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By adamg - 11/28/23 - 9:04 am

CommonWealth Beacon reports on the new rates announced yesterday by the city's municipal aggregation plan, which start in December and run for two years.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 9:45 am

Stanley Staco posts the map. Incumbents Ruthzee Louijeune, who got the most votes citywide and Erin Murphy, who came in second, won precincts across the city. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/23 - 12:00 pm

Lawyers for Civil Rights yesterday announced a settlement in an 18-year legal battle over tests or hair that Boston Police used to use to check for drug use that resulted in numerous false positives for Blacks. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/23 - 4:28 pm

The Boston City Council today unanimously approved a measure that calls on councilors to stop bullying subordinates, especially ones who work for other councilors. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/23 - 9:16 am

Nicole asks:

Anyone know someone fantastic with wedding dress alterations in Boston/Cambridge? My dress needs to be made to fit, as expected, but also the construction has issues so may need more extensive re-working. Specializing in plus-size would be even better.

By adamg - 11/10/23 - 9:26 am

MALatinoNews.com reports on the resignations by members upset over a new BPS policy that will put ESL students in English-language classes right away, with English help as needed, rather than teaching them courses in their native languages.

By adamg - 11/9/23 - 10:04 am

MBTA General Manager Phillip Eng this morning released a proposed schedule for track repairs across most of the T subway system in 2024 that will mean more of the multi-day shutdowns riders have grown accustomed to over the past couple of years, but which he says will ultimately mean faster, smoother rides. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/23 - 8:28 pm

City results show incumbent at-large Councilors Ruthzee Louijeune and Julia Mejia easily winning re-election - along with more conservative incumbent Erin Murphy - with whom Louijeune is battling for the honorary top spot on the ballot. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/23 - 8:53 am

Today's the last day for voting for district and at-large city councilors. Boston's made changes in a number of polling locations this year. The state has a page for finding where you vote today. The city has a similar page for seeing which council district you're in. Polls are open until 8 p.m. If you have a mail-in ballot, you can place it in a city dropbox until 8 p.m.

By adamg - 11/6/23 - 5:44 pm

Hey, remember back in the day when the Green Line kept having embarrassing pantograph problems, and the T said in one case it was because the line was too new and in other cases it was because the lines were too old? And then the T promised it was doing stuff to fix the problems?

Yeah, good times. The T reports it's running shuttle buses instead of trolleys along the C and D lines because of a new pantograph problem at Kenmore Square.

By adamg - 11/6/23 - 1:13 pm

GlobalEats takes a look at the restaurants that opened in Boston in the first three decades of the 20th century as new immigrant groups moved into the city. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/23 - 11:02 am
Block of stores in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.

What might have grabbed the guy's eye in the day's paper? Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 12:35 pm

At-large candidate Bridget Nee-Walsh made the comments at a forum organized by Boston Caribbean-Americans - drawing a rebuke from incumbent at-large Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune, who is herself Haitian-American.

By adamg - 10/20/23 - 9:24 am

J.L. Bell reviews the Boston Archaeology Program's new List of Known Enslaved People in Boston and finds some omissions among the current 2,357 entries, including Onesimus, who introduced the idea of smallpox inoculation, and Phillis Wheatley. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/23 - 10:13 am

WBUR profiles Dzidzor, who founded the Black Cotton Club as a way to bring poetry to the city.

By adamg - 10/18/23 - 4:32 pm
Scene along the water in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By adamg - 10/18/23 - 3:31 pm
Tania Fernandes Anderson crying

Fernandes Anderson cries while talking about murdered children.

Ed. note: Video of the discussions on the two resolutions is at the bottom of the story.

Boston City Council President Ed Flynn sent two proposed resolutions on Israel and Palestine to a committee for further study and hearings.

The council's committee of the whole - basically, the entire council - will now schedule hearings on a resolution by Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) to support Israel and condemn Hamas and a separate one by Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson (Roxbury) calling for an immediate ceasefire in the region. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/23 - 3:11 pm

City Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) tomorrow will ask his fellow councilors to unambiguously support Israel. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/23 - 2:46 pm

Over the last few days, people protesting Israeli actions have been flooding 311 - normally a conduit for reporting potholes and missed trash pickups - demanding somebody do something. 311 workers are now deleting the "reports" as soon as they come in.

After Michelle Wu was elected mayor in 2021, anti-vaxxers tried a similar approach, with no effect, except that 311 didn't remove those from the public database.

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