Boston

By - 5/11/09 - 11:12 pm

Channel 5's TV coverage of the latest on Friday's T collision has a handy graphic recreating the collision but only on their website do they provide more interesting facts about the driver...like the fact that he was born a woman.

By - 5/9/09 - 11:34 pm

A city in love with its mayor. Of course, a lot can happen in six months. Like Yvonne Abraham could personally introduce every single Bostonian to the three other guys who want to replace Menino.

By - 5/8/09 - 5:10 pm

Kate really doesn't want to be on Yoon's mailing list. Kate has so far been unable to get off his mailing list:

...The first e-mail you sent had no "unsubscribe" link, and I never asked to be on your list. So I wrote to you at [email protected] and asked to be taken off of your list.

The next e-mail I received did include an unsubscribe link, but the link just took me to your homepage, with no instructions on how to be taken off the list. I wrote you another e-mail that you ignored.

The third e-mail, I replied to with a request to be taken off the list, and then I reported you as spam.

The fourth e-mail that arrived today is very irritating. ...

Earlier:
Call him Spam Yoon.

By - 5/7/09 - 11:03 pm

Kevin McCrea reports: One will be an in-studio debate (i.e., no live audience) on Sept. 15, 7 to 8 p.m. at WGBH. The other, also just an hour, will be open to the public and will be held on Oct. 22 at a place to be determined.

By - 5/6/09 - 9:21 am

Mass. High Tech reports that Zendesk, a Danish company that provides online help-desk services to other companies, has gotten venture funding from Charles River Ventures to expand operations and set up a U.S. headquarters in the Boston area.

By - 5/6/09 - 9:03 am

Pierce rips into Sam Yoon for declining to take a stand on issues such as increasing the gas tax to help pay for public transportation:

... When you are a little known Counselor up against a mighty incumbent you have to take some risks and find some ways to get noticed. Yoon should have come out big for gas tax to help the T as a means of preventing fare hikes and maintaining services (and as a fairer means of supporting transit than the sales tax hike). And also brand it what it is - a green tax - and make it part of your campaign to green Boston, a way of capturing the attention of young people and affluent liberals. There is some risk in it - but it looks serious and would have gotten press. The business community is also in favor so the stance could have generated some cash potentially as well. ...

By - 5/5/09 - 11:05 pm

Boston Police report three arrests in connection with an April 28 shooting at 367 Centre St..

By - 5/5/09 - 5:14 pm

The city hired Stephen Colahan in 1995 to go after people delinquent on their auto-excise taxes. A Suffolk Superior Court grand jury today indicted him on charges he did a great job collecting the money but, oopsies, after 2001 or so, he simply started keeping a lot of the money. Allegedly, of course.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/5/09 - 2:11 pm

Today's New York Post Page Six gossip column stated that Deval Patrick was about to be offered the US Attorney position in MA amid sagging poll numbers as Governor. In a public Twitter mention similar to an exchange between the Governor and R.D. Sahl of NECN back in February, reporter Mike Sangalang at WBZ (@MikeSangWBZ) asked the Governor (@MassGovernor) about the validity of the rumor.

By - 5/4/09 - 6:27 pm

Ty Burr (can be rearranged to spell Butrry) boldly goes where no movie reviewer has gone before, basically typing up what seems to be a (SPOILER ALERT) scene-by-scene transcript of the new Star Trek movie.

By - 5/4/09 - 9:39 am

UPDATE: The 28X project is dead.

The state will use $114 million in federal stimulus funds to build enhanced bus corridors along Washington Street and Blue Hill Avenue over the next three years, officials announced at a Dudley Station ceremony today.

Most immediately, Dudley will get a direct Silver Line connection to South Station this fall - which brought exclamations of joy from state Rep. Bryon Rushing, because the plan does not involve a billion-dollar tunnel under the Common.

"The tunnel is dead! The tunnel is dead!" he yelled.

By - 5/4/09 - 8:23 am

The candidate for an at-large Boston City Council seat says he submitted 4,013 signatures to the elections department this morning. Candidates for the one of the four open seats need 1,500 valid signatures.

By - 5/2/09 - 11:50 pm

Yesterday, Harvard President Faust joined leaders of The University of Massachusetts and Boston city leaders to cut a ribbon and mark the official opening of UMass Boston's Venture Development Center. The state-of-the-art R&D facility and business incubator, already home to four startups, signals the Dorchester extension of the innovation, research, and development that occurs along the Red Line. Also participating were Chancellor J. Keith Motley, University of Massachusetts, Boston, President Jack Wilson, University of Massachusetts, and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

By - 5/1/09 - 9:29 am

Celtics lose in triple-overtime to the Bulls, 128-127, in the sixth game of a history-making playoff series. Final game 7 at 8 pm Saturday in Boston.

By - 4/30/09 - 9:18 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission made the announcement tonight:

As a precautionary measure, the Public Health Commission has closed the Harvard Dental Center until the extent of the illness can be determined. Public health officials also have requested the cancellation of classes for all third- and fourth-year and post-doctoral dental students. Those students, their faculty, and staff are urged to stay at home, pending the results of the ongoing investigation. University officials are fully cooperating with state and local health investigators.

By - 4/30/09 - 11:11 am

Friends,

Here is some information about Swine Flu I've been asked to pass on to you.

Info is now available in 6 languages here - http://www.bphc.org/swineflu

PUBLIC HEALTH FACT SHEET Swine Flu Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108

What is swine influenza?

By - 4/29/09 - 7:54 pm

Brian Moore profiles the man who rides around town:

By - 4/29/09 - 11:57 am

You've been to the Common for demonstrations, rallies, festivals, but have you ever been just to socialize en mass?

By - 4/29/09 - 11:34 am

No, not that one. The community activist whom David Bernstein reports is running for an at-large city council seat (hmm, would it be quicker at this point to just list Boston residents who aren't running?). He also writes that Sal LaMattina could have competition in East Boston, Charlestown and the North End.

By - 4/29/09 - 8:54 am

The Herald reports that City Councilor John Tobin (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain), wants to change the city charter to keep Tom Menino from getting re-elected, engineering the elevation of the current Hyde Park city councilor to city council president, then stepping down, making the councilor the next mayor, not that Menino has ever in a million years said he would ever do something like that, mind you.

You may recall this was how Menino first became mayor, although without the engineering part, when Ray Flynn headed off to the Vatican. Menino is close with the current Hyde Park councilor, Rob Consalvo.

To replace the current system, Tobin would make the city clerk (currently, former Councilor Rosario Salerno) interim mayor until a special election.

The Herald also reports that while some (presumably on a vacation day) city workers spent yesterday collecting signatures for Menino, off-duty firefighters were out in force doing the same for their best bud, Michael Flaherty.