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.

By - 6/18/17 - 8:14 pm

Climate Change is, as it says at the top, "an official City of Boston Web site" that contains climate-change data and files the EPA scrubbed from its own sites after Jan. 20.

Via the Globe.

By - 6/14/17 - 2:19 pm

Scott Eisen asks:

Looking for leads on where I can buy (preferably vintage) glass door knobs in Boston.

By - 6/14/17 - 1:12 pm

Woods will be performing on July 2 at Brighton Music Hall. Doors open at 7:00PM and the show starts at 8:00PM. The event is 18+ with a valid ID. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased at https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/010052870D507AEA.

By - 6/11/17 - 11:16 pm

The state Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air-quality advisory for the Boston area for tomorrow, due to high expected ozone levels: Read more.