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Boston today launches an app to let people pay their parking tickets via their smartphones.
TicketZen, available for both Android and iOS devices, lets users scan the bar code at the bottom of their tickets, which will connect their payment information to the city's ticket-paying system.
The app provides a smoother user experience than navigating to the Cityâ€™s parking ticket payment website from... Read more
The City Council's Committee on Government Operations holds a hearing on proposed council raises on Monday, Sept. 29.
The session begins at 10 a.m. in the council's fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.
The committee, chaired by Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large), will take testimony from councilors and the public on Council President Bill Linehan's proposal to give the council a 29% raise, to $108,500.
At... Read more
We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.
The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Billâ€™s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more
The state released MCAS scores yesterday and among the winners is Jeremiah Burke High School, which was taken off the state's list of "underperfoming" schools that are "among lowest achieving and least improving schools" - and subject to possible state takeover if they don't shape up.
The Elihu Greenwood Elementary School and English High School, however, remain on this "Level 4" list - just... Read more
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley held a press conference today to introduce the newest member of his staff: Indy, a dog that is helping crime victims recover - and tell their stories.
According to the DA's office:
Over the past few weeks, Conley said, Indy has sat in on a meeting with a family working through the serious, debilitating injury of a loved one... Read more
Tonight at 6:30 at the Jackson Mann Community Center, learn how MassDOT plans to spend 250 million public dollars to rebuild the Mass Pike in Allston.
At 4:30, learn how the Boston Society of Architects thinks this project should start the transformation of one of the last major piece of developable land in Boston.
Both meetings will be at the Jackson Mann Community Center, 500... Read more
Dear friends, supporters, and loved ones,
I want to thank you for your hard work over these past 15 months in our effort to win the Sheriffâ€™s race. Although we did not come out on top, we did finish 2nd in the election and I am proud to say that 1 out of every 4 Boston voters wants me to be their Sheriff, the... Read more
It costs the average Bostonian just $8.60 a year to enjoy all the amenities of its current City Council, Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) said today, urging his fellow councilors to support raising their salaries to $108,500 - which would be the first raise since 2006.
The council agreed today to have its committee on government operations hold a hearing on the proposed... Read more
The City Council today passed an ordinance requiring local colleges to develop medical plans for dealing with athletes who are hit in the head during sporting events.
The measure, proposed by Councilor Josh Zakim (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill), will require colleges to have a doctor trained in head injuries on duty during football, hockey and men's lacrosse.
City Councilors Michelle Wu (at large) and Josh Zakim (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill) want to create an independent commission to consider future raises for city councilors.
The two plan to ask for consideration of their plan this afternoon, at the same meeting at which councilors will consider raising their salaries 29%, an amount Council President Bill Linehan proposed and said was... Read more
Back in the day, the land south of Charlestown used to be known as Shawmut. Then the Puritans got sick of the mosquitoes and lack of water in Charlestown and moved south and decided on Sept. 17, 1630 to call their new home Boston, in honor of the town in Lincolnshire where they'd come from.
The oldest document still in possession of the Boston... Read more
WBUR reports on a proposal before the School Committee tonight for testing students in grades 3-8.
Boston and a local startup called Mapdwell have released a mapping system that lets residents look up their home's roof size and then figure out how much installation of solar panels would cost them.
The city hopes the map will help it reach a goal of having 25 MW of solar energy capacity by 2020 - it's currently at about 12 MW.... Read more
That selfie you just posted to Instagram might end up in the FBIâ€™s brand new face recognition database, searchable by your local law enforcement agency. Other things the federal government wants to put in that database include photos of your tattoos, an image of your iris, details about how you walk, your DNA, and a recording of your voice, among other unique identifiers.... Read more
The state Gaming Commission voted today to pick the Wynn proposal for Everett over the Mohegan Sun proposal for Suffolk Downs, with three of the four commissioners saying Wynn's proposal would be better for the area, workers and the environment.
Commission members said Wynn proved it had greater capital to ensure its project could get built and then run through challenging economic times - and... Read more
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