The Herald reports.
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 doesnâ€™t just make phone calls, why should our benches just be seats?â€ť the mayor asks... Read more
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
The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo.
Making Comic Sense
Tonight- Thursday, June 26
3484 Washington St,. JP
Tickets $25 at the door
A fundraiser for the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee (thanks, Jimmy!)
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
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.
The where of this photo might be easy, but when was it taken? From the Boston City Archives.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Anyone know where a really good hot wing place is in Boston or Rozzie/JP area?
I heard through the grapevine that Skip, a well-know person on the streets of Cambridge and Boston, passed away and that his family was holding a wake/memorial for him this weekend. Does anyone know his full name, where the wake is being held, or contact information for his family?
I remember Skip from my teen years in Harvard Square. He appeared to suffer from Schizophrenia.... Read more
Now that the convention is over, take a fresh look at the field!
Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, and Steve Grossman will meet for a forum in Jamaica Plain Monday evening.
The forum will be preceded by a chance to meet the candidates.
June 16 at the Curley School
40 Pershing Road JP
Meet the Candidates at 5:45
Forum begins... Read more
Dale Cruse wonders:
Anyone know where in the Boston area I can buy tasso, the Cajun ham? Thanks!
â€” Julie Loncich (@JulieLoncichTV) June 14, 2014
Berwick receiving rousing response to speech: All means all #DemVention
â€” Walter Bird Jr. (@walterbirdjr) June 14, 2014
In '06, Mass Dems were splintered, unsure. Deval Patrick came out of nowhere and filled the void. History repeating with Berwick?? #mapoli
â€” Jon Keller (@kelleratlarge) June 14, 2014
Democratic candidates for governor Treasurer Steven Grossman, Attorney General Martha Coakley, and former Medicare chief Donald M. Berwick qualified for the Sept. 9 primary ballot, party chairman Thomas... Read more