Bostonâ€™s South Shore is home to two varieties of money mysteries. Thereâ€™s a big, almost unsolvable whodunit. Then there are thousands of smaller cliffhangers easily solved if the gumshoes kept the legwork simple.
Diners in Bostonâ€™s beloved North End are almost guaranteed a great meal. There are so many places to choose from and the competition among restaurants is fierce. If a chef doesnâ€™t make mouth-watering entrees, customers can easily flock to the highly rated place next door. This sets the culinary bar astronomically high. While you can only choose one restaurant for a meal, the abundance of choice reduces the risk your palate will be disappointed.
Iâ€™ve always wondered how Sir Isaac Newton, one of the smartest men that ever lived, lost a fortune in the stock market. I went back to school early this year and found out.
Back in the old days, railroads used to use semaphores to signal train engineers whether they could go forward and how fast. You can still see one of these semaphores where the old Boston & Maine (now MBTA, natch) line to Fitchburg crosses Elm Street in downtown Waltham - mounted on a switching tower that sits next to a switch for what used to be a line to Watertown.
The signals were, of course, not very useful at night, so there were also bulbs to signal engineers: Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports on renovations to Copley Place, one of two 1980's Boston malls designed to let suburbanites experience a taste of life in the city without actually having to interact with it (the other being the failed Lafayette Place downtown). The work is part of an overall mall upgrade that includes "upgraded escalators and glass handrails" and a 52-story residential tower.
For more than a decade, Mike Ball has chronicled the fight for same-sex marriage on his Marry in Massachusetts blog. He wrote his last post today:
Yesterday's SCOTUS decision pronouncing marriage equality as the Constitutional law of the land makes this blog unnecessary.
Excerpt from Kevin Alexander Grey interview by Chris Hayes, tonight:
"I'm from South Carolina. This state is the ideological home of white supremacy in this country. On our state house grounds we have memorials to confederate heroes. We have a flag of the confederacy that flies on the state house grounds. We have streets, roads, bridges, schools, buildings named after confederate heroes. They built the statue of Calhoun so high so that the freed slaves wouldnâ€™t tear it down. The tourism industry in this city is based on slavery.
Support for Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Slips to 39% of the people
BOSTON â€” More bad news arrived Wednesday for the boosters of Bostonâ€™s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: A new poll shows that just 39 percent of voters statewide support the bid, while 49 percent oppose it.
Greater Somerville: Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief Fallon
Join Greater Somerville co-host, Joe Lynch, as he interviews Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief David Fallon. They discuss the current race relations climate here in Somerville, statistics and lessons learned from Ferguson, MO, New York and elsewhere. This a three-part series that will air on SCATV Channel 3 and online.
(C) SCATV 2015
An open post to Adam, our host: Please ditch the comments by unregistered commenters.
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The pedestrian is hurt, the dog is dead. Karen Twomey at WBZ reports the bus was turning onto Dartmouth from Columbus. Because of the severity of the man's injuries, the homicide unit was called in - routine procedure for both murders and potentially fatal accidents.
Police have shut the intersection.
Crystal Valencia spotted this Chihuahua/Jack Terrier mix on the Red Line's Ashmont branch tonight.
For people who want to bring flowers or mementos to honor Tom Menino, the mayor's office announces.
Tomorrow, condolence books will be placed in all BPL branches and city community centers.
Letters and cards may be sent to:
Mayor Meninoâ€™s Office
75 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215.
Dorchester Park hosts its annual antique car show and family picnic. Car show starts at 10. Food court and music from 10-4. Family games and rides with Clydesdale horses start at noon. For full event details visit www.dotpark.org
The former CNN anchor says her nonprofit seeks to protect kids from predators in the classroom. Its real agenda may be union-busting. She calls her new venture, the Parents' Transparency Project.
The Boston Business Journal tells you more than you probably need to know about a snarky legal blog, Suffolk University's recent series of We-Rule ads and the president of the Boston Bar Association.
Local Web site (no, not the Globe style section) is seeking a blogger:
Special community for people who have earned a lot of money or been born into a wealthy family needs a blog ghostwriter. The focus of the community is providing psychological support for the problems money brings - family tensions, unfulfillable expectations, boredom, etc. To do this you must be intimately familiar with the problems faced by wealthy people. If you grew up wealthy or through some other means can write detailed blog posts on this topic, please get in touch.
Note: You won't get rich with this job - it pays $30 a post.
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