was a no-show at MIRA's gubernatorial forum on immigration and civil liberties in Boston.