The Dig reports City Councilor Josh Zakim has resurrected a so far failed effort by Boston to sell off a 218-acre park in Woburn a landowner deeded the city in 1930.
Boston Radio Watch reports Yahoo Radio Boston at 1510 is going away before most of you had ever even heard of it, to be replaced by "a mix of libertarian and personality driven radio shows featuring some of the biggest names in the industry like Glenn Beck, Jay Mohr, Alex Jones and The Dr. K Show!"... Read more
Some 2,000 police officers, firefighters and EMTs will converge on several locations in the area this weekend for simulated "public safety incidents" that could include sirens and the sound of gunfire, the mayor's office reports.
Among the incidents, between 9 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday: An "active shooter" in Brookline; a rescue of "hostage" elected officials in Boston; a bomb on the T, an... Read more
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James Shotwell asks:
Trying to determine the best BBQ joint in the Boston area. Can you help?
A couple weeks ago, the Globe quoted Hizzona as saying he was "dead set" against medical-marijuana dispensaries and that "I have made it very clear to the state that I donâ€™t want these dispensaries in our city."
But that's not what he wrote in an online discussion on Reddit today:
To be clear: I support the law and the will of the voters.... Read more
This afternoon, Marty Walsh answered questions on Reddit. The shortest exchange:
Q. Yes, Can you please take back Scott Brown? New Hampshire doesn't want or need him.
A. No thank you.
Boston is the second funniest city in the US! Way to go!
Where can I buy wild mushrooms locally (not from TJ or Whole Foods)?
The Boston DPW will pick up yard waste on recycling days during the weeks of June 16, July 14, August 11 and September 15 - and will run fall yard pickup for seven weeks.
Summer clipping pickups will have the same basic rules as the spring and fall pickups: Stuff has to be in paper bags or trash barrels labeled "yard waste" - stuff in... Read more
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Although the truck won't have an onboard noodle maker turning out plates of lagman, the truck -- which is scheduled to hit the streets in the coming days -- will be serving Uyghur style kebabs, sold on skewers or inside wraps.
Via... Read more
Rev. Laura Everett considers violence in Boston over the past year:
Since the Boston Marathon, 235 people have been shot in Boston, 35 people senselessly killed in â€śthose places, to those people.â€ť How is that â€śBoston Strong?â€ť I grieve the collective trauma, suffering and senseless deaths of the Boston Marathon. Yet how is 35 dead any less senseless? When we chant or buy â€śBoston... Read more
The Dig takes a look at Marty Walsh's steadfast opposition against letting non-profits open voter-approved medical-marijuana dispensaries in Boston even as his administration gets ready to shut its one public Methadone clinic just as Bain Capital is beefing up its portfolio in for-profit drug clinics.
Matt Robare asks:
I'm looking for T-accessible, good gin & tonics at reasonable prices. Any ideas?
The Globe notes the re-emergence of escalation clauses, in which people desperate for a given property agree to pay whatever the highest bid is plus a bonus.