Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone today vowed to continue protecting immigrant families - including enforcing local edicts barring police from turning people into ICE for minor infractions - even at the risk of losing millions in federal aid.
Walsh vowed to use Boston City Hall itself as a sanctuary for immigrants threatened by the federal government if necessary. Read more.
Ling-Mei Wong tries out Manoa Poke Shop, a new Somerville restaurant offering Hawaiian raw-fish poke bowls. Don't worry: They also have vegetarian, chicken and pork dishes.
Mark Novak convinced him to pose for a photo tonight.
Comcast subscribers in Cambridge and Somerville are reporting they're Internet-less at this hour, although they still have TV. Dani B. reports he got a 10 p.m. restoration estimate.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
Robin reports on an incident last night on Highland Road:
I had no idea why there were at least three police SUVs parked there w/their blue lights on as I came walking down from Highland Ave., until I saw the two guys in handcuffs and the rather large piles of packages, mostly from Amazon, piled up on the sidewalk in front of my place ...
Our own SwirlyGrrl spotted this window on one side of the Old State House this morning.
Meanwhile, Dr. Nasty Lady wonders: Read more.
Anybody have recs on where to get morcilla (Spanish blood sausage) in the area? Camberville preferred.
WGBH reports Mayor Joe Curtatone says tackle football is too dangerous for kids; Pop Warner backers say it would be even worse if they started playing in high school with no training.