Boston

By - 2/25/17 - 12:52 pm

BPS: We Dream Together is available in English, Arabic, Cape Verdean and Haitian Creole, Chinese, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

By - 2/25/17 - 10:10 am

The Globe reports a startup thinks it's smarter than the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and is now offering to deliver a bottle of lemonade to your door - with a complimentary eighth of an ounce of pot as a "gift."

By - 2/24/17 - 10:55 pm
By - 2/23/17 - 10:03 pm
Trans rights rally in Post Office Square in Boston

Trans rights march in Post Office Square, where DoE has offices. Photo by Jed Hresko.

Both Mayor Walsh and School Superintendent Tommy Change reaffirmed their commitment to protecting transgender students, the day after the Trump administration told schools they no longer had to do so - and never mind he once promised to protect them.

In a statement, Mayor Walsh said: Read more.

By - 2/22/17 - 6:22 pm
Sunset over the Boston area

Tamas K-L was leavin' on a jet plane, but he probably knows when he'll be back a-gain.

By - 2/22/17 - 10:43 am

Kristin Johnson runs the numbers on the proposed BPS budget for the coming school year, finds that "49 schools are losing a total of $11.47 million [in funding]" under a BPS budget released earlier this month.

The cuts are related in part to declining enrollment at the schools, but they also mean some schools would lose positions - such as librarians - that threaten their accreditation and possibly accelerate their downward spirals, she writes.

By - 2/21/17 - 8:06 am

Xconomy reports Boston (and New York) saw its weakest quarterly increase in tech jobs in five years in the last quarter of 2016.

By - 2/18/17 - 11:08 am

NBC Boston reports Mayor Walsh claims the city writes itself tickets when confronted with unshoveled sidewalks along parks and other city parcels, but that still isn't getting the snow shoveled.

By - 2/18/17 - 11:01 am

...and Rep Jack Kingston comes along for the ride. More of Milo, the premier spokesman for the alt-right, on Real Time with Bill Maher.

Alt-right

By - 2/17/17 - 4:50 pm

This will probably be the most divisive video I post this week. If you're already a fan of Weather is Happening, you'll appreciate this video. But if you've never heard of the Weather Man before, you'll probably get about a minute into it (if that long) and wonder about my sanity in posting it (and then try to post something about how I'm losing it and how you remember when UHub was good, Adam).

By - 2/17/17 - 10:56 am
Where the space saver complaints come from: South Boston, East Boston, Charlestown

Hot spots for space-saver complaints, 2/14-2/16. Source. See it larger.

From Tuesday through Thursday of this week, Boston's 311 system received 753 complaints about space savers, including this one from Russell Street in Charlestown:

PWD had taken the space savers away earlier however people have put out new ones

The city responded: Read more.

By - 2/17/17 - 9:40 am

Jami asks:

Looking for recommendations on really good restaurants in Boston for anniversary that aren't outrageously priced.

By - 2/16/17 - 9:19 am

Anna's Taqueria locations are closed today to support the Day Without Immigrants protest.

Eater Boston lists other local restaurants that are either shut or showing their support in other ways. Read more.

By - 2/14/17 - 5:48 pm
West Roxbury Judge Kathleen Coffey

West Roxbury Judge Kathleen Coffey urges councilors to back more mental-health workers on the street.

Boston city councilors have started looking at expanding a program that uses mental-health workers to try to de-escalate confrontations between "emotionally disturbed" people and the police.

A proposal by Councilor Ayanna Pressley (at large) to add more workers to the existing Boston Emergency Services Team (BEST) won the backing of Police Commissioner William Evans and West Roxbury Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Coffey, who runs a special court session for people with mental illnesses facing criminal charges. Read more.

By - 2/12/17 - 4:13 pm

The city just announced Boston Public Schools are closed on Monday.

For adults, another snow emergency starts at 8 p.m. - so no parking on designated emergency routes (but when it's all over, you get another 48 hours to claim your space, wherever it is you wound up parking).

By - 2/11/17 - 2:43 pm

It's beginning to feel a lot like 2015, only with not quite as much snow (yet): We haven't even gotten through the Sunday/Monday bombogenesis and already the National Weather Service is warning us we could get more snow Wednesday and Thursday. Or as the NWS sums up: Read more.

By - 2/9/17 - 8:36 pm

And you know what that means: Yep, residents can save their shoveled out spaces until 8 a.m. on Sunday - except in the South End, where space savers are banned, banned, banned. Also, parking will be OK on snow-emergency routes at 8:01 a.m.

By - 2/9/17 - 5:56 pm

Although it's been a while, I've cruised these roads for leisure with the radio on. I bet you have too.

Roadrunner strikes me as a love song although not a typical "boy meets girl" love song but homage to an experience you and your friends value and enjoy, experienced in familiar surroundings.

"Roadrunner" was released in 1972. Can you think of other songs released since that have the same feel no matter the musical genre or for that matter, any piece of art?