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By - 10/13/14 - 10:16 pm

In the second article of my politics of fear series, I present 'Republican Cuts Kill' by Agenda Project Action Fund, a political organization. The first post in the series, Boston Herald Fear-Mongers Ebola "Panic" on Front Page, was about the Boston Herald newspaper, a news organization with editorial comment.

‘Republican Cuts Kill,’ which was produced by the Agenda Project Action Fund, mixes disturbing... Read more

By - 10/13/14 - 5:50 pm

bostonherald:

Our worst fears may be coming true.

Gail Cohen writes in her front-page feature editorial column called, "Obama puts our security at risk."

I'm with Chris Farone on this, the only ones who... Read more

By - 10/12/14 - 11:22 am

It's not the cost of rebuilding the bridge, but of what happened to the people forced out in a frenzied two-hour evacuation, Kevin Cullen writes:

Before Long Island shut down, there was treatment on demand in and around the city for opiate addiction. Now, since Wednesday, the wait is up to three days. Three days is a death sentence for a lot of people

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By - 10/11/14 - 11:37 am

Boston will use a three-year grant from Coca-Cola to hire veterans to lead fitness programs in city parks and recreation centers.

As part of the Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness program, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will offer free workshops and classes instructed by military veterans at parks and community centers citywide. The veterans will lead exercise programs including boot camps, golf clinics, cardio and

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By - 10/11/14 - 11:22 am

Alex Howell asks:

Anyone know of any places where I can donate a nice iMac to? Don’t really want to deal with the wilds of Craigslist.

By - 10/9/14 - 7:59 am

UPDATE: The entire plan is now online.

The Boston Business Journal reports on a proposal by Mayor Walsh to add 53,000 new housing units, mainly aimed at the middle class.

Roughly 5,000 of the units would not actually be new but would instead be apartments vacated by the students Walsh says he will get local colleges to house on their campuses or in... Read more

By - 10/8/14 - 2:57 pm
Boston city councilors Charles Yancey and Bill Linehan

Yancey, Linehan shake after Linehan tells Yancey he won't get a vote on proposal today.

Several city councilors said today they strongly back Councilor Charles Yancey's longstanding proposal to put a high school on a 20-acre parcel on the grounds of the former Boston State Hospital.

However, Council President Bill Linehan deferred any vote on the idea after several councilors also said that while they don't oppose the idea, they need more information on it. Among those: Mark Ciommo... Read more

By - 10/8/14 - 2:51 pm
Boston City Councilor Steve Murphy

Murphy side-eyes the press in council salary discussion.

The City Council voted 9-4 today to increase councilors' wages from $87,500 to $107,500 a year, starting in 2016.

The delay in raises means councilors won't have to face potential fines and jail time for possible violations of state ethics laws because the raises will only apply to councilors elected in the 2015 city elections.

The council agreed to the new amount at the request... Read more

By - 10/7/14 - 10:59 pm

The National Weather Service capitalizes the forecast for eastern Mass. for tomorrow morning: Big rainstorms plus:

THERE IS A LOW PROBABILITY OF AN ISOLATED TORNADO.

Eric Fisher explains the weather setup.... Read more

By - 10/7/14 - 4:08 pm

Jeff asks:

Family is visiting Boston and our new house for the first time, anyone know the best place to buy seafood for a cookout? Extra points for low-prices!

By - 10/6/14 - 1:12 pm

The ski and snowboard films shown at the Boston Winter Film Festival are an awesome blend of creativity and raw power; nature and technology; awe, fear, and excitement. The event features some of 2014's best winter films, shot on location in some of the remote mountain ranges on earth and right here in our own backyards, on our city streets, and at our favorite local... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 5:36 pm

City councilors said today they're not going to stand for being disrespected by the Zoning Board of Appeals. So they're calling a hearing.

Councilors Steve Murphy (at large) and Councilor Josh Zakim (Fenway, Mission Hill, Back Bay, Beacon Hill) say they were infuriated and aghast at a Sept. 23 zoning hearing on a project on Hereford Street. The two councilors and Mayor Walsh asked the... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 1:38 pm
By - 10/1/14 - 12:38 pm

City Council President Bill Linehan today announced he's keeping the proposed 29% wage hike for councilors in a committee for now, rather than letting councilors vote.

Linehan has vociferously backed increasing councilor pay to $112,500, saying councilors are well worth it, have not gotten raises in eight years and cost city residents less than $9 apiece a year. But at a hearing on Monday, a... Read more

By - 9/30/14 - 11:20 am
Old Boston train station

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

By - 9/30/14 - 6:18 am

A roving UHub reporter went to City Hall around 4:30 p.m. yesterday to see which of the 13 councilors was burning the (figurative) midnight oil doing the hard work they say they do on behalf of their constituents that warrants a 29% raise - possibly even if that means risking fines and imprisonment. He found several completely empty offices - not even staffers... Read more

By - 9/29/14 - 10:54 am
Henry Luthin, Boston assistant corporation counsel

Luthin to councilors: Yes, you can raise your pay - if you don't mind risking fines and jail.

Henry Luthin, assistant corporation counsel, had some bad news today for city councilors fretting they're falling behind their counterparts in other cities and the local police and fire commissioners: They can't increase their pay without breaking state law.

At a hearing this morning, Luthin said councilors are municipal employees covered by a state laws that ban workers from getting directly involved in discussions that would... Read more

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