WCVB reports on his death at 74 from pancreatic cancer.
The weightiest challenge is what to do with 17,000 square feet of old newspapers, including dozens from outside New York state. Many ceased publication long ago. There is the Washington Globe, a semiweekly... Read more
The city is lifting the snow emergency at 8 a.m., which lets you be lord of all you shovel for 48 more hours, since Marty Walsh kept Tom Menino's space-saver rule.
T riders and drivers alike reported hordes of people and crowds of cars going nowhere fast. T riders trying to get into their cars at the ends of lines reported slogs just trying to get out of garages and parking lots.
Abigail Taylor reports:
Snowly Moly! It just took me... Read more
So move those cars off snow-emergency routes now, although towing may not actually start until 8 p.m.
No school for BPS kids tomorrow.
Darrel Daniel notes some good news in the storm for the mayor: He's canceled his trip to the National Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, so he won't have to walk around with a Broncos jersey on.... Read more
Boston woke to a mult-hued sunrise this morning in advance of the afternoon storm, as Annebelle Blake shows us.
Tim Colby asks:
Does anyone know where I can get a great boiled dinner delivered in Boston?
Northeastern's library has posted a copy of the flyer for an April, 1965 march to City Hall over racial inequality in Boston schools and housing.
It was supposed to rain in Boston!
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 Hancockâ€™s Denver Broncos jersey during a session of the U.S. Conference of... Read more
Help! I need to buy El Yucateco Green Hot Sauce tomorrow, in the Boston area (long story). Anyone know where?
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.
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.
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
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
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 artistâ€™s working process, as well as a valuable glimpse of the artistâ€™s own hand,... Read more
Meet like-minded progressives and get connected to great social justice organizations in Boston. Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? Itâ€™s time to meet the friendly faces of the group thatâ€™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
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... Read more