Boston

By - 3/17/17 - 9:51 am
German woodcut of the British evacuation of Boston on March 17, 1776

On March 17, 1776, with colonial cannon aimed at them from Dorchester Heights, the British troops occupying Boston evacuated the city. This 1776 German woodcut (from the Library of Congress) shows the British soldiers leaving for Nova Scotia, with only slight artistic license for the height of the hills surrounding Boston.

J.L. Bell quotes from the diary of a Virginia rifleman who was stationed in Roxbury at the time.

By - 3/15/17 - 3:18 pm
T-shirt with made-up, wrong Boston neighborhoods

We spotted these two T-shirts at the South Bay Target today. See if you can spot all the mistakes. Read more.

By - 3/14/17 - 3:19 pm

Mayor Walsh says he'd rather err on the side of caution. All other city departments will be open.

The city snow emergency ends at 7 a.m. tomorrow, which means you have 48 hours from that point to hold onto any spaces you shoveled out.

In the spirit of Tom Menino, he said the city's main focus today is "clearing the major artillleries."

By - 3/14/17 - 10:28 am
Snowy day in old Boston

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

By - 3/14/17 - 9:05 am

PornHub-branded plows may be blowing snow on your Boston street this storm. Does anything more need to be said?

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2017/03/13/pornhub-snow-plow-bos...

Although if they think the sticker on the front of the plow is gonna do any good, they must not know Boston snow...

By - 3/13/17 - 4:21 pm

Mayor Walsh announced this afternoon that with a possible blizzard about to unleash on our heads, an official city snow emergency goes into effect at 7 a.m., which means you can't park on designated snow-emergency routes. Read more.

By - 3/13/17 - 9:04 am

Yes, ol' Mr. Thundersnow of Doom is in Boston to take care of business tomorrow, the Herald reports.

By - 3/12/17 - 10:24 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports.

On Wednesday, the City Council approved a new contract with the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association that lets the city and the union re-open the contract section dealing with body cameras - for example, to negotiate department-wide use of them - without re-opening all of the rest of the contract.

By - 3/11/17 - 5:48 pm
Bilzzard Watch along the coast issued by NWS

Blizzard Watch issued for coastal areas by National Weather Service.

So how are your supplies of milk, bread and eggs?

By - 3/11/17 - 10:07 am

Add hamentashen to the list of things Boston does differently than the rest of the country. Seth Gitell explains why the Purim pastries are different here and tells you where to get them (including one outlet in, gasp, New York).

By - 3/10/17 - 9:38 am

Up on the International Space Station, Shane Kimbrough snapped a shot of our fair Hub yesterday:

Beautiful day in Boston! #FenwayPark looks like it is getting ready for play!

By - 3/9/17 - 9:10 am

City councilors yesterday urged the School Committee to declare a formal "sanctuary school" policy that would prohibit ICE agents from entering BPS schools and facilities without "explicit permission" from both the school superintendent and the Suffolk County district attorney. Read more.

By - 3/8/17 - 1:28 pm

Tyler Fitzpatrick asks:

I'm the brewer at Lamplighter in Cambridge, looking for a local Indian market to get some Indian coriander. Know of any?

By - 3/7/17 - 8:48 pm

City officials today unwrapped a wishbook of projects to turn Boston into a 21st-century city with reliable transit service that connects people in remote neighborhoods with jobs in growing districts nowhere near downtown and with bike lanes and sidewalks that become safe and reliable ways to get around. Read more.

By - 3/6/17 - 8:30 pm

Over the weekend there were protests and counter-protests. In Boston, there was a March4Trump at the state house that drew about 100 people and a rally for Planned Parenthood at the band stand on Boston Common only a few hundred yards apart.

By - 3/6/17 - 10:59 am

Mayor Walsh and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley today unveiled a proposal to add 152 new liquor licenses aimed mainly at helping out start-up restaurants in outer neighborhoods.

But their proposal, which would require approval by the state legislature and the governor, would also grant the city the power to give an "umbrella" license to any development of more than 500,000 square feet, such as the South Bay Town Center project now under construction in Dorchester and the Seaport Square development in South Boston. Read more.

By - 3/4/17 - 8:50 pm
Old Orange Line in Fuzz

Channel surfing, we just ran across a movie where Boston has an 87th precinct, across the street from the Orange Line el, Yul Brynner plays an evil-doer and Raquel Welch is a detective urged to get a bite to eat at a cafeteria on Tree-mont. She might've been paired with a detective played by Burt Reynolds, but somebody set him on fire. Plus, he's married to a deaf woman. Yes, of course, we're watching Fuzz, which was based on a New York book that for some reason the directors decided to base in Boston.

And thanks to Matt Robare, we know that somebody stitched together all the El scenes from the movie:

By - 2/27/17 - 2:26 pm

City Council President Michelle Wu is proposing an ordinance that would require a council committee to hold a hearing on any issue backed by at least 250 Boston residents.

The "free petition" proposal would be similar to a section of the state constitution that requires legislators to introduce bills submitted by their constituents - just with a requirement for signatures. Read more.