The City Council today unanimously approved local adoption of a state law to lower the default speed limit on Boston roads from 30 to 25 m.p.h. The measure, which now goes to Mayor Walsh for his signature, will also let BTD lower the speed limit to 20 m.p.h. in certain designated zones, such as in front of schools.
In an essay this week, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh vowed to continue protecting the city's immigrant residents:
We will defend our friends, neighbors, and family members from any and all efforts to exclude them, harm them, or strip them of their rights. Boston is a city of inclusion, a city of compassion, a welcoming, diverse, global city. Weâ€™ll stay that way.
Yesterday, the Globe ran a story about the charter-expansion results in Boston with the headline: In Boston, charter vote reflected racial divide.
Yeah, because black people voted overwhelmingly against the expansion of charter schools. Unfortunately for whoever wrote the headline, the map the Globe ran right under that headline shows that white people voted overwhelmingly against charter expansion as well: Read more.
The T wants to hear from people who might use a bus between 1 and 5 a.m. Read more.
Yeah, about that.
Angela Chen shows us the card and safety pin somebody handed her in Cleveland Circle today. They were also distributed at the Forest Hills and Central Square T stops.
"That can't happen, we are not going to accept it,â€ť Walsh Told the Herald. â€śIf there is bullying in schools, we are going to take the appropriate actions. If there's attacks in the streets, we are going to arrest people and prosecute them."
Boston Metro reports on the increase in both moneys and offers to volunteer after Tuesday.
Today is the first day that NBC Boston is broadcasting on WBTS-LD on digital channel 8.1. In Cambridge I'm just barely able to pick up the signal if I have my antenna in one specific sweet spot (this one spot does not allow me to receive WBZ or WCVB, so for the first time since the DTV transition I'll have to actually adjust my antenna regularly...). How are the rest of the antenna users like myself faring? Are you able to tune in WBTS-LD (channel 8.1)? WNEU (channel 60.2)?
This morning, Boston School Superintendent Tommy Chang tweeted:
Students, we âť¤ď¸Ź you. You are intelligent & beautiful. We are here for you today & always. Please share your feelings today.
UPDATE: BPS is offering counseling for "students who may be having a difficult time processing any fears or concerns they may have."
Specifically ones that could use a donation.
A federal judge yesterday sentenced Eddie Odney, 38, to three years of probation and fines and reimbursement of $11,600 for a scheme in which he bought and used gift cards he knew came from people returning stolen merchandise at several local retailers, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
In last week's thread about voting, someone asked for examples of the silly write-in entries I saw at mine. It wasn't as wide-ranging or impulsive as the last primary. Voters seemed to take this election more seriously.
We did see: