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By adamg - 12/7/19 - 10:36 am
Elections Department at City Hall

Andrea Doremus Cuetara is among the people in the Elections Department at City Hall this morning, waiting for the recount to begin in the race for the fourth at-large seat on the city council - in which Julia Mejia and Alejandra St. Guillen are current separated by less than ten votes.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 8:36 pm

Wired reports on the company's efforts to comply with Boston's new short-term rental ordinance, with a massive purge of its Boston listings over the past weekend to ditch places that, among other things, aren't registered with the city or are in buildings where the owner doesn't live.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 6:35 pm

BPS was open today, but with the heaviest snow of Round 2 forecast for tomorrow morning, officials have announced BPS schools will be closed tomorrow.

Community centers and libraries will be open tomorrow, although community centers will open at 10 a.m.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 12:11 pm

Can I Save My Space?

My name is Igor and I live in Southie and for years wasn't sure if and when to put out a space saver. Between tweets and web sites, there was no one place that could tell me for sure. Now there is. I hope this simple page helps.

By adamg - 11/30/19 - 12:56 pm

Deb asks:

Suggestions for Americanized Chinese food in Boston for visiting parent? General Gao's chicken, moo shu whatever, fried rice, lo mein, nothing too authentically Chinese or fusion, not take-out only.

By adamg - 11/29/19 - 10:57 am

A federal judge in Boston ruled this week that federal authorities who want to lock up immigrants who have no major criminal records and who face deportation will have to prove the people are dangerous or pose a flight risk - rather than making the immigrants prove they aren't dangerous. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/19 - 9:55 am
Gov. Hancock declares Thanksgiving

On Nov. 10, 1783, just ten months after British diplomats signed the Treaty of Paris, which recognized an independent United States, Massachusetts Gov. John Hancock issued a proclamation declaring "a day of Thanksgiving" on Dec. 11: Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/19 - 11:15 am
Entrance to Sumner Tunnel in the mid-1940s

North End tunnel entrance all clogged up. See it larger.

After World War II, the East Boston Traffic Tunnel, also known as the Sumner Tunnel, was often gridlocked - being the only direct car route between Boston Proper and East Boston. The photo is from a 1947 report by a rapid-transit commission established by the state legislature, and has this caption: Read more

By adamg - 11/26/19 - 8:39 am

NBC Boston reports on the decision by the Boston Public Health Commission to ban menthols from convenience stores and other places where the under-21 set is allowed in.

By adamg - 11/24/19 - 1:27 pm
Ad for a Stanford, CA hospital in the Boston Globe

Today's Globe has a full-page ad that promotes all the wonderful care patients can get at a newly rebuilt hospital - in Palo Alto, CA. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/19 - 10:00 pm
Robert Gaul

Transit Police report arresting Robert Gaul, 45, on charges he smashed a woman in the face with a blunt object for no particular reason as she sat in North Station Wednesday night. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 9:17 am
Ice along Fort Point Channel

Alexis Deise reported shortly before 8 a.m. that "all that glitters is... ice," along Fort Point Channel.

NBC Boston reports multiple car crashes in the Boston area due to black ice.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 9:11 am

The Globe reports on a council vote yesterday for a new city cannabis board that would determine who gets licenses in Boston - with an emphasis on local, minority owners. It's the result of an agreement between Councilor Kim Janey (Roxbury) and Mayor Walsh.

Proposed ordinance (5.9M PDF).

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 11:17 am
Street scene in old Boston, featuring trolley tracks and Katz Pharmacy

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

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 9:11 am

The Globe today starts its detailed look at traffic congestion in the Boston area, featuring overjammed roads, rickety public transit and a governor who loves his SUV. It sums up the situation in Boston:

When Walsh took office in 2014, the city pledged to cut driving 5 percent by 2020. But instead, driving has surged, jumping an estimated 14 percent from 2005 to 2017.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 11:54 am

Although like the original Boston 2024, it's kind of a failure - after getting you all hyped up about the idea of renting dumpsters, it doesn't tell you how to contact whoever's behind it for more info.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 11:26 pm

The latest unofficial city election results now show just five votes separate Julia Mejia and Alejandra St. Guillen for the fourth at-large seat on the city council. Both campaigns have been collecting signatures for a recount of what, on election night, seemed to be a ten-vote election win for Mejia.

H/t James W. Hills.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 10:57 pm

Bloomberg reports Boston-area rents dropped 0.2% from September to October, which, when coupled with an even smaller decrease in New York rents, was apparently enough to cause an unexpected bit of a slowdown in national inflation numbers.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 9:56 am
Street scene in old Boston with two young kids

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

By Kent - 11/12/19 - 9:08 am

Temple Hillel B'nai Torah - Theodore Parker Church - Stratford Street United Church - Holy Name Church - Roslindale is for Everyone - Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale invite you to

A Path to Healing Our Communities: Understanding Restorative Justice

November 19, 2019, 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30)

Speakers: Susan Maze Rothstein, Suffolk University Restorative Justice Program
Rahsaan Hall, Massachusetts ACLU
Rachel Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney
Moderator: Tanisha Sullivan, President, NAACP Boston Branch

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