Mayor's state of the city address, calls for revamping of Madison Park High School, an all new school-assignment policy at the elementary level, 100 new crime watches, a gambling advisory board and a citywide program to lose 1 million pounds of fat.
Otherwise the Paul Revere statute in the North End is going to have to wear a Tebow jersey for a day.
Channel 25 reports Mayor Menino has given Claudio Martinez of Jamaica Plain another four-year term on the Boston School Committee.
At a School Committee hearing on a school-closing plan in December, 2010, Martinez told a white parent from the doomed Agassiz School to shut up and sit down because... Read more
UPDATE: Occupiers have begun moving some tents and equipment offsite. Robin, an Occupy Boston organizer, tweets: "We are moving valuables offsite, not decamping. Last time the BPD destroyed all of our belongings." Chris Faraone reports: "Food... Read more
WBZ reports the Cathedral High football team will be having lunch with Tom Menino.
The Herald reports on the looming battle royale between Tom Menino, who wants a casino at Suffolk Downs, and Robert Kraft, who wants a casino next to his football stadium/mall in Foxboro.
Steve Poftak looks at the numbers from Tuesday's election, notices that John Connolly's tally in Hyde Park and the neighboring part of Roslindale dropped more than 1,000 votes from 2009:
What's the explanation here? Well, my best guess would be a certain 60-something Readville resident and civic leader might have been less than fully supportive.
Chris Lovett also looks at Hyde Park's numbers -... Read more
The Globe reports the mayor threatened the company that runs the city school-bus system he's thinking of pulling its contract because so many school buses are still showing up at school late.
The Herald reports the mayor continues to back plans for a resort casino at Suffolk Downs, but that he'll have to fight off Milford, which is also expected to put in a bid for a gambling emporium.
Ed. question: The Herald actually says the racetrack's owners want to build a "resort-style casino." How is that different from a plain old "resort casino?"... Read more
It's Boston vs. the suburbs over what roads fuel tankers can take, the Herald reports.
The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the mayor is vowing to go ahead with the $11.3-million project even without the $8-million state grant the city had applied for, but probably won't get.
In one of its periodic overviews of the eternal debate over neighborhood boundaries today, the Globe quotes Tom Menino as referring to "a hogmosh of undefined lines."
The Globe reports a planned 47-story addition to Copley Place has critics roiling.
Mike Ball, himself an avid bicylist, ponders the ramifications of a City Hall statement that Hizzona Himself wants bicyclists to stop for red lights and wonders if the new enforcement will also involve going after signal-disregarding motorists as well:
Given the adversarial and disdainful attitude of many non-cyclists here, a well-handled education program should be amusing all around. To hear the anti-cyclist types... Read more
Carol Rose, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts explains why she's proud of Tom Menino:
Mayor Menino deserves credit for staying true to Boston's reputation as a city that welcomes newcomers and citizens alike, while focusing on community-based policing as the best way to keep our streets safe. Let's hope that the Mayor continues to be smart on public safety... Read more