By - 1/22/18 - 10:47 am

NPR reports on undocumented Irish immigrants in Boston snapped up by ICE - even if they were brought here as children.

By - 1/22/18 - 10:08 am

Mayor Walsh is formally asking the City Council to approve home-share regulations that would limit how often somebody could rent out their apartment or condo and which would require anybody listing their homes or rooms for rentals to pay a fee that would help the city regulate the burgeoning market. Read more.

By - 1/20/18 - 3:13 am

Jane's Addiction

By - 1/19/18 - 6:41 pm
Ospreys over Cambridge

Owen, who looked out his window around 4:30 to see what the racket was, was among many people reporting three military Osprey helicopters Read more.

By - 1/18/18 - 9:45 am

Amazon has released a list of the 20 cities it expects to compete to see who can throw the most money its way to get that second Amazon headquarters.

You may recall the Suffolk Downs proposal, although city and state officials have pitched alternate sites as well.

By - 1/16/18 - 3:16 pm

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in efforts to locate 7-year-old Amira Davis. Amira was last seen on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at about 8:30 am in the area of Mattapan Square. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Amira Davis is urged to contact 911 or District B-3 detectives directly at (617) 343-4712.

By - 1/16/18 - 11:24 am
Madison Pants in old Boston

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

By - 1/15/18 - 6:19 pm

Fallout Five Zero, compiled on the 50th anniversary of public fallout shelters, in 2011, lists the locations of former fallout shelters in Boston and Quincy - some of which still have those fading yellow-and-black signs alerting the public where to take shelter in the event of an actual emergency.

Most would, of course, be fairly useless these days.

By - 1/15/18 - 6:07 pm


This film, by New England Telephone and Telegraph and the Massachusetts Commission on Public Safety, was released a couple months before Pearl Harbor.

By - 1/15/18 - 10:19 am
Theodore Parker in 1856

Theodore Parker lecturing in 1856.

Martin Luther King's connections to Boston are well known: He got his PhD in religion at Boston University while living on Mass. Ave. in the South End, met his wife here, later returned for a march from Roxbury to downtown.

But King's connections go further, back into Boston's history as a center of the abolition movement before the Civil War. Read more.

By - 1/13/18 - 11:37 am
Bad parking job in the South End

Miloš Miljković noticed what the warmer weather and rain turned into an awkward parking job last night (and reports that BPD then showed up to ticket the car).

Kelley Hand noticed more of the same in the North End this morning: Read more.

By - 1/11/18 - 12:41 pm

WCVB reports that Mayor Walsh, fed up with reports of vandalism related to space savers, is threatening to end the whole 48-hour-after-a-storm space-saver thing.

By - 1/11/18 - 9:13 am

Northeastern researchers have released a preliminary report on a Boston Police pilot of body cameras - and say they found a small, but noticeable decrease in problems in interactions between officers and the public: Read more.

By - 1/9/18 - 12:43 pm

At a Three Kings' Day celebration in City Hall, Mayor Walsh vowed to work on behalf of Salvadoran immigrants whom the federal government now wants to toss out of the country. Read more.

By - 1/8/18 - 3:14 pm

Well, that didn't take long. Andrew Lelling, our new US Attorney, issued a statement today saying he might just take Jeff Sessions up on his offer to arrest people in the nascent legal (under state law, anyway) marijuana trade:

Read more.

By - 1/7/18 - 3:40 pm
Space saver in Jamaica Plain

Best space saver in JP, on Woodman Street. Photo by Joe Growhoski.

5 p.m. marks the 48-hour period after the end of the official Boston Blizzard of 2018 Snow Emergency, and that means you have to get your space savers off the streets by then. Don't everybody rush out all at once, though.

By - 1/6/18 - 11:32 am

Some gormless git named Harley Tamplin, who writes for the UK version of the Metro, writes today: Read more.

By - 1/5/18 - 8:54 am

The mayor's office announced the ban on parking on snow-emergency routes ends at 5 p.m. And with the 48-hour space-saver rule, that means you can use your cones, chairs and broken Ikea shelving to save your shoveled-out street parking space until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

By - 1/4/18 - 4:20 pm

Mayor Walsh made the announcement this afternoon. Also:

Sidewalks should be shoveled by 3 hours after dawn tomorrow, at about 10:15 a.m.