Boston School Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today he would fight any effort to arm BPS teachers - not that he's likely to see any proposal from either City Hall or BPD, where officials have long called for more restrictions on guns, not fewer. Read more.
The BU News Service surveys the state of urban beekeeping in the Boston area, notes the increased vitality of our local bees:
Hives in Cambridge and Boston have a higher honey productivity rate than rural bees, producing about 30% more honey. City bees are also more likely to survive the winter. Scientists are still speculating why urban bees show increased resilience and productivity - perhaps their success is due to less pesticide use, more varied diets and an urban heat-island effect that keeps bees warmer during cold winter months.
For February, of course, that's normal, and that's why the French Toast Alert has been upped a notch. It's the 70-degree temps we had yesterday and have today that are, no, not in the least surprising or alarming or anything.
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley announced today he will not seek re-election this fall. Read more.
Boston City Councilors say the $85 million the city directly pays into the MBTA every year should at least buy them a meeting with T officials to press their case to do more than just maintain an increasingly unreliable system they say particularly penalizes residents who don't live near a subway stop. Read more.
The Boston City Council agreed today to begin looking into ways to deal with flooding that go beyond requiring developers along the waterfront to take into account increased flooding due to climate change and sea-level rise. Read more.
Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 3:30p -5:00p
Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 7:30p-9:00p
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Directed by Annemarie Jacir (Palestine, 2017, 96 min.).
As the Celtics were retiring Paul Pierce's number, Boston Police were tweeting out an honor to Red Auerbach for his role in hiring blacks for the Celtics. The department took the tweet down not long after, when people began questioning it, but, of course nothing ever really dies on the Internet.
WHDH examines the issue of stray voltage from corroded wires and connectors near utility boxes, most recently a dog on Southampton Street in the South End.
A dozen people were arrested today as police in Boston, Swansea and Swampscott raided locations related to two groups that imported massive amounts of fentanyl and other drugs from Mexico for distribution in the Boston area, local and federal law-enforcement officials said today. Read more.
A report by several do-gooder groups says the state needs to do more to improve public transit inside the core of the state's economy - Boston and the other communities clustered around it within and along 128. Read more.
A city analysis of public-health data from 2016 and 2017 shows Bostonians are having healthier babies and are less likely to grow up smoking, or do lots of binge drinking or have unsafe sex than in years past. But the numbers also show a rapid rise in opioid deaths and too many of us are anxious and torpid - fewer Bostonians are exercising and rates of certain chronic diseases remain unchanged. Read more.
The Boston City Council today agreed to hold at least one hearing to try to figure out how to make Madison Park the sort of vocational school that educators from other cities would want to visit to learn how it does things. Read more.