Right wing radio host Michael Graham has a photo of George Zimmerman as the avatar on his twitter account. The picture he chose was the one taken by police after George shot and killed Trayvon Martin, presumptively in self-defense, on February 26, 2012. Why?
It could be that Graham admires Zimmerman, more likely that Zimmerman is a symbol for a cause Graham supports but what?... Read more
State Sen. Michael Barrett (D-Lexington) says it's nuts that some condo associations won't let their residents dry their clothes the old fashioned - and environmentally friendly - way and is pushing legislation that would let communities adopt "the right to dry."
His bill, S.924 would let cities and towns adopt a measure that:
Notwithstanding any general law or the terms of any contract, deed,... Read more
Joe Joyce says the coming heat wave means business:
The western Atlantic Ridge, which brought us our last 5 day heat wave recently took a break. Well, it's BAAACK! It is flexing its muscle along the east coast once again and completely taking control of the weather across the United States! It is literally drop kicking an upper low currently in place over... Read more
City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) tweeted last night:
Next week I'll be proposing a city council ordinance to prevent a SharkNado outbreak along the East Coast.
Our newest state rep, Jay Livingstone (D-Beacon Hill, Back Bay) has endorsed John Connolly for mayor rather than his own district councilor, Mike Ross.
So, my wife was given a reproduction of a photo when she took her job with the city several years ago. We love the picture and have it hanging in our home, but I have never been able (through moderate-to-no actual research) to discern the timeframe, location, or persons captured in the photo. I was hoping some of you could help me crowdsource the answer.... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports there are just three buyers left for the Globe: Members of the Taylor family, Red Sox magnate and yachtsman John Henry and the owner of a newspaper in Florida.
Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man yesterday on charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Police say a plainclothes officer bought some heroin from Kevin Miles, 47, then arrested him, after which police found additional bags of the drug.
Police say the buy was part of "an ongoing commitment to our community members/neighbors of South Boston to address drug related activity."... Read more
*The following is the ballot order for the September 24, 2013 Preliminary Election for Boston Mayor:
1. Charles L Clemons Jr
2. Bill Walczak
3. Charles Calvin Yancey
4. Rob Consalvo
5. Charlotte Golar Richie
6. Michael P Ross
7. Martin J Walsh
8. John R Connolly
9. Felix G Arroyo
10. David James Wyatt
11.... Read more
The Herald reports on Charlotte Golar Richie's efforts to round up black and women support as she tries to become Boston's first black and first female mayor (tsk, the Herald left out that she'd also be our first mayor from Brooklyn).
WCVB this week sued Aereo, which recently began a service to let people watch Boston TV stations, charging the company is ripping off the station's valuable local programming.
In its suit, filed in US District Court, WCVB says other companies that rebroadcast its programs do so only after paying a fee.
Aereo's service undermines the purposes served by the Copyright Act by exposing copyright... Read more
With an environment-focused forum today (WBUR reports), several candidates announced proposals dealing with environmental, energy and climate-change issues.
John Connolly released an environmental blueprint, which includes installing enough solar panels to generate 100 MW of power by 2020, dramatically boost recycling and decrease landfill use, promote energy-saving programs in Boston homes. Also:
While we should never see climate adaptation as an excuse not... Read more
You know, this one. Deadspin posts copies of all the complaints filed with the FCC over both the speech and the FCC commissioner's subsequent affirmation of Big Papi's words. They don't all have addresses attached, but of the ones that did, there were none from Boston (one from Westfield, though).... Read more
Charlotte Golar Richie announced this morning Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree has joined her campaign as a senior advisor:
She's an excellent candidate with deep roots in the community, rich experience in government and a vision for the city.
Boating UHub photographer Noah Sachs captured the Sawsea aground on Spectacle Island as two Sea Tow boats try to pull it off the rocks.... Read more
WBUR interviews BRA Director Peter Meade, whose thoughts on encouraging public transit and young residents who aren't so tied to cars come a bit too late for the guy who proposed an Allston apartment building with almost no parking, only to get shot down by the city when nearby residents protested.... Read more
A Boston lawyer is suing Verizon over a monthly fee it imposed for the privilege of being able to make long-distance phone calls.
In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court, Brian Lenfest says the company should reimburse him and all other businesspeople it charged for the $10 "monthly minimum charge for long distance."
Lenfest says that while his statements say that in months... Read more