If you want to divert your dollars, look for the LEAF project in Harvard Square. There are mobile kiosks that you can use to swipe a card, and any money donated goes to local providers in the Square.... Read more
Mike Ross is leaving his car in the Boston Globe parking lot this morning so he can spend a couple days getting from one campaign stop to another by the T and his own feet (why the Globe? Why not? Plus, it's sort of near the JFK/UMass T stop, although the Dorchester Reporter lot is a lot closer).
As Boston continues to grow and develop... Read more
West Roxbury Patch Editor David Ertischek does a great job summing up the Candidates Night for Boston Mayor and City Council which took place this past Monday evening at St. George's Church hall which was packed with residents and co-hosted by the Bellevue Hill Improvement Association and West Roxbury Civic & Improvement Association.
David Bernstein interviews Thomas Dooley, running for the district seat Mike Ross is giving up:
I know all the city councilors, moreso the ones that were there a few years ago. They’re all cowards. They’ve allowed Mayor Menino to terrorize them for 20 years. They never stand up to him. They’re all concerned about keeping their jobs. I’m in a position, as a city... Read more
Story corrected to reflect fact BPS is changing the design of the cards, not the actual ID numbers, well, except for the CharlieCard part of the card.
BPS officials were forced to scramble over the weekend when they learned the company about to print up 21,000 student IDs lost a flash drive with basic student ID information.
The loss means BPS will come up with... Read more
Xconomy reports on another Boston-based travel startup, this one called Wanderu, which is aiming to build a national system for bus companies to put their scheduled and booking systems online in a single interface. It's currently limited to the northeast, but $2.5 million in venture capital could help it expand nationwide.... Read more
John Connolly has translated his platform into several languages, including Albanian (for the burgeoning Albanian community in Roslindale, natch). John Nucci writes that Connolly, if elected, would be the first teacher to become Boston mayor.
Mike Ross wants to combine the city's street-worker program with the Boston Foundation's street-worker program to... Read more
The 27 gazillion people running for various offices in Boston this year have taken to Twitter like never before, keeping us up to the minute on what they're doing.
Well, more specifically, they're keeping us up to the minute on how great everything is. They're all having great conversations with great constituents who raise great points as they enjoy great food at great events in... Read more
Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district: 1964-2013 is exactly what it says on the label - a complete listing of every single change the T has made to bus, subway and commuter-rail service since its founding in 1964, with special bonus pre-MBTA mini histories of what are now the Green, Red, Blue and Orange lines - all compacted into a single 342-page... Read more
SoJust is 7! That's right, it's been SEVEN years since our first event! Join us to celebrate 2300 members, 160+ events and countless connections made since 2006! Our birthday parties are always our biggest events. Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet 120+ friendly SoJusters!
Meet like-minded progressives at Connecting for Justice on September 12th from 6-8:30PM at Lir Irish... Read more
Talk about your Internet of Things: A Tumblr site for photos of discarded floss picks in the Boston area.
Via Craig Silva.
The BPL mobile app (available for iOS and Android devices) lets users search the catalog, put holds on books, rate them and then call a library. There's also a Web version for users of other mobile devices (hey there, BlackBerry) which offers much of the same functionality.
On Sales Tax Free Saturday, Red Mass. Group provides a good roundup on growing opposition to the new tax on software services - under which everybody from giant corporations to individual Web designers are now supposed to collect a tax every time they install or customize software for a client (including the cost of customizing open-source software).
Lengthy delays on the... Read more
Bill Walczak today called for the state to loosen civil-service rules to let BPD Commissioner Ed Davis elevate more minority and women officer to senior ranks (although the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers, which wants Davis cashiered, says that's not good enough, because even with equal scores, Davis goes white).
Walczak says he wrote Gov. Deval Patrick seeking action, adds:
I have... Read more
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According to Political Analyst Maryann Marsh, Cape and Islands state Senator Dan Wolf is going to quit the 2014 Governor’s race.
Click here to read more: http://www.capecodtoday.com/article/2013/08/07/21071-wolf-reported-have-dropped-out-guvs-race
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Ed. note: See the comments for a response by Hendricks's sister.
Police tonight identified the man shot to death in a firefight with police on Dorchester Avenue today as Roudy Hendricks, 20, of Brockton.