In decisions issued last week and today, a federal judge allowed lawsuits questioning the constitutionality of a Massachusetts ban on recording "private" discussions to go forward - but said the state has a legitimate stake in protecting the privacy rights of its citizens. Read more.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, speaks on the nature of Donald Trump economic plans and the future of corporate America.
WGBH reports that ICE has labeled nine New England communities a "uncooperative" when it comes to just handing over undocumented aliens. Boston, Cambridge and Somerville all made the list.
Vestigial Suffolk County, though, doesn't make the list - perhaps because, as we learned from the story of the two Irish guys from Quincy, the Suffolk County sheriff's department continues to stow immigrants in exchange for ICE payments.
"Threats of large scale violence" by "LGTB protestors being bussed in from other states" to Southie is the alleged threat Mass Resistance, "a pro family group," claimed shook St Patrick's Day parade organizers and caused them to relent about a policy in which vets may not display signs of their sexuality, like a rainbow banner.
MassResistance says teh gays were organizing violent protests for South Boston St Patrick's Day Parade pic.twitter.com/tLSBiIoYhb
Americans used to pay for security at the White House, Camp David and on trips. Now Americans pay for security at Trump Tower and Mar-A-Lago (five weekends so far,) too.
If Michelle Obama had insisted on living inside a golden tower at taxpayer expense white people would have burned this country to the ground
— Jason Miller (@longwall26) February 2, 2017
On March 17, 1776, with colonial cannon aimed at them from Dorchester Heights, the British troops occupying Boston evacuated the city. This 1776 German woodcut (from the Library of Congress) shows the British soldiers leaving for Nova Scotia, with only slight artistic license for the height of the hills surrounding Boston.
J.L. Bell quotes from the diary of a Virginia rifleman who was stationed in Roxbury at the time.
We spotted these two T-shirts at the South Bay Target today. See if you can spot all the mistakes. Read more.
Mayor Walsh says he'd rather err on the side of caution. All other city departments will be open.
The city snow emergency ends at 7 a.m. tomorrow, which means you have 48 hours from that point to hold onto any spaces you shoveled out.
In the spirit of Tom Menino, he said the city's main focus today is "clearing the major artillleries."
PornHub-branded plows may be blowing snow on your Boston street this storm. Does anything more need to be said?
Although if they think the sticker on the front of the plow is gonna do any good, they must not know Boston snow...
Mayor Walsh announced this afternoon that with a possible blizzard about to unleash on our heads, an official city snow emergency goes into effect at 7 a.m., which means you can't park on designated snow-emergency routes. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports.
On Wednesday, the City Council approved a new contract with the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association that lets the city and the union re-open the contract section dealing with body cameras - for example, to negotiate department-wide use of them - without re-opening all of the rest of the contract.
So how are your supplies of milk, bread and eggs?
Add hamentashen to the list of things Boston does differently than the rest of the country. Seth Gitell explains why the Purim pastries are different here and tells you where to get them (including one outlet in, gasp, New York).
Up on the International Space Station, Shane Kimbrough snapped a shot of our fair Hub yesterday:
Beautiful day in Boston! #FenwayPark looks like it is getting ready for play!
City councilors yesterday urged the School Committee to declare a formal "sanctuary school" policy that would prohibit ICE agents from entering BPS schools and facilities without "explicit permission" from both the school superintendent and the Suffolk County district attorney. Read more.
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