Boston

By - 7/5/17 - 11:37 am

Watch a T map morph into its actual geography.

And here's a map showing the current T lines downtown superimposed on an 1840 map of Boston.

By - 7/3/17 - 10:03 am

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Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire Tribune Media Co. and two Connecticut TV stations for close to $4 billion.

By - 7/2/17 - 1:40 pm

The plethora of current water ecology issues have significant effects on the world population, but the sheer number and range of topics make it difficult for individuals to separate the facts and take action. The Water & Resiliency EcoForum on August 11th will feature five environmental activists, policy makers, and water conservation professionals, who will share valuable information for individuals looking to take action.

By - 7/2/17 - 1:15 pm

Disposable plastic consumption is a way of life for citizens across the globe. It is unavoidable when buying bottled drinks, bagging groceries, or unwrapping pre-packaged food. Though plastic reduction and recycling efforts have picked up momentum in recent years, the positive change has not been enough to slow the ever-increasing amount of plastic waste found in our oceans.

By - 7/2/17 - 12:51 pm

J.L. Bell introduces us to the mystery of the missing royal seals in the waning days of British rule in Boston.

By - 7/1/17 - 9:48 am

UU World reports that one of two Unitarian Universalist Association IT workers from the Boston area remains hospitalized with an "acute brain injury" after he and the other worker were beaten and robbed by four men as they walked in New Orleans last Saturday evening during an association conference there. Read more.

By - 6/30/17 - 10:01 pm

As a leading consumer of energy, transportation has risen to the forefront of discussion when developing a sustainable future. Boston has several sustainability initiatives underway, including the MBTA’s Environmental Management System (EMS), which has been in place since 2004, and Boston’s Complete Streets Program, a collaborative effort to design sustainable transportation networks. However, social, technological, and economic issues hinder the implementation of practical, sustainable transport.

By - 6/29/17 - 5:51 pm

BPD brass today announced Joseph DeAngelo, 28, who serves in the B-2 police district in Roxbury, will be suspended for six months for making and distributing a "spoof" video that made another officer seem like a racist.

In a statement, BPD says: Read more.

By - 6/29/17 - 9:28 am
Top immigrant countries in Boston neighborhoods

The BPDA prepared this map that shows the top originating countries for foreign-born Bostonians by neighborhood, as part of an exhibit at the BPL's Norman B. Leventhal Map Center on Who We Are: Boston Immigration Then and Now. To see the map larger, click on the first link, then on the map.

H/t eeka.

By - 6/29/17 - 2:04 am
By - 6/27/17 - 11:22 am
Mystery people

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out who these people are, where they are and what they're doing. See it larger.

By - 6/25/17 - 10:14 pm

Great Spaces Boston created a time-lapse video of the clouds over Boston late in the day. Read more.

By - 6/24/17 - 11:15 am

The Herald reports the City Council is looking at a proposal to seek more liquor licenses for Boston, which is pissing off the restaurants that paid $300,000 and up for theirs, but which would make the owner of a competitive-axe-throwing joint in Philadelphia look at expanding to Boston, because what could be better than tossing back a few and then tossing a few axes?

By - 6/20/17 - 7:30 pm

On June 17, 2017, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh spoke to Steve Pagliuca of Bain Capital and Boston 2024 Olympics about his 13 year plan for Boston and his plan for a second term.

Asked about Boston 2030, Mayor Walsh identified these as priorities:

By - 6/20/17 - 6:21 pm
Number of complaints about energy companies are on the rise

MuckRock gets the list of complaints to the state Department of Public Utilities about those people who knock on your door and demand to see your electricity bill and who often keep talking, sometimes through one of your windows, even after you close the door on them.

By - 6/20/17 - 12:32 pm
Mobile station in old Boston

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

By - 6/20/17 - 7:53 am

Do you know there are four candidates running for mayor this fall? Would you like to meet them and hear their experience and their position on the issues? Join us on Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 for a meet and greet and they will each speak beginning at 7:00pm. Read more.

By - 6/19/17 - 4:36 pm

Giving addicts a place where they could shoot up under medical supervision would save lives and clean up neighborhoods, several doctors - and one heroin addict - told several Boston city councilors at a hearing today. Read more.