Boston

By - 3/15/14 - 10:29 pm

The Globe reports.

Mayor Walsh issued a statement:

I've never known Tom Menino to back down from a fight, and I don't expect him to start now. Mayor Menino has always been here for the people of Boston, and we're behind him today, 100%. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, Angela, their family and many friends.

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By - 3/15/14 - 12:06 pm

Elizabeth asks:

Is there anywhere in the Boston area with real beignets?

By - 3/15/14 - 12:00 pm

Dana Finley asks:

Where's the best place in Boston to snag some $1 oysters (or similar special) tonight?

By - 3/14/14 - 11:44 am
Telephone operator

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can tell when and where she had her picture taken. See it larger.

By - 3/14/14 - 9:37 am

Starting today, Boston residents can get or renew a dog license onlline.

Along with your credit-card number and basic info, you'll also need to upload photos of proof your pet is up to date with rabies vaccination and that he or she has been neutered.

People who prefer getting their licenses the old fashioned way can still go down to City Hall or the... Read more

By - 3/11/14 - 8:04 am

City Councilors Matt O'Malley (JP, West Roxbury) and Ayanna Pressley (at large) say it's time for the city to look at picking up food scraps from Boston residents, to reduce the city's trash-disposal costs and create new fertilizer for local parks and even farms.

The City Council tomorrow considers their request to start the process rolling.

In their request to the full council for a... Read more

By - 3/11/14 - 7:42 am

Also, no baby strollers along the route. Bring stuff in clear plastic bags.

Meanwhile, some Watertown residents want better answers on the search for the Tsarnaevs after last year's bombings.

By - 3/10/14 - 10:30 am

The Globe gets its hands on a report that kind of makes the first-term Suffolk County register of probate look like the boss from hell:

Patricia Campatelli often worked only 15 hours a week at her $122,500-a-year job as Suffolk County register of probate, and she spent much of that time taking “numerous smoking breaks, scratching lottery tickets, looking at East Boston real estate

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DJs

By - 3/8/14 - 10:46 pm

A. Griffin asks:

Have any suggestion for a Boston DJ?

By - 3/7/14 - 10:24 am

It's partly economics, the mayor tells WBZ: Many young'uns, of the sort powering the New Economy, want later hours for nightlife.

By - 3/6/14 - 12:11 pm
Trolley terminal

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can tell where this trolley station was. See it larger.

By - 3/6/14 - 7:30 am

Signal problems mean the dreaded "severe" delays on the Red Line between Harvard and JFK/UMass this morning.

Lisa reports:

That has to be a new record... Took 45 minutes to get from Davis Square to Kendall Square.

By - 3/5/14 - 9:22 am
Site advertises fake licenses with your own info.

Back in the day, the only way for somebody under 21 to get a drink was to borrow or steal an older sibling's or friend's license and hope the doorman or waitress didn't look too closely.

These days, they have another option: Find a site like Really Good Fakes or Florida Fakes, upload their photo and personal info and key in their... Read more

By - 3/5/14 - 8:18 am

Parent Imperfect reports on a School Committee hearing on proposed layoffs and other cuts, held at the Hyde Park Educational Complex.

School Committee Chair, Michael O’Neill made a valiant effort to lighten things up a bit in his welcoming remarks, but few attendees were in that kind of mood.

By - 3/5/14 - 7:55 am

Just Meesh will settle for nothing less:

Looking for the best fries in Boston. Best = crunchy, not burned, and no skins. Where do I go?

By - 3/3/14 - 10:05 am
Old apothecary in Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.

By - 3/1/14 - 12:05 pm

Need a break from the stress of work, the economy, and everyday life? Looking for something to do that is fun, cheap, and progressive? Join us for Games for Justice on March 22 from 3-6pm at Panera Bread! Arrive by yourself or bring a friend.
RSVP at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!
Fee: $2 per person + food
Location: 115... Read more

By - 2/27/14 - 12:45 pm
Old crossing gate

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

By - 2/27/14 - 8:23 am

As of 8:20 a.m.: A Red Line train flatlined at Ashmont around 6:20. An Orange Line train gave up the ghost in Malden around 7. Another Red Line train began pining for the fjords somewhere on the Braintree Line around 7:20. A Green Line trolley met St. Peter at Harvard Avenue around 7:50. Another Green Line trolley put both feet in the grave around 8... Read more

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