Kelly O. spotted students at the Jackson-Mann School in Allston joining teachers in a "walk-in" over a teacher contract that expires Aug. 31. The Globe has more on the issues.
The Boston Public Library's board of trustees today offered the president's job to the man who's been running the BPL system since the last permanent president left.
David Leonard accepted the job, the week after the trustees' first choice decided not to leave San Jose, CA. Read more.
Laura Alix asks:
Any idea where we can donate blood in Boston to help Orlando shooting victims?
The City Council today voted unanimously to reject Mayor Walsh's budget proposals for the fiscal year that starts July 1, with education spending the major stumbling block.
The council voted to reject the measure "without prejudice," meaning there's room for negotiation. Read more.
The City Council today unanimously reaffirmed the city's policy against letting Boston police officers detain anybody at the request of federal immigration officials unless they have a criminal warrant. Read more.
I normally would not quote two articles from the Huffington Post, but they are Boston specific and make a ton of sense to me.
I've been trying to figure out this whole FiOS rollout in Boston. There has to be a sweet deal in there for Verizon for them to re-neg on years of telling the city, "No, no FiOS for you". Now I have the smoking gun. Read more.
Farah Jones asks:
Boston drummers: I miss Jack's on Boylston, and cannot find an independent store to shop from near transit. Suggestions?
Rewire highlights the work of John Flynn, CEO of Copley Advertising.
David Bates provides a snapshot of our accelerating luxury condo market: More and more new condos are geared at the upper crust, prices of existing units are skyrocketing and Millennium Tower alone could represent $1 billion in luxury condo sales.
WBUR reports on a recent conclave on the state of the local live-music scene following the closings of several venues.
Mayor Walsh today announced a $7.5 million loan fund to help "investor owners" buy multi-family units - with the condition they maintain at least 40% of the units as "affordable" for 50 years. Read more.
Apparently, city inspectors were watching the Billboard Music Awards last night and agreed with comedian Chris Paul that Madonna should never have been allowed anywhere near a Prince tribute and so retweeted his crack.
Well, either that, or whoever has the keys to ISD's Twitter account forgot to switch to his or her own personal account before hitting the retweet button.
H/t John Keith.