By - 10/9/16 - 12:15 pm

Ludwig Van Morrison asks:

Ever since Johnny Ds closed I haven't known where to get fried catfish for brunch, suggestions?

By - 10/8/16 - 10:34 am

J.L. Bell discusses how most of the new states of the union moved their capitals away from the coast during or after the Revolution, offers a couple of suggestions on why we didn't, including:

One factor is that Boston’s rivers don’t go very far. New Yorkers could move their capital up the Hudson, Virginians up the James, Pennsylvanians to a spot on the Susquehanna, New Hampshirites to a spot on the Merrimack. But the big river inside Massachusetts is the Connecticut, which seemed too far and emptied out through another state.

By - 10/7/16 - 12:44 pm

From Thursday, October 13th to Friday, October 21st, Boston’s fifth annual ski, snowboard, surf, mountain bike, whitewater kayak and outdoor lifestyle film festival takes place at The Greatest Bar, Brooklyn Boulders, and Naco Taco. This six-night festival showcases several of the world's best outdoor lifestyle films, including award-winning films from Patagonia, Red Bull Media House, Level 1 Productions, Anthill Films, and more.

By - 10/6/16 - 3:22 pm

Yes, it's come to this: Boston Public Schools today sent messages to parents that clowns are not a menace in Boston: Read more.

By - 10/5/16 - 8:52 pm

The Boston School Committee voted unanimously tonight to urge a no vote on Question 2, which would expand the number of charter schools in Massachusetts.

Boston school officials first began pondering a no vote in July out of concern over the impact of the loss in state aid that could come if students move to new charter schools.

By - 10/5/16 - 1:48 pm

Three Massachusetts pediatricians and groups representing pediatricians across the state and the country say the FDA is dragging its feet complying with a 2009 federal law requiring cigarette makers put graphic images of the effects of smoking on their products - and are hoping a lawsuit might spur some action. Read more.

By - 10/5/16 - 11:23 am
Train station in old Boston

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

By - 10/3/16 - 3:23 pm

An Analysis of Rents and the Subway Lines

By - 10/3/16 - 12:34 pm

Boston, an insurance company and a software maker today announced Boston's Safest Driver Competition - a phone app that you run while driving that lets you rack up points in a competition to win prizes by driving safely. Read more.

By - 10/3/16 - 9:31 am

Banker & Tradesman says John Keith is the best person to take over the normally obscure office of Suffolk County Register of Deeds.

A seasoned Boston real estate agent, Keith has a general familiarity with how the Registry operates and seems genuinely eager to learn what he doesn’t know.

Read more.

By - 10/1/16 - 12:59 pm

Anusha Mookherjee asks:

People of Boston please help me. Where can you get a great grilled cheese with bacon?

By - 10/1/16 - 10:32 am

Matthew Robare reports on the Rally for Safer Streets outside Boston City Hall.

By - 9/30/16 - 9:38 pm

A union representing 13,000 Boston-area janitors and the organization representing local building owners reached a four-year contract deal tonight that will stave off a planned strike.

In a statement, the union, 32BJ SEIU, said: Read more.

By - 9/30/16 - 2:57 pm
Hurricane Matthew

Matthew earlier today, via the GOES satellite.

We've reactivated the French Toast Alert System as Hurricane Matthew churns up the Caribbean. We're still at the lowest alert level, because it's too early to say if it'll churn up the Atlantic and smack us or head out into the middle of the Atlantic (remember Hermine?) or even go further into the Caribbean. But we've got a wary eye open.

By - 9/30/16 - 2:54 pm

RCN is alerting its customers they could have some cable issues for brief periods next week as the sun gets right behind the satellites it uses and overpowers the signals.

Between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 through 12, the company says, the sun will be aligned right behind some satellites, which could cause from 5 to 45 minutes of issues, from pixellation to a frozen picture.

By - 9/28/16 - 11:20 pm

Politico reports on the potential sale to some Indian concern and why Attorney General Maura Healey is outraged.

By - 9/28/16 - 5:13 pm
BPDA logo

We're not graphic designers here at UHub (oh, don't act surprised), let alone fancy-pants "brand consultants," but we vaguely remember reading somewhere that consistency in branding is pretty important, and, well, it's now driving us nuts that the BPDA logo has two different lower-case a's in it. Read more.

By - 9/28/16 - 2:01 pm

Yes, of course David Ortiz put on a wig to masquerade as a Lyft driver.

By - 9/28/16 - 1:57 pm

The council voted 12-0 today on a resolution urging Congress to repeal the Hyde Amendment and provide federal funding for abortions with government health coverage.

Councilor Ayanna Pressley (at large), who sponsored the measure, said that even in Massachusetts, which provides coverage to women on Medicaid, some women have to bear the full price, such as women in the military or Peace Corps. She added the resolution would also support women in the 33 states that do not cover the procedure, even though it is a constitutional right.

By - 9/27/16 - 1:58 pm
Geese in Hyde Park

Blame Canada geese: The honey badgers of the avian world.

Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George refuses to duck the issue any longer: Boston has become infested by Canada geese that befoul our parks, sidewalks and waterways and chase after other animals, little children and even small adults. Read more.