By - 8/13/14 - 3:12 pm

Wait, so there might be a limit to how many luxury apartments Boston can support? Apparently so.

By - 8/12/14 - 11:23 am

Mayor Walsh announced today that the Zoning Board of Appeals will start holding bi-weekly sessions to hear zoning requests from homeowners and small businesses.

And unlike regular zoning-board hearings, which are held during working hours, the new hearings - to be conducted by a board subcommittee, will be held in the evenings.

The goal is to help decrease a ZBA backlog that had gotten up... Read more

By - 8/11/14 - 11:36 am
Lots of bales on an old Boston street

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo - and figure out what the deal was with all those bales. See it larger.

By - 8/11/14 - 11:01 am

And shows that Hello Kitty truly is the universal language of home decorating - as well as some cute optimism that the Green Line extension will really be completed in four years.

But where's this collection of skyscrapers CCTV briefly shows towards the end of its report on Chinese residents snapping up condos and homes in Boston? Doesn't exactly scream "Boston."

By - 8/11/14 - 10:36 am

Suffolk University will offer the History of Boston as a free online course starting Oct. 20, taught by Suffolk history professor Robert J. Allison.

By - 8/9/14 - 9:36 am

The state has released a map of evacuation zones for major hurricanes.

The map shows areas that could get whacked by worst-case storm surges - with the brownish areas those that would likely get flooded in Category 1 storms, yellow in Category 2 storms and green in Category 3 and 4 storms (you can also download more detailed community maps).

The best way

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By - 8/8/14 - 12:29 am
Giant cloud over Boston

Around 6 p.m., lots of people looked up and spotted the gigantic, majestic cloud just sitting up there, reaching way up into the sky.

Eric spotted the cloud over the Zakim - and much of the rest of the area.

Other views of the cloud:

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By - 8/7/14 - 10:06 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a start-up is planning a smartphone app that will let you get a house call from a primary-care physician - for $300.

By - 8/6/14 - 5:46 pm

May take a moment or two to appear (it's for the fight against ALS):

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By - 8/6/14 - 12:58 pm

Eeka, who has a Capital One debit card, reports she discovered this morning the bank has decided to block the card's use in parts of Boston due to fraud reasons. Only problem is, they won't tell her where she can use her card"

They're unable to tell me anything about which ATMs and stores are and are not flagged, because it's sensitive data. They

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By - 8/4/14 - 11:26 pm
The Great Controversy

From South Boston to Brighton, Bostonians are finding this book in their mailboxes or just dropped in stacks in their building lobbies.

For the one or two people who simply tossed the thing in the nearest recycling bin, it's a Seventh-Day Adventist tome first published in 1858 that

[D]escribes the "Great Controversy theme" between Jesus and Satan, as played out

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By - 8/4/14 - 10:13 am
Mystery platform under construction in Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out what this is and when the photo was taken. See it larger.

By - 8/3/14 - 12:13 pm

John Ruch, formerly a reporter here and now a reporter in Atlanta, takes us on a tour of the remnants of the last Olympics held in the US.

By - 7/31/14 - 2:05 pm

WGBH posts e-mail from a juror in the probation trial about Hizzona's comments.

By - 7/31/14 - 9:23 am

A bill in the legislature would give Boston new liquor licenses to dole out, - 55 for a wide swath of Boston business districts and 75 specifically for areas that have had trouble getting them - but also a whole series of other parts of the city.

Although the measure seeks to improve the odds of small entrepreneurs in areas such as Dorchester, Roxbury and... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 9:22 am

The Herald reports Mayor Walsh isn't going forward with putting Ted Landsmark on the BRA board until he can learn more about how Landsmark came to be the former president of the Boston Architectural College.

By - 7/30/14 - 9:49 pm

The City Council voted today to form a commission to figure out how to honor former Mayor Ray Flynn and agreed to back efforts to rename the Ferdinand complex in Dudley Square the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building.

By - 7/30/14 - 1:59 pm

The City Council agreed today to hold a hearing on how to regulate Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services.

Councilors Bill Linehan - who proposed the hearing - and Steve Murphy said it was time for regulation to protect public safety and out of fairness to existing medallion owners, who are subject to scrutiny by the police hackney division.

Younger councilors who actually use the... Read more

By - 7/30/14 - 1:33 pm

The City Council voted unanimously today to issue a formal summons to landlord Anwar Faisal to appear at a hearing on Aug. 13, or risk possible arrest.

Faisal has declined past requests to appear voluntarily at council hearings on his rental practices. City Councilor Josh Zakim, who is particularly concerned about Faisal's dealings with Northeastern University, submitted the request for a summons.

At-large Councilor Steve... Read more