By - 9/13/17 - 10:55 am
Old printing shop in Boston

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

By - 9/12/17 - 7:53 pm
By - 9/10/17 - 12:24 pm

This is the week for candidate forums in the council districts with enough candidates to warrant Sept. 26 preliminary elections. Here's a list of the forums for the races in District 1 (North End, East Boston, Charlestown), District 2 (Chinatown, South Boston, South End, downtown), District 7 (Roxbury) and District 9 (Allston/Brighton).

Going forward, I'll be updating the list with additional forums and events for the fall city elections.

By - 9/8/17 - 11:33 am
Destroyed Boston Coliseum

Post-Gale coliseum.

Today, the folks at the Boston City Archives remind us, is the anniversary of the Boston landfall of the Gale of 1869, a small but powerful hurricane that did major damage to the new Boston Coliseum - built for a "peace jubilee" where Trinity Church and the Fairmont Copley Plaza sit now.

Linda Horton writes about the Gale: Read more.

By - 9/7/17 - 10:09 am

Our resident scold, who normally spends his days complaining about our driving habits and kids on his lawn, is happy today because Boston has become world classier than New York: GE moved here, Berklee is bigger than whatever allegedly passes for music education in that sad, sorry city to our south and, oh, yeah, Yankees suck!

By - 9/6/17 - 9:18 am


BOSTON - Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s controversial move to fight the city’s addiction crisis with a new fence, has largely moved the problem to the other side of the street, Investigative Reporter Eric Rasmussen uncovered.

Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 9:16 am

The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch for eastern Massachusetts through tomorrow morning because of some heavy downpours we could get:

Hourly rainfall rates of 1 to 2 per hour will be possible with the strongest storms, which may lead to localized flash flooding if storms train over the same areas.

By - 8/30/17 - 11:17 am
Alley in old Boston

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

By - 8/30/17 - 9:19 am

With flooding in the news, WBZ reports that the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston (itself right on the water) is looking at the potential of a hurricane barrier that would stretch along the outer waters of Boston Harbor and be activated when a hurricane approached. Read more.

By - 8/28/17 - 4:24 pm

The Springfield-based bus company, which connects Boston to the Pioneer Valley and other points, reports it's ending its affiliation with the national bus company. Peter Pan says this will let it offer more express service and better fares. Read more.

By - 8/28/17 - 3:56 pm

On Tuesday, the city will begin collecting donations to help people in the Houston area. The city is specifically looking for new clothing and blankets, toiletries, diapers, baby formula and non-perishable food items, which can be dropped off at the following locations: Read more.

By - 8/27/17 - 2:47 pm

Melissa Obleada asks:

New cyclist is looking for a group to ride with, bonus if it's a group of women. Any suggestions?

By - 8/27/17 - 9:32 am

A couple days ago, somebody posted the following complaint - with a photo - to Boston's 311 for a situation at State and Purchase streets: Read more.

By - 8/24/17 - 6:32 pm

The Globe reports. Arroyo has denied the charges.

By - 8/24/17 - 4:12 pm

BPS and the BTU today announced a new contract that will give teachers a 2% raise for the fiscal year that ended June 30 and 3% this year.

According to BPS: Read more.

By - 8/22/17 - 10:58 am
Construction in old Boston

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

By - 8/21/17 - 11:00 pm


Just last week, Boston’s mayor and police commissioner boasted that their force has rarely resorted to using militarized riot precautions. But on Saturday, that wasn’t the case. Journalists who filed stories prior to 1 p.m. claiming that cops were on their best behavior would have been accurate; by 2 p.m., however, when the riot gear and batons came out, such descriptions warranted corrections.

By - 8/21/17 - 10:37 am

The Globe talks to some current liquor-license holders who object to a City Council proposal to increase the number of liquor licenses in the city because it might affect their investments in licenses - something made possible by the state cap on the number of licenses in the city. Of particular concern: Read more.

By - 8/21/17 - 9:05 am

Lisa Johnson reports she recently came across a clipping of a poem about a 1715 eclipse in England - that had a more recent account of a Boston eclipse written on it: Read more.

By - 8/18/17 - 10:58 am

Mayor Walsh says he'll be spending Saturday going from one barbecue to another in Boston's neighborhoods, many as part of annual "unity" events at the city's housing projects.

That, he says, is how Bostonians should react to tomorrow's racism rally at the Parkman Bandstand. Read more.