Stephanie Fox, 30, of Randolph, forged her Boston employers' names on checks to pay for Movado watches, a diamond-pendant necklace and trips to the Bahamas, Aruba, Hawaii, Newport, Cape Cod and Disney World, federal officials charge. Read more.
Several city councilors today signed onto an effort to figure out how to keep what appear to be increasingly inevitable pot shops from taking over residential commercial districts, should voters approve a referendum next year to legalize recreational marijuana use. Read more.
Each garden will host a panorama of food-producing plants, including trees and shrubs to mimic woodlands. The BFFC also aims to â€śrevive and conserveâ€ť old, neglected city apple orchards.
The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau uses clips of people in the middle of summer talking about how great Boston is for meetings in the middle of winter.
City officials today announced a new program, called BoSTEM, to provide all BPS middle-school students with science, technology, engineering and math by 2020: Read more.
The Globe reports.
The Herald outlines the charges against those five Local 25 members arrested yesterday, catches up with Mayor Walsh to ask about the section in the indictment that says an unidentified "City Hall official" did his or her part to harass "Top Chef" through phone calls to the Omni Parker Hotel and a restaurant where the show had been planning to film.
The Globe reports on the mayor's BPS capital plan, released today.
The city's IT department is advertising for a Broadband and Digital Equity Advocate. Read more.
A tropical depression currently called just 11 might, maybe, possibly, bring heavy rains and high winds to the Boston area this weekend. We're currently in cone of probability for the storm, which could become Tropical Storm Joaquin tomorrow, if its winds get above 35 m.p.h. But National Hurricane Center forecasters currently aren't really sure of the storm's exact track and intensity yet.
Mayor Walsh said this morning that city officials are looking to base how much motorists pay at a meter based on where and when they're parking.
In a speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Walsh said these "flexible rates" could dramatically reduce the time motorists spend searching for spaces - which they would do by driving off those unwilling or unable to pay peak rates. Read more.
Like Krispy Kreme before it, Citigroup couldn't break into the Boston market and is now just giving up. That includes ending its sponsorship of what we used to call just the Wang.
Councilor Charles Yancey (Dorchester) today proposed installing WiFi systems in BHA senior and family housing buildings to provide free Internet access to residents.
Yancey said Internet access is vital in today's world, but that residents of housing projects often cannot afford to connect.
Several years ago, then Councilor John Tobin proposed a citywide WiFi network. Mayor Menino Wified the idea, which ultimately went nowhere.
Councilor Tito Jackson praised Yancey's idea as "a no brainer."