The Boston Police Department reports the death of Francis "Mickey" Roache, who became a Boston patrolman in 1968 and eventually served as police commissioner between 1985 and 1993. He served as an at-large city councilor between 1996 and 2002, after which he served as Suffolk County Register of Deeds until he retired in 2015.
Adam Reilly wonders:
Best spot in Boston for matzo ball soup, ideally available to go?
Kaitlin wonders where she can get some mulled wine in this burg, does not specify if she wants it heavy on the cinnamon and light on the cloves.
Anybody who turns in a gun to BPD today will get a $100 Target gift card in a gun buyback to honor the memory of the children and teachers who died at Sandy Hook. Read more.
Raoul Marradi of Jamaica Plain, who had cerebral palsy and used a wheelchair, has died at 59, after several years of suing scores of restaurants, bars and landlords in the Boston area to require them to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter runs down the list so far for the four at-large seats up for grabs in next year's elections. Althea Garrison didn't respond to Reporter inquiries but you know the soon-to-be several-month incumbent will be running, because how could she not?
A federal judge ruled today that a Massachusetts law that can be used to prosecute journalists and others making secret audio recordings of police and public officials in public spaces is unconstitutional. Read more.
Unlike with the State Police, seems BPD overtime issues that make it into court seem to disappear.
Councilor Kim Janey had to fight back the tears as she praised Ayanna Pressley for being a role model for her, for the other four women on the Boston City Council, for people across Boston. Read more.
The Boston City Council voted today to demand that National Grid cut the crap and get the worker it's locked out for several months back to work - and to support a bill in the state Legislature to create a benefit system for locked out workers. Read more.
Boston is looking for proposals for sort of outdoor recreational pop ups that could take place during your basic Boston winter. Read more.
Boston city councilors agreed today to focus some attention on problems ensuring BPS secondary students can get to schools - and after-school activities and jobs - in a far-flung city with an unreliable public-transit system, and will schedule a formal hearing on the matter. Read more.
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