Boston

By - 2/8/17 - 1:44 pm

A city council committee will look into setting up a pilot defense fund for immigrants facing possible legal action under any measures passed by the federal government. Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 6:30 am

A flurry of single and multiple-car, black ice accidents have closed roads throughout the Boston area. Read more

By - 2/6/17 - 5:16 pm

Saul Blumenthal gives us a little time lapse of the clouds moving in over Kendall Square this afternoon. Read more.

By - 2/5/17 - 1:36 pm

CherryOMighty asks:

My Haitian (and Haitian food loving) brethren of Boston recommend a restaurant. I want a place your mama would go.

By - 2/4/17 - 10:27 pm

Oh, don't worry, we're not expected to get a Mega Killer Nor'easter or anything like that in the next week (just some snow and rain Tuesday into Wednesday), but unusual weather patterns in the northern hemisphere are causing angst at the local National Weather Service office.

By - 2/4/17 - 7:44 pm

The Globe reports the state court system has put Felix Arroyo, Sr. on leave as it investigates something about the way he's done his job after replacing Patty Campatelli, who was put on leave during an investigation into various infractions, including allegedly punching a subordinate.

By - 2/4/17 - 3:44 pm

If Google News finds an article written about Sen Warren's speech I'll post an excerpt and link here.

What do you like about Warren's analysis? What do you dislike?

By - 2/3/17 - 11:37 am

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the first Logan immigration case, eight universities in the Boston area and Worcester say they have 535 students and 217 professors and researchers from the seven countries affected by the government's ban on travel from predominantly Muslim countries. Read more.

By - 2/3/17 - 9:43 am

Small restaurants in outer neighborhoods could soon be letting their customers bring a bottle of wine or some beer with them to enjoy with their meals.

On Monday, the Boston Licensing Board begins accepting applications for BYOB permits for restaurants with fewer than 30 seats that don't already have liquor licenses. The board will then schedule public hearings on the permit requests.

By - 2/2/17 - 9:16 am

Tory Bullock tries to set the record straight about Boston for people who live westa Worcester.

By - 2/1/17 - 8:09 pm

WBUR reports the proposed budget has no program cuts, unlike last year's initial numbers.

By - 1/31/17 - 10:34 am

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

By - 1/31/17 - 9:34 am
WBZ screen capture
Never forget, 1/31/07

Ten years ago today, Boston was paralyzed - by some battery-operated lightboards advertising an upcoming cartoon movie.

Those were the days.

99 LEDballoons.

Complete Mooninite coverage.

By - 1/30/17 - 8:34 pm

Alex Goldstein founder of 90 West, a Boston public-relations firm (and former Deval Patrick spokesman) has put together a group of PR professionals to get the word out about immigrants and the lawyers fighting for them. Read more.

By - 1/30/17 - 6:31 pm

Mike Capuano, who represents a good part of Boston, spoke on the floor of the House, today:

And for those people who say 'Oh, I'm here just to protect our country,' I've been in Boston all my life. The largest numbers of people [who died on 9/11] came from New York City and Boston. It was our people who lost their lives, yet we remain humanistic and open hearted. Open your hearts to the rest of the world.

By - 1/28/17 - 1:31 pm

A BPS parent forwards a message BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang - himself an immigrant - is sending to parents:

Dear Boston Public Schools Community,

We want all of our families and staff to know that we will continue to stand up for all of our students and families, regardless of their immigration status. We will welcome and teach every single student who enters our classroom. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values as a school system and as a city. We are a "Culture of We," and we are one BPS family.

We will work with famlies to help students remain focused on learning, both academically and emotionally, especially during these uncertain times. As Mayor Martin J. Walsh said yesterday, we will not retreat one inch from welcoming diverse, global communities into Boston because they make us stronger.

By - 1/27/17 - 10:42 am
By - 1/27/17 - 9:49 am

The owners of 462 Boston medallion cabs yesterday sued Uber for what they say are the profits Uber cost them through unfair competition over a five-year period.

The suit comes days after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by an association of Boston medallion owners against the state's new regulations that allow Uber, Lyft and other "transportation network companies" to operate. Read more.

By - 1/26/17 - 4:36 pm

Behold the following Twitter exchange between our resident professional crank and our resident mayor:

H/t VinnieTesla.

By - 1/26/17 - 3:46 pm

Tory Bullock breaks it down.