WBUR reports on the numerous Israeli cybersecurity companies that have set up shop in the Boston area of late - 35 years after Israeli Adi Shamir co-founded RSA Security based on work he and his co-founders did at MIT. RSA, now a subsidiary of Dell EMC, is based in Bedford.
A roving UHub reporter who spent the evening at home tonight reports getting a push poll on the prospect of at-large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley running against US Rep. Mike Capuano next year:
Tons of questions about a Capuano vs. Presley primary. If you would vote for a Democrat over a sitting Democrat, questions that really highlight how great Ayanna is, etc.
A federal judge last week upheld Boston's and Brookline's tight restrictions on who can carry guns, saying the state law that allows them does not violate the Second Amendment. Read more.
As the snow fell, and then sat there, people filed complaints with the Boston 311 system about unshoveled sidewalks. Below is a map showing where the 123 complaints were filed, current as of late last night: Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports on the non-race to succeed Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) as council president. Campbell will preside over council meetings and assign members to committees.
In fact, there's a petition against them.
BPS has posted the list of when schools with start and end starting next fall.
WBUR reports the Boston School Committee voted last night to change start and end times for Boston schools, with the goal of getting high-schools to school later, elementary students out of school earlier and to tie the whole thing into the school-bus schedules a team at MIT has been drawing up. Members of that team were supposed to work overnight to get the new schedules ready for public release today.
Jewish Boston goes on a latke hunt in time for Channukah. Not as easy as it might seem:
One would think that the Chestnut Hill Wegmans would stock latkes. They have subs, salads, sushi, and a person whose job it is to offer samples of cannoli. However: You will brave the crowds, and you will be sorely disappointed.
Mayor Walsh said today Boston is hiring Ernst & Young, which is already doing auditing work for the city, to review several years of student-activity-fund spending at the roughly 100 BPS schools that were not randomly audited earlier by the IRS. Read more.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced today it will not contest efforts by 134 people convicted of drug offenses in Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop and Revere to overturn their convictions, because their cases all involved drug analyses done by a chemist in a state lab in Amherst charged with turning samples forwarded by police into her own personal drug stash. Read more.
The City Council today unanimously approved a measure that would ban thin plastic shopping bags and enact a 5-cent fee on paper bags and thicker plastic bags, as a way of reducing litter, helping the environment and curbing the use of the oil required to make them. Read more.