Boston

By - 10/27/17 - 5:57 pm

Writing in the Irish Times, Frank McNally finds Boston turkeys tough to swallow:

Whatever else they might be, turkeys are not among the more attractive bird species. You’d have to be a mother to love one.

H/t Niobium.

By - 10/27/17 - 5:21 pm

As promised at the last debate, it's now here. It puts specific monetary amounts on some of his proposals, such as $5 million for housing vouchers for 400 low-income families. Read more.

By - 10/27/17 - 12:39 pm

CommonWealth reports the state Department of Public Utilities is going to investigate an allegation that Eversource helped raise electricity rates by futzing around with the supply of natural gas used to generate electricity around here.

By - 10/27/17 - 2:37 am

Look who's coming to speak at Resist Marxism: Rally for the Republic, Saturday November 18, it's Joey Gibson, who founded the group Patriot Prayer, a right wing, sometimes anti-government, and sometimes pro-Trump group that held rallies from San Francisco to Seattle, places known for liberal politics.

By - 10/26/17 - 11:53 am
Mystery floor plan

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out what this floor plan was for. See it larger.

By - 10/25/17 - 10:46 am

The BPDA is looking to begin asking developers of large residential projects whether their buildings will give residents a choice of at least two ways to get broadband - including wirelessly. Read more.

By - 10/25/17 - 9:18 am
Fake endorsement

Word in from the Walsh campaign: Hizzona has not endorsed Stephen Passacantilli in the District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) council race, no matter how many cards saying he has are floating around East Boston. The Walsh campaign forwarded this interchange at WGBH from last night: Read more.

By - 10/24/17 - 10:02 pm

In their second, and final, debate, Mayor Marty Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson highlighted their differences in a debate moderated by WGBH's Margery Eagan and Jim Braude: Read more.

By - 10/24/17 - 4:29 pm

This card has been going around East Boston in recent days. In Spanish, it says, "I'm with Stephen" (and at the bottom: "Authorized and paid for by the Friends of Stephen Passacantilli Committee"). Read more.

By - 10/24/17 - 4:29 pm

In an article that cites real data and provides analysis, Beth Treffeisen of the Boston Sun reports on research by the Alliance of Downtown Civic Organizations and UMass researcher Mark Merante and states:

short-term units in Boston are constricting the supply of rental units, keeping rents in existing rental units artificially higher, and displacing residents.

By - 10/23/17 - 1:27 pm

I have a watch that has, so far, confounded most watch repairers. Anyone know of someone with the skills to defeat this thing?

By - 10/23/17 - 9:21 am

The Herald analyzes reports to the city's 311 system, finds discarded needles are showing up all across the city, including playgrounds, keeping parents wary and the city's four full-time needle removers busy.

By - 10/22/17 - 10:40 pm
Tossed pumpkin

Pat Payaso, the clown running for one of the four at-large city council seats, reports somebody threw a pumpkin at his house tonight. "Scared our tenants," he says.

The tossed pumpkin comes after the Dig posts a complaint about Payaso by Roxbury activist Jamahrl Crawford: Read more.

By - 10/21/17 - 10:05 pm
Pembroke Street

Matthew Ireland is walking around the Back Bay, the South End and Bay Village taking photos in black and white, such as this quiet scene on Pembroke Street.

Copyright Matthew Ireland. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/21/17 - 5:29 pm

Marty Walsh's competitor four years ago now says Walsh deserves another four years. Read more.

By - 10/20/17 - 5:08 pm

It's not all a bed of roses, a Seattleite warns us. Like, what happens when all those new techies decide to have kids, only there's a sudden shortage of apartments and condos with three bedrooms? Or when the diverse local community Amazon claims it wants discovers that Amazon's non-warehouse workforce is as white as any other tech company's?

By - 10/20/17 - 1:55 pm

After not taking Commuter Rail for several weeks, I got a surprise as I had to pass through a gauntlet at South Station on the way to Fairmount early this afternoon. Some Campbell's-kids looking junior T employees confronted every aspiring passenger at the entry to Track 9. They demanded tickets for that specific train. I carped as I had to unburden myself of my Haymarket goodies and coffee to dig into my shirt pocket. The kid blocking me tried to be solemn in saying, "It's in the tariff!" Read more.

By - 10/19/17 - 11:51 am

WGBH is out with a poll that claims most Boston voters feel pretty darn good about their Hub and that that should be good news for Marty Walsh's election. But if you read down more than a couple of paragraphs, you see that it's mainly whites who feel that way: Read more.