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By - 4/19/15 - 12:02 pm

Incoming School Superintendent Tommy Chang this morning released names of a 35-member transition team that will "imagine what the future holds for the Boston Public Schools."

Among the key initiatives the transition team will immediately focus on is embarking on a ‘listen and learn’ tour that will ultimately help establish a 100-day entry plan to guide the district during the first semester of the

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By - 4/18/15 - 11:02 am

Several legislators, including our own reps Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) and Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) have filed legislation that would prohibit the IOC from simply taking over control of billboards and electric signboards owned by the MBTA, MassDOT and Massport in the Boston area should Boston get the 2024 Olympics - unless the IOC pays the going rates for using the spaces.

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By - 4/17/15 - 11:11 am
Myerson

Mayor Walsh today announced the creation of an Office of Olympic Planning and a full-time executive director: Sara Myerson, formerly chief of staff and director of policy at Preservation of Affordable Housing in Boston:

The Office of Olympic Planning is an important step forward in this process and it will build a bridge between the City's planning and the development of the Olympic proposal.

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By - 4/17/15 - 7:44 am

WBUR reports on the city's growing number of permanent surveillance cameras.

By - 4/16/15 - 6:30 am

The Huntington News takes a look at Spot, a homegrown app for connecting drivers who need a space with people who have driveways or other parking spaces to rent out - which makes it different from the banned Haystack, which tried to alert people to open spaces on the street.

By - 4/15/15 - 8:13 pm
Arrows on Boston street signs

A disgusted citizen complains about the arrows on many Boston street signs, in this case on Centre Street in West Roxbury:

These overhead signs are useless. The text is so narrow that you can't read any of it. What's with the arrows taking up so much room? Is that even standard? Never seen that in any other city. These signs along Centre St are

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By - 4/15/15 - 7:46 pm

Citizens Bank this week sued the armored-car company that shuttles money to and from its branches and ATMs to make the company keep doing that until the bank can fully replace it.

In its suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, Citizens said Garda Atlantic had threatened to stop all its service today, a move that would have left "thousands of individuals and small... Read more

By - 4/15/15 - 4:14 pm

WBUR has the details on the plan to stop subway service at 2 a.m. instead of 2:30 and to eliminate several of the late-night bus routes.

By - 4/15/15 - 2:33 pm

Protests are being held across the country today in what organizers call the "largest-ever mobilization of underpaid workers." Fast-food workers in 230 cities are walking off the job as part of the "Fight for $15" campaign, a push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the right to form a union.

A thousand workers in Boston held their action one day early in deference to... Read more

By - 4/15/15 - 8:23 am

There will be a moment of silence at City Hall at 2:49 p.m.

One Boston Day.

By - 4/15/15 - 12:00 am

Healthcare, airport, theater, and fast food workers, adjuncts, drivers, students all showed up in a big way for #WageAction in Boston Tuesday.

wageaction.org:

BOSTON, MA – Thousands of underpaid workers frustrated by low wages will rally,

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By - 4/14/15 - 11:16 pm

The Dig takes a look at a school system increasingly balkanized among a bevy of private concerns - from the plan to hand over a brand-new $70-million science school in Roxbury to a charter group to the way it may have helped Shaun Harrison fly under the radar for so long.

By - 4/14/15 - 6:39 pm

So all anyone in Boston with a young, school-age child is going to talk about in the next 36 hours is the lottery placements that are going out for BPS.

I know each school is different, but is there any rule of thumb on how much a wait list tends to move in terms of spots? I feel like anything under 10 should be decent,... Read more

By - 4/14/15 - 12:28 pm

Read 'em and weep (or rejoice)

Call your local resource center to get the news.

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

By - 4/14/15 - 11:32 am

Last night, the city marked a number of Citizens Connect snow complaints closed with this note:

Thank you for your request. This service request is now considered closed due to the recent arrival of Spring. The City worked around the clock this winter to address the record-breaking snowfall and we hope that many of your concerns were resolved. We encourage you to let us

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By - 4/11/15 - 11:14 pm

Our illustrious senior senator Elizabeth Warren was interviewed live via satellite on "Real Time with Bill Maher, Friday, April 10th (great interview, by the way -- Clinton/Warren 2016!).

Anyway, I know these uplinks often happen in suburban studios with the Boston skyline added in the background, but I've never seen this one before. Was it really Boston?

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/bill-maher-fails-persuade-elizabeth-wa...... Read more

By - 4/11/15 - 9:43 am

A City Council committee meets Monday with FAA officials to discuss changes in Logan take-off patterns that some councilors say has meant added noise over a stretch of Boston from the South End to Hyde Park.

As if to advertise the hearing, jets taking off from Logan began flying over Roslindale and neighboring areas early this morning. As of 9:40 a.m., they are still... Read more

By - 4/9/15 - 2:25 pm

The city today launched what it hopes is a 15-month conversation on how to boost art in Boston. Boston Creates will:

Provide an opportunity for Boston’s many communities and neighborhoods to create a cultural blueprint highlighting Boston’s strengths and setting innovative goals for the future. We’ll look at community organizations and individual artists; cultural spaces and facilities; our cultural heritage and communities; our festivals

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By - 4/9/15 - 9:30 am

Yes, it's an official thing, with a mayoral proclamation and everything. Vanyaland explains.

By - 4/9/15 - 7:48 am

DeannaMae asks:

Do you know of any hair cuts for cancer events? I have about 10 inches I'd like to donate!

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