Boston

By - 2/5/14 - 12:10 pm
Old trolley plowing a Boston street

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when and where this photo was taken. See it larger.

By - 2/5/14 - 11:12 am

City Council President Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown) wants the legislature let Boston add a 6.25% tax on liquor sales at local packies to help pay for treatment programs for alcoholics and drug addicts.

The council is scheduled today to consider his request for a formal hearing on his proposal.

In his request for a hearing, Linehan says Boston neighborhoods are "experiencing... Read more

By - 2/4/14 - 6:20 pm

We just got the robocall.

An official city snow emergency goes into effect at 11 p.m., so if you're parked on a snow-emergency route, move that car.

City Hall will be open for business.

By - 2/3/14 - 10:29 am
Plank road

Where would you have seen a wooden road in Boston? See it larger. From the Boston City Archives.

By - 2/2/14 - 12:56 pm

Travis Dagenais asks:

Anyone know of any good Boston-area biohazard cleanup companies that'd handle an in-home case?

By - 2/1/14 - 11:50 am
Spencer Ale

D asks:

Anyone know where I can possibly buy a single bottle of Spencer Trappist Ale in Boston/Brookline?

Photo of single bottle by Chris Borger, who writes: "It's real - and it's good! That beer is sitting on my dining room table. It holds its own against the other Trappist ales. I picked it up... Read more

By - 1/30/14 - 8:47 am

The City Council has stepped into a contract dispute between the Weather Channel and DirectTV, urging the two companies to settle a contract dispute that is frustrating DirectTV subscribers who would rather watch Jim Cantore than Harvey Leonard or Pete Bouchard.

The council yesterday unanimously approved a resolution by at-large Councilor Steve Murphy calling for a prompt end to the dispute.

Murphy called the Weather... Read more

By - 1/29/14 - 8:56 pm

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By - 1/29/14 - 1:20 pm

At-large Councilor Ayanna Pressley today called for a citywide "trauma response" team of behavioral-health experts to work with friends and families of shooting victims to help them and stem the tide of retribution that often leads to still more shootings.

Pressley said the city needs to make "a strategic and formidble investment" quickly.

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) agreed, and said help is needed in... Read more

By - 1/28/14 - 11:57 am

Clint Randall asks:

Does anyone know where I can find dried porcini mushrooms and uncooked pearled barley?

By - 1/27/14 - 6:09 pm

This afternoon, I heard a Comcast radio ad that featured an alleged Boston couple explaining that they'd switched back to Xfinity from Fios because Xfinity is faster and doesn't give them an embarrassing rash, or something.

Please, Comcast, don't insult our intelligence. No Bostonians are switching from Fios to Xfinity because no Bostonians (save a tiny, tiny number of Dot rats) can get Fios.

You'd... Read more

By - 1/27/14 - 10:18 am
Elevated in Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when and where this el photo was taken. See it larger.

By - 1/25/14 - 2:34 pm

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By - 1/25/14 - 12:42 pm

Associated Press reports on Alastair Moock, who began singing songs to his daughter Clio after she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2012.

By - 1/23/14 - 8:46 pm

The Bay State Banner is very angry with a Globe story questioning whether the city should ever have loaned the weekly paper $200,000.

The crux of the Banner's argument is that it never took city loans, because the loans - for which it's made one payment in four years - actually came from "the Boston Local Development Corp., a nonprofit corporation with an... Read more

By - 1/23/14 - 5:13 pm

Kleemart asks:

Recommendation for a therapist or office in Boston? either sex is fine!

By - 1/23/14 - 12:37 pm

Mayor Marty Walsh held a Twitter Q&A on January 23. Here's a screen grab gif of questions and answers.

By - 1/23/14 - 10:28 am
Harlan

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you know when and where you could pick up some of this elixir. See it larger.

By - 1/23/14 - 8:39 am

WCVB reports on his death at 74 from pancreatic cancer.

By - 1/22/14 - 12:22 pm

The Albany Times-Union reports that Bernard Margolis, now New York State Librarian, is overseeing the shredding of books and other publications the shrinking state library no longer has room for:

The weightiest challenge is what to do with 17,000 square feet of old newspapers, including dozens from outside New York state. Many ceased publication long ago. There is the Washington Globe, a semiweekly

... Read more

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