By - 5/27/15 - 1:59 pm
Matthew Walsh calls for more treatment programs

Matthew Walsh tells councilors treatment programs for people like him need more resources.

Substance-abuse experts and recovering addicts say a proposal by City Councilors Bill Linehan and Frank Baker to fund new treatment programs through a 2% tax on Boston alcohol sales could provide new beds - and new hope - to addicts who now have to wait long periods for help.Read more

By - 5/26/15 - 8:10 am

Here's some of what you missed while enjoying the long weekend.

The South End had its first roof-deck fire of the season.

Boston Latin School slobs, um, seniors, with pedestrian taste in beer, trashed Hemlock Hill in the Arboretum, leaving disgusted residents to clean up after them.

A man was shot and killed in Roxbury. A 7-year-old was shot while riding...Read more

By - 5/21/15 - 9:51 am

The latest drought standings are just out this morning, and all of Massachusetts - and much of New England and a good part of New York are now in a moderate drought. The US Drought Monitor adds: Read more.Read more

By - 5/20/15 - 2:11 pm

A new report by the city and Blue Cross Blue Shield finds opiate addiction is spiking in Boston just like elsewhere in the state and says we're going to need more treatment beds and programs and soon. Read more.Read more

By - 5/19/15 - 3:41 pm

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against an escort classifieds site by three local women who said they were trafficked on the site as minors, saying the site is protected under a federal law that bars actions against online publishers for content created by third parties, in this case the people who take out ads on it. Read more....Read more

By - 5/19/15 - 12:23 am


Keep Corporate Education Reformers out of Boston Public Schools

Education Reform has defunded Boston Public Schools by $973,500.00 per BPS school. Corporate education reformers have no place on the - Boston Public Schools - superintendents' cabinet. We ask that Dr. Makeeba McCreary be immediately removed from the position of Chief of Staff.

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By - 5/18/15 - 3:21 pm

(L-R) Boston 2024 CEO Rich Davey, International Olympic Committee member Angela Ruggiero, Executive Director of Olympic Planning Sara Myerson and City Liaison John Fitzgerald at Monday's public hearing

Boston 2024 plans to release a major overhaul of its proposed plans for the Olympics next month, group CEO Rich Davey told a City Council committee today.

The revised plan would provide new details about possible venues, housing and other infrastructure, and may include locations outside of Boston or even New England, Davey said this morning, at at a hearing called by Council President Bill...Read more

By - 5/18/15 - 10:56 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that people facing new drug trials because their evidence was handled by convicted state chemist Annie Dookhan cannot be brought up on more severe charges the second time around - and can't get sentences more severe than the ones originally imposed. Read more.Read more

By - 5/18/15 - 6:18 am

The Globe reports Mayor Walsh wants Kairos Shen to quit, but Shen is all, yeah, well, fire me then, because of a state law that can boost the pension of public workers fired by incoming administrations.Read more

By - 5/17/15 - 11:02 am

Some frou-frou travel magazine ranks us as the fifth most unfriendly city for tourists:

Beantown denizens put off readers with their Brahmin-like brains and their skillful backtalk.

Brahmin-like brains? What does that even mean, you pusillanimous codswallopers? And we wouldn't be backtalking if the tourists weren't getting all up in our grills and stuff, amirite?...Read more

By - 5/15/15 - 3:18 pm

Death by lethal injection for killing Martin Richard and Lingzi Lu, but found he didn't deserve death for the murder of Krystle Campbell and MIT officer Sean Collier.

WBUR has more details.

Statement by Mayor Walsh: Read more.Read more

By - 5/14/15 - 7:14 pm

Boston tomorrow serves up a beta smartphone app that will let tennis players reserve time on some city courts. Read more.Read more

By - 5/13/15 - 10:31 pm

The Boston City Council starts its regular meetings with a convocation or prayer by a clergy member selected by a particular councilor. Today, members of the local International Society for Krishna Consciousness opened the council meeting with a request for help for survivors of the Nepal earthquakes and by singing the Hare Krishna mantra.

They were invited by at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, who...Read more

By - 5/11/15 - 3:09 pm is a Web site that lets teachers seek donations for classroom or project supplies. The site made news last week when Stephen Colbert announced he would help fund all 1,000 requests from his native South Carolina - about $800,000 in all.

Boston teachers currently have 103 requests in the system. Read more....Read more

By - 5/9/15 - 10:41 am

Susan Brennan asks:

Suggestions for best eyebrow waxing? (really struggling to not use the word fleek here).

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By - 5/7/15 - 9:02 am

The New England Foundation for the Arts reports it's won a $1.7-million, three-year grant to foster art project in Boston neighborhoods.

Creative City, funded by the Barr Foundation, will focus on art "in sites, spaces and contexts that may not typically be viewed as places for artistic activity."...Read more

By - 5/7/15 - 8:54 am

Mayor Walsh yesterday announced the first citywide planning effort in 50 years, and wants your input on what the city should look like in 2030 (i.e., our 400th birthday). The Globe has more.Read more