In a city that thinks of itself sometimes as the Athens of America, surely we can have a real debate, where two candidates for a particular office can actually talk out issues.
That wasn't what we got tonight. The format of the "debate" between Marty Walsh and Tito Jackson at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury left no room for the candidates to really get into things. Only for one brief moment did they break out of the confines of the forum-style session, when they exchanged a couple of angry barbs over last year's Black Lives Matter at Boston Latin imbroglio. Read more.
Judah's Market, 249 Blue Hill Ave. at Maywood, around 10:20 a.m.
The Daily Mail highlights Methadone Mile.
CORRECTION: The candidates will have two debates after all - they agreed to a second one on Oct. 11.
After both sides agreed not to scab out at a WBZ debate, we're left with just a single mayoral debate, at WGBH's studios on the 10th (and now a second one the next night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury). Tito asked Marty for at least four total debates. One of Marty's minions replied, basically: Yeah, right.
Speaking of Walsh opponents, John Connolly popped up this week ... Read more.
A Roxbury woman has pleaded guilty to 33 credit-card fraud and larcency charges related to the money and credit cards she stole from employees at three schools in Dorchester, Roxbury and Somerville and Massachusetts General Hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Verizon announced today it will soon make its FiOS Internet/cable/phone service available in all of Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale and Roxbury, and in parts of South Boston, including the waterfront. Read more.
The Dig reports on the fight between the owner of a large old historic house on Lambert Street who reclaimed it from pimps and drug dealers and who now wants to sell it to a developer and the neighbors who are opposed.
Boston police officers did nothing wrong when they arrested a teenager on gun charges near Ruggles station in 2015 because they had ample reason to suspect he'd been involved in a criminal act, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today. Read more.
David Bernstein writes that the interesting news in last night's results were not in the race for mayor - which surprised no one - but in the council races, which could mean two black women joining the council in January - possibly alongside incumbent minority councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (at large) and Andrea Campbell (Dorchester). Read more.
Fester the Corpse Flower is getting ready to bloom in the Franklin Park Zoo's tropical-forest exhibit.
Fester is one of seven corpse flowers at Franklin Park Zoo. The other plants are currently off exhibit in the Zoo’s greenhouse. This will be Fester’s third bloom; he previously bloomed in 2012 and 2014.
Modern technology and a 1990s court decision have created a narrow flight corridor off a Logan runway that can mean hour after hour of planes roaring over Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury, from late at night to early in the morning, driving residents nuts. Read more.
Students at the Trotter School on Humboldt Avenue assembled into a big peace sign today for Peace Day. They're working with Children's Services of Roxbury, which is getting ready for an attempt to break the Guinnes world record for the largest peace sign made entirely of people on Boston Common at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
The Bay State Banner introduces us to the candidates, two of whom will survive Tuesday's preliminary to compete in November for the seat being given up by Tito Jackson.
Jamaica Plain News reports on a formal complaint about "unbearable" jet noise of late, notes a new citizen group, Boston South Fair Skies, holds an organizing meeting tonight at 6:30 at the Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway.