Boston

By - 1/20/17 - 12:16 pm

The city of Boston posted this video yesterday.

By - 1/20/17 - 10:50 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports Mayor Walsh is looking for help in the legislature to garner Boston 151 new liquor licenses to be doled out over a three-year period.

Like the 75 new licenses Boston got in 2014, Walsh is proposing that most of the new permits be limited to neighborhoods outside Boston Proper and the waterfront.

By - 1/19/17 - 3:27 am

Much to my surprise the hashtag #MartyLostMeWhen continues to get traffic, and not just readers, new posts, too.

Wednesday morning, a person who claimed he started the hashtag posted a comment on the #MartyLostMeWhen article on UniversalHub.com.

Wednesday at midday Fox25 covered the story.

By - 1/18/17 - 2:25 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved regulations that will let small restaurants without liquor licenses let their customers bring in beer and wine.

But there's a catch: Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 1:34 pm

US Rep. Michael Capuano tweeted today he's going to be holding office hours in Cambridge on Friday instead: Read more

By - 1/18/17 - 3:34 am

Tuesday evening, the same as Mayor Walsh's third State of the City address, a twitter hashtag was launched by Bostonians who described an event or events in Boston governance that caused them to lose faith in Mayor Walsh as their champion to run city government.

#MartyLostMeWhen started at about 5 in the afternoon and went until about 1 in the morning. Read more.

By - 1/17/17 - 10:37 pm

In his state of the city address tonight, Mayor Walsh proposed projects - some of which will require approval from the state legislature - to improve Boston Public Schools. Read more.

By - 1/16/17 - 9:51 am

Martin Luther King formed many of his ideas about non-violent protest while a doctoral student at Boston University, from which he earned a PhD in systematic theology in 1955. Read more.

By - 1/13/17 - 8:00 pm

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced tonight that he has canceled plans to buy software that would let the department monitor social media for potential public-safety threats and ferret out Internet-based crimes because the offerings the department was considering are overkill and raised privacy issues. Read more.

By - 1/12/17 - 5:09 pm
Tito Jackson announceds Boston mayoral bid

Tito Jackson today formally launched his campaign for mayor of Boston, promising a campaign against gentrifiers, rich companies seeking taxpayer handouts and a City Hall that seems stuck on bread-and-circus catastrophes like the Olympics and the IndyCar races. Read more.

By - 1/11/17 - 5:49 pm
Jackson for mayor

Politico reports. The Globe has more, including an interview with Jackson, in which he says he first started thinking about taking on Walsh during the Olympics mess.

Update: Jackson's Web page is now up.

By - 1/11/17 - 5:45 pm

A bus carrying 22 Metco students home to Boston from the Ephraim Curtis Middle School in Sudbury this afternoon overturned after a crash with a pickup truck at the Weston/Waltham line on Rte. 128, State Police and Sudbury School Superintendent Anne Wilson report. Read more.

By - 1/11/17 - 3:13 pm

The City Council today gave backing to a proposal by Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) for a hearing to look at both specific increases in murders and shootings in Boston over the past year and more general issues about how Boston police, public-health and even housing departments can do something about it. Read more.

By - 1/10/17 - 11:05 pm

The City Council tomorrow considers an ordinance proposed by Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) that would exempt homeowners over 60 or who have disabilities from having to shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm. Read more.

By - 1/10/17 - 11:37 am
Old Boston building

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

By - 1/8/17 - 1:55 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) exhorts the young'uns:

Attn kids of Boston: Shovel out a fire hydrant & have your parents post a before/after pic. I'll send you a $5 gift certificate to @jplicks.

It's starting to work: Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 7:11 am

Ch 2, 4, 38, 44 and all of their associated digital auxiliaries went dark again. Stress-related crack in the tower. Plans to move to the temporary antennas as they did back in October when they had the burn out does not seem to have happened. Read more.

By - 1/6/17 - 2:55 pm

UPDATE, 5 p.m. 4-8? Try 6-10, Harv now says.

The NWS has a winter-storm warning going into effect at 7 a.m. You bet the French Toast Alert level is Elevated.

By - 1/6/17 - 12:51 pm
Trolley in the snow in old Boston

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