By - 12/8/14 - 7:14 am

Dancehallhiips asks:

Anyone know of a vegan clothing store in Boston? Looking to buy a vegan belt as a gift!

By - 12/4/14 - 2:07 pm
Trolley tracks in old Boston

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

By - 12/3/14 - 4:01 pm

Marty Walsh, the first Boston mayor in decades with the authority to appoint his own officials to oversee liquor and food licenses, today replaced all three of the Boston Licensing Board members who had been appointed by Gov. Patrick.

In are Christine Pulgini of Hyde Park, currently a lawyer in private practice specializing in employment issues; Lisa Maki of South Boston, who has worked in... Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 1:41 pm

The Herald reports the private group pushing for the Olympics beat the deadline to submit their official bid; quotes Mayor Walsh as giving Brooklyn as an example of a place that is now booming because of an Olympics bid, even if the city didn't win. Also: City won't be on hook for any debt should the Olympics run over budget by a billion or... Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 7:26 am

The Daily Free Press reports BU President Robert Brown and the City Council have reached an agreement under which Brown will discuss the diversity of his school's workforce at a hearing on Dec. 19.

The council had subpoenaed Brown - under threat of arrest - to appear at a hearing this afternoon; BU responded with a lawsuit against the city. But Brown... Read more

By - 12/1/14 - 5:08 pm
Taxi driver's daughter wants Uber regulated

Daughter of a cab driver makes feelings known outside City Hall.

A City Council committee today began figuring out how to regulate ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, in a hearing that overflowed from the council chambers to two other hearing rooms and the hallways on the fifth floor of City Hall as cab drivers, Lyft drivers and Uber fans sought to show their support for one mode of transportation over the other.

Committee members,... Read more

By - 11/29/14 - 10:58 am

Parent Imperfect notes that that recent report on unequal treatment of black and Latino boys in BPS proposes limiting admission to the three exam schools to kids who were in BPS in grades 5 and 6 - which would mean no more students from private or parochial schools or among kids whose parents moved to Boston in the year before the ISEE exams.... Read more

By - 11/28/14 - 6:14 pm

The Globe reports Boston University has gone to court to try to block a City Council subpoena requiring President Robert Brown to show up at a council committee hearing on Tuesday.

The council demanded Brown's presence after Councilor Tito Jackson reported he had been disrespected by Brown when Brown sent him a note the afternoon before an earlier council hearing that Brown could... Read more

By - 11/28/14 - 11:23 am

Entering Boston reflects on the transition from the old to the new Boston, as signaled by the demolition of the Orange Line el through Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, as highlighted through the lens of the photos in Dirty Old Boston:

What photos in Dirty Old Boston also bring back to mind is how many people would gather outside, for one occasion or another.

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By - 11/27/14 - 8:38 pm

We just gobbled up a story by Vermont Public Radio on 19th-century turkey drives in which turkeys were herded and marched from the Green Mountain State to Boston in time for Thanksgiving.

"We're talking about thousands [of turkeys] in each trip ... Up to 10,000," Peter Gilbert, chair of the Vermont Humanities Council, tells Vermont Edition. "One of the largest drives in the fall

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By - 11/26/14 - 7:34 pm

Chris asks:

If I'm over 30 and want to have a civilized drink tonight. What establishment should I go to? Non-HS reunion type place.

By - 11/24/14 - 6:21 pm

The company blames troglodyte city officials with their heads up their parking meters, of course, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 11/23/14 - 12:17 pm

The Globe reports:

The IOC wants host cities to provide a financial guarantee, a requirement that has troubled US bidders in the past. Boston 2024 executive vice president Erin Murphy said in a statement that the local organizing committee would indemnify the city against possible losses.

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By - 11/22/14 - 11:34 am

Just got a robocall from the Boston Police Department asking me and my family to not riot after the Ferguson grand-jury decision is announced tomorrow. Since they asked nicely ...

By - 11/20/14 - 5:56 pm

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has written an open letter to area college students about how to protest whatever decision that Ferguson grand jury reaches:

I ask that if public demonstrations occur as a result of the decision they are done with respect to our neighbors and businesses, responsibly and peacefully.

The Boston Police Department respects the rights of individuals to assemble and

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By - 11/20/14 - 9:43 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on changes at b.good:

The burgers and shakes are still available, but they've been surpassed in popularity by kale-and-quinoa bowls and smoothies.

Or maybe it's just them. Boston Magazine reports Tasty Burger is planning "multiple" new locations.... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 4:53 pm

Eric Wilbur reports that 100 of our Most Important People held soirees at the MIT Media Lab and the Gardner yesterday to convince the US Olympic Committee that Boston's the best place to hold the 2024 Olympics.

What? You didn't know? No, of course not, you don't think they'd want you to know, do you? He reminds us about the promises of public meetings... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 2:26 pm

The City Council today ordered the president of Boston University to appear before one of its committees on 4 p.m. on Dec. 2 to discuss the university's workforce diversity.

The council unanimously approved the formal summons after Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury), who is studying diversity in post-secondary education in Boston, said Brown stood him up for a hearing on the issue after having agreed to... Read more

By - 11/18/14 - 10:00 pm

Students in Dan Kennedy's digital-journalism class at Northeastern have been roaming the city looking for some cool places to "eat, drink and make merry" that you might not otherwise know about.

By - 11/18/14 - 2:04 pm
Jim Braude of NECN, has aide to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, John McDonough, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health who helped to draft the Affordable Care Act, on his show Broadside to discuss MIT prof. and resident of Lexington. MA Jonathan Gruber's controversial remarks. Watch the video here:

“The thing to understand is that Jonathon Gruber was

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