Boston

By - 2/2/16 - 4:15 pm

On the evening of February 3rd, Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm! Advance tickets $10.50, DOS tickets $15!

TOMORROW NIGHT :: Allan Rayman, Mothers, LOLO and Animal Flag play Brighton Music Hall as part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions, in association with Communion Music.

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/820182171426697/

Tickets here: http://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/01004F8FB86F46ED

By - 2/1/16 - 11:03 am
El, trolley tracks and horse-drawn carriages in old Boston

If you thought today's first mystery photo was just a little too easy (like, if you couldn't figure it out, hide your Boston ID in shame), you were right - the folks at the Boston City Archives posted the wrong photo.

Here's the correct mystery photo, showing your basic Boston street back when we had els running over trolley tracks and horse-drawn carriages were more than just a tourist attractions. Can you tell where and when the photo was taken? See it larger.

By - 2/1/16 - 10:25 am
When and where is this?

One probably wouldn't be going too far out on a limb to say that many people will immediately know where this is. But the folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when. See it larger (or see it even larger).

By - 1/30/16 - 11:33 am

Decorated BPD detective Brian Smigielski, 43, was sentenced to a year of probation and a $5,000 fine yesterday for alerting members of the violent Academy Homes gang that the FBI was after them and warning them when they were about to be arrested, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 1/28/16 - 2:44 pm

The MBTA this week sued Amtrak over the $29 million Amtrak is demanding the authority pay for the right to have Amtrak keep running trains over Northeast Corridor tracks that are owned by the T.

The T warns that if it's forced to make the payments, it might have to take the money out of its already precariously financed mass-transit services. Read more.

By - 1/28/16 - 11:14 am

Ryan asks:

Best place for a big plate of Southern style biscuits and gravy?

By - 1/27/16 - 2:16 pm

A task force assembled by the mayor says Boston nightlife would be improved by letting downtown restaurants and bars keep serving alcohol past the current state-mandated limit of 2 a.m. - and by letting people on outdoor patios order drinks without having to get food to go with them. Read more.

By - 1/25/16 - 2:36 pm
Sebastian the Space Saver

If you don't use Facebook, or haven't been on it in a couple of weeks, then you have no idea what the city of Boston today is riffing on. And you're probably better off for that. And enough with the space savers.

By - 1/25/16 - 1:31 pm

The Herald reports Mayor Walsh is vowing an in-depth probe at race relations in the Boston Public Schools system following last week's Black at BLS campaign by black students at Boston Latin School.

By - 1/25/16 - 10:14 am

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

By - 1/23/16 - 6:25 pm

Around 6:20 p.m., Harvey Leonard had this to say about the storm in the Boston area: "It's a very significant event" for the next hour or 2.

Megz reports: Read more.

By - 1/23/16 - 11:34 am

The Herald reports on comments by the lawyer for Edwin Guzman, a BPD sergeant facing charges in Quincy of dissemination of harmful material to a minor and annoying and accosting behavior, and how he doubts the photos were really that troubling to her.

"You can’t tell me someone her age has never seen a picture of a penis on the Internet," Anderson said.

By - 1/22/16 - 9:32 am

But wouldn't "the townie" say "dude" or "khed" instead of "bro"?

H/t Michael Ratty.

By - 1/22/16 - 4:31 am

bizjournals:

By - 1/21/16 - 11:58 pm

Boston Police report:

At approximately 8:55 this morning, the Boston Police Department was notified of a threatening email that was sent to the superintendent of school’s office at 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury. Upon receiving the email, school officials immediately notified the Boston Police Department. The BPD along with our local and Federal law enforcement partners promptly initiated an investigation and quickly determined that the threat contained in the email was not credible.

Police say they and school officials took unspecified "appropriate" actions just in case.

By - 1/21/16 - 11:51 pm
Giant Boston snow blower

One of the snow beasts.

After last winter, Boston bought two giant snow blowers that, when coupled with dump trucks, can remove 2,000 tons of snow an hour.

WCVB reports that with the impending blizzard to end all blizzards expected to sock Washington, but mostly miss us, Mayor Walsh says he's offered to loan the vehicles to that city if they need it.

By - 1/21/16 - 1:09 pm

Boston Public Schools today announced that 70.7% of the 2015 class graduated. It's the system's highest number - and reflects a shrinking gap between the graduation rates of whites and blacks and Hispanics. Read more.

By - 1/21/16 - 12:36 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears 12 requests for liquor licenses - all but two from either the North End or the South Boston waterfront - for one of the ten "all alcohol" licenses freed up by the state legislature for Boston last fall.

That's on top of the four restaurants whose requests they heard this week and two last week. Read more.

By - 1/20/16 - 2:40 pm

Connolly, who ran against Marty Walsh in 2013, writes that he agrees with a point Walsh made last night in his speech about getting both BPS and charter schools working together: Read more.