Kristin Johnson runs the numbers on the proposed BPS budget for the coming school year, finds that "49 schools are losing a total of $11.47 million [in funding]" under a BPS budget released earlier this month.
The cuts are related in part to declining enrollment at the schools, but they also mean some schools would lose positions - such as librarians - that threaten their accreditation and possibly accelerate their downward spirals, she writes.
Xconomy reports Boston (and New York) saw its weakest quarterly increase in tech jobs in five years in the last quarter of 2016.
NBC Boston reports Mayor Walsh claims the city writes itself tickets when confronted with unshoveled sidewalks along parks and other city parcels, but that still isn't getting the snow shoveled.
...and Rep Jack Kingston comes along for the ride. More of Milo, the premier spokesman for the alt-right, on Real Time with Bill Maher.
This will probably be the most divisive video I post this week. If you're already a fan of Weather is Happening, you'll appreciate this video. But if you've never heard of the Weather Man before, you'll probably get about a minute into it (if that long) and wonder about my sanity in posting it (and then try to post something about how I'm losing it and how you remember when UHub was good, Adam).
Looking for recommendations on really good restaurants in Boston for anniversary that aren't outrageously priced.
Boston city councilors have started looking at expanding a program that uses mental-health workers to try to de-escalate confrontations between "emotionally disturbed" people and the police.
A proposal by Councilor Ayanna Pressley (at large) to add more workers to the existing Boston Emergency Services Team (BEST) won the backing of Police Commissioner William Evans and West Roxbury Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Coffey, who runs a special court session for people with mental illnesses facing criminal charges. Read more.
The city just announced Boston Public Schools are closed on Monday.
For adults, another snow emergency starts at 8 p.m. - so no parking on designated emergency routes (but when it's all over, you get another 48 hours to claim your space, wherever it is you wound up parking).
And you know what that means: Yep, residents can save their shoveled out spaces until 8 a.m. on Sunday - except in the South End, where space savers are banned, banned, banned. Also, parking will be OK on snow-emergency routes at 8:01 a.m.
Although it's been a while, I've cruised these roads for leisure with the radio on. I bet you have too.
Roadrunner strikes me as a love song although not a typical "boy meets girl" love song but homage to an experience you and your friends value and enjoy, experienced in familiar surroundings.
"Roadrunner" was released in 1972. Can you think of other songs released since that have the same feel no matter the musical genre or for that matter, any piece of art?
Mayor Walsh just announced that BPS schools will be closed tomorrow. "I'd rather be safe with our kids than not," he said.
And, of course, it wouldn't be a Boston snow day without a video by Tory Bullock: Read more.
A city council committee will look into setting up a pilot defense fund for immigrants facing possible legal action under any measures passed by the federal government. Read more.