Boston

By - 5/22/17 - 8:15 pm
Leavitt thinks it's funny people died in Manchester UK

Even if he had no shred of decency, which appears to be the case, you'd think somebody from Boston would know better than to make jokes about people dying in an explosion hours after it happened.

By - 5/22/17 - 4:34 pm

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Elizabeth Warren said her parents told her about her heritage when she was a kid. She had no reason to distrust them. By the way, didn't Scott Brown run for re-election on the "look at her, she doesn't even look like an Indian" platform, and lose?

By - 5/21/17 - 1:07 pm

I was all set to complain about Dan Shaughnessy returning to his stupid "tomato can" fixation in his piece yesterday about just how badly the Celtics did (sorry, Dan, the German for "tomato can" is not "tomato can"), but, no, if I'm going to get all ranty about a Globe columnist today, I'm going to get ired up about Mike Ross, because, unlike Shaughnessy, Ross really should know better. Read more.

By - 5/18/17 - 5:10 pm

Touka wonders where she can buy squid ink in Boston.

By - 5/18/17 - 8:45 am

When Faivish Pewzner last visited Boston, he was excited about many things. But the one thing he was most looking forward, was tasting the city's famous bagels. Boston is a creative town with an outdoor culture that loves good food. Art and music are really big here, and there are foodie spots everywhere you turn. From oysters, noodles, chicken, tuna, and egg salads, to a large variety of pastries, this city really has something for everyone. Over the last few years, Boston has been undergoing a bagel transformation. The city’s bagel bakeries have a lot to offer.

By - 5/17/17 - 1:05 pm

The Boston City Council voted unanimously today to tell the federal government to cut the nonsense and let Haitians here on "temporary protected status" visas stay here, because the awful conditions in their homeland that brought them here persist. Read more.

By - 5/17/17 - 7:48 am

"Some bicycle and pedestrian safety advocates aren’t pleased with comments Mayor Martin J. Walsh made on Boston Public Radio Tuesday."

Boston Globe reports.

By - 5/16/17 - 12:46 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Boston may have to resume paying worker's comp to Brian Benoit, who suffered an incapacitating ankle injury while transporting a patient in 2011, a little more than a year before he was indicted for stealing painkillers and sedatives from vials in the backs of Boston EMS ambulances. Read more.

By - 5/16/17 - 11:30 am
Street scene in old Boston

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

By - 5/15/17 - 7:02 pm

Seinfeld - The Human Fund

Palestine Ace

A senior vice president at Bank of America, her husband and a Boston woman were indicted today on charges they figured out how to steal $2.7 million from the bank through transactions with non-profit groups in Boston and Atlanta, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/15/17 - 11:08 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a state law intended to financially help jail guards injured by inmates only applies to physical injuries, not mental ones. Read more.

By - 5/14/17 - 10:25 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that while the chain's brick-and-mortar outlets are open again after that E. coli issue, the trucks will stay off the road while it builds its own kitchen facility for them.

By - 5/13/17 - 12:23 pm

The BPS Exam School Initiative, which aims to boost minority enrollment in the city's exam schools through free exam prep classes, held an open house at Boston Latin School this morning. School Superintendent Tommy Chang tweeted the following at Kenny Jervis, a longtime BPS parent advocate (and as you can see, cc'ed the mayor): Read more.

By - 5/13/17 - 11:22 am
Satellite image of impending nor'easter

The gathering storm at 10:15 a.m. From GOES-R.

Yep, a nor'easter's a-brewin' off our coast and will smack into us starting tonight - but don't worry, we're just talking rain here, not snow - although possibly 1 to 2 inches. The National Weather Service concludes:

Bullseye will pass across central and eastern areas, then will shift NE over E coastal areas Sunday morning. May see poor drainage and urban flooding in some normally prone areas.

By - 5/11/17 - 7:16 am

WBUR reports on what the city says it's doing about it.

By - 5/10/17 - 8:56 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the annual event will conclude May 13 and then never come back.

By - 5/10/17 - 2:29 pm
By - 5/8/17 - 11:25 am
Old Boston street scene

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

By - 5/7/17 - 4:04 pm

In New Orleans today, the alt-right or as I prefer to call them, the alt-white also known as the white supremacy movement had a rally replete with Confederate symbolism.