Boston

By - 7/8/16 - 11:50 am

BostonJohn asks:

Anyone have a "list" of places that serve nitro coffee IN the city?

By - 7/7/16 - 9:35 am
Drought map

Orange is "severe" drought; brown is "moderate" drought; yellow is "abnormally dry."

The United States Drought Monitor's latest Massachusetts map came out this morning - and it shows a "severe" or "moderate" drought across much of the state.

As of July 1, the Quabbin was at 90.1% of capacity.

Experts say one of the reasons for our current gypsy-moth explosion is that the dry weather over the past year or so has limited the growth of the fungus that normally consumes them.

By - 7/7/16 - 9:13 am

High levels of ozone mean the air in Boston will probably be unhealthy today for "sensitive" groups:

Active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.

By - 7/6/16 - 9:10 am

Daniel Marans considers prosecutorial overreach, finds Martha Coakley is not a fan of our US Attorney.

Ed. note: As you'd expect, he raises the issue of the two City Hall aides, but doesn't mention the companion case, in which five Teamsters face extortion charges for allegedly slashing tires and trying to rough up production workers for a TV reality show in Milton - after getting them booted out of Boston.

By - 7/3/16 - 9:18 pm
Sunset over Brighton

Colleen Glenney watched the sun go down over Brighton this evening:

More photos from the sunset: Read more.

By - 7/2/16 - 10:59 am

The Globe reports a BPS committee has been quietly meeting since May on ways to increase black and Hispanic enrollment at the city's exam schools, in particular Boston Latin, without using the sort of quotas that were ruled illegal in the 1990s. Read more.

By - 6/30/16 - 10:49 pm

Jon Keller notes there's nothing in the indictment against Timothy Sullivan that alleges he personally benefited from the actions he's alleged to have taken.

By - 6/30/16 - 8:56 pm

The ACLU of Massachusetts today filed a federal suit against Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley on behalf of two activists who say a state law that bans the secret recording of oral communications even in a public place violates their First Amendment rights.

Their lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Boston, joins a similar suit against Conley filed in March by a right-wing activist who claims he wants to do a report on how landlords treat students in Boston. Read more.

By - 6/30/16 - 5:23 pm

CVS pharmacies in the Boston area and New Hampshire repeatedly filled Oxycodone prescriptions they should have known were forged - in one case because the chain's own computer system had a warning about the person who kept bringing them in - the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 6/29/16 - 8:11 am

The US Attorney's office reports Timothy Sullivan, acting director of the city’s office of Intergovernmental Relations, was named in a two-count indictment charging he pressured Boston Calling to hire union workers. Read more.

By - 6/28/16 - 3:33 pm
Collection of germ samples

Where samples were collected. Posted under this license.

Scientists who took samples on the MBTA from everything from subway straps to outdoor CharlieCard machines found that the microorganisms they found showed no greater virulence - or greater resistance to antibiotics - than you'd find elsewhere. Read more.

By - 6/28/16 - 11:16 am
Nolte's

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

By - 6/28/16 - 9:48 am

A gaggle of city and school officials will gather in City Hall today, along with "elected leaders and community members," to announce who is temporarily replacing Lynne Mooney Teta as headmaster of the nation's oldest public school.

By - 6/27/16 - 12:56 pm

The recent issues at BLS being reported by the media are indicators of a larger problem within the City of Boston, and it's time for constituents of Boston's legislators and officials to hold those truly responsible accountable for their inaction.

By - 6/27/16 - 11:51 am

The Herald reports longtime political fixer Michael Goldman is now "troubleshooting the media" for the mayor when they cover the ongoing Boston Latin School issue. City Hall and the Bolling Building both insist, however, that Goldman has absolutely no access to confidential records, so we guess we'll just need to keep speculating on who might have leaked confidential student disciplinary information to the Globe on Friday.

By - 6/27/16 - 9:08 am

The Globe reports on the scorn and ridicule the officer heaped on the person to go with the photo she uploaded to a post sent to her Facebook friends a couple of days ago.

By - 6/25/16 - 9:52 pm

Times columnist Frank Bruni writes that at-large Boston City Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (also currently council president) are two young Democratic elected officials to keep an eye on. He also put US Reps Joe Kennedy and Seth Moulton on his list.