WBZ reports that after saying no to Harvard, Tom Menino said yes to an appointment at BU.
Many Bostonians know Louie the Tricycle Guy and Boston Common Town Crier Guy and Sidewalk Sam. But how many people outside 128 do? Robert David Sullivan reads a report on people only New Yorkers know and wonders who our local equivalents are.
The Globe reports on ongoing efforts by an "elite" group of rich people to bring the Olympics here in 2024. Of course, Boston doesn't need an 80,000-seat stadium, so the idea would be to design a stadium with segments that could be tossed away afterwards to leave Robert Kraft a 25,000-seat stadium for the New England Revolution. And the 15,000-person housing complex for athletes... Read more
Katherine Seelye, the New York Times correspondent who has better places to be than Boston, but for some reason remains stuck here, opens a report on the Walsh transition today by mentioning that Tom Menino "is widely credited with transforming Boston from something of a backwater into a world-class city with a gleaming new seaport and innovation district."
WBUR explains what it has to do with New England's reliance on natural gas.
The American Jewish Committee of Boston says the Muslim-hating group suing the T for the right to put up ads declaring Palestinians savages is doing more harm than good for the cause of Israel in the US. In a statement issued today, the group's leaders say:
Without speculating on the larger meaning intended by the proposed ad, one is left to wonder whether... Read more
Nancy Rabinowitz, reporter for Wicked Local Roslindale and the West Roxbury Transcript, wrote a terrific analysis about all the political action that took place at Holy Name Parish on Tuesday November 5, 2013. Holy Name Parish, the home of four precincts (Ward 20, Precinct 6, 7, 19, and 20) had over three thousand voters cast ballots on Tuesday.
To read, click ... Read more
Time-lapsing of last month's street pianos by the folks at the BPS IT department.
The Dorchester Reporter sees a Dorchester triumphant with Walsh's win - the entire neighborhood united behind the son of Savin Hill:
But make no mistake: This is a victory for this neighborhood, too. Much maligned, often dismissed, we did it largely to ourselves through the years. But Dorchester finally figured it out: Weâ€™re a force to be reckoned with and itâ€™s now beyond dispute.... Read more
Boston Globe: Lawmakerâ€™s broad base carries him past John Connolly
The State House News Service reports a number of Democratic politicos - including Uncle Joe Biden - somehow got Marty Walsh of Newton on the line last night, rather than Marty Walsh of Dorchester:
Not-mayor-elect Walsh said before he could tell Biden he had the wrong guy, the veep told him, "Marty, you did it, you son of gun."... Read more
Another mystery from the Boston City Archives: Where and when was this? See it larger.
WBUR has posted precinct-by-precinct results on a map. The first thing that stands out is how overwhelmingly Walsh took Hyde Park - it proved his margin of victory.
But also interesting is how Washington Street - the one that runs through Roxbury, JP, Roslindale and West Roxbury - served as a boundary line between Walshville and Connolly Town. East of Washington Street, Walsh... Read more
The mayor's office released this photo of Mayor Menino calling Marty Walsh to congratulate him tonight.
At 9:17 p.m., Stephanie Ebbert of the Globe tweeted:
John Connolly has conceded. It's Mayor Marty Walsh.
The Suffolk Downs casino proposal lost big in East Boston. Revere's mayor is vowing to try to have the entire project moved 500 feet so that it's all in Revere and Boston can suck it when it comes to community benefits, since Revere voters said yes... Read more
Back in the good old days, like the 1890s, Boston voters had to be reminded to keep their tobacco and their hip flasks in their pockets. Also, women had their own voting instructions (but only for school-committee elections; they couldn't vote in other elections until 1920).