The Lucas Brothers went to The Met to see it all in color on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Full Frontal on TBS, April 3, 2019, Act 3. White statues have long been a tool for white supremacists to claim historical superiority but white supremacists are wrong
Boston Magazine reports on the war in the legislature. One of the reasons cited by restaurants to kill beer gardens is the high cost of liquor licenses. When Boston officials tried to get the legislature to let Boston issue more liquor licenses, restaurants objected because they didn't want to see the value of their investment in the licenses go down.
A City Council committee will consider whether it makes sense to let Boston Police officers continue working past the current retirement age of 65 if they're willing - and able to continue passing physicals. Read more.
Mayor Walsh said today he'll be adding $15 million to the BPS budget for the coming year to guaranteed a pre-K seat for every four-year-old in Boston.
The money will pay for enough teachers, supplies and equipment to add 750 more pre-K seats in BPS, which Walsh says is enough to ensure no child is turned away from K-1 programs.
MassDOT today announced plans to spend $2.4 million on a year-long pilot project in which it will subsidize the cost of moving people in wheelchairs around the current RIDE service area. Read more.
Tory Bullock is not a fan of the impending MBTA fare increases.
The Boston City Council today approved an ordinance proposed by Mayor Walsh that would allow rental scooters on local streets and sidewalks - under the oversight of the city transportation department, which would license operators and set requirements for such things as ensuring even the city's most far-flung neighborhoods get stocked with the two-wheelers. Read more.
The City Council will look at how to curb noise in Boston - from screaming jets overhead to screaming, drunken tourists carousing through the North End late at night. Read more.
City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George said today that, like school districts across the country, BPS has been conducting drills with teachers on what to do should a shooter enter a local school. But, she said at a City Council meeting today, local teachers aren't getting shot with pellet guns. Read more.
The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene.
Are you missing the poetry of the late Mayor Thomas M. Menino? Are you in Boston and in your feelings? Feel like writing something other than internet comments to complete strangers? Then check out the call for submissions for the 2019 Mayor's Poetry Program, curated by Porsha Olayiwola, the newly appointed Poet Laureate of Boston:
“an Alcatraz around my neck"
The ACLU of Massachusetts now has a data person on staff, who's begun analyzing lots of data related to criminal justice, and one of his first looks is at "Declining to prosecute" cases for Suffolk County - the sort of thing that new DA Rachael Rollins said she would step up for certain types of low-level crimes: Read more.
The Boston City Council today approved a measure that would require city agencies, such as Boston Public Schools, to pay more attention to where the food they buy comes from and how it's prepared. Read more.
The city of Austin has hired away Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca to serve as that city's head of mobility, "to secure real progress in getting us where we want to go, when we want to get there, safely and cost-effectively."
Fiandca had served as head of the 400-employee BTD since January, 2015.