Boston

By - 9/13/18 - 3:43 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced the city has sued 13 drug companies, four drug distributors - and a pain doctor now serving an eight-year federal prison sentence for handing out opioid prescriptions like Halloween candy - for the $64 million the city alleges their negligence with opioids has cost and will continue to cost Boston. Read more.

By - 9/13/18 - 9:27 am

The Globe follows up on the Herald's recent report on lesser crimes Democratic DA candidate Rachel Rollins says she would mostly have prosecutors not prosecute, and includes this nugget: Read more.

By - 9/12/18 - 2:54 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports he's not waiting until after the election; will step down in two weeks to become special counsel to a lobbying company.

Conley had announced earlier this year he would not run for re-election. Democrat Rachel Rollins and independent Michael Maloney are running in November.

By - 9/12/18 - 8:47 am

WBUR alerts us to a new report that took a look at 1,805 pricey Boston condos and found "a large number of them are held under LLCs, trusts and shell corporations that obscure the real owners."

On the one hand, that's not necessarily a bad thing - all that tax money from people who don't live there helps pay for our schools, police, roads, etc. On the other hand, there's the potential for money laundering going on; not to mention the pressures the purchase prices put on our real-estate market.

By - 9/10/18 - 11:01 am
Old Glory in Old Boston

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

By - 9/5/18 - 12:35 pm
Althea Garrison for state representative

Poster in Dudley Square this morning.

Perennial candidate Althea Garrison, who has run pretty much every year since the 1960s for city council, state representative or state senator - all but once without success - will finally get back into office after Ayanna Pressley goes to Washington on Jan. 1.

But first, she's still running for state representative in the 5th Suffolk (Roxbury, Dorchester) state representative's race, as an independent against Liz Miranda, who won yesterday's Democratic primary. Read more.

By - 9/5/18 - 12:06 pm
Perille

Interim School Superintendent Laura Perille says BPS will be beefing up a busing hotline to handle calls for parents wondering where buses are tomorrow (617-635-9520), but says she's hopeful there won't be a repeat of last week's charter-school problems, which saw some students waiting more than two hours for buses - if they came at all. Read more.

By - 9/4/18 - 9:31 pm
Pressley

In a major upset in one of the most progressive congressional districts in the country, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is beating longtime incumbent Mike Capuano, WGBH reports.

Read more.

By - 9/2/18 - 9:18 pm
By - 9/2/18 - 8:59 am

The Boston Sun reports that Boston's efforts to find permanent housing for the homeless keep getting frustrated because just as the numbers of homeless people go down, more homeless people arrive in the city - driven in part by the fact that Boston has programs to house the homeless and most suburbs don't.

By - 8/30/18 - 9:45 am

The Globe reports on another day of delays up to 2 1/2 hours for kids at local charter schools that started early and which rely on BPS buses for student transportation. BPS itself starts next Thursday.

By - 8/29/18 - 12:36 am

At 12:15 a.m., it was 86 at Logan Airport. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through Wednesday night - we can expect temps in the 90s with our bodies thinking it's closer to 105 due to the humidity.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

By - 8/28/18 - 10:59 am
School kids in old Boston

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

By - 8/28/18 - 8:13 am

The Jamaica Plain News lets challenger Katie Forde and incumbent Steve Murphy explain why voters should choose them for the job in this Tuesday's Democratic primary.

By - 8/27/18 - 8:14 pm
Aboard the receiving ship at Commonwealth Pier in Boston

Sailors working out at Commonwealth Pier during the Great War. Source.

In August, 1918, Commonwealth Pier - today's World Trade Center - was a bustling place, with hundreds of sailors arriving there to await their permanent assignments for the "Great War" that the US had entered the year before.

Sometime on Aug. 27 or 28, two sailors reported, yes, flu-like symptoms. Read more.

By - 8/25/18 - 5:30 pm
By - 8/23/18 - 1:51 pm
Walker

UPDATE: Hearing tonight on proposed residential building in Allston cancelled because the BPDA project manager was among those arrested.

WHDH reports on a federal and local sweep of 29 people in Boston and the Brockton area on a variety of drug and gun charges following a two-year investigation. Read more.

By - 8/22/18 - 9:31 am

Mayor Walsh announced yesterday that the city will solicit bids next week for a consultant to develop a "municipal electricity aggregation program" that would essentially buy electricity in bulk for participating ratepayers - with a higher percentage of power coming from renewable sources than from your typical electric utilities. Read more.

By - 8/22/18 - 9:04 am

For awhile now, MoveOn has been organizing potential protests should Robert Mueller be fired. Just in case, here's the Boston info.

Oh, and look who's coming to Massachusetts next month.