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By - 8/7/14 - 10:06 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a start-up is planning a smartphone app that will let you get a house call from a primary-care physician - for $300.

By - 8/6/14 - 5:46 pm

May take a moment or two to appear (it's for the fight against ALS):

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By - 8/6/14 - 12:58 pm

Eeka, who has a Capital One debit card, reports she discovered this morning the bank has decided to block the card's use in parts of Boston due to fraud reasons. Only problem is, they won't tell her where she can use her card"

They're unable to tell me anything about which ATMs and stores are and are not flagged, because it's sensitive data. They

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By - 8/4/14 - 11:26 pm
The Great Controversy

From South Boston to Brighton, Bostonians are finding this book in their mailboxes or just dropped in stacks in their building lobbies.

For the one or two people who simply tossed the thing in the nearest recycling bin, it's a Seventh-Day Adventist tome first published in 1858 that

[D]escribes the "Great Controversy theme" between Jesus and Satan, as played out

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By - 8/4/14 - 10:13 am
Mystery platform under construction in Boston

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

By - 8/3/14 - 12:13 pm

John Ruch, formerly a reporter here and now a reporter in Atlanta, takes us on a tour of the remnants of the last Olympics held in the US.

By - 7/31/14 - 2:05 pm

WGBH posts e-mail from a juror in the probation trial about Hizzona's comments.

By - 7/31/14 - 9:23 am

A bill in the legislature would give Boston new liquor licenses to dole out, - 55 for a wide swath of Boston business districts and 75 specifically for areas that have had trouble getting them - but also a whole series of other parts of the city.

Although the measure seeks to improve the odds of small entrepreneurs in areas such as Dorchester, Roxbury and... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 9:22 am

The Herald reports Mayor Walsh isn't going forward with putting Ted Landsmark on the BRA board until he can learn more about how Landsmark came to be the former president of the Boston Architectural College.

By - 7/30/14 - 9:49 pm

The City Council voted today to form a commission to figure out how to honor former Mayor Ray Flynn and agreed to back efforts to rename the Ferdinand complex in Dudley Square the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building.

By - 7/30/14 - 1:59 pm

The City Council agreed today to hold a hearing on how to regulate Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services.

Councilors Bill Linehan - who proposed the hearing - and Steve Murphy said it was time for regulation to protect public safety and out of fairness to existing medallion owners, who are subject to scrutiny by the police hackney division.

Younger councilors who actually use the... Read more

By - 7/30/14 - 1:33 pm

The City Council voted unanimously today to issue a formal summons to landlord Anwar Faisal to appear at a hearing on Aug. 13, or risk possible arrest.

Faisal has declined past requests to appear voluntarily at council hearings on his rental practices. City Councilor Josh Zakim, who is particularly concerned about Faisal's dealings with Northeastern University, submitted the request for a summons.

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By - 7/30/14 - 9:50 am
Sad Mike Ross is sad about seagulls

Mike Ross tapped out a column today that's ostensibly about the problems with the American patent system but which is really about his hatred for seagulls.

Some see the world for all its glory; I see a bunch of problems in need of tinkering. My latest annoyance is seagulls. A peaceful day on the beach can suddenly turn Hitchcock when errant sunbathers leave unattended

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By - 7/29/14 - 8:03 pm

MassLive.com reports on Mayor Walsh's appointment of Ted Landsmark, recently let go as president of Boston Architectural College.

By - 7/29/14 - 4:54 pm

A Dallas-area man charged with sending out more than 500 threatening letters since 2008 was captured in part due to Web-server logs maintained by the BPS IT department - which showed visits from an IP number linked to the man's home address.

Law-enforcement officials already had their eye on Hong Minh Truong last June when 28 Boston public schools received letters, covered in a... Read more

By - 7/28/14 - 10:51 pm

KTRE reports a resident of a Dallas suburb faces federal charges that he's sent hundreds of rambling, threatening letters to addresses across the country since 2008.

Last year, 28 Boston schools received the letters, which mentioned al Queda, Sarin gas and mashed leeches.

By - 7/28/14 - 7:49 pm

At-large Councilor Michael Flaherty will ask his fellow councilors to back a change in state law that would let Boston offer detail work on road projects and at concerts and arenas to retired BPD officers, easing a shortage of detail officers and filling city coffers with extra money.

Flaherty says his proposal would bring Boston in line with 175 other cities and towns in the... Read more

By - 7/28/14 - 7:30 pm

City Council President Bill Linehan says it's time to bring companies such as Uber and Lyft under the same sort of regulations already that taxi and pedicab operators already have to follow.

On Wednesday, the city council considers a request from Linehan for a hearing on how to give city regulators say in the operation of the new services:

All Taxis and Pedi-cabs in the

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