By - 1/6/16 - 7:56 am

The Suffolk County Registry of Deeds Web site now lists Thomas M. Ryan as "temporary register," rather than longtime Register (and former Boston Police Commissioner) Mickey Roache.

DeannaMae reports Roache retired just before Christmas. Roche also once served as an ay-large city councilor. Hmm, could this be just the job for a recently unseated at-large councilor?

H/t Theszak for noticing that.

By - 1/4/16 - 4:03 pm
 Alexandra Oliver-Davila

Alexandra Oliver-Davila, executive director of Sociedad Latina, will be sworn in as a member of the Boston School Committee today.

In a statement, Mayor Walsh said: Read more.

By - 1/4/16 - 12:21 pm

The city council has unanimously elected Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) as City Council President. Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) withdrew his name last night. Her election comes two years after she threw her support behind Bill Linehan's bid to remain council president.

Her elevation means she gets to pick chairpeople of council committees. And she'd become mayor if something happened to Marty Walsh. Read more.

By - 1/1/16 - 3:34 pm

BostonJohn asks:

Anyone know where to buy red hot dogs in the city?

By - 12/31/15 - 11:03 am
Boston trolley in 1943

As 1943 turned into 1944, Boston trolleys ran every 10 minute, all night, the folks at the Boston City Archives inform us. The BAC Library identifies the station as today's Prudential stop.

By - 12/30/15 - 11:42 am

Candelaria Silva misses those days:

Commercial places must now have superior ventilation systems that eliminate the aromas of what’s being prepared and, for me, something is lacking as a result.

When I cook and bake, the aromas of the foods linger in the air. There’s something too antiseptic, sterile, about many of the foods sold by food purveyors. It's actually reduced the amount of pastry that I eat - a good thing I guess - because it's easy to avoid something that is cold and, other than visual appeal, doesn’t make my mouth water.

By - 12/30/15 - 10:34 am
Patriots and a kid

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out what's happening in this photo, and when.

By - 12/30/15 - 9:26 am

Some Globe columnist who isn't Shirley Leung took the time last week to wail about how we coulda been a world-class contenda, if only we weren't such penurious little bastards too scared to dream and spend big.

Not quite, as Evan Falchuk reminds us: Read more.

By - 12/28/15 - 2:28 pm

But fortunately, it happened in the middle of a light traffic day, like around 2 p.m. and they began functioning again after about 20 minutes.

By - 12/27/15 - 9:00 pm
Howard Leibowitz

Howard Leibowitz, who served at the side of both Ray Flynn and Tom Menino, died today, according to MassDOT Highway Administrator (and Menino Transportation Commissioner) Tom Tinlin, who writes:

World lost a good one today. Howard Leibowitz. Political genius, better friend. RIPHowardLeibowitz

Seth Gittell writes an appreciation.

By - 12/25/15 - 10:31 am

A.P. Blake asks:

Just got off work, not much food at home, and can't find an open Dunkins. Not even Rt 1 Saugus. Help me, @universalhub, you're my only hope.

By - 12/22/15 - 1:41 pm

Drew Starr asks:

Where to get the Norwegian cheese nokkelost in the Boston area? Difficulty level: not carried by Formaggio.

By - 12/21/15 - 3:51 pm

CherryOMighty asks:

Where can a person get goat for their Xmas goat stew?

By - 12/21/15 - 12:29 pm

EggBones asks:

Looking for a good Chinese food (or any food) recommendation for Christmas Day.

By - 12/18/15 - 8:06 am

An outside audit of Boston public schools finds that even with school closings in recent years, there are way too many empty classrooms in BPS schools.

According to the audit, highlights of which BPS released this morning, BPS enrollment this year is 54,000 in a system with 90,000 seats. Read more.

By - 12/17/15 - 8:45 pm

The Boston Board of Health voted today to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco in the city from 18 to 21. That includes e-cigarettes.

By - 12/16/15 - 2:13 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a resolution calling for restaurants with under 30 seats outside the downtown area to let customers bring their own beer and wine if they don't have liquor licenses.

The proposal now goes to the Boston Licensing Board, which has oversight of liquor service in the city and which currently bans all BYOB. Read more.

By - 12/16/15 - 1:50 pm
Yancey says goodbye

Boston city councilors and Mayor Walsh said goodbye to councilors Charles Yancey (Dorchester) and Steve Murphy (at large) at their final meeting of the city council.

Walsh presented the two with Revere bowls for their years of service - 32 for Yancey, 19 for Murphy. Read more.

By - 12/15/15 - 12:59 pm
By - 12/15/15 - 11:10 am
Band on a Boston street

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