Boston

By - 6/23/14 - 9:07 am

Looking to meet like-minded progressives while working on your tan? Well, bring your sunscreen - we'll be soaking up the sun for justice at Carson Beach, 600 William Day Blvd in South Boston on Saturday, July 12th!

We'll be there from 11am-1pm so stop by anytime. We'll be the gaggle of folks having fun in front of the first parking lot! Plan ahead and... Read more

By - 6/23/14 - 9:06 am

Ever wonder how busy people get soo much done? Secrets revealed!

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training

Productivity Tech Tips on Monday, July 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.

Limited space - register ahead of time: at www.sojust.org

Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space... Read more

By - 6/20/14 - 11:13 am

The state's highest court says court administrators have the right to suspend our very own register of probate and insolvency while they investigate allegations she's doing a crappy job.

The ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court means Register Patricia Campatelli, who is up for re-election this fall, can have nothing to do with her office during the investigation - although she will continue to receive... Read more

By - 6/18/14 - 3:32 pm

The city is going out to bid for a school-meals provider for this fall and will make "higher-quality, healthier and more locally-sourced meal options," the school department says, adding it is returning the six-school salad-bar pilot that was shelved to try to save money. Also:

The new contract will include provisions for quarterly taste-tests by students and will ensure regular student and parent involvement in

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By - 6/18/14 - 3:04 pm

City councilors from across the city said today their constituents are complaining about the seemingly unstoppable onslaught of plastic-sheathed Globe Direct ads.

"These bags are everywhere," City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) said at a council meeting today. "Lawns, hedges, porches, steps."

The council agreed with McCarthy's request for a hearing at which residents and city officials can complain about the circulars and... Read more

By - 6/18/14 - 7:13 am
Wu

Before a storefront business can open in Boston, it has to get a permit for its fire-alarm system. No, make that two permits: One from Inspectional Services and one from the Fire Department.

In a report submitted to the city council and the mayor today, at-large Councilor Michelle Wu says this sort of thing makes it hard for Boston to truly be the sort of... Read more

By - 6/15/14 - 8:19 pm

Gotnospice asks:

Anyone know where a really good hot wing place is in Boston or Rozzie/JP area?

By - 6/15/14 - 8:01 pm

I heard through the grapevine that Skip, a well-know person on the streets of Cambridge and Boston, passed away and that his family was holding a wake/memorial for him this weekend. Does anyone know his full name, where the wake is being held, or contact information for his family?

I remember Skip from my teen years in Harvard Square. He appeared to suffer from Schizophrenia.... Read more

By - 6/15/14 - 2:49 pm

Now that the convention is over, take a fresh look at the field!

Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, and Steve Grossman will meet for a forum in Jamaica Plain Monday evening.

The forum will be preceded by a chance to meet the candidates.

June 16 at the Curley School
40 Pershing Road JP
Meet the Candidates at 5:45
Forum begins... Read more

By - 6/15/14 - 10:21 am

Dale Cruse wonders:

Anyone know where in the Boston area I can buy tasso, the Cajun ham? Thanks!

By - 6/15/14 - 8:47 am
By - 6/15/14 - 4:58 am

BostonGlobe:

Democratic candidates for governor Treasurer Steven Grossman, Attorney General Martha Coakley, and former Medicare chief Donald M. Berwick qualified for the Sept. 9 primary ballot, party chairman Thomas

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By - 6/14/14 - 9:30 pm
Cloudy sunset over Boston and the ocean

Cassie Grey-Sautelet watched the sun go down over Boston and the water this evening.

JB Parrett watched the sun set over the Zakim Bridge:

Sunset over the Zakim
By - 6/13/14 - 10:33 am

Baby steps, the Globe cautions, but we're now closer than some other cities.

By - 6/13/14 - 7:33 am

Paul Levy, who used to battle the Mass. General/Brigham and Women's conglomeration when he was in charge at Beth Israel, continues the fight and writes that a posting for a vice president's job shows the behemoth shows little signs of slowing down what he says are its efforts to keep running the health-care show around here.... Read more

By - 6/13/14 - 7:29 am

Johnathan Kraft was on with Felger and Massarotti yesterday and it sure sounds like he was saying good bye, Curtatone, hello Walsh:

Unfortunately, I don’t think this was something Mayor Menino saw the value in, and it didn’t get a lot of attention.

“I think Mayor Walsh believes in the sport and understands the impact it could have on the city beyond just the

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By - 6/12/14 - 11:19 am

The city council next week considers a request from Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) for a hearing on what to do about Globe Direct's unceasing efforts to coat the entire city in advertising circulars.

In his hearing request, McCarthy reports "numerous" complaints from constituents about the sheathed ads turning into litter.

He says the way the circulars are befouling local... Read more

By - 6/10/14 - 11:16 pm

The American Water Works Association, meeting right here in little old Boston, has named Boston's tap water the best tasting tap water in the country.

Coming in second was water from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, which is kind of odd, given that Boston's water is MWRA water, but, hey, that just means we're twice as good, right?... Read more

By - 6/9/14 - 2:05 pm

In a message to the City Council today, Mayor Walsh says an outpouring of objections has convinced him to retain a city ordinance that requires city department heads and other top appointees to live in Boston.

But, Walsh continues, the current tough Boston housing market can make it difficult for new appointees to find a place to live here in the six months they currently... Read more

By - 6/9/14 - 11:51 am
Mystery dirt piles in Boston

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

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