Remember when Takei was spotted in the North End in May?
A City Council committee next week attempts to bring Globe Direct to task for its unceasing efforts to plaster Boston's porches, sidewalks and shrubs with its advertising circulars.
The hearing, by the council's Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs, starts at 4 p.m. on Thursday in the council's fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.
City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) called for... Read more
A company called Music Vault has posted more than 13,000 videos of classic rock shows on its website and on YouTube. There are a dizzying number of priceless performances. Unfortunately, none that appear to have taken place in Boston but several that feature hometown favorites including Boston and Aerosmith. (Sadly, no Del Fuegos.) Here's the J. Geils Band performing (Ain't Nothin'... Read more
The Boston Herald published a campaign piece for Charlie Baker today in its Business and Markets section.
The Baker campaign may have called the Herald's attention to a survey of business owners, which is not a scientific poll, "by Thumbtack, a website that matches customers to businesses, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation" a conservative free-market "stink tank" that... Read more
City councilors today backed a call to ask Boston Police to stop cooperating with federal immigration officials who want people held on suspicion of being in the country illegally when they are not facing criminal charges.
City Councilor Josh Zakim (Fenway, Mission Hill, Back Bay, Beacon Hill) said people should not be afraid of talking to police when they've been the victims of crimes themselves... Read more
Wait, the MBTA is disciplining a cop for a racist Facebook post? Dude was just on the wrong police force.
The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association newsletter, Pax Centurion, has been running cracks like that for years without any punishment. Oh, sure, back in 2012, advertisers started dropping off when Occupy Boston types and the Phoenix started pointing out the "jokes" and then ... Read more
At-large Councilor Michael Flaherty says Boston Police should start posting the information on Boston's 630 Level 2 and 3 sex offenders on the city cable station for residents who might not know they can look people up on a state Web site.
Flaherty will ask the council tomorrow to approve calling a hearing to ask police why they shouldn't be required to resume the... Read more
Gaelle Gourgues asks:
What do you do when you are in a moving train above ground with tornado warning?!!
The Globe reports on Mayor Walsh's announcement this morning that he'll be naming Joseph Finn as the next permanent head of the Boston Fire Department.
Veolia, the international corporation that has the contract to operate Boston-owned school buses, continues its battle against Boston bus drivers' union representative USW 8751 with an assist from the Boston Police Department.
Ryan Ruel's posted a 3.35-gigapixel panorama of Boston which he stitched together out of 430 individual photos he took today from Cambridge.
The Globe reports the Boston Public Health Commission is warning doctors about chikungunya after four area residents returned from Caribbean trips with it - barely a year after it first showed up in the Caribbean. The commission isn't concerned about the disease taking hold here because the kind of mosquito that spreads it doesn't live around here - it can't tolerate our winters.... Read more
The Updated Bottle Bill has been languishing in the state legislature for over 12 years and this year, they missed the window to give it a vote too. But this year, activists collected enough signatures on an initiative petition to put the question on November's ballot so voters can decide the question, because the legislature would not.
The expanded bottle bill has always been popular... Read more
Posts from bright-eyed, hopeful renters are rolling in with really outlandish hopes and questions like â€śWhere can I find a $400/month 1-bed in Kendall Square?â€ť....yikes.
I was compelled to write this post to pre-answer some of the questions Iâ€™m anticipating and manage peopleâ€™s expectations a bit BEFORE they look for apartments.
UPDATE: Tropical Depression 1 is now Tropical Storm Arthur.
The National Hurricane Center is eying a tropical depression off Florida that could intensify enough to get itself named Arthur and churn up the Atlantic seaboard (as tropical storms are wont to do) and smack into us just in time for the weekend.... Read more
The Globe reports there'll be no extended bar hours in Boston, because decades after the legislature took away local control of bars, legislators still don't trust City Hall.