Boston

By - 6/22/18 - 4:54 pm

WBZ reports that Tommy Chang, Boston school superintendent since 2015, is leaving his job. The Globe reports that Chang, who came here from Los Angeles, is quitting even though he doesn't have another job lined up.

When Chang wanted to come to Boston.

By - 6/20/18 - 2:16 pm

The City Council voted unanimously today to condemn current federal policies on breaking up families at the border, after Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) broke down in tears today as she explained she's had trouble just leaving the house the past couple of days after watching all the news and after Councilor Josh Zakim (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway), whose family fled the Nazis two generations ago, said comparisons to the actions of Nazi Germany are "entirely appropriate." Read more.

By - 6/20/18 - 1:02 pm

Boston today gave a company experimenting with driverless cars permission to expand its testing from the Seaport to the entire city. Don't worry, at least during testing, you'll still have somebody to stare down behind the wheel: Read more.

By - 6/19/18 - 4:20 pm

I remember some details but not a lot.

By - 6/19/18 - 12:21 pm

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

By - 6/19/18 - 10:00 am

Mayor Walsh said today he's picked a South Carolina-based lawfirm to file suit against the makers of opioids to try to recover some of the costs he says the city has incurred treating and dealing with users of their products. Read more.

By - 6/13/18 - 2:35 pm

UPDATE: Walsh said he will sign the ordinance.

The Boston City Council today approved, 11-2, a proposed law that would bar investors from renting out apartments and condos on Airbnb and similar Web sites but which would let owners who live in two- and three-family houses rent out units 365 days a year. Read more.

By - 6/12/18 - 9:04 pm

Will Shirley Leung ever get over the loss of the Olympics? No, of course not:

I can’t help but get wistful when I hear Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gush about hosting the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Those were the Games that could have been Boston’s had we not self destructed, paving the way for LA to win the bid.

By - 6/12/18 - 11:36 am
By - 6/11/18 - 9:13 am

Any recommendations for a restaurant that makes a fancy Spanish coffee? The kind where the glass is heated from burning some liquor in the glass, then frosted with sugar and then with the beverage built up?

Or are there restaurants that make this kind of beverage whether Spanish or not?

By - 6/10/18 - 10:42 pm
Rollins, Carvalho, Henning, Champion, McAuliffe

Rollins, Carvalho, Henning, Champion, McAuliffe.

CommonWealth summarizes the ACLU-sponsored forum for the five Democratic candidates for DA at Hibernian Hall the other night. You basically have three candidates on the left (Rollins, Carvalho and McAuliffe), one who, if not a right winger, not exactly with any plans to become the next Larry Krasner (current assistant DA Henning) and one who shares some views with the first three and some with Henning.

By - 6/7/18 - 10:11 am
Delivering fallout survival supplies

The folks at the Boston City Archives have posted a photo of a truck used to deliver supplies to one of Boston's many fine nuclear fallout shelters in 1964. Can you figure out where?

By - 6/7/18 - 2:28 am
By - 6/6/18 - 8:14 pm
While the city has tour boats that people can pay for a trip...

Boston police provide tours of the harbor & watch the USS Constitution fire the sunset cannon using taxpayer dollars....

By - 6/6/18 - 1:21 pm

City councilors will be looking towards regulations that would stamp out alleged sober homes whose operators prey on residents, rather than help them recover. Read more.

By - 6/5/18 - 8:19 am

State wildlife officials are turning to the public to get a handle on just how many turkeys we have in the state now (beyond "Lots! And that's just on my block!"). They've posted a form to let you report all your turkey sightings (the form refers to "poults" - those are baby turkeys).

The form only lists "Boston" as a community, but there's a notes field where you could add Roslindale or the North End or wherever.

By - 6/4/18 - 12:15 pm
Where was the Gahm Building?

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

By - 6/1/18 - 3:25 pm
Jun 15-17 Arab Film Weekend

For the third year, the Boston Palestine Film Festival is proud to partner with MFA film to present a survey of the very best contemporary films from the Arab region of North Africa and the Middle East. This year’s lineup highlights female directors and protagonists, featured from Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, and Algeria. For newcomers to Arab cinema or experienced fans, this mini-festival is not to be missed.

When:
Friday, Jun 15, 2018 3:30p -
Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 8:00p

Where:
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Admission:
$11