By - 7/18/15 - 10:44 am

At-large Councilor Michelle Wu has started a discussion about the sign boards to see what might make good regulations for them.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 7/16/15 - 5:01 pm

The National Endowment for the Arts has given Boston a $100,000 grant to embed artists in city departments, the mayor's office announced today. Read more.

By - 7/16/15 - 4:18 pm

So it turns out the fine people of Boston believe they will somehow manage to survive after all without the International Olympic Committee’s five-ring seal of approval.

Local residents have made it clear they are willing try to make do with merely being the home to Faneuil Hall, Boston Common, Harvard, MIT, the John F. Kennedy Library, Fenway Park and Bobby Orr.

By - 7/16/15 - 9:17 am

The BRA today released the more detailed part of an outside consultant's look at its operations in a city experiencing a development boom and for fans of rational growth, it's not a pretty picture: Read more.

By - 7/15/15 - 11:34 pm

City Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester) wants to bar the sale of products such as K2/Spice, and back that up with $300-a-day fines for stores caught selling them. Read more.

By - 7/15/15 - 8:59 pm

The City Council today agreed to hold a hearing on a problem that is costing residents money, contributing to environmental problems and putting the public at risk of explosions. Read more.

By - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."

If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.

By - 7/15/15 - 10:55 am

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

By - 7/15/15 - 2:17 am
By - 7/14/15 - 9:35 pm

Donny Trump took time out from battling Mexican drug lords today to order Boston voters to oust Marty Walsh because Walsh objects to his racist comments about Mexicans and vows to block the serial bankruptcy filer from building a hotel in Boston (which raises the question of whether Trump was even thinking of doing that).

By - 7/14/15 - 11:29 am

CommonWealth interviews Tommy Chang, who officially became Boston school superintendent on July 1 on his goals for devolving power and money from Court Street the Bolling Building to individual schools and their principals. Also of note: His children will stay in Los Angeles for school this year.

Chang is scheduled to outline his "100-day plan" at a School Committee meeting tomorrow night at the Bolling Building.

By - 7/13/15 - 1:14 pm

At least temporarily, the city's two licensing boards will have a single chairwoman. Patricia Malone is out as director of the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing. A couple weeks ago, Mayor Walsh named Christine Pulgini, chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board as interim director of Consumer Affairs and Licensing, at least for the next two months. Read more.

By - 7/10/15 - 1:05 pm

The reports our neighbors to the north are not all that enthused about the Pan-Am games.
The Pan-Am games are sort of a tryout in an effort to host the Olympics. The reaction of Torontonians is telling.

Mayor John Tory is so exasperated that he has taken to lecturing them about their attitude.

By - 7/9/15 - 8:07 pm

Video of GreaterBoston from

WGBH's Jim Braude interviewed Senate President Stan Rosenberg and House Speaker Bob DeLeo on WGBH's GreaterBoston Thursday, July 9 about their recently completed state budget.

Jim Braude: "Starting with you Mr. Speaker, give me the one or two things in the budget that the people in Massachusetts should feel best about."

Speaker DeLeo: "Our work on the MBTA. EITC--the earned income tax credit, and also we produced a fiscally responsible budget."

By - 7/8/15 - 1:34 pm

There's this guy opening a roast-beef restaurant in Washington, DC who says his recipes were inspired by his time in Boston:

Beef n Bread is a fast casual down to earth sandwich shop inspired from living in Boston (what pizza is to New Yorkers, Roast beef is to Bostonians) I lived there like 4 years. ...

Via Mike the Mad Biologist, who used to live here, too.

By - 7/8/15 - 11:45 am

The National Weather Service has a flash-flood watch in effect until 8 p.m.

By - 7/8/15 - 10:19 am

New York, San Francisco and San Jose beat us, according to the Boston Business Journal, which quotes some Gloomy Gus about how all those new residential units are going to force landlords sooner or later to lower their rents.

By - 7/8/15 - 9:02 am

Keven McCrea reports on a polling call he got last night. "They did not identify who they were from but clearly were paid by Boston 2024. They asked 13 (!) questions to garner a lot of information about potential supporters/opposers of the Olympics." Read more.