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By - 9/13/13 - 11:34 am

NOTICE: The slip opinions and orders posted on this Web site are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports. This preliminary material will be removed from the Web site once the advance sheets of the Official Reports are published. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of... Read more

By - 9/13/13 - 7:24 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the Globe has let go half of the dozen correspondents who write for its Your Town Web sites.

By - 9/12/13 - 12:31 pm

Mystery crosswalk

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo in time and location. See it larger.... Read more

By - 9/12/13 - 8:40 am

The Globe reports the mayoral forum sponsored by the Boston Teachers Union was just what you'd expect: Candidates opposed to expanding the cap on charter schools (Consalvo, Ross, Yancey and Arroyo) got a much warmer reception than those who didn't (Connolly, Walsh, Walczak and Barros, with the strongest charter supporter of them all - Conley - not present). Golar Richie continued her position of... Read more

By - 9/11/13 - 9:26 am

The Globe reports on a forum in Dorchster last night, in which Barros, former head of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, compared the law-enforcement response to the Amy Lord murder with the response to murders in Roxbury.

The Improper Bostonian got back answers from half the candidates on several sports-related questions, including the Olympics, building new stadiums or arenas for the Revs and... Read more

By - 9/11/13 - 9:17 am

The State House News Service reports Gov. Patrick has heard software types about how bad Massachusetts looks with a tax on such basic services as setting up Web sites. Now to see if he can get the legislature to repeal the tax - and make up the $161 million he says it would raise.

Ed. conflict of interest note: I recently submitted my first... Read more

By - 9/10/13 - 3:22 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Lola 41 is planning an outpost in Boston.

By - 9/10/13 - 8:00 am

A month ago, an association of minority police officers and City Councilor (and mayoral candidate) Mike Ross complained about how the command staff of the Boston Police Department remained almost all white in a city that is now minority majority.

Yesterday, Police Commissioner Ed Davis responded - three days after the New York Times highlighted gun violence in the city's heavily black neighborhoods,... Read more

By - 9/9/13 - 10:46 pm

In a debate that at times devolved into an incomprehensible roar as moderators did little to try to keep order, 11 candidates offered their opinions on everything from a casino vote to education. David Wyatt also attended, but spoke only during the two times he was asked a direct question.

Casino vote

John Connolly said East Boston residents will be hit far harder by a... Read more

By - 9/9/13 - 3:03 pm

The T's posted six finalists from its map competition in survey form, says it may use the winner as a replacement for the current "spider" map.

Ed. note: I kind of like Map 4, because it makes the Green Line look like it's drunk:

Drunken Green Line... Read more

By - 9/9/13 - 2:57 pm

Starts at 6 p.m., details here.

By - 9/9/13 - 12:15 pm

Mayor Menino today released his proposal for getting 30,000 new housing units built in Boston over the next seven years at a combined public and private cost of $16 billion.

Although the bulk of the units would come through easing construction of market-rate apartments, the mayor is also proposing a 2014 referendum on enacting the state's Community Preservation Act, which would let the city add... Read more

By - 9/9/13 - 11:37 am

Old phys ed

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

By - 9/9/13 - 10:55 am

NOTICE: The slip opinions and orders posted on this Web site are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports. This preliminary material will be removed from the Web site once the advance sheets of the Official Reports are published. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of... Read more

By - 9/9/13 - 7:57 am

Bill Walczak has bought ad time on NECN tonight for this commercial. Why NECN tonight? It'll be broadcasting the not-Joyce-Kulhawik debate at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, Dan Conley, who hasn't really said if he's for or against a Suffolk Downs casino, might go after other candidates on the issue of a citywide referendum on the question... Read more

By - 9/7/13 - 9:12 pm

So it's about 5 this evening and I'm waiting to cross from the Commonwealth Avenue Mall into the Public Garden. A white stretch limo pulls up & disgorges a wedding party-- bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and photographers. The light changes, I cross & I enter the Public Garden behind the wedding party, which heads for the Washington statue with its encircling plantings to take a... Read more

By - 9/7/13 - 10:54 am

The Boston Business Journal introduces us to the new owners of the Graves Island lighthouse.

By - 9/7/13 - 8:34 am

The 18-year-old driver of the SUV that crossed over the median on the Arborway yesterday is in critical but stable condition this morning, as is the adult driver of the pickup he crashed into, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Two 14-year-old passengers in the Mazda SUV are in a pediatric intensive-care; a 15-year-old suffered only minor injuries. A second adult in the... Read more

By - 9/6/13 - 7:31 pm

Good news, everyone! State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry and City Councilor Bill Linehan issued a statement tonight agreeing that she will host the St. Patrick's Day breakfast and that they will now get back to the task of dealing with public safety, substance abuse and neighborhood development.

In the statement, Forry says:

It is evident there has been miscommunication surrounding this event. I am happy

... Read more
By - 9/6/13 - 4:31 pm

Press Pass TV sits down with the candidates and takes their views on the crime rate and the ongoing violence for Boston's first mayoral race in over two decades.

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