By - 3/23/15 - 10:29 am

They are, however, OK at the Museum of Science, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 3/22/15 - 7:05 pm

UPDATE: Boston 2024 has deleted the tweet.

This afternoon, Boston 2024 tweeted:

Have you seen all top ten Olympics movies on this list?

Get inspired. On your couch. #LazySunday #Boston2024

The tweet included a link to a list of must-see Olympic movies on a site called Two of the movies make you wonder if anybody at Boston 2024 actually read the list.... Read more

By - 3/22/15 - 12:14 pm

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) holds a hearing Monday on his proposal to add a second student representative to the School Committee - and to give both votes on committee business.

The committee currently has a single non-voting student member - Ayomide Olumuyiwa, a junior at the O'Bryant School. Although he took an active role in the committee's questioning of superintendent candidates recently, when... Read more

By - 3/22/15 - 7:13 am

Matt Karolian asks:

Looking for jewelers in Boston who do custom work. Recommendations?

By - 3/21/15 - 6:50 pm

Local singer Louie Bello reports he was on his way back from SXSW on JetBlue when one of the flight attendants asked him to get on the PA and sing a song.

By - 3/20/15 - 3:47 pm

Nicole Freedman, appointed by then Mayor Menino to gear up Boston's bicycling efforts, is leaving next week for a transportation job with the city of Seattle (to which we also recently lost our chief of detectives).

She writes:

I am proud of how much we have accomplished together for cycling here in Boston. Since launching we have added 92 miles of bike lanes and

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By - 3/20/15 - 10:39 am

In contrast to the idea of a Boston Olympics, Bostonians love them some space savers. WBUR reports:

70 percent of Boston residents are in favor of the use of space savers, despite the controversy, vandalism and parking challenges the tradition brings each winter.

By - 3/19/15 - 9:53 pm

WBUR reports its latest Olympic poll shows only 36% of Boston residents now back the idea of holding the games in Boston - and that more people hold an unfavorable view of Boston 2024 organizers than think they're swell.

Separately, WBUR reports Deval Patrick now says he'll shmooze International Olympics Committee top dogs for free, instead of for $7,500 a day.... Read more

By - 3/19/15 - 7:31 pm

Squiggs asks:

Any pubs that you could shoot pool in?

By - 3/19/15 - 2:41 pm

CommonWealth Magazine ponders a Boston with a continuing decline in the pre-18 set.

Boston is becoming not only a city without young people to shovel snow for those of us with arthritic hands and bad backs, but also a city which has a strikingly reduced number of young people participating in Little League, youth hockey, scout groups, and all of those other bedrock institutions

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By - 3/18/15 - 4:44 pm

The National Weather Service says it's looking more like we could get ACCUMULATING WET SNOW starting Friday morning. And they're mentioning things we just don't want to hear anymore, like CYCLOGENESIS (granted, it's no BOMBOGENESIS, BABY!) and the 40/70 benchmark. The French Toast Alert level has been adjusted accordingly.... Read more

By - 3/18/15 - 7:27 am

WBUR reports on a study that found Boston is the third most unequal city in the country in terms of income:

In 2013, the richest Boston households - those at the 95th percentile - took home $239,837 in income, while those at the 20th percentile made just $15,952.

By - 3/18/15 - 7:24 am

The Globe reports on a study by an institute at UMass on all the economic benefits we'd see - but don't worry, the institute isn't directly affiliated with UMass Boston, which has strongly supported the games and stands to get its first dorms out of the deal. The study does caution we should be concerned about public expenditures and Olympics fever sucking the life... Read more

By - 3/17/15 - 12:54 am

Waiting for a Super Man | Edushyster:

As a public school teacher from Southern California, it is frightening to see Tommy Chang on the short-list of candidates for consideration for the very important job of Superintendent of Boston’s Public Schools. He built his career not as a public educator, but as a man on a mission to privatize our schools.

The afore quoted... Read more

By - 3/16/15 - 4:23 pm

Watertown PD Sgt. John "Mac" MacLellan.testified today that Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev could have escaped police on Laurel Street in Watertown in Dun "Danny" Meng's car-jacked Mercedes without killing his brother Tamerlan who had been apprehended.

By - 3/16/15 - 3:20 pm

City officials said today they are pouring extra manpower into cleaning up city streets and sidewalks as the snow melts, but say making Boston shine again is going to take help from residents.

City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, East Boston, Charlestown) said he hopes residents put as much effort into cleaning the curbs and sidewalks in front of their homes as they put into... Read more

By - 3/16/15 - 9:35 am

The Globe reports one way BPS plans to save money is by reducing options for school breakfasts and lunches - and that some mornings, kids will be given a bowl of Cocoa Puffs and some fruit or they can just go hungry.

By - 3/15/15 - 7:18 pm

This just in from the National Weather Service:

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By - 3/15/15 - 1:10 pm

With a very special appearance by Shelby Scott.