A new study by the BPDA tries to calculate the costs of proposed federal immigration rules that would bar anybody who ever applies for any taxpayer-funded programs - including early-childhood nutrition programs and state-subsidized health insurance - and concludes Boston could lose a significant part of its workforce and risk increases in communicable diseases as immigrants drop out of health-care programs to try to stay here. Read more.
Mayor Walsh today appointed Kathleen Joyce as chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board.
Derek Lumpkins asks:
Just realizing that I haven't had a good duck dish in Boston since last winter. Who's got something new on the menu this fall?
Gov. Baker's son AJ was at the center of a sexual assault incident this summer on a JetBlue flight to Boston.
I-Team Exclusive: Gov. Charlie Baker’s Son Accused Of Sexual Assault
June 22, 2018 - Governor Charlie Baker’s adult son, Andrew, has been accused of an alleged sexual assault by an airline passenger... the incident happened on June 20 aboard a JetBlue Flight from Washington, DC to Boston.
The 15 mayors who make up the Metro Mayors Coalition pledged yesterday to building 185,000 new housing units by the year 2030 as the Boston area continues to grow. Read more.
The Boston Public Library said today it's making hotspot kits - which will let borrowers share an Internet connection with up to 15 other users - available for 21-day loans at all of its branches and the central library in Copley Square.
The devices connect to T-Mobile's Boston network. Anybody with a BPL card can borrow one of the gizmos.
The City Council agreed today to look at ways to make developers take trees into consideration as they transform Boston into a denser city. Read more.
Mayor Walsh announced this morning Boston is upping its 2030 housing goals by 30% - from 53,000 new housing units by then to 69,000, based on new projections that show the city's population growing to nearly 760,000 by then.
Involving janitors, WGBH reports.
Visual by local org Keep it 100 showing mistmatch between housing types built & incomes of Bostonians. Will add our Housing 2030 plan for future construction would more than cover need for upper-middle incomes but fall far short of need for the 50% of Bostonians making <60%AMI pic.twitter.com/dNnBCJTlXH
— Grace Holley (@hollley) September 19, 2018
Boston Police report they're getting reports of a new wave of phone scams in which people get calls that are allegedly from kidnappers or witnesses to horrible car crashes including loved ones - or from angry officials at the State Bureau of Investigation - all demanding people picking up their phones rush down to a local Western Union office or pharmacy to pick up some Green Dot cards to ward off problems. Read more.
Aline Kaplan recalls the days when the Boston area was full of Pewter Pot Muffin Houses.
In an 11-0 vote (councilors Flaherty and Zakim were absent), the city council said today it supports passage of Question 3 on the November ballot, which would enshrine transgender people's rights in places of public accommodation - from restrooms to hospitals. Read more.
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