Boston

By - 2/6/16 - 1:58 pm

Marblehead Police report they were a flyover procession for the funeral of Kenneth L. Robinson Jr., a retired Marine Corps major general.

By - 2/6/16 - 12:56 pm

The Globe reports the man told police he had no choice but to sell crack - his job working with at-risk kids didn't pay enough to let him keep his Lexus.

By - 2/5/16 - 10:22 am

Tory Bullock sums up the feelings of many BPS students - and staffers: Read more.

By - 2/4/16 - 8:48 pm

The city of Boston tweets:

No parking ban has been declared. There should be no space savers on our City's streets.

By - 2/4/16 - 6:47 pm

Was the sound of 57,000 BPS students shouting their approval on learning school has been canceled for tomorrow.

By - 2/4/16 - 12:34 pm
French Toast Alert: Elevated

Klaxons started going off in the French Toast Alert bunker when the news broke: The storm that was supposed to give us maybe a dusting could now smack us with 4-8 inches overnight. You know what to do: Go clear out some space in your trunk for the fixin's you're going to go pick up.

By - 2/3/16 - 11:54 pm

Boston school officials today formally introduced a proposed budget that would cut central services such as nurses and force high schools to do things like drop AP courses and librarians, but leave elementary schools largely unscathed. And they urged students and parents to lobby the state legislature to help increase state aid. Read more.

By - 2/3/16 - 6:31 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang made the announcement today, said BPS is working out arrangements to refund families who have already paid for trips. Among the trips canceled: Two to Nicaragua.

By - 2/3/16 - 6:26 pm

The Jamaica Plain Historical Society recently purchased some 1,000 negatives chronicling the life of James Michael Curley between 1934 and his death in 1958. They turned them into photos, digitized them all and posted them on Digital Commonwealth.

Photo posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 2/2/16 - 4:15 pm

On the evening of February 3rd, Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm! Advance tickets $10.50, DOS tickets $15!

TOMORROW NIGHT :: Allan Rayman, Mothers, LOLO and Animal Flag play Brighton Music Hall as part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions, in association with Communion Music.

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/820182171426697/

Tickets here: http://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/01004F8FB86F46ED

By - 2/1/16 - 11:03 am
El, trolley tracks and horse-drawn carriages in old Boston

If you thought today's first mystery photo was just a little too easy (like, if you couldn't figure it out, hide your Boston ID in shame), you were right - the folks at the Boston City Archives posted the wrong photo.

Here's the correct mystery photo, showing your basic Boston street back when we had els running over trolley tracks and horse-drawn carriages were more than just a tourist attractions. Can you tell where and when the photo was taken? See it larger.

By - 2/1/16 - 10:25 am
When and where is this?

One probably wouldn't be going too far out on a limb to say that many people will immediately know where this is. But the folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when. See it larger (or see it even larger).

By - 1/30/16 - 11:33 am

Decorated BPD detective Brian Smigielski, 43, was sentenced to a year of probation and a $5,000 fine yesterday for alerting members of the violent Academy Homes gang that the FBI was after them and warning them when they were about to be arrested, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 1/28/16 - 2:44 pm

The MBTA this week sued Amtrak over the $29 million Amtrak is demanding the authority pay for the right to have Amtrak keep running trains over Northeast Corridor tracks that are owned by the T.

The T warns that if it's forced to make the payments, it might have to take the money out of its already precariously financed mass-transit services. Read more.

By - 1/28/16 - 11:14 am

Ryan asks:

Best place for a big plate of Southern style biscuits and gravy?

By - 1/27/16 - 2:16 pm

A task force assembled by the mayor says Boston nightlife would be improved by letting downtown restaurants and bars keep serving alcohol past the current state-mandated limit of 2 a.m. - and by letting people on outdoor patios order drinks without having to get food to go with them. Read more.

By - 1/25/16 - 2:36 pm
Sebastian the Space Saver

If you don't use Facebook, or haven't been on it in a couple of weeks, then you have no idea what the city of Boston today is riffing on. And you're probably better off for that. And enough with the space savers.

By - 1/25/16 - 1:31 pm

The Herald reports Mayor Walsh is vowing an in-depth probe at race relations in the Boston Public Schools system following last week's Black at BLS campaign by black students at Boston Latin School.

By - 1/25/16 - 10:14 am

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