Boston

By - 3/20/14 - 7:47 pm

Variety reports A&E has pulled "Breaking Boston" - after the first episode.

By - 3/20/14 - 7:25 am

Sure, neither the Mohegan Sun nor the Wynn sites are actually in Boston, but they're right on the line and neither could survive without Boston's transportation and world-classness, so the mayor wants the state gaming commission to give Boston the same sort of "host community" status Revere and Everett have, the Globe reports.... Read more

By - 3/19/14 - 10:55 am
Curved Boston road

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

By - 3/19/14 - 10:40 am

MassLive reports on a State House hearing yesterday on City Councilor Ayanna Pressley's proposal to increase the number of liquor licenses in Boston and give the city control over the Boston Licensing Board, now appointed by the governor.

Pressley's proposal is formally a bill by state Rep. Russell Holmes (D-Mattapan).... Read more

By - 3/18/14 - 3:18 pm

If you go to Boston neighborhoods like Dorchester, Roxbury, or Jamaica Plain, you will see streets lined with two and three family homes. These homes are an iconic part of Boston’s history and Renew Boston wants to ensure that they remain comfortable, affordable and safe for decades to come.

This is why Renew Boston, in partnership with National Grid and NSTAR, is extending the... Read more

By - 3/17/14 - 7:22 pm

Boston, Mass. – March 17, 2014 – SpeakOUT, the nation’s oldest gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and allies (GLBTQI) speakers bureau, will hold its bi-annual speaker training on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.

“Our motto is ‘Ask Us Anything,’” said SpeakOUT member Julie Dorley. “We tell our stories, speaking from our own experiences... Read more

By - 3/16/14 - 8:08 pm

Download a copy and look at the times for last trains on Fridays and Saturdays (scroll down a page).

By - 3/15/14 - 10:29 pm

The Globe reports.

Mayor Walsh issued a statement:

I've never known Tom Menino to back down from a fight, and I don't expect him to start now. Mayor Menino has always been here for the people of Boston, and we're behind him today, 100%. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, Angela, their family and many friends.

... Read more
By - 3/15/14 - 12:06 pm

Elizabeth asks:

Is there anywhere in the Boston area with real beignets?

By - 3/15/14 - 12:00 pm

Dana Finley asks:

Where's the best place in Boston to snag some $1 oysters (or similar special) tonight?

By - 3/14/14 - 11:44 am
Telephone operator

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can tell when and where she had her picture taken. See it larger.

By - 3/14/14 - 9:37 am

Starting today, Boston residents can get or renew a dog license onlline.

Along with your credit-card number and basic info, you'll also need to upload photos of proof your pet is up to date with rabies vaccination and that he or she has been neutered.

People who prefer getting their licenses the old fashioned way can still go down to City Hall or the... Read more

By - 3/11/14 - 8:04 am

City Councilors Matt O'Malley (JP, West Roxbury) and Ayanna Pressley (at large) say it's time for the city to look at picking up food scraps from Boston residents, to reduce the city's trash-disposal costs and create new fertilizer for local parks and even farms.

The City Council tomorrow considers their request to start the process rolling.

In their request to the full council for a... Read more

By - 3/11/14 - 7:42 am

Also, no baby strollers along the route. Bring stuff in clear plastic bags.

Meanwhile, some Watertown residents want better answers on the search for the Tsarnaevs after last year's bombings.

By - 3/10/14 - 10:30 am

The Globe gets its hands on a report that kind of makes the first-term Suffolk County register of probate look like the boss from hell:

Patricia Campatelli often worked only 15 hours a week at her $122,500-a-year job as Suffolk County register of probate, and she spent much of that time taking “numerous smoking breaks, scratching lottery tickets, looking at East Boston real estate

... Read more

DJs

By - 3/8/14 - 10:46 pm

A. Griffin asks:

Have any suggestion for a Boston DJ?

By - 3/7/14 - 10:24 am

It's partly economics, the mayor tells WBZ: Many young'uns, of the sort powering the New Economy, want later hours for nightlife.

By - 3/6/14 - 12:11 pm
Trolley terminal

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can tell where this trolley station was. See it larger.

By - 3/6/14 - 7:30 am

Signal problems mean the dreaded "severe" delays on the Red Line between Harvard and JFK/UMass this morning.

Lisa reports:

That has to be a new record... Took 45 minutes to get from Davis Square to Kendall Square.

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