Boston

By - 11/18/14 - 2:04 pm

necn.com:
Jim Braude of NECN, has aide to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, John McDonough, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health who helped to draft the Affordable Care Act, on his show Broadside to discuss MIT prof. and resident of Lexington. MA Jonathan Gruber's controversial remarks. Watch the video here:

“The thing to understand is that Jonathon Gruber was

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By - 11/18/14 - 10:05 am

City Councilors Charles Yancey (Dorchester) and Tito Jackson (Roxbury) want the council to approve an ordinance requiring all companies with more than 100 employees in Boston:

File a report each year stating the race, gender, number and percentage of Boston workers employed at each level of the company’s operation as well as the racial and gender composition of the Boston workers at each level of

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By - 11/18/14 - 7:28 am

The Herald reports Hizzona has fired eight city managers whose ties to Menino were just a bit too obvious.

The Globe reports BPS used to funnel money into a fund from which administrators could dip into without any oversight by city accountants; a practice BPS says it's since ended.... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 12:57 pm

The Boston Latin School Association reports it's raised more than half of a $50 million goal to beef up STEM and international learning, athletics and after-school fellowships and internships at the nation's oldest public school.

The "Prima Perpetua" ("Forever First") campaign is supposed to run through 2017; the association has already gotten $27 million worth of pledge commitments, co-chairs Michael Leven, class of 1955,... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 11:30 am
Trolley work in old Boston

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

By - 11/17/14 - 10:55 am
Jeri Robinson

Mayor Walsh has appointed Jeri Robinson, vice president of early learning initiatives at the Boston Children’s Museum, to the School Committee.

Jeri Robinson is a longstanding member of Boston’s education community who knows the learning landscape, and will be an important voice at the table.

Robinson served on a committee to help then mayor-elect Walsh get up to speed after his election last fall. She... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 9:27 am

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Boston for 3-10 p.m.:

WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH. ...

IMPACTS...WIND GUSTS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO KNOCK DOWN TREE LIMBS AND A FEW POWER LINES...POSSIBLY CAUSING ISOLATED POWER DISRUPTIONS.

It could be even worse along the coast south of Quincy, for which the NWS has issued a... Read more

By - 11/15/14 - 12:47 pm

Dave Zirin at the Nation reports on Boston's efforts to get the 2024 Olympics - and on efforts to block that:

I spoke with someone connected to the International Olympic Committee who told me that Boston has rocketed to the top of their consideration list because of how the city was able to shut itself down after the Boston Marathon bombing. Few things

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By - 11/13/14 - 5:44 pm

A BFD district chief formerly in charge of procurement got a vendor to buy stuff for his own personal use, including a 52-inch HD TV, a gas grill, a living-room set, an elliptical machine and gift cards for Home Depot and Lowe, according to a 10-count indictment handed down by a Suffolk County grand jury today.

The state Attorney General's office charges Edward A.... Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 9:12 am
Fighter jets over Boston

Witold W stuck around to photographed the fighter jets this morning - they were a bit later than scheduled.

Roving UHub photographer Ted Schwartzberg also watched the flyover of Air National Guard jets in some media thing, on Beacon Street, near the Public Garden:

Fighter jets

Matt Conti videoed them over the Harbor.... Read more

By - 11/12/14 - 3:40 pm

Apparently the Gov. wasn't kidding. Commuter rail has published the pending weekend service on the Fairmount (Purple/Indigo) Line for the first time ever.

Hyde Park to South Station locals have fought for this for years. I'll be on the first Saturday morning, Nov. 29th train and head to the Haymarket.

Basically, it's hourly service and in some ways better than the existing five-day sked.... Read more

By - 11/12/14 - 11:29 am
Old Boston trolley station

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

By - 11/11/14 - 9:17 am

Police Commissioner William Evans said a gun buyback program and stepped up anti-gun efforts on the street are working: Boston Police are taking lots of guns out of circulation, 970 so far this year, compared to 667 in all of 2013.

But at a public meeting last night about a shooting in Lower Mills on Election Day, Evans said the extra work is like pushing... Read more

By - 11/10/14 - 12:07 pm

Marissa Breton wants to know where to find the best steak tips.

By - 11/10/14 - 10:58 am
Curved street in old Boston

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

By - 11/6/14 - 3:12 pm
Saying farewell to Tom Menino on the Red Line

Hand-lettered farewell on the Red Line. Photo by Dan Meade.

Almost 10 years ago, I took a position as a newscast writer for WBUR. Mine was the early morning shift, and my job was to arrive at 4 in the morning and start putting together the local news portion of Morning Edition. The other part of my job was to call some of the people about whom I was writing - local lawmakers, state officials,... Read more

By - 11/5/14 - 2:32 pm

Interim School Superintendent John McDonough plans to tell the School Committee tonight that he will not support a proposal to arm school police with a form of pepper spray.

In a statement released today, he said:

Our 75 school police officers are dedicated, talented and will do anything it takes to keep our schools safe. I think what we are hearing so far has persuaded

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By - 11/5/14 - 2:24 pm

The City Council today was about to vote for the second time on Councilor Charles Yancey's proposal to borrow $120 million to build a new high school in Mattapan - which would have sent the matter to Mayor Walsh - when Yancey asked for the vote to be delayed for two weeks.

Yancey told fellow councilors and audience members who included clergymen and former City... Read more

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