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By adamg - 2/23/23 - 10:38 am

The Boston Public Health Commission yesterday alerted healthcare providers and community organizations about what it says is"concerning levels of presumed opioid-related overdoses in Nubian Square among individuals who believed they were using cocaine." Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/23 - 6:09 pm
Corean Reynolds

Mayor Wu today announced her pick as Boston's inaugural director of nightlife economy: Corean Reynolds, whose job will include figuring out how to make Boston more enticing for both long-time residents and the post-graduate set deciding whether to stay here through a more vibrant, diverse nightlife - in a city where neighborhood groups, even downtown, often do their darndest to resist anything that might interfere with rolling up the sidewalks when their members are ready for bed. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/23 - 3:03 pm

NBC Boston reports on the Chap. 11 filing by Starry.

By adamg - 2/21/23 - 12:02 pm
Street scene in old Boston featuring billboard for Boston Light ale and beer

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

By adamg - 2/20/23 - 11:33 am

Scott Van Voorhis recounts last week's BPDA board meeting, at which board members pushed back on Mayor Wu's plans to reshape the way development happens in Boston.

Watch board members criticize criticism of the BPDA's current policies: Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/23 - 6:03 pm

The Herald reports Mayor Wu vetoed a city-council proposal that would return the school committee to being all elected. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/23 - 9:36 pm

Mayor Wu announced today the city is making permanent its pandemic-inspired system that lets restaurants reserve parts of the sidewalks and streets out front for outdoor dining - except in the North End, where residents had grown increasingly cranky at having narrow streets taken up by so many tables and where the city says traffic this summer will be even worse than usual due to a couple of major road projects. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/23 - 12:28 pm
Trolley barn in old Boston

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

By adamg - 2/15/23 - 1:10 pm

The MBTA yesterday announced its latest round of weekend shutdowns aimed at upgrading various things it didn't upgrade during last year's month-long Orange Line shutdown and to account for the continuing demolition of the Government Center Garage, which will also affect the Green Line. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/23 - 11:39 am

The Boston Licensing Board today began grilling operators of new restaurants how they plan to keep their establishments from becoming street-clogging destinations for food-delivery drivers who insist on parking right out front even if that means double or even triple parking. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/23 - 10:15 pm

A federal magistrate judge ruled today the Satanic Temple has to pay Boston $8228.25 as reimbursement for the time four city attorneys spent successfully fighting what another judge called a "bad faith" attempt to make then Councilor Michelle Wu spend several hours in Salem on Election Day listening to church members give a candle-lit invocation and then answering questions about how the city council selects clergy members to start meetings with an invocation. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/23 - 4:31 pm

David Weininger asks:

Anyone know of a bank in Boston or vicinity that has foreign currency available for same-day exchange (i.e., not just to be ordered for delivery later)?

By adamg - 2/13/23 - 10:05 pm
Starlink satellites

Sam RP looked up around 6:20 p.m. and saw a shimmering string of white lights in the sky. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 9:03 pm

The MBTA announced today that all but the topmost level of the Alewife garage will re-open tomorrow, but that the Red Line will continue to end and begin at Davis as engineers figure out how to get people onto trains without having to pass under a metal framework damaged when some guy in a Civic rammed into a concrete barrier on the garage's top level, sending the five-ton concrete slab down towards the station atrium - only to be stopped by the metal supports for large window panels. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 1:10 pm
Fort Point welcome sign

Fort Point's infamous welcome/good-bye blue oval.

The mayor's office today announced a design contest to develop unique welcome signs for each of the city's unique neighborhoods - to replace the uniform blue ovals that have announced neighborhoods since the Menino administration. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/23 - 1:01 pm

Boston today announced the arrival of the first of 20 electricity-powered buses at the BPS bus yard in Readville, which will serve as a pilot with the goal of replacing all of the city's current 620 diesel and propane buses by 2030 - and which will start carrying students after February vacation. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/23 - 3:56 pm

Boston Public Schools will be closed tomorrow due to the cold. Superintendent Mary Skipper says: Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/23 - 11:02 pm

Mayor Wu has declared a cold emergency for Friday into Sunday due to temperatures and wind chills that could fall well below freezing. Read more.

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