At least one candidate for Boston school superintendent already knows how challenging BPS can be: Starting in 2002, he spent six years as principal of the chronically underperforming Dever School on Columbia Point.
Several members of the local clergy let us know they feel our snow pain.Read more
Scraping by in Boston is a blog by, well, somebody who was already scraping by when we got hit by all the business-closing snow:
We don't have sick time or vacation days, so we don't get paid if we can't come in due to illness, snow, transit being shut down, job being closed for the day, or needing to care for a child. We...Read more
ISD inspectors are fanning out across Boston, looking for roofs with excessive amounts of snow and ice. The mayor's office says:
Inspectors are knocking on doors and informing property owners that their property has been identified as having an excessive amount of snow and/or ice buildup which could create damage and become a serious hazard. Inspectors are also distributing an informational flyer regarding the impact...Read more
In addition to our parking wars, media outlets overseas are also loving the people-jumping-out-of-windows story (which probably nobody would have even thought to pick up if the mayor hadn't complained about it). Take, for example, this story by La Libertad, in Madrid:
The mayor asked them to stop:...Read more
Snow fever in Boston: Dozens of people throw themselves out windows
A superintendent search committee today recommended four candidates to the School Committee and Mayor Walsh; none from either Boston or Massachusetts:
Dana Bedden, currently superintendent in Richmond, VA; Tommy Chang, currently instructional superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District's Intensive Support & Innovation Center; Guadalupe Guerrero, deputy superintendent of instruction, innovation and social justice for the San Francisco Unified School District;...Read more
Der Spiegel reports on our space-saver wars:
Schlacht um ParkplĂ¤tze: Wildwest in Boston
Wer im verschneiten Boston einen Parkplatz freischaufelt, darf ihn fĂĽr zwei Tage reservieren. Manche Einwohner wollen diese Sitte abschaffen - denn sie hat bĂ¶se Folgen.
Meanwhile, you know it's bad when the Daily Mail is running photos of Boston space savers.
Also, the Daily Mail doesn't know...Read more
Boston restaurant owners facing empty tables due to all that snow are using social media to advertise new discounts to entice customers out of their igloos.
They're posting nightly specials to #digoutdineout - an idea whipped up by Kevin Long of Big Night Entertainment Group (Empire, Red Lantern and GEM)
Several top restaurants and hospitality firms in Boston and Cambridge have joined the effort,...Read more
Mayor Walsh just announced the city needs another night to try to remove all that snow from major roads, so until 6 p.m. tomorrow it is, you know, like, well, basically, illegal to park on designated snow emergency routes, not that that's stopping anybody, at least along Washington Street in Roslindale.
The DPW reports it removed 1,200 truckloads of snow last night - bringing us...Read more
The National Weather Service offices in Anchorage and Taunton exchange a little snow banter:
LinaMariaGiraldo.com brings us a new time lapse video of the storm, but this time focuses on the awesome neighborhood cleanup!Read more
So yet again, we were part of the lead story on ABC News tonight. And then, towards the end of the broadcast, the anchor teased a story about "one place that saw the sun for the first time since Halloween. No, it's not Boston."Read more
Mayor Walsh said this morning city transportation officials are looking at extending the South Boston emergency one-way plan, in which a number of two-way streets become one way last night, to other neighborhoods.
But first, Walsh said at a press conference - people just need to stay off the streets. Even pedestrians. The high winds and drifting snow and low temperatures are making getting...Read more