By - 8/30/09 - 4:51 pm

BYOP and youth organizers demand a year-round Youth Pass.

By - 8/30/09 - 4:47 pm

Darrin Howell from Chuck Turner's office released a 20 Year study of Homicides in Boston. The study found that in over half of the murders in the last 10 years there were no arrests.

By - 8/30/09 - 3:47 pm
In the wake of the potential closing of the Bay State Banner Press Pass TV talks to Boston community members and media makers about the vital role that Ethnic and community media plays in creating a healthy community.

By - 8/30/09 - 2:57 pm

Press Pass TV looks into the Mayor's controversial "brownout" policy.

By - 8/28/09 - 12:13 am

The First US Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld the verdict against the government for the way the FBI withheld evidence that would have exonerated four men who spent several decades in jail for a gangland slaying - two of whom actually died in jail.

By - 8/27/09 - 8:13 am

The Globe reports Carol Johnson will look for other ways to save money on buses than increasing the number of assignment zones from three to five.

By - 8/25/09 - 10:34 pm
A new view  of the Zakim

Schuyler Ortega took this cool shot of the underside of the Zakim Bridge.

Copyright Schuyler Ortega. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/25/09 - 6:00 pm

The Globe gets the exclusive photo (no word if the dude's head was cut off by the photographer or the paper) and explains the deal with the red vests.

Alleged victim of red-vest mob dies.

By - 8/25/09 - 12:18 pm

There was little fanfare a few weeks ago when the Mayor and City Council passed a new ordinance prohibiting parking and standing in bike lanes or marked shared lanes. The fine: $100. This puts it on par with blocking a bus stop, fire lane, fire hydrant, or handicap ramp.

via BU Bikes.

By - 8/24/09 - 11:53 am

The City of Boston GIS Data Hub lets you see the status of all sort of service requests to city agencies via the mayor's hotline (going back to July 1, at any rate). Cool. Hours of fun for data geeks and a potentially useful service to see how your neighborhood is doing (you can overlay wards and city-council districts), and any implications this went online only so the mayor could "wifi" his opponents who've been calling for something similar is, of course, completely reprehensible.

Only quibbles: Every time you connect, you have to agree to some long license-like thing that nobody will ever read and to get the data, you have to click the icon that looks like a cell phone next to "Mayor's Hotline" and then on "Data Query." That's kind of dumb design. On the plus side, you can export the data as Excel or a PDF.

blue measles?

The above shows currently open street issues (from potholes to cracked sidewalks). Here's the data in a .csv spreadsheet and as a PDF.

Via Blue Mass. Group.

By - 8/23/09 - 5:25 pm

It only took 13 years or so, but the Globe finally got around to writing a story about the personal dictatorship of Caudillo and aspiring Mayor for Life Thomas Menino.

Sniff between and within the lines of the story and you catch the whiff of corruption.

By - 8/20/09 - 12:19 pm

David Bernstein is put out that Sam Yoon and Michael Flaherty both used "Shipping Up to Boston" on their music face-off today on WFNX:

... Maybe [Yoon] was trying to be funny, using the Dropkicks to beat the Irishman. I don't know; all I know is that they USED THE SAME GODDAM SONG!!!!! ...

By - 8/20/09 - 10:04 am

Adam Pieniazek reviews Michael "Menino's a Walkman and I'm an iPod" Flaherty's social-media strategy, gives him a big Fail; in fact, he says ol' fuddy-duddy Menino is using Twitter better:

... What's worse, is that Flaherty doesn't understand a relatively simple piece of technology like Twitter. What does it mean when the 80's cell-phone uses a new piece of technology better than the iPhone? ...

By - 8/19/09 - 6:47 pm

Jerry Remy just twittered:

As NESN just announced I will be returning to the booth on Friday-I can't wait-Thanks again to all of you- Jerry

He also says that he's going to ease back into it and may not go on road trips initially.

All in all, though, it's going to be great to have him back with Don Orsillo in the broadcast booth.

By - 8/19/09 - 8:37 am

That's the goal of Think Politics, which is launching this month. City Council candidates Tito Jackson (at large) and Carlos Henriquez (Roxbury) are among the founders. The Facebook invitation for its first meeting (which was yesterday) has more info.