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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

By - 4/7/14 - 5:57 pm

I'm tired of reading and hearing about...Home Invasions, Armed Robberies, Car Jackings, Pistol Whippings, Murders...

What about decent folks, children living with Sounds of Gun Shots, Shot Spotters,Shell Casings and Sirens, scared to sit or sleep near a window.....Homicides detectives asking questions?.....
Where I live things are getting bad. Some people think their cities are safe, exempt from the "bad criminal" We are getting... Read more

By - 4/6/14 - 11:10 am

Molly Galler reports on the opening of the Bled for Boston exhibit of photos of people who got Boston-specific tattoos after the Marathon bombings.

One of the last shots I saw on the first floor was of two women who had been inside the Forum restaurant during the bombings. They had written, "This special place, this state of grace." Chills.

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By - 4/4/14 - 2:50 pm

Keytar Pre-Bear? Nat Tarbox took this in 2012.

Boston Magazine gives us an idea of the man behind the fur. Unlike other bears, he plans to hibernate over the summer. And he hates schoolkids.

By - 4/1/14 - 8:55 am

Did you know a professionally written resume and cover letter will increase your call backs by over 65%?

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training
Accelerate Your Nonprofit Career: Strategic Resume and Cover Letters on Monday, April 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10 advance/$20 door - split with trainer
Location: The NonProfit Center 89 South Street, Boston,... Read more

By - 4/1/14 - 7:39 am
Bake sale on City Hall Plaza to raise funds for schools

A group of parents will protest cuts at Boston public schools next week by holding an old-fashioned bake sale outside City Hall.

"Gosh darn it, let's give the Mayor, City and State a hand!" reads the flyer for the bake sale, 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday.

By - 4/1/14 - 7:34 am

The Herald reports, says she at least got charged for robbing a bank in Quincy - twice - rather than one in Boston.

By - 3/31/14 - 11:47 pm

Seems Viacom and RCN are having one of those fun little cable/network tiffs and as I watch the Daily Show and the Colbert Report tonight, I'm getting a scroll that sends me to some Web site that calmly and rationally explains how Viacom is having to take time out from hugging puppies and cooking hot meals for elderly nuns to defend itself from the heartless... Read more

By - 3/31/14 - 9:08 am

MyCityGardens is a group that aims to connect people with a zeal for gardening but no yards with people with yards who'd love to see them cultivated but just can't do it themselves.

Their Web site features a map showing where people are looking for plots to garden and where people have plots that can be gardened.

It is true that so far, there

... Read more
By - 3/31/14 - 9:03 am

Parent Imperfect reports how a Wellesley state rep managed to get a bill drafted and passed in just 24 hours to remove the cap on charter-school expansion in Massachusetts. No public hearings, etc., because that would just be so boring, or something.

A reasonable person might ask if Rep. Peisch’s alleged personal involvement with charter and other educational reform organizations might create a conflict

... Read more
By - 3/31/14 - 8:46 am
Red Line antics

Dan Meade reports on riding all four subway lines (and the Silver Line) on their first two nights of extended weekend service:

2:31 AM – On the Red Line, the “Boston T Party” runs into another crew celebrating the late night service. A light gymnastics competition ensues.

Photo copyright Dan Meade. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/29/14 - 6:45 am
Late night at Park Street. Photo by MBTA.

Late night at Park Street. Photo by MBTA.

Walkingbostonian reports on the first night of extra weekend service on the T:

B train totally crushed, busier than rush hour, after 2 am, and we had to leave many people behind on all the platforms.

Packing them in.

ElmerCat also rode the early-morning rails:

More people than I expected taking Ⓣ after 2 am tonight. Lots of people dancing on the

... Read more
By - 3/27/14 - 8:52 pm

Under a new city program, doctors at Boston Medical Center can now write prescriptions for Hubway memberships, as a low-cost exercise option for low-income residents.

Under Prescribe-a-Bike, patients will pay only $5 for an annual membership in the bike-sharing system, which gets them an unlimited number of 30-minute Hubway rides. Patients also get a free helmet.

"Obesity is a significant and growing health concern for

... Read more
By - 3/27/14 - 5:52 pm

"I credit the determinations of by the MA DCF, the CT DCF, and the GAL [Guardian ad litem] that placement of Justin in the conditional custody of her parents is not in her best interests at this time."

-Joseph Johnston, Justice, Juvenile Court Department, Suffolk County, MA

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By - 3/27/14 - 4:02 pm
Big-headed mascots and the MBTA

Photo of local and state officials and big heads by Eric Haynes, Governor's Office.

Late-night MBTA weekend service starts tomorrow night, with trains and select bus routes running until 3 a.m., as part of a year-long pilot to see if we really want later service on weekend nights.

More details.

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