In Bay Windows, Sue O'Connell and Jeff Coakley endorsed Mike Ross:
A strong mayor needs empathy along with leadership. Ross has consistently and reliably been a leader on LGBT issues—most recently on the challenges facing our community's senior population. As mayor, his experience in both public and private life would positively inform his leadership of the city.
O'Connell and Coakley also own the South... Read more
As Michael Dyer notes:
On this date last year the Red Sox lost to the Rays to fall to 68-82 on the season. DiceK pitched, Bobby V managed. This is better.
The Globe reports on a transportation forum, in which Marty Walsh said 30 m.p.h. is too fast for most Boston streets, John Barros blasted Walsh and Menino for not doing more to get more T funding and John Connolly and Felix Arroyo praised true dedicated bike lanes.
Connolly, Walsh and Charlotte Golar Richie are the leaders in a WBUR poll.
Golar Richie fan... Read more
How serious is Attorney General Martha Coakley taking her run for Massachusetts governor?
She spent this evening talking (and shaking more than a few hands) outside Fenway Park.
Perhaps a change in strategy from her last try for higher office.
The honor role: Orchard Gardens K-8 Trotter Elementary School, Blackstone Elementary School, John F. Kennedy Elementary School and Harbor Middle School.
BPS officials say the schools all escaped Level 4 status through better results on standardized tests based on longer school days, increased teacher training and partnerships with local groups.
BPS has moved aggressively to protect these important tools by establishing innovation school status... Read more
Last week, I reported on John DeSimone's proposal for a wood-fired pizza place in the long vacant restaurant space at 45 Province St., and mentioned that he "lists himself as the current owner of Muscle Maker Grill chain."
Lots of changes announced at the city's sole surviving alt weekly. Chris Faraone, late of the Phoenix and more recently the Jamaica Plain Gazette, becomes news and features editor.
The Boston Teachers Union's leadership will ask for the vote during a regular union meeting this afternoon, a couple days after the Globe endorsed Connolly and Barros, both of whom want to see more charter schools in Boston, an idea that offends the union's sensibilities. Consalvo and Arroyo, both of whom say they would oppose an expansion of the number of charter-school seats, are... Read more
Nikolas Papadopoulos, 18, will be charged with a slew of violations for a Sept. 6 crash that sent six people to the hospital - one of them a 14-year-old who suffered "life altering" brain and spine injuries after being ejected from Papadopoulos's SUV and another the other driver, who remains in a medically induced coma, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and State Police... Read more
This just in from Geraldine Cuddyer, chairwoman of the Boston Board of Election Commissioners:
It has been brought to my attention over the weekend that voters are receiving telephone calls regarding voter preferences. The callers are identifying themselves as being from the Boston Election Department. Voters should be aware that any caller conducting a survey, and claiming to be Election Department personnel, is engaging in... Read more
**Yes this is on a Tuesday, next month we'll be back to our 1st Monday of the month schedule**
Are you tired of conversations that involve aggravation, intimidation and manipulation? Want to communicate in a way that fosters respect, peace and connection? Join Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare introducing Nonviolent Communication on Tuesday, October 1st from 6:00-8:30 PM. Learn the basic principles of NVC... Read more
Mike Ross traveled to Uphams Corner this morning to criticize Marty Walsh's plan to let a developer bulldoze City Hall - and to push his plan to build 10,000 housing units along the renovated Fairmount Line.
Boston is hungry for new ideas, not just a recycled debate about moving City Hall. The next mayor needs to be focused on developing our neighborhoods, many of which... Read more
Marty Walsh says he would pay for universal K-1 classes by selling off City Hall. Unlike Mayor Menino, who once proposed selling off City Hall as well, however, Walsh says he would keep city offices downtown rather than trying to move them to South Boston.
Walsh says... Read more
The Globe reports that with a little more than a week to go, nearly a third of voters still haven't settled on a mayoral candidate to fill in an oval for. Among candidates who actually say things at forums, John Connolly has a tiny lead.
The ever tightening race for Boston Mayor has taken a new twist as Former State Representative and Former Menino and Deval Patrick Lieutenant Charlotte Golar Richie has surged into 2nd place in a new Boston Globe Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire with a plus or minus 4.8% margin of error.
Of course the Boston Globe doesn't specify the number of voters polled... Read more
Ben Affleck is directing a pilot for Fox:
Set in ’60s Boston, the drama follows FBI agent Rudy MacAteer and his informant, Irish-American gangster Mickey Flood. In his effort to take down the Italian-American mafia, MacAteer finds himself breaking the law. Eventually, he and Flood pave the way for the rise of the Irish-American mob.... Read more
A Boston Globe ad from 1961.
Via Jason Feifer.
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