Boston

By - 6/30/14 - 10:53 am
Construction work in old Boston

But which square, and when? The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.

By - 6/29/14 - 10:32 pm

Hannah diCicco asks:

Here's an odd one: where in the Boston area can I get sinamay bias tape & hat bases for making a fascinator?

By - 6/29/14 - 8:26 am

Shots fired, shotspotter on,
911, what's goin on?
Tires squeel, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!

Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.

Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights go... Read more

By - 6/28/14 - 10:57 am

A UHub regula who'd rather throw his money towards local businesses instead of online companies named for South American rivers asks where the best places are around here to pick up theology and philosophy books.

By - 6/28/14 - 10:28 am

The city has been posting a lot of municipal data sets, including crime information. 2014 shootings in Boston draws on that data to show you where shootings have happened in Boston this year (also see 2014 murders, which I'll continue to do by hand to provide more than the barebones info in the BPD data).... Read more

By - 6/27/14 - 1:03 pm
Marty Walsh on an electric bench

Mayor is electrified by new bench in Titus Sparrow Park.

An MIT spinoff is installing benches equipped with solar-powered phone chargers - and air-quality and noise monitors - in several parks, the mayor's office says.

Changing Environment's "soofa" benches are going into Titus Sparrow Park in the South End, the Common and the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

"Your cell phone doesn’t just make phone calls, why should our benches just be seats?” the mayor asks... Read more

By - 6/26/14 - 10:36 am

The Supreme Court today overturned the Massachusetts law that set a buffer zone around abortion clinics as a violation of the First Amendment of protesters.

In its ruling, the court said the buffer zones prevented "personal, caring, consensual conversations with women about various alternatives" to abortion, in violation of the First Amendment and that, in fact, by pushing what the court said were not "protesters"... Read more

By - 6/26/14 - 10:17 am
A triple decker in Boston on wheels

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

By - 6/26/14 - 7:58 am

JIMMY TINGLE
Making Comic Sense

7:00 PM
Tonight- Thursday, June 26
Doyle's Cafe
3484 Washington St,. JP
Tickets $25 at the door
http://bostonward19dems.org/

A fundraiser for the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee (thanks, Jimmy!)

By - 6/25/14 - 6:28 pm

At-large Councilor Steve Murphy, who wants to bring back horses to the police department, was more than annoyed when Police Commissioner Bill Evans didn't show up at a hearing today and began threatening to use his subpoena power to force him to appear. After a bat signal went out, the Globe reports, Evans did show up, said he was busy planning a summer program... Read more

By - 6/23/14 - 4:30 pm

Sad Angry Boys.
Usin Guns For Toys.

Playin Seek And Hide.
Doin Drive Byes In A Stolen Ride.

Blood On Their Hands.
Runnin In Badlands.

Sad Angry Men.
So Sad, So Sad, But Then....

But Then, What Do We Expect?
It's Just Cause and Effect.

By - 6/23/14 - 10:57 am
G.E. Osgood

The where of this photo might be easy, but when was it taken? From the Boston City Archives.

By - 6/23/14 - 9:07 am

Looking to meet like-minded progressives while working on your tan? Well, bring your sunscreen - we'll be soaking up the sun for justice at Carson Beach, 600 William Day Blvd in South Boston on Saturday, July 12th!

We'll be there from 11am-1pm so stop by anytime. We'll be the gaggle of folks having fun in front of the first parking lot! Plan ahead and... Read more

By - 6/23/14 - 9:06 am

Ever wonder how busy people get soo much done? Secrets revealed!

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training

Productivity Tech Tips on Monday, July 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.

Limited space - register ahead of time: at www.sojust.org

Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space... Read more

By - 6/20/14 - 11:13 am

The state's highest court says court administrators have the right to suspend our very own register of probate and insolvency while they investigate allegations she's doing a crappy job.

The ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court means Register Patricia Campatelli, who is up for re-election this fall, can have nothing to do with her office during the investigation - although she will continue to receive... Read more

By - 6/18/14 - 3:32 pm

The city is going out to bid for a school-meals provider for this fall and will make "higher-quality, healthier and more locally-sourced meal options," the school department says, adding it is returning the six-school salad-bar pilot that was shelved to try to save money. Also:

The new contract will include provisions for quarterly taste-tests by students and will ensure regular student and parent involvement in

... Read more
By - 6/18/14 - 3:04 pm

City councilors from across the city said today their constituents are complaining about the seemingly unstoppable onslaught of plastic-sheathed Globe Direct ads.

"These bags are everywhere," City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) said at a council meeting today. "Lawns, hedges, porches, steps."

The council agreed with McCarthy's request for a hearing at which residents and city officials can complain about the circulars and... Read more

By - 6/18/14 - 7:13 am
Wu

Before a storefront business can open in Boston, it has to get a permit for its fire-alarm system. No, make that two permits: One from Inspectional Services and one from the Fire Department.

In a report submitted to the city council and the mayor today, at-large Councilor Michelle Wu says this sort of thing makes it hard for Boston to truly be the sort of... Read more

By - 6/15/14 - 8:19 pm

Gotnospice asks:

Anyone know where a really good hot wing place is in Boston or Rozzie/JP area?

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