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By - 3/31/16 - 9:46 pm

John Keith of the South End (yes, our John Keith) is running for Suffolk County Register of Deeds, joining a field that includes former city councilors Steve Murphy and Charles Yancey, perennial candidate Doug Bennett and newcomers Katie Forde and Paul Nutting.

By - 3/31/16 - 11:14 am
Motorcycle in front of Museum of Science

A BPD officer providing escort service for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was injured in a crash on O'Brien Highway in front of the Museum of Science this morning.

The Secret Service tweeted it is "praying for the speedy recovery" of officer James Scopa.

Police had initially identified the motorcade as belonging to Hillary Clinton, in town for a fundraiser, but later updated to say it was a motorcade for the Italian prime minister.

By - 3/31/16 - 8:08 am

Use buses on existing routes and tie the service to getting workers to their jobs - especially at Logan - rather than worrying about drunken kids spilling out of clubs at 2 a.m., Ari Ofsevit, Jeremy Mendelson and James Aloisi write in CommonWealth.

By - 3/30/16 - 1:44 pm

City councilors want police to step up enforcement against prostitution and say they can pay for it through the fines collected on cars impounded during prostitution-related arrests. Read more.

By - 3/30/16 - 1:21 pm

City councilors said today they will work to craft a proposal that would let Boston drop the speed limit on most roads to 20 m.p.h. - just 15 m.p.h. in school zones. Read more.

By - 3/30/16 - 1:05 pm

The city council today approved a protest against a recent North Carolina law lifting rights for transgender and gay residents in its cities: A ban on travel to the state by Boston city workers.

The measure, which now goes to Mayor Walsh for his consideration, has exemptions for public-safety and public-health workers who would have to travel there for law-enforcement or public-health reasons. Read more.

By - 3/30/16 - 8:45 am

WGBH reports on a City Council hearing yesterday to add a surcharge to property-tax bills to pay for open space, parks and affordable housing in Boston. If approved by the council and the mayor, the Community Preservation Act proposal would then go before voters. The state would kick in matching funds if voters approve the measure.

By - 3/29/16 - 10:44 pm

UPDATE: The council put off action on the proposals until next week.

The City Council tomorrow considers a measure under which councilors' terms would increase from two to four years. Read more.

By - 3/28/16 - 11:36 pm

Katie Forde is running for the top administrative job at the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds, in addition to Paul Nutting and three guys who have long run for office. Read more.

By - 3/28/16 - 1:20 pm

Are you an advocate for Public Transit? If so, this may interest you. National Conference in Boston, open to interested parties.

By - 3/28/16 - 7:33 am

Paul Nutting of Dorchester says he's running for Suffolk County Register of Deeds. Other potential candidates including long-time and now former city councilors Steve Murphy and Charles Yancey and long-time candidate Doug Bennett. Read more.

By - 3/24/16 - 11:40 am

Education is not something that can be neglected. Especially in a world, where 30% of students are unable to enroll into the college due to insufficient amount of knowledge. It seems, like the government does not care about younger generation. Read more.

By - 3/24/16 - 8:42 am

Ari Ofsevit introduces us to several bus routes that run only very early in the morning and which aren't really readily identifiable on schedules or anything, unless you look really, really hard.

By - 3/24/16 - 8:13 am

Boston Displacement is a site that's started showing where tenants are being displaced by gentrification - specifically by landlords seeking to clear out units.

By - 3/23/16 - 9:59 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang said tonight that any changes to the BPS calendar wouldn't happen until at least the 2017-2018 school year, if not later - or if at all. Read more.

By - 3/23/16 - 9:53 pm

The Boston School Committee today approved a $1.027 billion budget that is $13 million more than the current budget but which will still require cuts in special-education and some high-school programs. Read more.

By - 3/23/16 - 1:12 pm

The City Council today gave BTD approval to expand a Charlestown pilot project in which street-sweeping fines would go from $40 to $90 - but the city wouldn't tow any cars.

The council passed the measure only after including a provision that no neighborhoods get the changes regulation without a public hearing first. Read more.

By - 3/23/16 - 12:45 pm

The Boston City Council voted today to let the BRA continue to have extra powers over some 3,000 acres in the city - including the power of eminent domain.

The council voted 10-3 in favor - Councilors Tito Jackson (Roxbury), Josh Zakim (Fenway, Beacon Hill, Back Bay) and Ayanna Pressley (at large) were the opponents. Read more.

By - 3/23/16 - 9:00 am

Recently I've sound a site, where it is described, how to use LEGO to teach kids about simple math. You can even learn multiplying and division with those small plastic bricks. How awesome is that?
I believe, that LEGO is a great education tool. And it is great, that teachers throughout the country understand that as well.

By - 3/23/16 - 8:20 am

Muckrock reports that when a couple of reporters asked the mayor's office for copies of e-mail between GE and city officials, the mayor's office said it would be more than happy to hand over copies of the roughly 2,500 messages - for $1,746.24.

Because we have a pretty spineless public-records law, Muckrock has launched a crowdsourcing campaign to raise the money to get the e-mails.