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By - 4/25/14 - 7:37 pm

James Shotwell asks:

Trying to determine the best BBQ joint in the Boston area. Can you help?

By - 4/24/14 - 9:44 pm

A couple weeks ago, the Globe quoted Hizzona as saying he was "dead set" against medical-marijuana dispensaries and that "I have made it very clear to the state that I don’t want these dispensaries in our city."

But that's not what he wrote in an online discussion on Reddit today:

To be clear: I support the law and the will of the voters.

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By - 4/24/14 - 4:56 pm

This afternoon, Marty Walsh answered questions on Reddit. The shortest exchange:

Q. Yes, Can you please take back Scott Brown? New Hampshire doesn't want or need him.

A. No thank you.

By - 4/24/14 - 11:00 am
Car stuck in the snow under trolley wires

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

By - 4/23/14 - 4:18 pm

Boston is the second funniest city in the US! Way to go!

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3029482/infographic-these-are-the-funniest-a...

By - 4/23/14 - 3:36 pm

Mel asks:

Where can I buy wild mushrooms locally (not from TJ or Whole Foods)?

By - 4/22/14 - 11:41 am

The Boston DPW will pick up yard waste on recycling days during the weeks of June 16, July 14, August 11 and September 15 - and will run fall yard pickup for seven weeks.

Summer clipping pickups will have the same basic rules as the spring and fall pickups: Stuff has to be in paper bags or trash barrels labeled "yard waste" - stuff in... Read more

By - 4/22/14 - 11:18 am
Berger Mfg.

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when and where Berger Manufacturing manufactured their premium sheet metal. See it larger.

By - 4/20/14 - 3:29 pm

Do you often get stuck in conversations? Not know how to approach people at networking events? Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze on Monday, May 5 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10 in advance/$20 at the door is split with the trainer.
Limited space - Register at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!
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By - 4/17/14 - 5:42 pm

Boston is about to get what could be the nation's first Uyghur food truck:

Although the truck won't have an onboard noodle maker turning out plates of lagman, the truck -- which is scheduled to hit the streets in the coming days -- will be serving Uyghur style kebabs, sold on skewers or inside wraps.

More on Uyghur Kitchen and Uyghur food.

Via... Read more

By - 4/16/14 - 7:30 pm

Rev. Laura Everett considers violence in Boston over the past year:

Since the Boston Marathon, 235 people have been shot in Boston, 35 people senselessly killed in “those places, to those people.” How is that “Boston Strong?” I grieve the collective trauma, suffering and senseless deaths of the Boston Marathon. Yet how is 35 dead any less senseless? When we chant or buy “Boston

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By - 4/16/14 - 6:29 pm

The Dig takes a look at Marty Walsh's steadfast opposition against letting non-profits open voter-approved medical-marijuana dispensaries in Boston even as his administration gets ready to shut its one public Methadone clinic just as Bain Capital is beefing up its portfolio in for-profit drug clinics.

By - 4/14/14 - 7:57 pm

Matt Robare asks:

I'm looking for T-accessible, good gin & tonics at reasonable prices. Any ideas?

By - 4/14/14 - 8:04 am

The Globe notes the re-emergence of escalation clauses, in which people desperate for a given property agree to pay whatever the highest bid is plus a bonus.

By - 4/13/14 - 6:18 pm

Stephanie asks:

Where do you get soft serve in Boston?! That is actually open now.

By - 4/12/14 - 2:31 pm

Have you or someone you know suffered gunshot wounds,been pistol whipped, carjacked, robbed, had a home invasion?
(Street Violence, Crime?)

Do you know someone that was killed?

**Please share your story.
I'm trying to gather stories and important information.

By - 4/11/14 - 1:55 pm
Boston turkey

Eric Heise captured this urbane turkey strolling down Garrison Street between Huntington and St. Botolph this afternoon.

By - 4/10/14 - 10:28 am
Old tracks

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when and where this photo was taken. See it larger.

By - 4/9/14 - 2:57 pm

The mayor's office today announced a renamed and expanded wireless network which is aimed at providing free Internet access to residents and which could eventually wirelessly cover the city's 20 "Main Street" neighborhood commercial areas.

Already, an average of 9,800 people a day are using Wicked Free WiFi in Grove Hall, Mayor Walsh says.

Wicked Free "is the newly branded name to identify all of... Read more

By - 4/8/14 - 10:02 am

Beta Boston reports on an order by hizzona last night that should mean even more data sets for app developers and interested residents than are already available.

The order may also be the first WiFi'ing of the young Walsh administration - it came just a few hours after at-large Councilor Michelle Wu called for opening up city data.... Read more

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