Boston

By - 1/3/18 - 2:26 pm
Walsh announces school shutdown

And remember: This isn't Loon Mountain.

Mayor Walsh just announced BPS schools will be closed due to the storm. City community centers, however, will be open. City Hall will also be open, but only staffed with emergency personnel. Read more.

By - 1/3/18 - 1:08 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) is promising $5 JP Licks gift certificates to Boston kids whose parents send him photos of them standing next to the fire hydrants they've dug out after tomorrow's bombocyclopocalypse - just like he's done after other snowstorms over the past few years.

By - 1/3/18 - 9:03 am
Red Alert

The excitement in Harvey Leonard's voice last night set us on edge. And then we woke up today to the news that Jim Cantore is back in Boston, awaiting the Bomb Cyclone of 2018, and arriving just in time for the National Weather Service to issue both a blizzard warning and a coastal flood warning for much of the North and South shores and a winter-storm warning for the immediate Boston area.

By - 1/2/18 - 2:22 pm

Quincy Mayor Tom Koch said today that not only will he fight plans to rebuild the Long Island Bridge, he wants a say on any developments on Long Island. Read more.

By - 1/1/18 - 2:02 pm

Did you know that this year there is an election for governor? Wouldn't you like to have the chance to improve policy in Massachusetts? Here is an opportunity. Statewide elections are this year with caucuses in February, so it's important to meet candidates in January. Who are these candidates? What are their visions? What issues would each prioritize for public discussion and pressure? Join us!

Boston NAACP & Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale invite you to our Statewide Candidate Forums to be held at Saint John Chrysostom Church Hall, 4750 Washington St., West Roxbury.

By - 1/1/18 - 11:52 am

In his inauguration speech today, Mayor Walsh announced a four-year, $10-million fundraising effort to build 200 units of "supportive, sustainable, long-term housing for chronically homeless men and women."

The fund has been launched in partnership with Pine Street Inn and Bank of America - which donated $250,000 to the effort.

By - 12/24/17 - 7:16 pm
Sunset over Boston

John Gage watched the sun go down over the water and Boston this Christmas eve.

He wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 12/23/17 - 11:31 pm

The Herald reports the death of Joseph Timilty.

By - 12/22/17 - 12:42 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today he's scrubbing plans to start more elementary kids earlier and high-school kids later for the coming school year. Read more.

By - 12/18/17 - 5:12 pm

WMEX Boston - Radio Aircheck - Don Parker 1961

Boston Radio Watch reports Ed Perry, the owner of WATD in Marshfield, has bought the rights to WMEX at auction and hopes to return the 1510 AM to the air, possibly with a mix of entertainment and news. But will Melvin X. Melvin return?

By - 12/18/17 - 10:18 am

Mayor Walsh today announced the beginning of a competition for an artist to design and build a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr., who lived on Mass. Ave. in the South End while earning his doctorate at Boston University and preaching at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury and who returned to the city in 1965 to lead a civil-rights march from Roxbury to Boston Common. Read more.

By - 12/18/17 - 9:05 am

WBUR reports on the numerous Israeli cybersecurity companies that have set up shop in the Boston area of late - 35 years after Israeli Adi Shamir co-founded RSA Security based on work he and his co-founders did at MIT. RSA, now a subsidiary of Dell EMC, is based in Bedford.

By - 12/17/17 - 11:24 pm

WFXT reports Mayor Walsh has signed a City Council proposal that will prohibit local stores from using those thin plastic bans and will require a 5-cent fee for recyclable bags made of thicker plastic or paper. Read more.

By - 12/17/17 - 11:09 pm
By - 12/16/17 - 11:38 am

The size of the Thomas Canyon fire in California is truly massive. Below, you can see an overlay of the fire's borders on top of a map of Eastern Massachusetts.

By - 12/15/17 - 8:00 pm

Faced with angry parents and city councilors, School Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today he and his staff are going to be doing some hard thinking over the next few weeks about what time elementary schools will start next year. Read more.

By - 12/15/17 - 12:15 pm

City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) vows she won't vote for a school budget that would go towards screwing families at elementary schools that would start so early: Read more.

By - 12/14/17 - 9:32 pm

A roving UHub reporter who spent the evening at home tonight reports getting a push poll on the prospect of at-large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley running against US Rep. Mike Capuano next year:

Tons of questions about a Capuano vs. Presley primary. If you would vote for a Democrat over a sitting Democrat, questions that really highlight how great Ayanna is, etc.

By - 12/12/17 - 8:22 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang is hearing all those complaints from elementary-school parents facing start times as early as 7:15 a.m. next year - and is doing something about it. No, not changing the schedules, but: Read more.