Boston

By - 11/28/18 - 1:43 pm

Boston city councilors agreed today to focus some attention on problems ensuring BPS secondary students can get to schools - and after-school activities and jobs - in a far-flung city with an unreliable public-transit system, and will schedule a formal hearing on the matter. Read more.

By - 11/27/18 - 12:15 pm

A company called Bitches Who Brunch that makes recommendations on where to eat on the weekend in New York, Chicago and Washington has been acquired by a social-sports league in Baltimore, which plans to expand the bitchiness factor to five new cities early next year, including Boston. Read more.

By - 11/26/18 - 6:49 pm

First Steve Lynch abandons him and now Ayanna Pressley says she'll vote for Pelosi for speaker.

By - 11/23/18 - 10:31 am

Candy Girl Lip Sync

Led by Rizz, from New Edition. Also featuring the dancing stylings of Police Commissioner William Gross and Wally, with a very special guest appearance by Zdeno Chara.

By - 11/21/18 - 9:19 am

The Dorchester Reporter talks to Ayanna Pressley about how she's now splitting her time between Washington and Boston - where she still has some unfinished business as an at large city councilor before she is sworn in as a member of Congress.

By - 11/19/18 - 11:30 pm

WCVB:

Dozens of students lined the hallway outside Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's office in a demonstration Monday.

Read more.

By - 11/18/18 - 4:28 pm
Whole Fole Mole

Mike Toole reports:

Man, tryin to get the last of the turkey day shopping done, and my brain is turning to mush. all of these damn supermarkets are starting to blend together~

By - 11/16/18 - 6:58 pm

WBUR reports BPS is immediately stopping all suspensions of kindergarteners and first and second graders and will limit suspensions of older elementary students - in response to a threatened lawsuit by Greater Boston Legal Services.

By - 11/16/18 - 11:15 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports. In 2016, the city reduced the default city speed limit from 30 to 25. You may recall that before the city did that, councilors approved a reduction to 20 but were stymied by state law. Councilors say that today, as then, the issue is safety - for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers themselves.

By - 11/16/18 - 8:31 am

The Globe reports the ACLU of Massachusetts and other civil-rights groups have sued BPD to find out what sort of information about "noncitizen youth" that officers arrest or just question that is getting put into a database accessible by ICE.

More information from the ACLU, including a copy of the complaint, filed in Suffolk Superior Court.

By - 11/14/18 - 5:52 pm

The latest NWS maps show 2 to 3 inches of snow, even in Boston, Thursday night into Friday. And that's why the French Toast Alert is back on the home page.

By - 11/14/18 - 9:45 am

Séamus Dillon, a professor at Waterford Institute of Technology is trying to create an repository of experiences of Gaelic speakers in the US, and so has a request: Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 3:04 pm

Airbnb, which ginned up a heavy-handed astroturf campaign to try to block city regulation of short-term rentals, is now trying another approach: A lawsuit charging Boston with heavy handedness of its own by attempting to violate both Airbnb's and its affiliates' free speech and privacy rights. Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 10:53 am

The State House News Service summarizes a panel discussion with Rachael Rollins, newly elected Suffolk County DA and Liz Miranda and Nika Elugardo, both elected as state representatives.

Miranda said that as a candidate this year, she felt she was "fighting" against a party that she says should have been helping her.

By - 11/12/18 - 10:24 pm
Boston from the air at night

Octr202 reports the ascent from Logan was a bit bumpy tonight, but the view made up for it.

By - 11/6/18 - 8:47 pm

At 8:01 p.m., Associated Press declared Ayanna Pressley would become the first black woman member of Congress from Massachusetts, since she had no opposition in her race in the 7th Congressional District, after defeating incumbent Mike Capuano in the September primary. Read more.

By - 11/6/18 - 10:14 am

Cera Smith asks:

Fellow voters in Boston! What are the goodies we get with an "I voted" sticker? I know Blackbird Doughnuts is doing a free mini doughnut!

By - 11/2/18 - 9:01 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning that goes into effect at noon on Saturday: Winds of 20 to 30 m.p.h., with possible gusts up to 60.

Damage to trees, power lines, and property are possible with winds of this magnitude. Power outages are likely. Take action to secure loose outdoor objects

By - 11/1/18 - 7:30 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports National Grid was a no-show at a City Council hearing earlier this week on the state of gas mains in Boston.