By - 1/18/14 - 12:40 pm
Snow in West Roxbury

The snow on Theodore Parker Street, West Roxbury. Photo by Daniel Guzman.

It was supposed to rain in Boston!

By - 1/16/14 - 4:51 pm
Walsh tweeting

All the Boston mayors go tweet, tweet, tweet.

On the same day the city IT department posted a photo proving Marty Walsh actually tweets, the mayor's office also announced the stakes of the obligatory bet with his counterpart in Denver over this Sunday's Patriots/Broncos game:

In the event that the Denver Broncos defeat the Patriots, Mayor Walsh will:

Wear Mayor Hancock’s Denver Broncos jersey during a session of the U.S. Conference of

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By - 1/15/14 - 7:53 pm

Sarah asks:

Help! I need to buy El Yucateco Green Hot Sauce tomorrow, in the Boston area (long story). Anyone know where?

By - 1/15/14 - 7:52 am

We're starting to hear from folks associated with elementary schools in Roslindale, Jamaica Plain and Hyde Park that Court Street's sent directives to principals to submit budgets that include cuts - in the case of one small school, $65,000, which would mean eliminating a teacher position.

BPS says it will publish proposed budget details on Feb. 5 and then hold a month of hearings... Read more

By - 1/14/14 - 4:56 pm

Elizabeth wonders:

Anyone know how I can dispose of a wrecked car bumper in Boston? Trash won't pick it up, no idea where else to go.

By - 1/14/14 - 7:23 am

The Globe reports Mayor Walsh wants the state Gaming Commission to declare Boston a "host" community for the potential casinos in both Revere and Everett, which would let the city negotiate for the sort of benefits Boston would have gotten under the agreement with Suffolk Downs before East Boston voters rejected the idea of a casino within city limits.... Read more

By - 1/13/14 - 11:27 am
Old bowling alley

Like this place - conveniently located right across the street from an artificial-teeth place should you happen to get some teeth knocked out by a bowling bowl. But, say, where was this marvelous intersection? Brought to you by the folks at the Boston City Archives, of course. See it larger.... Read more

By - 1/12/14 - 8:52 am

Design for windows for the Chapel of the Psalmist, Forest Hills Cemetery. See it larger.

The Boston Public Library has posted hundreds of photos of studies and work orders for stained-glass windows in churches, synagogues and cemeteries by the studio of Charles J. Connick in the mid-20th century.

Executed in watercolor and gouache, these studies provide critical insight into the nature and range of an artist’s working process, as well as a valuable glimpse of the artist’s own hand,

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By - 1/10/14 - 10:49 am

Meet like-minded progressives and get connected to great social justice organizations in Boston. Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet the friendly faces of the group that’s grown to over 2350 members, hosted 165+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our founding 7 years ago.

Join us if you are ready to go BEYOND ALLIES and build a... Read more

By - 1/9/14 - 2:53 pm
Boston trolleys

Can you figure out when and where this photo was taken? From the Boston City Archives, natch. See it larger.

By - 1/7/14 - 10:02 pm

Mayor Walsh announced today he's appointing interim Police Commissioner William Evans as permanent police commissioner:

Commissioner Evans has been an exceptional leader to the Boston Police Department, and public safety is one of my biggest priorities. Commissioner Evans has been an invaluable resource to me during this transition period, and I know that his expertise and governance of the Police Department will be a key

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By - 1/7/14 - 4:32 pm

CreatineAvenger wonders:

Anybody know where to get boston cycling caps?

By - 1/7/14 - 12:28 pm
Passing trolleys

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

By - 1/6/14 - 9:06 pm

Jordan Munson wonders where he can get Rogue Voodoo Doughnut beer in Boston.

By - 1/6/14 - 2:32 pm

By an 8-5 vote today, the Dorchester Reporter reports. New at-large Councilor Michelle Wu voted for him over at-large Councilor Ayanna Pressley.

In addition to naming chairs of council committees and presiding over council meetings, Linehan would become mayor should anything happen to Marty Walsh.

By - 1/6/14 - 10:01 am
Walsh sworn in

Walsh sworn in by SJC Chief Justice Roderick Ireland. Photo via Boston City TV.

As Tom Menino quietly left City Hall this morning, Marty Walsh was heading up to the stage at BC's Conte Arena to become Boston's first new mayor in 20 years.

In the speech, Walsh plans to say we're all in this together. And he updated Winthrop's famous "City Upon a Hill" reference:

We are a City Upon a Hill, but it’s not just the shining

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By - 1/6/14 - 9:15 am
John Collins taking the oath of office in Boston, 1960

On Jan. 6, 1964, John Collins took the oath of office for his second term as mayor of Boston in a ceremony at Symphony Hall, as shown in this photo from the Boston City Archives. That's Cardinal Richard Cushing in the center. Anybody know who was swearing Collins in?

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By - 1/5/14 - 4:48 pm

Matt Karolian suddenly finds himself in need of one. Recommendations?

By - 1/5/14 - 12:35 pm

Impending Mayor Marty Walsh announced today he's naming outgoing City Councilor Felix Arroyo to be chief of health and human services:

Felix brings a wealth of knowledge and City of Boston experience to my Administration. Felix knows how to bring people together and work collaboratively. He values and understands the importance of directly addressing the needs of Boston’s most vulnerable residents, and he will

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By - 1/4/14 - 9:13 pm
Flooded basement at 99 Bay State Rd. in Boston

Ladder floats in flooded basement of MIT frat on Bay State Road. Photo by BFD.

From downtown office towers to apartments across the city, Boston firefighters were kept busy tonight dealing with sprinkler systems failing under the onslaught of cold temperatures.

Firefighters went floor to floor in the 33-story 44 Federal St. tonight, ordering all unnecessary workers out of the building after they shut the entire building's sprinkler system due to a leak.

Around the same time, firefighters responded to... Read more