Measure would also ban e-cigs and pot, needs approval from the mayor and the parks department.
VentureFizz explains why Boston next month will have a free event for young entrepreneurs to pitch their startups to venture capitalists:
A few weeks ago, a little online skirmish started on meetup message boards and Twitter involving a very suspect and questionable group that organizes events to take advantage of inexperienced young startups and unwitting entrepreneurs. (We don't want to give them any more... Read more
The Globe analyzes Mahty Walsh's English. An interesting article, although I'd argue the author is wrong when he says Walsh has the strongest Boston accent of any Boston mayuh evah - it's not that Walsh is more Boston than Menino or White or Flynn, just that he's younger and that his speech patterns show that even Boston English changes.... Read more
FEMA yesterday released preliminary flood-zone maps for the coastal parts of Suffolk County, which, if adopted, could more than double the number of Boston property owners who have to buy increasingly expensive flood insurance.
The Globe reports that the number of affected properties could jump from 8,000 today to more than 18,000.
Carlos Miller reports that late today, Boston Police agreed to not try to obtain a witness-intimidation charge against him for urging his readers to call BPD public relations and a detective to protest the BPD's attempt to charge an out-of-state college student with wiretapping for posting a portion of an interview with a BPD public-relations secretary about the way a cop got... Read more
The short version- "John Singer Sargent Watercolors is a not-to-be-missed treasure for American art and painting lovers alike."
WBZ reports that after saying no to Harvard, Tom Menino said yes to an appointment at BU.
Many Bostonians know Louie the Tricycle Guy and Boston Common Town Crier Guy and Sidewalk Sam. But how many people outside 128 do? Robert David Sullivan reads a report on people only New Yorkers know and wonders who our local equivalents are.
The Globe reports on ongoing efforts by an "elite" group of rich people to bring the Olympics here in 2024. Of course, Boston doesn't need an 80,000-seat stadium, so the idea would be to design a stadium with segments that could be tossed away afterwards to leave Robert Kraft a 25,000-seat stadium for the New England Revolution. And the 15,000-person housing complex for athletes... Read more
Katherine Seelye, the New York Times correspondent who has better places to be than Boston, but for some reason remains stuck here, opens a report on the Walsh transition today by mentioning that Tom Menino "is widely credited with transforming Boston from something of a backwater into a world-class city with a gleaming new seaport and innovation district."
WBUR explains what it has to do with New England's reliance on natural gas.
The American Jewish Committee of Boston says the Muslim-hating group suing the T for the right to put up ads declaring Palestinians savages is doing more harm than good for the cause of Israel in the US. In a statement issued today, the group's leaders say:
Without speculating on the larger meaning intended by the proposed ad, one is left to wonder whether... Read more
Nancy Rabinowitz, reporter for Wicked Local Roslindale and the West Roxbury Transcript, wrote a terrific analysis about all the political action that took place at Holy Name Parish on Tuesday November 5, 2013. Holy Name Parish, the home of four precincts (Ward 20, Precinct 6, 7, 19, and 20) had over three thousand voters cast ballots on Tuesday.
To read, click ... Read more
Time-lapsing of last month's street pianos by the folks at the BPS IT department.
The Dorchester Reporter sees a Dorchester triumphant with Walsh's win - the entire neighborhood united behind the son of Savin Hill:
But make no mistake: This is a victory for this neighborhood, too. Much maligned, often dismissed, we did it largely to ourselves through the years. But Dorchester finally figured it out: We’re a force to be reckoned with and it’s now beyond dispute.... Read more
Boston Globe: Lawmaker’s broad base carries him past John Connolly
The State House News Service reports a number of Democratic politicos - including Uncle Joe Biden - somehow got Marty Walsh of Newton on the line last night, rather than Marty Walsh of Dorchester:
Not-mayor-elect Walsh said before he could tell Biden he had the wrong guy, the veep told him, "Marty, you did it, you son of gun."... Read more