Boston

By - 1/15/18 - 6:19 pm

Fallout Five Zero, compiled on the 50th anniversary of public fallout shelters, in 2011, lists the locations of former fallout shelters in Boston and Quincy - some of which still have those fading yellow-and-black signs alerting the public where to take shelter in the event of an actual emergency.

Most would, of course, be fairly useless these days.

By - 1/15/18 - 6:07 pm

1941 NEW ENGLAND CIVIL DEFENSE & AIR RAID PREPAREDNESS FILM 52924

This film, by New England Telephone and Telegraph and the Massachusetts Commission on Public Safety, was released a couple months before Pearl Harbor.

By - 1/15/18 - 10:19 am
Theodore Parker in 1856

Theodore Parker lecturing in 1856.

Martin Luther King's connections to Boston are well known: He got his PhD in religion at Boston University while living on Mass. Ave. in the South End, met his wife here, later returned for a march from Roxbury to downtown.

But King's connections go further, back into Boston's history as a center of the abolition movement before the Civil War. Read more.

By - 1/13/18 - 11:37 am
Bad parking job in the South End

Miloš Miljković noticed what the warmer weather and rain turned into an awkward parking job last night (and reports that BPD then showed up to ticket the car).

Kelley Hand noticed more of the same in the North End this morning: Read more.

By - 1/11/18 - 12:41 pm

WCVB reports that Mayor Walsh, fed up with reports of vandalism related to space savers, is threatening to end the whole 48-hour-after-a-storm space-saver thing.

By - 1/11/18 - 9:13 am

Northeastern researchers have released a preliminary report on a Boston Police pilot of body cameras - and say they found a small, but noticeable decrease in problems in interactions between officers and the public: Read more.

By - 1/9/18 - 12:43 pm

At a Three Kings' Day celebration in City Hall, Mayor Walsh vowed to work on behalf of Salvadoran immigrants whom the federal government now wants to toss out of the country. Read more.

By - 1/8/18 - 3:14 pm
Lelling

Well, that didn't take long. Andrew Lelling, our new US Attorney, issued a statement today saying he might just take Jeff Sessions up on his offer to arrest people in the nascent legal (under state law, anyway) marijuana trade:

Read more.

By - 1/7/18 - 3:40 pm
Space saver in Jamaica Plain

Best space saver in JP, on Woodman Street. Photo by Joe Growhoski.

5 p.m. marks the 48-hour period after the end of the official Boston Blizzard of 2018 Snow Emergency, and that means you have to get your space savers off the streets by then. Don't everybody rush out all at once, though.

By - 1/6/18 - 11:32 am

Some gormless git named Harley Tamplin, who writes for the UK version of the Metro, writes today: Read more.

By - 1/5/18 - 8:54 am

The mayor's office announced the ban on parking on snow-emergency routes ends at 5 p.m. And with the 48-hour space-saver rule, that means you can use your cones, chairs and broken Ikea shelving to save your shoveled-out street parking space until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

By - 1/4/18 - 4:20 pm

Mayor Walsh made the announcement this afternoon. Also:

Sidewalks should be shoveled by 3 hours after dawn tomorrow, at about 10:15 a.m.

By - 1/4/18 - 11:22 am
French Toast with peaches

Maria Montegue didn't stint on her French Toast this morning.

Also chowing down: Read more.

By - 1/4/18 - 9:45 am
Old building in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By - 1/3/18 - 2:26 pm
Walsh announces school shutdown

And remember: This isn't Loon Mountain.

Mayor Walsh just announced BPS schools will be closed due to the storm. City community centers, however, will be open. City Hall will also be open, but only staffed with emergency personnel. Read more.

By - 1/3/18 - 1:08 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) is promising $5 JP Licks gift certificates to Boston kids whose parents send him photos of them standing next to the fire hydrants they've dug out after tomorrow's bombocyclopocalypse - just like he's done after other snowstorms over the past few years.

By - 1/3/18 - 9:03 am
Red Alert

The excitement in Harvey Leonard's voice last night set us on edge. And then we woke up today to the news that Jim Cantore is back in Boston, awaiting the Bomb Cyclone of 2018, and arriving just in time for the National Weather Service to issue both a blizzard warning and a coastal flood warning for much of the North and South shores and a winter-storm warning for the immediate Boston area.

By - 1/2/18 - 2:22 pm

Quincy Mayor Tom Koch said today that not only will he fight plans to rebuild the Long Island Bridge, he wants a say on any developments on Long Island. Read more.

By - 1/1/18 - 2:02 pm

Did you know that this year there is an election for governor? Wouldn't you like to have the chance to improve policy in Massachusetts? Here is an opportunity. Statewide elections are this year with caucuses in February, so it's important to meet candidates in January. Who are these candidates? What are their visions? What issues would each prioritize for public discussion and pressure? Join us!

Boston NAACP & Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale invite you to our Statewide Candidate Forums to be held at Saint John Chrysostom Church Hall, 4750 Washington St., West Roxbury.