By - 1/8/17 - 1:55 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) exhorts the young'uns:

Attn kids of Boston: Shovel out a fire hydrant & have your parents post a before/after pic. I'll send you a $5 gift certificate to @jplicks.

It's starting to work: Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 7:11 am

Ch 2, 4, 38, 44 and all of their associated digital auxiliaries went dark again. Stress-related crack in the tower. Plans to move to the temporary antennas as they did back in October when they had the burn out does not seem to have happened. Read more.

By - 1/6/17 - 2:55 pm

UPDATE, 5 p.m. 4-8? Try 6-10, Harv now says.

The NWS has a winter-storm warning going into effect at 7 a.m. You bet the French Toast Alert level is Elevated.

By - 1/6/17 - 12:51 pm
Trolley in the snow in old Boston

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

By - 1/4/17 - 11:43 am

Jack Frost nipping at your nose should remind us Bostonians that we could get walloped with a snowstorm at any time. A financial storm may come with less notice, so this winter investors should prepare for both.

By - 1/3/17 - 2:04 pm

Boston's experiments in demand-based parking prices begins today.

Meanwhile, the default speed limit on Boston roads (so parkways, interstates not included) drops from 30 to 25 mph on Jan. 9.

By - 1/3/17 - 1:39 pm

Stephen Gray writes about the conflict between Boston's Climate Ready Boston report, which projects which areas of the city face climate-change-related flooding and its Imagine 2030 report, which posits major development in several of those areas.

By - 1/1/17 - 7:23 pm

I thought Casey Affleck was funny satirizing Donny, a raging masshole and real Dunkin' Donuts customer on SNL December 17.

h/t "Masshole in the morning" UniversalHub December 30, by roadman.

By - 12/30/16 - 8:58 am

The Herald reports on growing signs the Roxbury city councilor will take a shot at Marty Walsh next year.a

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/28/16 - 11:22 am

NBC Boston reports state officials have ordered the city to stop pouring dry ice down rat holes because the carbon dioxide the stuff gives off to suffocate the rats is not registered with the federal government as a pesticide and so is illegal, at least for killing rats.

By - 12/28/16 - 10:29 am
Rueter's Sterling Ale in old Boston

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

By - 12/28/16 - 9:23 am

One of the advantages of living on the coast, at least early in winter, is that we're less likely to get snow dumped on us during a major storm - such as the one that's supposed to hit tomorrow. Read more.

By - 12/22/16 - 12:26 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit by the Boston Taxi Owners Association against the city of Boston because a new state law bars the city from regulating "transportation network companies" such as Uber and Lyft. Read more.

By - 12/21/16 - 9:38 am

Updated, 3:10 p.m.

Brianna Wu, best known as a Boston-area game developer who has been fighting Gamergate basement boys for several years, reports she will run for Congress in the 2018 Democratic primary.

Wu isn't saying which incumbent she will take on, but said it won't be against 5th District Rep. Katherine Clark, who has also suffered online harassment: Read more.

By - 12/20/16 - 4:25 pm

Brian Sniffen is looking for American eel, not unagi.

By - 12/20/16 - 12:27 pm
Waterfront scene in old Boston

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

By - 12/20/16 - 9:36 am

Fresh Truck is a non-profit that brings fresh produce to neighborhoods and folks who might not have enough.

By - 12/16/16 - 12:36 pm

So kids, just don't do it, mkay? And if you do score some weed, throw it out! And heavens, don't tell anybody how much you paid.

By - 12/15/16 - 10:44 pm

For the second time this week, law-enforcement officials say they've broken up a large heroin and fentanyl ring in the Boston area.

Two days after the feds announced some 20 arrests of what they say was a ring run out of Saugus and Roslindale, local law-enforcement officials announced their own heroin-ring bust, centered on Jamaica Plain's violent Mozart Street gang. Read more.