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By adamg - 4/9/21 - 10:33 am
Queen Elizabeth, Kevin White and Prince Philip

Photo from the Boston City Archives.

In 1976, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited Boston as part of her tour of the former colonies on the 200th anniversary of that unpleasantness. Then, as always, the prince had to walk behind the queen, and, in this case, behind even Kevin White, on a tour of City Hall (he's walking with Kitty Dukakis). In addition to marveling at all that brutalist concrete, the queen and the prince got to enjoy cake.

By adamg - 4/7/21 - 10:13 pm

Rachel Skerrit, head of school at Boston Latin School, explains why she feels Tom Keane doesn't know what he's talking about in calling for the elimination of the city's three exam schools.

In a message to BLS parents yesterday, Skerritt, herself a BLS graduate, writes: Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 8:55 am

Mayor Kim Janey - "Your Mayor"

Kim Janey, the two-term Roxbury city councilor and current acting mayor, announced this morning she's laced up her sneakers for the race for a four-year term as mayor this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 1:13 pm
Chart showing drop in payroll in Boston over 2020

From BPDA report.

The BPDA says unemployment in Boston dropped from a peak of 16.1% in June to a still high 7.4% in December - but in a new report says there's an important caveat with that decrease: Read more.

By anon - 4/5/21 - 12:27 pm

I want to know why are there so many Dunkin’ Donuts in Boston?

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 9:54 am
Kids on play field in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene (which, yes, was in Boston). See it larger.

By adamg - 4/2/21 - 5:19 pm

Carla Monteiro, a Dorchester social worker, is running for one of the four at-large council seats. So is James Colimon (right) of Roslindale, the city's international partnership's manager and formerly Mayor Walsh's liaison to the city council. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/21 - 11:32 am

A Rhode Island man already charged with raping eight women he picked up outside Boston bars and clubs by posing as an Uber driver between 2017 and 2019 was arraigned yesterday for a ninth rape, based on video he recorded on his phone, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 10:23 pm

With President Biden proposing large new investments in rail service, Amtrak has come out with a map that shows new rail service west to Albany and north to Manchester, NH by 2035. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 9:39 am

Lisa Johnson writes that while going through some photos at her mother's house, she came across one showing her father, a Boston school teacher, with Mayor Kevin White in City Hall in 1971. And that got her to thinking about Boston political history - and her dad.

By adamg - 3/29/21 - 10:43 am
Train station in old Boston

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

By adamg - 3/26/21 - 11:01 am

RadRebe asks:

Need to help a New Jersey transplant: best bagels in Boston. Go.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 3:11 pm

Live Boston reports the office of Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins is now looking into the origin of a screenshotted fake Tweet that purported to be from her and that she was looking into alleged "violent" treatment of a naked guy in Downtown Crossing by Boston Police. Rollins's office says she never tweeted that.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 2:14 pm

Remember when the City Council rushed to get a measure to the State House to eliminate the possibility of four separate elections for mayor this year, and the legislature and the governor agreed and then Marty Walsh didn't wind up getting confirmed until after the date that would have triggered the extra special elections anyway? Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 12:13 am

WCVB reports BPS has gotten until April 26 - after spring break - to start five-days-a-week in-classroom teaching.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 12:22 pm

The Bay State Banner is no fan of the Emancipator, a new Web site by the Globe op-ed department and Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research - starting with its name. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 11:57 am

Swearing-In Ceremony of Mayor Kim Janey

Livestream of the ceremony in City Hall.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 9:36 am
Mayor Janey on WGBH billboard in Brighton

GBH alerts turnpike motorists today there's a new mayor in town. Photo via GBH.

The Boston Business Journal reports a supporter of Andrea Campbell is setting up one of the fundraising organizations to boost her chances of becoming mayor this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/21 - 9:28 am

Last March, as everything went to hell, Joe Kinsella moved to Orleans. He reports he enjoyed his time on the Nauset Estuary, but that he can't stay away from his adopted home in the Hub. There's a value to in-person work spaces and impromptu whiteboard sessions that he's just not finding in the online-only life. Also: Read more.

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