A concerned citizen complains:
"South Boston Today" newspapers litter the streets with trash. They are thrown about throughout the neighborhood. Why are they allowed to put garbage on the street and not be fined?
A City Council committee next week attempts to bring Globe Direct to task for its unceasing efforts to plaster Boston's porches, sidewalks and shrubs with its advertising circulars.
The hearing, by the council's Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs, starts at 4 p.m. on Thursday in the council's fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.
City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) called for... Read more
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The other day, our local crank shook his fist at a cloud and wrote how he hates soccer. Yawn. What's interesting is the Deadspin report that chronicles how he's written pretty much the same exact column about soccer for 25 years now, right down to the part where he complains about how soccer players can't use their hands.... Read more
At a meeting earlier this week, Boston city councilors vowed to call Globe Direct to account for its litterin' ways. When they call their hearing, though, maybe they need to reserve some time to talk about the behavior of Globe Direct delivery people. A Roslindale resident reports on an incident yesterday:
I was sitting in my house on Cummins Highway (by Sacred Heart) watching... Read more
Looks like the Globe's Shirley Leung has a one-way ticket on the express train to Olympicsville. Today, she quotes David D'Alessandro, you know, of the John Hancock D'Alessandros, on why a 2024 Olympics in Boston makes so much sense:
"Is it technically feasible? Of course it is," said Dâ€™Alessandro, who has attended eight Olympics. "If Atlanta can do it, Boston can do it, please.... Read more
Harry McCracken reports Computerworld, long based in Framingham, is giving up print next week, although it will live on as a Web site.
The city council next week considers a request from Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) for a hearing on what to do about Globe Direct's unceasing efforts to coat the entire city in advertising circulars.
He says the way the circulars are befouling local... Read more
WGBH says it's expanding their Boston Public Radio show from two to three hours a day, starting in September.
When a resident of Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain complained about this Globe Direct mess, the city sprang into action:
Case Resolved. Ticket was issued on 6-6-14 by officer donovan.
Over at the Globe, Ty Burr loves Tom Cruise's latest movie:
The fact is that this is a pretty good summer-kablooie movie, and Cruise is better than pretty good in it.
Over at the Herald, though, James Verniere couldn't wait to get out of the theater:
â€śEdge of Tomorrowâ€ť is two hours of sci-fi, rewind-repeat eye-agony.... Read more
Suck it, Shank.
Dan Shaughnessy had his yearly Ortiz hategasm today, erupting in a paroxysm of disgust for the player whose fundamental evil for some reason only he is able to recognize. But he was apparently a paragraph short in his recounting of every last horrible thing David Ortiz has ever done, so he threw this in at the end:
Last, and least, the rules... Read more
Somehow, we missed the editor's note on boston.com's scoop last week about the guy sneaking into the homes of BC students and tickling them while they sleep:
On Wednesday, May 28, the Boston Police Department stated that they have identified only one incident in the last two years where a foot was touched and that they know of no police reports that refer to... Read more
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Well look at this: The Cambridge Department of Public Works reports (bottom item) it's managed to get John Henry's little circular company to agree to stop befouling the city:
Due to concerns raised about unwanted deliveries, excessive deliveries and plastic bags, the company has instituted the following changes regarding their weekly advertising circular:
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- All calls to 781-646-6769 to stop delivery will be immediately
The Wall Street Journal has a nice overview of all the new residential projects attracting rich white people to the Washington Street corridor that starts this way:
New high-rise developments are transforming the neighborhood once called 'the Combat Zone'
It is only a seven-minute commute by foot from Boston's Downtown Crossing to the office of Ben Howe, co-founder and CEO of investment-banking firm AGC... Read more