News folks at other stations in town are fuming over the way WCVB's Susan Wornick got first dibs on video from an interview with Tom Menino at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. As one newsie at another station tells us (on condition of anonymity, natch), Channel 5 didn't score some great scoop - the mayor was just gracing them for its live coverage of the... Read more
A task force looking at ways of revamping how Boston kids get assigned to elementary and middle schools says it needs more time to let experts from Harvard and MIT run simulations and analyses of various options, from no assignment zones at all to 23.
The External Advisory Committee on School Choice had originally hoped to have a proposal to city official by year's end,... Read more
If Menino's not really running things, who is? Dot Joyce? Devoted wife Angela? Dapper O'Neil weighing in from The Great Beyond?
But Menino gets away with this disappearing act because no one wants to get caught crassly... Read more
Tom Menino's doctor, Charles Morris, announced today the mayor has been moved to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to get his strength back after nearly a month at Brigham and Women's dealing with continuing back problems, an ongoing infection and newly diagnosed type-2 diabetes.
At a press conference this afternoon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Morris said that Menino also suffered complications from the medications he... Read more
Now it's not so much the virus as the back problem he developed while in the hospital for the virus, Gintautas Dumcius at the Dorchester Reporter tweets.
Tom Menino called the Globe to say he's getting better even as he remains in the hospital.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports that Bridging Forest Hills, which unsuccessfully tried to get the state to replace the crumbling Casey Overpass with a new overpass instead of surface roads, hasn't given up its fight and is now trying to get Mayor Menino to help it convince MassDOT to change its mind. Menino had previously spoken against replacing the overpass with surface... Read more
The Herald offers a penetrating look at efforts by City Hall to stop what the city's top property-management official called Trojan's "inappropriate and irresponsible" plan to give sex toys away on the family-friendly bricks outside City Hall.
The thrust of the Herald article, though: That pesky First Amendment thing might prevent a climactic showdown between the mayor and Trojan. The mayor himself could... Read more
The Daily Free Press reports.
A collection of photos of the mayor banging things, including a gong.
Mayor Menino Cutting Ribbons.
Tom Menino and City Councilor Rob Consalvo, however, are aghast at a law that overrides the city pit-bull ordinance.
The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the latest action over the city council's new map for the nine district seats, approved today in a 7-6 vote. At issue: Whether the plan packs too many minority voters in too few districts.
On the one hand: The sort of start-uppy people the city wants to attract to South Boston love the idea of Uber - which lets users reserve a cab-like car... Read more
Four, John Carroll reports, adding that left the Herald no space at all to cover the Mittstakes out of London.
The Herald catches up with Hizzona, who acknowledges he can't legally stop Chick-fil-A from opening up, say, in the space to be vacated by the Purple Shamrock:
"I can't do that. That would be interference to his rights to go there," Menino said, referring to company president Dan Cathy, who drew the mayor's wrath by going public with his views against same-sex marriage.
The... Read more