The Boston City Council voted today to demand that National Grid cut the crap and get the worker it's locked out for several months back to work - and to support a bill in the state Legislature to create a benefit system for locked out workers. Read more.
Boston is looking for proposals for sort of outdoor recreational pop ups that could take place during your basic Boston winter. Read more.
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.
First Steve Lynch abandons him and now Ayanna Pressley says she'll vote for Pelosi for speaker.
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.
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.
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~
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.