Boston

By - 11/23/14 - 12:17 pm

The Globe reports:

The IOC wants host cities to provide a financial guarantee, a requirement that has troubled US bidders in the past. Boston 2024 executive vice president Erin Murphy said in a statement that the local organizing committee would indemnify the city against possible losses.

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By - 11/22/14 - 11:34 am

Just got a robocall from the Boston Police Department asking me and my family to not riot after the Ferguson grand-jury decision is announced tomorrow. Since they asked nicely ...

By - 11/20/14 - 5:56 pm

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has written an open letter to area college students about how to protest whatever decision that Ferguson grand jury reaches:

I ask that if public demonstrations occur as a result of the decision they are done with respect to our neighbors and businesses, responsibly and peacefully.

The Boston Police Department respects the rights of individuals to assemble and

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By - 11/20/14 - 9:43 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on changes at b.good:

The burgers and shakes are still available, but they've been surpassed in popularity by kale-and-quinoa bowls and smoothies.

Or maybe it's just them. Boston Magazine reports Tasty Burger is planning "multiple" new locations.... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 4:53 pm

Eric Wilbur reports that 100 of our Most Important People held soirees at the MIT Media Lab and the Gardner yesterday to convince the US Olympic Committee that Boston's the best place to hold the 2024 Olympics.

What? You didn't know? No, of course not, you don't think they'd want you to know, do you? He reminds us about the promises of public meetings... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 2:26 pm

The City Council today ordered the president of Boston University to appear before one of its committees on 4 p.m. on Dec. 2 to discuss the university's workforce diversity.

The council unanimously approved the formal summons after Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury), who is studying diversity in post-secondary education in Boston, said Brown stood him up for a hearing on the issue after having agreed to... Read more

By - 11/18/14 - 10:00 pm

Students in Dan Kennedy's digital-journalism class at Northeastern have been roaming the city looking for some cool places to "eat, drink and make merry" that you might not otherwise know about.

By - 11/18/14 - 2:04 pm

necn.com:
Jim Braude of NECN, has aide to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, John McDonough, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health who helped to draft the Affordable Care Act, on his show Broadside to discuss MIT prof. and resident of Lexington. MA Jonathan Gruber's controversial remarks. Watch the video here:

“The thing to understand is that Jonathon Gruber was

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By - 11/18/14 - 10:05 am

City Councilors Charles Yancey (Dorchester) and Tito Jackson (Roxbury) want the council to approve an ordinance requiring all companies with more than 100 employees in Boston:

File a report each year stating the race, gender, number and percentage of Boston workers employed at each level of the company’s operation as well as the racial and gender composition of the Boston workers at each level of

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By - 11/18/14 - 7:28 am

The Herald reports Hizzona has fired eight city managers whose ties to Menino were just a bit too obvious.

The Globe reports BPS used to funnel money into a fund from which administrators could dip into without any oversight by city accountants; a practice BPS says it's since ended.... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 12:57 pm

The Boston Latin School Association reports it's raised more than half of a $50 million goal to beef up STEM and international learning, athletics and after-school fellowships and internships at the nation's oldest public school.

The "Prima Perpetua" ("Forever First") campaign is supposed to run through 2017; the association has already gotten $27 million worth of pledge commitments, co-chairs Michael Leven, class of 1955,... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 11:30 am
Trolley work in old Boston

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

By - 11/17/14 - 10:55 am
Jeri Robinson

Mayor Walsh has appointed Jeri Robinson, vice president of early learning initiatives at the Boston Children’s Museum, to the School Committee.

Jeri Robinson is a longstanding member of Boston’s education community who knows the learning landscape, and will be an important voice at the table.

Robinson served on a committee to help then mayor-elect Walsh get up to speed after his election last fall. She... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 9:27 am

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Boston for 3-10 p.m.:

WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH. ...

IMPACTS...WIND GUSTS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO KNOCK DOWN TREE LIMBS AND A FEW POWER LINES...POSSIBLY CAUSING ISOLATED POWER DISRUPTIONS.

It could be even worse along the coast south of Quincy, for which the NWS has issued a... Read more

By - 11/15/14 - 12:47 pm

Dave Zirin at the Nation reports on Boston's efforts to get the 2024 Olympics - and on efforts to block that:

I spoke with someone connected to the International Olympic Committee who told me that Boston has rocketed to the top of their consideration list because of how the city was able to shut itself down after the Boston Marathon bombing. Few things

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By - 11/13/14 - 5:44 pm

A BFD district chief formerly in charge of procurement got a vendor to buy stuff for his own personal use, including a 52-inch HD TV, a gas grill, a living-room set, an elliptical machine and gift cards for Home Depot and Lowe, according to a 10-count indictment handed down by a Suffolk County grand jury today.

The state Attorney General's office charges Edward A.... Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 9:12 am
Fighter jets over Boston

Witold W stuck around to photographed the fighter jets this morning - they were a bit later than scheduled.

Roving UHub photographer Ted Schwartzberg also watched the flyover of Air National Guard jets in some media thing, on Beacon Street, near the Public Garden:

Fighter jets

Matt Conti videoed them over the Harbor.... Read more

By - 11/12/14 - 3:40 pm

Apparently the Gov. wasn't kidding. Commuter rail has published the pending weekend service on the Fairmount (Purple/Indigo) Line for the first time ever.

Hyde Park to South Station locals have fought for this for years. I'll be on the first Saturday morning, Nov. 29th train and head to the Haymarket.

Basically, it's hourly service and in some ways better than the existing five-day sked.... Read more

By - 11/12/14 - 11:29 am
Old Boston trolley station

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

By - 11/11/14 - 9:17 am

Police Commissioner William Evans said a gun buyback program and stepped up anti-gun efforts on the street are working: Boston Police are taking lots of guns out of circulation, 970 so far this year, compared to 667 in all of 2013.

But at a public meeting last night about a shooting in Lower Mills on Election Day, Evans said the extra work is like pushing... Read more

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