Boston

By - 3/28/17 - 6:20 pm
By - 3/28/17 - 12:51 pm

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, who is totally not a fascist, nope, wants elected leaders of cities that have declared themselves sanctuary cities arrested, WHDH reports. When last we heard from Hodgson, he was offering to ship some of his inmates down to Texas to build Trump's wall.

UPDATE: Curtatone responds: Come at me, you jack-booted thug.

By - 3/28/17 - 10:51 am
Doodle on old city document

The folks at the Boston City Archives report they recently ran across this doodle in the 1869 city tax records. Do you know what it represents? See it larger.

By - 3/28/17 - 10:37 am

Christopher Lynn Hedges is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, professor at Princeton University, author of several New York Times best-sellers, and Presbyterian minister.

By - 3/27/17 - 9:39 am

Matt Karolian asks:

Someone keeps leaving bags of dog poop in the street outside our house. What are the best means of catching the poopetrator?

By - 3/26/17 - 2:35 pm

Jeff Swanson asks:

So where can I get a sushi burrito in Boston?

By - 3/24/17 - 3:29 pm

Andy Woodruff takes note of the news that Boston schools are getting new world maps that try to more accurately show the true sizes of continents and countries and begins to ponder what a Boston-centric world map might look like - in lots and lots of projections.

By - 3/24/17 - 2:18 pm

Stony Brook Park
100 Boylston Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Starting at 7:00 a.m.

The Bike-A-Thon supports Bikes Not Bombs’ work in social justice and 100% of the proceeds from rider fundraising go towards our youth, international and shop programs that mobilize youth and adults to be leaders in community transformation.

Bikes Not Bombs is excited to release a new 100 mile Century route for our 30th Annual Bike-A-Thon! With three other route offerings, (10, 30 or 50 miles) the Bike-A-Thon has a ride for cyclists of all abilities.

By - 3/24/17 - 1:04 pm

Associated Press interviews the Rev. Laura Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches and author of an impending book, Holy Spokes, about the spirituality she's discovered as a daily Boston bicycle rider:

Bicycling through Boston's twisting, traffic-clogged streets may seem more about self-preservation than spiritual enlightenment.

For the Rev. Laura Everett, her daily 6-mile commute is a way of connecting to her adopted city, its residents, and her sense of community and vulnerability.

By - 3/23/17 - 3:41 pm

In decisions issued last week and today, a federal judge allowed lawsuits questioning the constitutionality of a Massachusetts ban on recording "private" discussions to go forward - but said the state has a legitimate stake in protecting the privacy rights of its citizens. Read more.

By - 3/22/17 - 4:40 pm

Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, speaks on the nature of Donald Trump economic plans and the future of corporate America.

By - 3/22/17 - 9:54 am

WGBH reports that ICE has labeled nine New England communities a "uncooperative" when it comes to just handing over undocumented aliens. Boston, Cambridge and Somerville all made the list.

Vestigial Suffolk County, though, doesn't make the list - perhaps because, as we learned from the story of the two Irish guys from Quincy, the Suffolk County sheriff's department continues to stow immigrants in exchange for ICE payments.

By - 3/21/17 - 8:06 pm

Discuss.

By - 3/21/17 - 11:18 am
One-horse carriage in Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene involving a one-HP trolley. See it larger.

By - 3/19/17 - 7:38 pm

"Threats of large scale violence" by "LGTB protestors being bussed in from other states" to Southie is the alleged threat Mass Resistance, "a pro family group," claimed shook St Patrick's Day parade organizers and caused them to relent about a policy in which vets may not display signs of their sexuality, like a rainbow banner.

By - 3/18/17 - 7:27 pm

1240 pm today 90 yrs old

By - 3/18/17 - 2:18 pm

Americans used to pay for security at the White House, Camp David and on trips. Now Americans pay for security at Trump Tower and Mar-A-Lago (five weekends so far,) too.

By - 3/17/17 - 9:51 am
German woodcut of the British evacuation of Boston on March 17, 1776

On March 17, 1776, with colonial cannon aimed at them from Dorchester Heights, the British troops occupying Boston evacuated the city. This 1776 German woodcut (from the Library of Congress) shows the British soldiers leaving for Nova Scotia, with only slight artistic license for the height of the hills surrounding Boston.

J.L. Bell quotes from the diary of a Virginia rifleman who was stationed in Roxbury at the time.

By - 3/15/17 - 3:18 pm
T-shirt with made-up, wrong Boston neighborhoods

We spotted these two T-shirts at the South Bay Target today. See if you can spot all the mistakes. Read more.