By - 6/2/14 - 9:58 am
Mystery man

The folks at the Boston City Archives have posted a photo of a Boston block back in the day and ask if you can figure out where it was and when the photo was taken (see it larger). Normally, I'd post a copy of the entire photo, but I was struck by this guy hanging out in the shadows of a laundry.... Read more

By - 5/30/14 - 6:18 pm
Double rainbow over downtown Boston

Rachel Ringenberg shares the view out her window late this afternoon.

More rainbow photos in the comments.

By - 5/28/14 - 9:44 am

John Keith considers statements out of City Hall on the need to build middle-income housing in neighborhoods not being overrun by luxury towers and conversions of old garages into condos.

By - 5/27/14 - 2:58 pm
Kids standing around

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when and where these kids were photographed. See it larger.

By - 5/25/14 - 9:03 am

Dale Cruse asks:

Why are pork rinds difficult to find in Boston?

By - 5/23/14 - 3:01 pm

All just a big misunderstanding, interim Superintendent John McDonough says today: Although BPS is trying to increase better integration of history texts in English class, it's not folding history and social studies into the English Language Arts department. In a statement, McDonough writes:

It is not being eliminated or folded into English Language Arts, which is also its own department and sits alongside

... Read more
By - 5/23/14 - 9:37 am

Xconomy introduces us to Shannon Liss-Riordan, a Boston lawyer who is leading a court battle against Uber over the way it shares in driver tips and treats them as independent contractors rather than employees.

The company is also facing a lawsuit by Boston medallion owners.... Read more

By - 5/23/14 - 8:27 am

WBZ reports Sgt. Joel McCarthy has been suspended without pay for four months and has lost the right to ever be promoted.

By - 5/22/14 - 11:59 pm

UPDATE: BPS says it's NOT eliminating the department. I've locked the discussion here, please go to the new story to discuss.

We're going to find out next year, now that BPS has decided history and social studies no longer deserve their own departments but instead will become a humanities subset of schools' English Language Arts departments.

BPS says it's just an internal reorganization,... Read more

By - 5/21/14 - 7:06 pm

Storytelling is not just for bedtime. Want to learn how to strategically weave your story into your next fundraising, recruiting or education campaign?
Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires on Monday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10 advance/$20 door - split with trainer
Location: The NonProfit Center 89 South Street, Boston,... Read more

By - 5/21/14 - 12:58 pm
Historic Boston rubble

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

By - 5/20/14 - 8:22 am

Adam Salsman asks:

Finally looking to get my bike repaired. Needs work. Don't know anything about bikes. Where can I bring it and not get taken?

By - 5/19/14 - 11:34 am
Laying tracks in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when and where this photo was taken. See it larger.

By - 5/19/14 - 8:47 am

The Globe reports on a report that basically paints the BPS cafeteria program as a dysfunctional, pre-computer thing that manages to run increasingly large deficits.

By - 5/17/14 - 9:59 am

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers take a spin around Boston in 1972.

Via Todd Prussman.

By - 5/15/14 - 10:16 pm

TeSalutamus asks:

If you could have any dish in any restaurant in the City of Boston tomorrow, what & where would it be?

By - 5/14/14 - 10:34 pm

David Bernstein takes a look at a resolution before the City Council today to recognize the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's desegregation ruling. Ten councilors voted for it while councilors Bill Linehan, Steve Murphy and Sal LaMattina voted "present."

LaMattina and Murphy talked to Bernstein about why he voted that way; Linehan and Yancey, who sponsored the measure, didn't return his calls.

UPDATE:... Read more

By - 5/13/14 - 2:48 pm

research and common sense say that slowly rolling through a stop sign on a bike shouldn't be illegal, Vox

Please read the article before you engage in the debate.

By - 5/13/14 - 1:58 pm

Massachusetts business association and lobbying group Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) has come out against labor market reforms, specifically reforms to non-compete employment contracts proposed by Governor Deval Patrick, and those in a bill recently reported out of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

Typically, non-compete agreements are proposed as a term of employment in a job offer by an... Read more