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.
Conley had announced earlier this year he would not run for re-election. Democrat Rachel Rollins and independent Michael Maloney are running in November.
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.
The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UPDATE: Hearing tonight on proposed residential building in Allston cancelled because the BPDA project manager was among those arrested.
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.