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By - 4/15/15 - 2:33 pm

Protests are being held across the country today in what organizers call the "largest-ever mobilization of underpaid workers." Fast-food workers in 230 cities are walking off the job as part of the "Fight for $15" campaign, a push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the right to form a union.

A thousand workers in Boston held their action one day early in deference to today’s anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

By - 4/15/15 - 8:23 am

There will be a moment of silence at City Hall at 2:49 p.m.

One Boston Day.

By - 4/15/15 - 12:00 am

Healthcare, airport, theater, and fast food workers, adjuncts, drivers, students all showed up in a big way for #WageAction in Boston Tuesday.

By - 4/14/15 - 11:16 pm

The Dig takes a look at a school system increasingly balkanized among a bevy of private concerns - from the plan to hand over a brand-new $70-million science school in Roxbury to a charter group to the way it may have helped Shaun Harrison fly under the radar for so long.

By - 4/14/15 - 6:39 pm

So all anyone in Boston with a young, school-age child is going to talk about in the next 36 hours is the lottery placements that are going out for BPS.

I know each school is different, but is there any rule of thumb on how much a wait list tends to move in terms of spots? I feel like anything under 10 should be decent, but if a given K1 only has 17 seats I suppose that still isn't likely.

By - 4/14/15 - 12:28 pm

Read 'em and weep (or rejoice)

Call your local resource center to get the news.

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

By - 4/14/15 - 11:32 am

Last night, the city marked a number of Citizens Connect snow complaints closed with this note:

Thank you for your request. This service request is now considered closed due to the recent arrival of Spring. The City worked around the clock this winter to address the record-breaking snowfall and we hope that many of your concerns were resolved. We encourage you to let us know of any additional issues and thank you for working with us to make the City a better place. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any requests that we were not able to get to.

By - 4/11/15 - 11:14 pm

Our illustrious senior senator Elizabeth Warren was interviewed live via satellite on "Real Time with Bill Maher, Friday, April 10th (great interview, by the way -- Clinton/Warren 2016!).

Anyway, I know these uplinks often happen in suburban studios with the Boston skyline added in the background, but I've never seen this one before. Was it really Boston?

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/bill-maher-fails-persuade-elizabeth-wa...

By - 4/11/15 - 9:43 am

A City Council committee meets Monday with FAA officials to discuss changes in Logan take-off patterns that some councilors say has meant added noise over a stretch of Boston from the South End to Hyde Park.

As if to advertise the hearing, jets taking off from Logan began flying over Roslindale and neighboring areas early this morning. As of 9:40 a.m., they are still coming.

The hearing of the council's Special Committee on Transportation, Public Infrastructure and Investment begins at 1:30 p.m. in the council's fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.

By - 4/9/15 - 2:25 pm

The city today launched what it hopes is a 15-month conversation on how to boost art in Boston. Boston Creates will:

Provide an opportunity for Boston’s many communities and neighborhoods to create a cultural blueprint highlighting Boston’s strengths and setting innovative goals for the future. We’ll look at community organizations and individual artists; cultural spaces and facilities; our cultural heritage and communities; our festivals and events; and creative industries and occupations.

By - 4/9/15 - 9:30 am

Yes, it's an official thing, with a mayoral proclamation and everything. Vanyaland explains.

By - 4/9/15 - 7:48 am

DeannaMae asks:

Do you know of any hair cuts for cancer events? I have about 10 inches I'd like to donate!

By - 4/8/15 - 7:33 am

Yanki asks:

Anyone know of a place in Boston that has a stick/bubble hockey table? The bar near me that had one just closed.

By - 4/7/15 - 7:21 pm

Terry Eliasen at WBZ alerts us:

Could there be a more fitting end to this historically cold and snowy winter than hitting 70 degrees on Opening Day at Fenway? Well, that might just happen.

By - 4/7/15 - 6:52 pm

Authors of a study of the achievement gap between black and Latino boys and the rest of BPS say good educational practices and increased parental involvement at four specific schools helped raise the students' test scores but that even more work was needed to close the gap between them and other BPS students.

By - 4/6/15 - 10:53 am
House in old Boston

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

And we wonder if you can ID the guy who was hanging out the window when the photo was taken:

Mystery man in mystery building in Boston
By - 4/6/15 - 8:53 am
NNSA radiation monitoring helicopter

The National Nuclear Security Administration reports residents shouldn't worry if they see a helicopter flying low and fast over their heads between now and April 15 - it's just there to measure background radiation.

Why? Well, you know, so government security experts can tell if somebody's doing something untoward with something that might release large amounts of radiation all at once in the area.

By - 4/5/15 - 10:22 am

DronesX, a startup seeking to become the authoritative source on the burgeoning drone industry, is seeking a reporter to cover droney things in the Boston/Cambridge area. "Actors who look good on camera" eagerly sought, but they have to have reporting chops, too, and not be a human drone.

By - 4/3/15 - 10:36 am

Eileen McNamara argues that "Dorchester’s most famous former racist thug" is the last person who should direct a movie about the bombings and that Ed Davis should have resisted the urge to get involved.

By - 4/2/15 - 5:47 pm

The Globe reports Clear Channel took down the billboard messages paid for by local developer John Rosenthal - who had long had an anti-gun message on a garage he owned along the turnpike - after protests from gun groups.

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