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By - 11/16/15 - 7:22 am

WBUR posts statistics from Boston EMS about responses to drug overdoses in the city - with the odd fact that most overdose deaths happen between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

By - 11/15/15 - 6:34 pm
Great sunset over Boston

Meg Murphy watched the sun go down tonight (via Timbo).

More photos: Read more.

By - 11/14/15 - 9:57 am

Two years ago, then freshman at-large Councilor Michelle Wu agreed to help Council President Bill Linehan win a second term. Now, the Globe reports, Linehan is helping Wu take his place presiding over the council.

The move means Wu will decide which committees councilors sit on - and that she will become mayor should something happen to Marty Walsh.

By - 11/14/15 - 9:25 am
Leaving condolences outside the French consultate in Boston

Leaving condolences at the French consultate in Boston. Photo by Jake Wark.

Some local tech execs have set up an online fundraiser for Paris. BostInno has details.

Bostonians with spare rooms or couches are offering them to people stranded in the US.

People are leaving flowers and cards outside the French consulate on St. James Avenue, including a girl from Chelsea.

By - 11/13/15 - 8:47 am

A Boston Foundation report out today paints a grim picture of a housing market with prices spiraling out of control - in which condo prices are reaching parity with single-family home prices, triple deckers are being snapped up by investors and families are struggling to stay afloat. Read more.

By - 11/12/15 - 3:35 pm

Boston Magazine reports state Sen. William Brownsberger (D-Belmont) has withdrawn support for the bill he introduced that would let any community served by the MBTA set closing times for bars later than 2 a.m. because the measure is too broad - the T just serves too many communities.

By - 11/11/15 - 3:21 pm

Boston Police report several recent incidents of people getting robbed at gunpoint when they arrived at what they thought was an assignation with a cutie they met online. Read more.

By - 11/11/15 - 11:46 am

WBZ compiles a list - and talks to some of them.

By - 11/10/15 - 7:15 am

IGN takes a look at Boston landmarks ruined by nuclear war in Fallout 4 (note, sometimes they show the current views second, sometimes first).

By - 11/9/15 - 2:13 pm

UPDATE: Walsh says Pierce should shut his misinformed yap. More below.

Charles Pierce (yes, that Charles Pierce) levies a j'accuse at Mayor Walsh, charging he wants to shut 36 public schools to make way for more charter and parochial schools.

He's cut a deal with some of the most odious practitioners of the school "reform" grift, including the Walton Family of Wingnuts, and he did so under the radar.

Pierce bases his assertion on FOIA'ed documents, as discussed by Mary Lewis Pierce, who has a kid in BPS.

Mayor Walsh's office issued the following statement:

The Mayor has never said, nor does he have a plan to close 36 schools. Mayor Walsh has proven his dedication to Boston Public Schools by, in the past year alone, providing unprecedented budgetary support, extending learning time for students, adding 200 pre-kindergarten seats to the district, and hiring a first-class Superintendent. The Mayor also launched a multi-year Educational and Facilities Master Plan this fall to guide smart investments in Boston's schools with the goal of providing all students with a high-quality, 21st-century education.

The Esquire article is untrue and unsourced, and references meetings that the Mayor has never had. We are extremely disappointed at the spread of misinformation.

By - 11/7/15 - 9:13 am

Jamaica Plain News reports at-large Councilor Ayanna Pressley will vote for O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) for council president to replace Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown), who is not trying for a third term in the president's aerie above the council chambers.

By - 11/6/15 - 4:27 pm

The Globe reports councilors Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), Mark Ciommo (Allston/Brighton) and Michelle Wu (at large) all want to replace Bill Linehan as council president.

Fans of council intrigue, of course, remember that Linehan got a second go at the council presidency (the holder of which makes assignments to council committee and gets to stand up on the brutalist president's rostrum in the council chambers) two years ago thanks to one of Wu's first decisions after her election.

By - 11/5/15 - 6:32 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on the liquidation of the local chain.

By - 11/4/15 - 12:25 pm
Murphy and Yancey

City councilors Steve Murphy (at large) and Charles Yancey (Dorchester, Mattapan), both of whom lost in yesterday's election, share a moment before this afternoon's city-council meeting.

By - 11/4/15 - 11:19 am
Old drugstore in Boston

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

By - 11/4/15 - 7:47 am

Yancey vows to keep working for a high school in Mattapan, WGBH reports. WGBH reports on Campbell's path to victory. Read more.

By - 11/3/15 - 8:43 pm
Essaibi-George and Campbell

Winners: Essaibi-George and Campbell.

Yancey

The Dorchester Reporter calls District 4 for Andrea Campbell in a decisive win over three-decade Councilor Charles Yancey, in her first run for elective office.

Annissa Essaibi-George finished ahead of incumbent Steve Murphy for the fourth at-large seat, behind Wu, Flaherty and Pressley. Murphy, on the council since 1997, called Essaibi-George to congratulate her. Essaibi-George came in fifth for an at-large seat two years ago.

Read more.

By - 11/2/15 - 1:13 pm

Boston City Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester) wants to extend city councilors' terms from two to four years.

On Wednesday, the day after what could be a council election with a record low turnout, the council will consider his request for a hearing into the idea of asking the state legislature to make the change.

Baker's hearing request states: Read more.

By - 11/2/15 - 10:53 am
Boston records on women's suffrage vote in 2015

Boston results: Men tell women, nah, we're good.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of a statewide referendum on women's suffrage. Men rejected the idea, aided in part by the nation's first organization of anti-suffrage women - many active progressives but also Brahmins who feared what would happen if their lessers got the vote. Read more.

By - 10/31/15 - 7:21 pm
No longer buried in Government Center

Robin and spouse got dressed up as those two costumes buried in cement in the Government Center T stop for decades.

Great minds think alike: Read more.

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