South Boston's Bill Linehan would instead increase tickets to $100.
Karin went for a late-night run last night and was enjoying the foggy, moody - and quiet - air along Broadway. And then, on the last block before home, she started hearing a car horn honking, more and more insistently. At her.
A South Boston man who started building a house that violated Boston zoning codes will have to justify his actions in court, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals ruled today, in a decision that reaffirms the rights of abutters to complain about their neighbors in court even if they are real-estate brokers (no, really).
The ruling means the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals will have to justify granting after-the-fact variances to people who start construction projects without permission in violation of the city zoning code.
Because of its expansion through annexation and land reclamation, and because of the vast differences in size between its neighborhoods, making a web-ready neighborhood map of Boston is extremely difficult. Most online neighborhood maps currently available are simple line drawings or text paste-overs.
Boston Police report two pack attacks on Wednesday night.
Around 8:52 p.m., a man reported being surrounded at 39 Telegraph St. by five or six black males, between 15 and 20, who punched him in the face, knocked him to the ground, then continued to beat and punch him before giving up and running away down Mercer Street.
Just nine minutes later another man reported being approached at 290 E St. by seven teen-aged black males in dark clothing who knocked him to the ground and beat him, then stole his cell phone before running toward West Broadway.
The third in a series of shows with candidates to replace Sal DiMasi is today (Tuesday, 3/24) at 2:30 p.m. The presumptive leader in the 3rd Suffolk House race is on the Left Ahead! podcast. As former Speaker DiMasiâ€™s fixer, the constituent services guy, Aaron Michlewitz is already well known and respected in the district. Listen in for his strategy to build on that.
Boston Police report arresting three teens on charges they beat and kicked a man in South Boston around 2 a.m. today as part of a robbery.
Ryan Millerick, 18, Patrick Ryan, 17, and a 16 year-old male where charged with unarmed robbery and assault and battery following the attack at W. 4th and F streets.
The MBTA "security detail" was at Broadway stop this morning, although they didn't seem that interested in checking anyone's briefcase. They were just chatting and drinking coffee amongst themselves...
Especially if you're a runner, as Dawn found out during a recent race, when a volunteer at the 6.5-mile mark gave her a Popsicle stick covered with what looked like gelatin:
... "Thanks!" I said with an equally friendly smile, and I put the entire wad of stuff in my mouth.
...at which point the entire table of volunteers began to scream. "no no NO! You don't EAT THAT!!!!" Because in fact what I had just put in my mouth was something called "Biofreeze." ...
Boston Police list all the alleged knucklheads, nine of them from such farflung locales as Natick, Stoughton and New Hamphire. One Roxbury man was charged with assault and battery on a police officer and one South Boston teenager was too young to have his name posted for an arrest on assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (while another did make the cut off and so have his name listed for assault and battery).
Oh, yeah, but police also issued 400 citations for drinking in public. If all of those are paid, that's $80,000 worth of tickets.
Hizzona makes a crack comparing himself to Tom Brady and Hillary Chabot at the Herald concludes it means he's running for re-election, or at least strongly hinting that he is.
Lyetteann took in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Southie, which, of course, included the traditional Imperial Stormtroopers.
Mark O'Neill, now living in Boston, writes it's a pity there's no non-discriminatory parade in the Boston area to compete with South Boston's:
... Last year I skipped this parade, and spent St Patrick's Day in Ireland - in Oldcastle, County Meath, watching the local town parade there. Much warmer than Boston, and without any discrimination about who could march in the parade. Although it was in a small town in Ireland, it was also more multicultural than the South Boston parade, including Eastern Europeans and Brazilians. ...
Both marching in the Southie St. Patrick's Day parade. Tom Menino has boycotted the parade since 1995, following a Supreme Court ruling that organizers could ban gay groups. Bay Windows reports Kevin McCrea will not march, either; talks to the four candidates or their P.R. people.
Jason provides a handy list of Southie streets where residents, recognizing the current weather, have taken in their old chairs and traffic cones, and then points a stern bloggy finger at Douglas Street, whose residents think they get to keep marking their spots even if most of the snow has melted. In fact, he declares them:
The most selfish residents of Southie.
Jimbo discusses how the governor's transportation bill contains a provision that would increase the tolls paid by some East Boston, North End, Charlestown and South Boston residents for the harbor tunnels from 40 cents to "$.50 above the one-way full rapid transit fare" charged by the MBTA. So those residents would see their daily commuting costs rise 525%.