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By adamg - 5/15/19 - 9:26 am

The BPDA is out with its 2019 affordable-housing numbers, which the city uses to determine the most a family can make to apply for one of the "affordable" apartments or condos developers are required to build or pay for in exchange for approval of their projects. Read more.

By Anonymous - 5/10/19 - 1:44 pm

March 22, 2019

"The Mueller Investigation, Explained" by Abby Johnston Digital Editor, Frontline •
Leila Miller Tow Journalism Fellow, FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School Fellowships

By adamg - 5/10/19 - 8:30 am

The Boston Sun reports on Brenda Cassellius's first swing through Boston after her appointment as school superintendent. She's a hockey player and is already becoming a Bruins fan.

By adamg - 5/9/19 - 10:37 pm

Boston Strafer Pilot

Jake alerts us it was 30 years ago tonight that a guy killed his wife, commandeered a small plane in Beverly, then strafed Boston for three hours - and flew under the Tobin Bridge.

By adamg - 5/8/19 - 10:29 am

City Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) says he has the solution to many of Boston's parking woes: No, not making people pay for residential parking permits, which he opposes with the blinding fury of 10,000 suns, but making people with handicap placards pay for metered spaces - and then ticketing them if they stay more than two hours. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/19 - 8:44 am

After 18 years in Roslindale, writer and corporate executive Kristie Helms is going back to her native Tennessee to be closer to her family and for a new job. But she won't forget Boston and lists all the ways she loves the city.

By Anonymous - 5/7/19 - 7:33 pm

Senator Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Mitch McConnell For Declaring Mueller Report Closed

By adamg - 5/7/19 - 12:16 pm

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

By adamg - 5/7/19 - 8:00 am

NECN reports Capt. Haseeb Hosein has been put on leave, says BPD hasn't said why.

By adamg - 5/5/19 - 2:11 pm

Steve is looking for help finding a source in the Boston area for Italian tomatoes, but not just any tomatoes - Bianco di Napoli tomatoes.

By adamg - 5/3/19 - 10:42 am

CommonWealth reports Brenda Cassellius, named earlier this week as Boston's next school superintendent, opposes a current state rule that makes passing 10th-grade MCAS tests a requirement for graduation. She says Minnesota had a similar requirement, but as education commissioner, she found it made more sense to pay for prep classes for one of the tests many colleges use in considering applicants.

By adamg - 5/3/19 - 9:19 am

WBZ reports the first batch of cameras have been shipped to districts in South Boston and Dorchester, with the goal of getting them in use this spring.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 9:32 pm

BPS Superintendent Interviews: BPS Parents and Leaders, Dr. Brenda Cassellius

Brenda Cassellius

The Boston School Committee tonight picked Brenda Cassellius, former commissioner of education for the state of Minnesota as the city's new school superintendent, in a 5-2 vote. Now the committee and Cassellius will try to work out a contract that will bring her to Boston permanently.

Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 1:32 pm

The Boston City Council today endorsed the idea of high-speed rail between Boston and Springfield, saying it could become something that transforms the state. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 11:59 am
Boys in knickers in old Boston shop class

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

By adamg - 4/29/19 - 8:59 pm

The Bay State Banner takes a look at some of the early money numbers among candidates for the four at-large Boston city council seats this year.

By adamg - 4/26/19 - 7:31 am
Mary Frances

Mary Church of Jamaica Plain announced today she's running for an at-large city council seat - because of incumbent Councilor Michael Flaherty's comments about cars earlier in the week:

Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/19 - 11:14 am
Improper Bostonian

Improper Bostonian Publisher Wendy Semonian Eppich announced the magazine for Bostonian bon vivants is shutting down, effective immediately.

While this news might be surprising, the company has had a great run and we’re hopefully leaving this incredible city better and brighter since our inception in 1991.

By adamg - 4/25/19 - 9:47 am

After his comments yesterday about his family's five cars and how T bus stops take up too much damn space, Michael Flaherty now has his own hashtag: #fivecarflaherty. Also, shhh, nobody say a word, but somebody updated his Wikipedia page.

Flaherty and his mixer announcing a run for mayor.

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