Summer jobs, more anti-violence street and case workers, chats with people getting out of jail, efforts to broker ceasefires among gangs, more surveillance cameras among the efforts announced yesterday.
North Bennet Street will pay the city $11.4 million for 150 North St. and 130-140 Richmond St. and will give the city its current buildings at 37-39 North Bennet St. and 48-52 Tileston St.
The Herald reports the mayor's fed up with deadly violence outside six Theater District clubs and wants the Boston Licensing Board to hold a club summit and consider rolling back their 2 a.m. closing times.
Separately, the owners of one of the clubs, Venu on Warrenton Street, skipped a hearing yesterday before city licensing director Patricia Malone to discuss why she shouldn't lift the club's entertainment license for a November incident in which four people were shot outside the club.
Mayor Menino today announced a Host Community Advisory Committee to consider the ramifications of a proposed resort casino at Suffolk Downs, chaired by Brian Leary, partner at McCarter and English (and, yes, former Channel 5 reporter).
Other members: Sarah Barnat, VP of development, National Development (and East Boston resident); Lisa Calise, CFO, Perkins School for the Blind (and former top financial aide to the mayor); and Ronald L. Walker II, president and founding partner of Next Street.
City and BTU negotiators last night threw up their hands and decided there's nothing more they can say to each other, so they'll be seeking state help to mediate a contract.
The declaration comes 21 months of negotiations; firefighters still hold the modern Boston record for going without a contract, at four years.
The Herald reports on a Menino press conference.
Roxbury Wakeup is a site dedicated to the premise that the city's plans to renovate the Ferdinand building as the new BPS headquarters is just a plot to gentrify the Dudley Square area:
The Herald reports on Tom Menino's ire towards the bank that's scheduled an auction of the Charles Street AME Church, whose pastor Menino appointed to the School Committee.
Mike Bloomberg, late of Medford, posted this photo along with a note:
We disagree on who'll win the #Superbowl, but @MayorTomMenino & I agree on fighting illegal guns. Tune in Sunday
West Roxbury Patch reports:
Connolly to Lead Council's Review of Student Assignment Process
City Councilor John Connolly will lead the Council's review of the Boston Public Schools student assignment plan. His announcement comes days after Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's State of the City Address in which the Mayor called for "a radically different student assignment plan."
What if the schools in one neighborhood are all part of what BPS once euphemistically called "the circle of promise?" The last couple of BPS efforts to reform busing all foundered on the issue that one of its new zones would have contained pretty much nothing but underperforming schools. WBUR reports, talks to Roxbury City Councilor Tito Jackson.
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.