Home 'n' hearth
Nikki Frankel asks on Jan. 12:
Hey, Boston, is anyone else being pressured to renew their September lease already? Seems wicked early to me.
John Ford lists uses for this wonder liquid, including:
11. To cure foot odour, wash your feet with vodka.
At BU, students freak out and sleep in common areas.
A more mature Doug Haslam uses a different technique: a cat and a small piece of cheese:
We hear noises, and it sounds like a mouse, but I don't want it to be a mouse. I want it to be the fridge, even though that would be much more expensive. Actually, it... Read more
Building Green Boston reports Jamaica Plain is fast becoming a strong niche for green building:
We have 4 active projects in the area and have bid over 10 in the past 6 months.
With photos and details on one house's energy-efficiency retrofit.
Malden Patch reports foreclosure protesters gathered up trash from a foreclosed Malden house they say Bank of America has let go to hell, then took it over to the Beacon Hill home of the president of the bank's Massachusetts division and dumped it there.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a 2010 law aimed at protecting tenants of foreclosed apartments against evictions "without just cause" also applies to tenants who were in the process of being evicted before the law went into effect, but who never left their units.
Fannie Mae took possession of a Springfield apartment complex in 2009; in January, 2010, it ordered all of the... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that if the owners of a Charlestown condo want to remove two walls to create a fabulous pass-through view of the harbor and downtown, they're going to have to sign an agreement that the condo board could one day order them to restore the walls.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a Roxbury man has to tear down part of the two-unit condo building he put up on Magazine Street because he tore down a neighbor's fence and then built part of the structure where his neighbors used to plant vegetables and repair their cars.
The court said that while it couldn't figure out where the actual property line was,... Read more
Dear Mayor Menino,
My wife and I have lived at [elided] in Brighton since 1997. At least a third of the residential units on our block are rental units, most of which are rented to a different set of Boston College students each year. Some years are good: the students are respectful of the neighborhood, keep the noise down, and keep things clean. Some years... Read more
Don't worry, Molly Galler went, and she took plenty of pictures.
Yes, it's another mortgage-scandal case. Rich Vetstein considers Bevilacqua v. Rodriguez, in which the Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments yesterday - on the heels of its decision on shoddy mortgage paperwork:
This case, which national legal experts are watching closely, may determine the rights of potentially thousands of innocent purchasers who bought property at foreclosure sales that have been rendered invalid after the... Read more
Be sure to attend the last Winter Farmer's Market at The Armory (191 Highland Avenue) this Saturday, March 26th, from 10-2pm.
Also, please fill out this survey to help plan next year's market!
As a former educator, I am pleased to report the following information regarding bullying in the Somerville Schools. Please note that all this information can also be found on the "School Section" page ~Courtney O'Keefe
Parents/guardians, students and community members can now anonymously report incidents of bullying, cyberbullying and retaliation in the Somerville Public Schools either online or by telephone:
617-629-5222 –... Read more
Jim Sullivan confronts the situation:
I had never thought of what would happen AFTER I caught a live mouse. At least, I hadn't considered what to do with one in the winter when there was about three feet of snow on the ground everywhere in our neighborhood. I had purchased the trap during a summer when it was easy to imagine releasing a mouse... Read more