The City Council today approved a request to the state legislature to let Boston create "sub-precincts" in certain crowded districts in Bay Village, Chinatown, Roxbury, Downtown, South Boston and the South End. Read more.
In response to a 311 complaint about some Massholish parking on G Street in South Boston (person consistently parking "between a driveway and a handicap spot" and basically taking up two spaces with one car), the city says:
There is no violation for being a bad neighbor. Sorry.
As expected, Edward Flynn, son of the former mayor, is taking steps to run for the District 2 City Council seat that Bill Linehan is giving up. Read more.
A beautiful day and school-vacation week equaled a wicked long line for the opening of Sullivan's at Castle Island today. Traffic was backed up way past the Farragut statue.
Remember when hawks were a rare things in the city? A roving UHub photographer spotted this seemingly put out hawk on the O'Callaghan Way side of the Mary Ellen McCormack project in South Boston today.
Whilst Ubering about town, roving UHub photographer Frank K. spotted this Public Works pickup full from a de-space-savering run through South Boston today.
The city also replied to this complaint about a space-saver-laden Princeton Street in East Boston with a cheery:
Space savers on Princeton St were reported to Public Works and they were out collecting this morning. Thank you.
The Globe reports that Bill Linehan won't seek a seventh term as city councilor in District 2, which covers South Boston, the South End, Chinatown and Downtown.
Frank Ulip, who lives downtown and Peter Lin-Marcus, who lives in Chinatown, have both signaled their interest in running for the seat this fall by forming political committees. However, Linehan's announcement could also lead to a flood of candidates from South Boston.
The Globe reports GE has told the city and state, nope, never mind.
Odds that the city and state will now stop looking for a place to put a heliport?
A newcomer to Boston, unfamiliar with our quaint ways, found this note on her car after parking in a space designated for visitors in South Boston on Monday.
In East Boston, though, they dispense with the pleasantries and just slash the tires right away.
Catxecutive Order asks:
Good place to buy hearty houseplants near Dot/Southie/Quincy? looking for a Valentine plant that won't die.
A vexed citizen files a 311 complaint about a driveway and sidewalk on East 6 Street:
Please clean your condo it's bad enough all your cars are registered in New Hampshire so respect my town.
A downtown resident has registered a formal campaign organization with state elections officials.
Frank Ulip says he will run for the District 2 seat now held by Bill Linehan of South Boston. Linehan has yet to say if he'll be running for re-election this fall. The city does not release formal petitions for collecting signatures until May. Read more.
Around 3:50 p.m. on Pulaski Avenue between Athens and West 3 streets. One person in custody.
Around 11:50 p.m. on Friday at Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue. One car was hit twice, police found three shell casings in the intersection. No people hit.
Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester woman on charges she threw hot coffee in a T worker's face around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.
Police say Janet Bourke, 61, of Dorchester, was trying to get into Broadway on the Red Line without paying when the worker spotted her and tried to stop her.
The Herald reports 90% of the teachers at Excel High School and and Brighton High School will be let go as of March 1 - although they will be allowed to re-apply for their jobs - as BPS tries to right the schools, which have struggled with test scores.
The Globe reports the new owners of the massive Seaport Square land have Xed out longstanding plans for a park in the middle of the property and will instead give the BPDA plans for a walkway from Summer Street to the water that will be "narrower but longer, and friendlier to foot traffic."
The Boston Business Journal reports that both Legal Sea Foods and Live Nation, which operates the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, are loudly protesting a cit/state proposal to stick the GE Memorial Heliport on a pier behind the pavilion. They cite noise, which they say would be so severe it would likely drive the pavilion out of business.