Boston

By - 8/11/15 - 4:55 pm

Boston Magazine reports there's a drug that can cure the infectious liver disease - but it costs $84,000 for a full course.

By - 8/11/15 - 8:44 am
New Boston 311 page on Twitter

Boston last night started renaming its Mayor's Hotline and Citizens Connect systems as Bos:311 as it begins to convert to the easier to remember phone number to call in complaints and reports about problems in the city. Read More.

By - 8/10/15 - 8:57 pm

Mayor Walsh wants to crack down on misbehaving scooter and ATV drivers, who he says have created "a notorious atmosphere of criminal and other disturbing activity so elevated as to endanger the common good and general welfare of the city." Read more.

By - 8/10/15 - 10:26 am
Where in old Boston was this street scene?

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

By - 8/9/15 - 11:54 am

Deray McKesson on safety, accountability and justice on the one year anniversary of Black Lives Matter:

We will work hard to teach people that the safety of communities is not predicated on the presence of police – that safety is a more expansive notion than policing. Safety is strong schools, access to jobs, workforce development and access to healthcare, among many other things.

By - 8/5/15 - 9:32 pm
Segun Idowu of Boston Police Camera Action Team

Segun Idowu of Boston Police Camera Action Team pauses for a thought during testimony.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told a City Council committee today he wants to learn from the mistakes of other cities with body cameras before equipping Boston police officers with them. Read more.

By - 8/5/15 - 3:26 pm

Brian Benoit, 43, pleaded guilty today to stealing morphine, fentanyl, lorazepam, and midazolam from Boston EMS ambulances and drug boxes for three months in 2011 to feed his addiction to painkillers, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/5/15 - 12:36 pm

Mayor Walsh today vowed to ban the sale of chewing tobacco - and other tobacco products at professional and amateur sports venues in Boston.

Joined by former Sox ace Curt Schilling - who blames his mouth cancer on an addiction to chaw - Walsh said he plans to file a proposed ordinance with the city council next week. Read more.

By - 8/5/15 - 12:26 pm

I got a voicemail today asking me to listen to 'an important message from the Boston Public Health Commission', but because it was a voicemail I couldn't follow the prompt to the message. I tried calling back, but all I got was a screeching noise (what I expected from an automated system). Anyone know what this is about?

By - 8/4/15 - 3:57 pm
Ominous clouds over Kendall Square in Cambridge

Kendall Square around 4 p.m. Photo by Ari Ofsevit.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Boston area at 3:50 p.m.:

AT 349 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM LITTLETON TO FRAMINGHAM TO NEAR NORTHBRIDGE...AND WAS MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

By - 8/4/15 - 11:45 am

The latest stats from Boston Police are out: Through Aug. 2, 130 people have been shot in Boston, compared to 89 in the same period last year.

Gun-related murders, however, are down, from 26 to 15, which might reflect better medical care or worse shots or both. Read more.

By - 8/4/15 - 10:40 am
Guys in a factory in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out what's going on here, where and when.

By - 8/3/15 - 6:30 pm

The Forward explains why the Chubby Chickpea decided to stop spending the money for kosher certification.

By - 8/1/15 - 3:01 am
By - 7/31/15 - 11:32 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a man who failed to win appointment as a Boston police cadet was so far down the candidate list - despite getting a really good score on a written test - he probably wouldn't have gotten appointed even if BPD hadn't given preferential treatment to several women candidates it wanted to hire to bring more women into the ranks. Read more.

By - 7/30/15 - 9:32 pm

Yes, the movie on how the Globe Spotlight team took on Bernie Law is coming out soon.

You can also read the Phoenix story that actually broke the news before the Spotlight team.

By - 7/30/15 - 12:40 pm

From Harvard and Brandeis to landlords in downtown Boston, people are being asked to turn off lights and close blinds to help conserve energy so that the operator of the regional power grid doesn't have to take more extreme measures to help its electrical grid deal with all the added demand from air conditioners.

Updated to correct source of the request - ISO New England, not Eversource. Thanks, cybah!

By - 7/29/15 - 11:41 am
Boston beach on a hot day

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

Also see:
Formal beachwear.
Good beach day.

By - 7/29/15 - 8:11 am

Associated Press reports the guy says Boston failed to deliver on the "promises" it made.

The Globe reports Mayor Walsh began realizing he might have to kill the bid about three weeks ago.

WBUR says yeah, we could still get something out of all that planning.

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