Boston

By - 9/18/17 - 7:15 pm

Pat Payaso for City Council At-Large - Boston 2017 Elections

A clown calling himself or herself Pat Payaso managed to get certified for the November ballot for the four open at-large city councilor seats.

"Payaso" is Spanish for "clown." Too good to be true? Well, of course. Read more.

By - 9/18/17 - 1:04 pm

The latest data from Boston Police show 186 people have been shot in Boston so far this year, compared to 158 in the same period last year - and up from the five-year average of 177.

Fatal shootings are up 48% compared to 2016 - 31 vs. 21 last year.

By - 9/18/17 - 11:29 am
Old building with cupola

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

By - 9/18/17 - 10:45 am

Aline Kaplan has put together a guide to the bronze animal statues of Boston. Start with the Frog Pond frogs (then follow the links at the bottom).

By - 9/16/17 - 7:18 pm

Greater Egleston and Boston Day and Evening Academy are two alternative high schools in BPS. They are for students who have had issues getting to graduation and need an alternative path.

By - 9/15/17 - 1:00 pm
Jose cone of probability

Let's just keep telling ourselves, "It's no Irma." Plus, of course, it could still miss us completely. Still, we might, maybe, possibly, get tropical-storm-force winds (between 39 and 73 MPH) by Tuesday morning.

Spaghetti cone discussion.

By - 9/13/17 - 4:31 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced the Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund to help immigrants who suddenly find themselves threatened by actions in Washington and locally. Read more.

By - 9/13/17 - 10:55 am
Old printing shop in Boston

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

By - 9/12/17 - 7:53 pm
By - 9/10/17 - 12:24 pm

This is the week for candidate forums in the council districts with enough candidates to warrant Sept. 26 preliminary elections. Here's a list of the forums for the races in District 1 (North End, East Boston, Charlestown), District 2 (Chinatown, South Boston, South End, downtown), District 7 (Roxbury) and District 9 (Allston/Brighton).

Going forward, I'll be updating the list with additional forums and events for the fall city elections.

By - 9/8/17 - 11:33 am
Destroyed Boston Coliseum

Post-Gale coliseum.

Today, the folks at the Boston City Archives remind us, is the anniversary of the Boston landfall of the Gale of 1869, a small but powerful hurricane that did major damage to the new Boston Coliseum - built for a "peace jubilee" where Trinity Church and the Fairmont Copley Plaza sit now.

Linda Horton writes about the Gale: Read more.

By - 9/7/17 - 10:09 am

Our resident scold, who normally spends his days complaining about our driving habits and kids on his lawn, is happy today because Boston has become world classier than New York: GE moved here, Berklee is bigger than whatever allegedly passes for music education in that sad, sorry city to our south and, oh, yeah, Yankees suck!

By - 9/6/17 - 9:18 am

Fox25Boston:

BOSTON - Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s controversial move to fight the city’s addiction crisis with a new fence, has largely moved the problem to the other side of the street, Investigative Reporter Eric Rasmussen uncovered.

Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 9:16 am

The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch for eastern Massachusetts through tomorrow morning because of some heavy downpours we could get:

Hourly rainfall rates of 1 to 2 per hour will be possible with the strongest storms, which may lead to localized flash flooding if storms train over the same areas.

By - 8/30/17 - 11:17 am
Alley in old Boston

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

By - 8/30/17 - 9:19 am

With flooding in the news, WBZ reports that the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston (itself right on the water) is looking at the potential of a hurricane barrier that would stretch along the outer waters of Boston Harbor and be activated when a hurricane approached. Read more.

By - 8/28/17 - 4:24 pm

The Springfield-based bus company, which connects Boston to the Pioneer Valley and other points, reports it's ending its affiliation with the national bus company. Peter Pan says this will let it offer more express service and better fares. Read more.

By - 8/28/17 - 3:56 pm

On Tuesday, the city will begin collecting donations to help people in the Houston area. The city is specifically looking for new clothing and blankets, toiletries, diapers, baby formula and non-perishable food items, which can be dropped off at the following locations: Read more.

By - 8/27/17 - 2:47 pm

Melissa Obleada asks:

New cyclist is looking for a group to ride with, bonus if it's a group of women. Any suggestions?

By - 8/27/17 - 9:32 am

A couple days ago, somebody posted the following complaint - with a photo - to Boston's 311 for a situation at State and Purchase streets: Read more.