By - 6/23/16 - 9:28 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a Google acquisition on the West Coast could mean good news for people who want yet another alternative to Comcast. Google snapped up Webpass, a San Francisco Internet provider that already has a beachhead in Boston for its gigabit-speed Internet service.

By - 6/22/16 - 9:51 pm

Boston Police warn:

This dangerous drug is being sold to buyers who presume the pills, which are accurately formed and marked with the designation A/215, are Oxycodone 30 mg tablets. Anyone who ingests these Fentanyl pills may put themselves in serious danger of overdosing which can result in death.

By - 6/21/16 - 12:41 pm

Mayor Walsh's office said today it's setting up permanent City Hall outlets in Boston neighborhoods, starting tomorrow at the Tobin Community Center on Mission Hill. Read more.

By - 6/20/16 - 6:37 pm
Helipad atop Motor Mart garage in Park Square, Boston

The Motor Mart garage roof in Park Square served as a helipad in 1947. Photo by Leslie Jones.

The city won't build GE a helipad without scrutiny from the City Council. On Wednesday, the council formally votes to approve at-large Councilor Michael Flaherty's proposal for a hearing on the city's proposal for a public helipad somewhere closer to GE's impending Fort Point headquarters. Read more.

By - 6/20/16 - 11:16 am
Old laboratory in Boston

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

By - 6/19/16 - 11:19 am

Anulfo Baez notes the cuts in the Globe's arts coverage and suggests some other places to read up on Boston arts happening, including WBUR's ARTery, the Arts Fuse, the Evolving Critic and Big Red and Shiny.

By - 6/18/16 - 10:49 pm

Josh Weiland asks:

Where in Boston for best proper English Sunday Roast? With meat and potatoes and veg and Yorkshire pudding?

By - 6/17/16 - 1:01 pm

Mayor Walsh today annnounced a ten-year program, called Boston Creates, to "weave arts and culture into the fabric of everyday life" in the city.

The city will set aside money each year for public art projects - 1% of each year's spending on capital projects. One of the first areas to benefit will be Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain, where the city Public Works Department will spend $100,000 on public art to go along with a planned road upgrade. Read more.

By - 6/17/16 - 11:41 am

Michael asks:

Where on the T can you get a good Monte Cristo?

By - 6/17/16 - 9:43 am
Kids protesting outside Jackson-Mann School in Allston

Kelly O. spotted students at the Jackson-Mann School in Allston joining teachers in a "walk-in" over a teacher contract that expires Aug. 31. The Globe has more on the issues.

By - 6/14/16 - 11:16 am
Syndicate store

OOPS: We already did this one.

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

By - 6/14/16 - 9:38 am

The Boston Public Library's board of trustees today offered the president's job to the man who's been running the BPL system since the last permanent president left.

David Leonard accepted the job, the week after the trustees' first choice decided not to leave San Jose, CA. Read more.

By - 6/12/16 - 11:45 am

Laura Alix asks:

Any idea where we can donate blood in Boston to help Orlando shooting victims?

By - 6/10/16 - 2:08 pm

Jill Bourne, San Jose city librarian, has declined the Boston Public Library's offer to become its new president for "personal reasons," BPL announced today. Read more.

By - 6/8/16 - 1:36 pm

The City Council today voted unanimously to reject Mayor Walsh's budget proposals for the fiscal year that starts July 1, with education spending the major stumbling block.

The council voted to reject the measure "without prejudice," meaning there's room for negotiation. Read more.

By - 6/8/16 - 1:15 pm

The City Council today unanimously reaffirmed the city's policy against letting Boston police officers detain anybody at the request of federal immigration officials unless they have a criminal warrant. Read more.

By - 6/7/16 - 7:02 am

MMA fighter Kimbo Slice died yesterday at 42. He first came to fame in a series of online videos of his fights. And the only one of those he ever lost was to a Boston cop, Sean Gannon, in 2004. The fight got Gannon into a bit of trouble back home.

By - 6/3/16 - 9:46 am

I normally would not quote two articles from the Huffington Post, but they are Boston specific and make a ton of sense to me.

I've been trying to figure out this whole FiOS rollout in Boston. There has to be a sweet deal in there for Verizon for them to re-neg on years of telling the city, "No, no FiOS for you". Now I have the smoking gun. Read more.