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By - 12/15/14 - 3:50 pm

Annissa Essaibi-George, who came in fifth in 2013 for one of the four at-large city council seats, is running again for one of the seats in the 2015 elections.

Essaibi-George is a former president of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association and executive director of Fields Corner Main Street.

By - 12/15/14 - 10:29 am
Postal Service delivers letter to wrong country

UPDATE: Oops, they did it again.

Ren Jender reports the US Postal Service delivered this letter to the correct street number (but the wrong street) in Boston. Unfortunately, as you can see, it was supposed to go to that number on another street in London, on the other side of the Atlantic.... Read more

By - 12/15/14 - 10:22 am
Old street scene in Boston

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

By - 12/15/14 - 7:43 am

With Long Island shut for the next X years, the plans for Frontage Road abandoned in favor of a soccer stadium or something and the abandoned Radius Hospital off the table, Mayor Walsh is promising he'll announce a new location for a quasi-permanent place for homeless programs this week.

By - 12/10/14 - 3:47 pm

The City Council today unanimously approved giving LogMeIn a $2.5-million tax break over 13 years for the new headquarters it wants to build at 327-347 Summer St.

City Councilor Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown) said the tax break would keep a fast growing company in Boston - the company pledged to add 400 to 500 new jobs over the next five years... Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 12:17 pm

Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) last night gave birth to her and husband Conor's first child, Blaise Francis Pewarski, 7 lbs., 13 oz. and 20 inches long. Mom, father and son are doing fine.

By - 12/10/14 - 11:24 am
Mansion in old Boston

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

By - 12/9/14 - 10:46 pm
Corgis

Bouquets are just so passe, right? An area bride-to-be is looking for corgis that her bridesmaids can hold during her wedding ceremony instead of wilting flowers. She's already got some, but needs six more:

This next April, I will be getting married to the man of my dreams and we will be having the most wonderful storybook wedding that Boston has ever seen. The

... Read more
By - 12/9/14 - 9:51 am

Mayor Walsh wants to eliminate a restriction that limits voters to signing nominating petitions for just one district councilor and mayoral candidate and four at-large councilors in an election year.

The city council tomorrow considers his request for a home-rule petition to the legislature to let Boston voters sign as many local nomination papers as they want. In a letter to the council, Walsh says... Read more

By - 12/9/14 - 9:11 am
Overcrowded Kenmore on the Green Line

Jacob Weindling's advice to people heading to Kenmore: Don't.

UPDATE, 10:15 a.m.: The T reports regular service is resuming.

Good thing we're going for the summer Olympics: On this nor'eastery day, a trolley that circled the drain at Boylston and another trolley that lost part of a door while moving in a tunnel sent the Green Line into "severe" mode. Passengers crammed into stations hoping in vain to get onto trains that were... Read more

By - 12/9/14 - 8:15 am

Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports:

Tire thefts are up in the city with newer Hondas being targeted most frequently.

By - 12/8/14 - 11:24 pm

As the Globe reports on its forum on the 2024 Olympics proposal:

Perhaps the most jaw-dropping quote from the evening came from [backer Juliette] Kayyem, who admitted she has not read the full bid - she has only seen a limited portion of it - which hasn’t been public. Transparency was a key issue during the conversation.

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By - 12/8/14 - 7:14 am

Dancehallhiips asks:

Anyone know of a vegan clothing store in Boston? Looking to buy a vegan belt as a gift!

By - 12/4/14 - 2:07 pm
Trolley tracks in old Boston

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

By - 12/3/14 - 4:01 pm

Marty Walsh, the first Boston mayor in decades with the authority to appoint his own officials to oversee liquor and food licenses, today replaced all three of the Boston Licensing Board members who had been appointed by Gov. Patrick.

In are Christine Pulgini of Hyde Park, currently a lawyer in private practice specializing in employment issues; Lisa Maki of South Boston, who has worked in... Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 1:41 pm

The Herald reports the private group pushing for the Olympics beat the deadline to submit their official bid; quotes Mayor Walsh as giving Brooklyn as an example of a place that is now booming because of an Olympics bid, even if the city didn't win. Also: City won't be on hook for any debt should the Olympics run over budget by a billion or... Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 7:26 am

The Daily Free Press reports BU President Robert Brown and the City Council have reached an agreement under which Brown will discuss the diversity of his school's workforce at a hearing on Dec. 19.

The council had subpoenaed Brown - under threat of arrest - to appear at a hearing this afternoon; BU responded with a lawsuit against the city. But Brown... Read more

By - 12/1/14 - 5:08 pm
Taxi driver's daughter wants Uber regulated

Daughter of a cab driver makes feelings known outside City Hall.

A City Council committee today began figuring out how to regulate ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, in a hearing that overflowed from the council chambers to two other hearing rooms and the hallways on the fifth floor of City Hall as cab drivers, Lyft drivers and Uber fans sought to show their support for one mode of transportation over the other.

Committee members,... Read more

By - 11/29/14 - 10:58 am

Parent Imperfect notes that that recent report on unequal treatment of black and Latino boys in BPS proposes limiting admission to the three exam schools to kids who were in BPS in grades 5 and 6 - which would mean no more students from private or parochial schools or among kids whose parents moved to Boston in the year before the ISEE exams.... Read more

By - 11/28/14 - 6:14 pm

The Globe reports Boston University has gone to court to try to block a City Council subpoena requiring President Robert Brown to show up at a council committee hearing on Tuesday.

The council demanded Brown's presence after Councilor Tito Jackson reported he had been disrespected by Brown when Brown sent him a note the afternoon before an earlier council hearing that Brown could... Read more

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