By - 12/17/13 - 6:41 pm

Snow, dead trains on the Orange Line and commuter rail, tonight had it all. Some examples:

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By - 12/16/13 - 5:24 pm

PJA Advertising put together this seasonal message back when we had all those street pianos.

H/t Graham Spector.

By - 12/15/13 - 3:38 pm

MuckRock, which made the initial public-records request for the basic data as part of a joint investigation with the Globe, maps the locations.of the 40% of license hits it got from Boston Police - minus the license-plate numbers, which the department accidentally gave out.

By - 12/15/13 - 11:15 am

The British Library has posted more than a million images from books in its collection, and many of them are of Boston, from this engraving of the three hills that gave Boston its original name (today memorialized in Tremont Street) to images of 17th-century colonial coinage to drawings of 18th and 19th century buildings, such as this fortress colonial (it's way... Read more

By - 12/14/13 - 10:20 pm

Robin asks:

Bostonians: what do you bring as local gifts for pals when you're traveling via plane & not checking a bag?

By - 12/13/13 - 8:24 am

Remember when Marty Walsh said he'd tear apart and replace the BRA? Yeah, well, about that ...

By - 12/11/13 - 3:14 pm
Shop class

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

By - 12/11/13 - 3:05 pm

Peter Stidman, director of the Boston Cyclists Union, is urging members and bike fans to call Michelle Wu - and other city councilors, but especially newcomer Wu - to try to convince them not to vote for Councilor Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown) as the next city-council president:

You may remember that Bill Linehan is the only city councillor to oppose a bike

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By - 12/10/13 - 1:16 pm

A progressive group doesn't get how the at-large councilor-to-be could think of supporting Bill Linehan for city council president.

By - 12/9/13 - 12:50 pm
Not urchins

But where were they standing, and when? The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can determine that. See it larger.

By - 12/7/13 - 12:30 pm

Rebecca Binder asks:

Trying to find unbleached high-gluten flour (not bread flour) and malt powder in Boston. Any ideas?

By - 12/6/13 - 7:43 am

The Portland Press-Herald reports some Montreal businessmen are raising funds to create an overnight "hotel train" service between Montreal and Boston - by way of Portland. A one-way ticket for the 14 1/2-hour ride on the 30-mph train would be $150. The real market isn't us, but beach-mad Montrealers who just love them some Maine beaches.... Read more

By - 12/4/13 - 6:40 pm

WBUR reports the city council voted 12-0 (John Connolly was not present) to approve an arbitrator's controversial pay hike for police officers. Councilors cited what firefighters are paid.

By - 12/4/13 - 4:11 pm

After the arbitratrator submitted a 12 page explanation that the Boston Police Department should receive their 25.4% raise because of the new threat of terrorism in Boston, the Boston City Council unanimously voted to support the salary increase.

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By - 12/4/13 - 11:43 am
Old Boston el and meat market

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

By - 12/2/13 - 12:08 pm
Frequent trolleys

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when you could expect service like this, and where. See it larger.

By - 12/1/13 - 8:11 pm

Peter Morency wonders: "Where’s the best place to buy loose leaf tea?"

By - 12/1/13 - 2:47 pm

Kathryn Elise asks: "Where are the good tree lots in Boston?"

By - 11/30/13 - 1:19 pm

Get Roadrunner made the official state rock song, of course. Bonus fun fact: Hizzona-Elect used to go to the Rat.

By - 11/30/13 - 9:33 am

Wayne Wilson was a good man who passed away on November 15, 2013. Wayne was a resident of Ward 19 in Jamaica Plain and was a hardcore Progressive Democrat who was traveling around his State Senate District visiting the local Democrats in effort to challenge Mike Rush for the Senate seat in the September 9, 2014 Democratic Primary. Wayne was very active in local Democratic... Read more