Mayor Walsh made the announcement this afternoon. Also:
Sidewalks should be shoveled by 3 hours after dawn tomorrow, at about 10:15 a.m.
Mayor Walsh just announced BPS schools will be closed due to the storm. City community centers, however, will be open. City Hall will also be open, but only staffed with emergency personnel. Read more.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) is promising $5 JP Licks gift certificates to Boston kids whose parents send him photos of them standing next to the fire hydrants they've dug out after tomorrow's bombocyclopocalypse - just like he's done after other snowstorms over the past few years.
The excitement in Harvey Leonard's voice last night set us on edge. And then we woke up today to the news that Jim Cantore is back in Boston, awaiting the Bomb Cyclone of 2018, and arriving just in time for the National Weather Service to issue both a blizzard warning and a coastal flood warning for much of the North and South shores and a winter-storm warning for the immediate Boston area.
Quincy Mayor Tom Koch said today that not only will he fight plans to rebuild the Long Island Bridge, he wants a say on any developments on Long Island. Read more.
Did you know that this year there is an election for governor? Wouldn't you like to have the chance to improve policy in Massachusetts? Here is an opportunity. Statewide elections are this year with caucuses in February, so it's important to meet candidates in January. Who are these candidates? What are their visions? What issues would each prioritize for public discussion and pressure? Join us!
Boston NAACP & Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale invite you to our Statewide Candidate Forums to be held at Saint John Chrysostom Church Hall, 4750 Washington St., West Roxbury.
In his inauguration speech today, Mayor Walsh announced a four-year, $10-million fundraising effort to build 200 units of "supportive, sustainable, long-term housing for chronically homeless men and women."
The fund has been launched in partnership with Pine Street Inn and Bank of America - which donated $250,000 to the effort.
The Herald reports the death of Joseph Timilty.
Mayor Walsh today announced the beginning of a competition for an artist to design and build a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr., who lived on Mass. Ave. in the South End while earning his doctorate at Boston University and preaching at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury and who returned to the city in 1965 to lead a civil-rights march from Roxbury to Boston Common. Read more.
WBUR reports on the numerous Israeli cybersecurity companies that have set up shop in the Boston area of late - 35 years after Israeli Adi Shamir co-founded RSA Security based on work he and his co-founders did at MIT. RSA, now a subsidiary of Dell EMC, is based in Bedford.