By - 10/2/17 - 11:12 am

Some people who went to get their cars inspected today report they couldn't because of problems with a new state inspection system.

MassDOT says it's no biggie, that there were only scattered problems due to the service stations' lack of training, but one increasingly frustrated motorist begs to differ. Read more.

By - 10/1/17 - 3:14 pm
By - 9/29/17 - 8:46 am

Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico is a new fund, set up by the Boston Foundation and the city, to help Puerto Ricans recover from Hurricane Maria. Read more.

By - 9/29/17 - 8:39 am

ICE reports it arrested 50 people in Massachusetts in raids targeted specifically at communities that have declared themselves "sanctuary cities." Read more.

By - 9/28/17 - 9:26 am

The Walsh campaign says Hizzona has agreed to debate challenger Tito Jackson twice - once with Dan Rea on WBZ on Oct. 10 and once with Braude and Eagan on WGBH on Oct. 24. No times announced; Jackson says he's looking at other debate invitations.

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By - 9/27/17 - 9:33 pm

The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition posts their answers to a questionnaire side by side.

By - 9/26/17 - 7:37 pm
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Men with sacks in old Boston

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

By - 9/25/17 - 8:37 am

The Boston Palestine Film Festival returns for its eleventh season!

When: Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 29th. Read more.

By - 9/24/17 - 1:22 am

So this is what he says.

By - 9/23/17 - 5:07 pm
Dogs for Walsh and Jackson

Kerry O'Brien shows us that the owners of a prominent totem on Robert Street in Roslindale are backing Walsh on Tuesday, while Amanda B says she'll take an actual pupper for Jackson any day.

Barring some amazing thing in Tuesday's preliminary, the two will go on to battle for the mayor's seat in the November final elections.

By - 9/22/17 - 3:06 pm

Should Amazon be concerned about Boston traffic, MBTA?

The T's not so bad and reporters just risk scaring away the giant retail companies that want to bring 50,000 jobs here, Hizzona tells MassLive.

By - 9/20/17 - 10:16 pm

WBUR interviews Christine Verret, who took photos of hundreds of murals in the Boston area, with her son Adrien, for a new book on, well, Boston murals.

“We’d leave 5:30 or 6 a.m. We’d shower the night before,” she says. “We’d always be back 9 or 9:30 a.m. We took all these pictures when everybody was sleeping. … In the wintertime, we’d leave and it would still be nighttime.”

By - 9/20/17 - 9:22 am

Shocks asks:

Has there ever been anything good written about the Boston highway revolts?

By - 9/19/17 - 11:44 pm

McSweeney's reports:

— Just don’t talk shit about Seiji, all right? You come up here and you try to talk shit about Seiji - I don’t care if you got a Pulitzer or a MacArthur or a Pulitzer and a MacArthur and an award from the frigging National Book Critics Circle - I’ll lay you the fuck out..

By - 9/19/17 - 7:44 pm

The Dig posts interviews with 25 of the people running for district and at-large council seats on school issues.

By - 9/18/17 - 7:15 pm

Pat Payaso for City Council At-Large - Boston 2017 Elections

A clown calling himself or herself Pat Payaso managed to get certified for the November ballot for the four open at-large city councilor seats.

"Payaso" is Spanish for "clown." Too good to be true? Well, of course. Read more.

By - 9/18/17 - 1:04 pm

The latest data from Boston Police show 186 people have been shot in Boston so far this year, compared to 158 in the same period last year - and up from the five-year average of 177.

Fatal shootings are up 48% compared to 2016 - 31 vs. 21 last year.