By - 2/21/19 - 4:23 pm
  • Widline Pyrame, 30, from Boston, wanted straight hair she saw in magazines
  • Used her mother's hair relaxing products, which made it all fall out
  • But black doll given to her and her sister by her uncle made a huge difference
  • Now she wants to help other little girls love their looks with her own line of dolls

By - 2/21/19 - 3:56 pm

The Daily Free Press details a petition drive by City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) against the fare hike and for free passes for seniors and students and reduced fares for low-income residents.

By - 2/20/19 - 3:01 pm
Robot car at MIT

Robot car stops to ponder how to get into MIT.

Xconomy reports that Nutonomy, which is testing robocars in Boston, has run into a problem in that the rolling Marvins can't figure out what to do at stop lights when there's solar glare that makes it hard to see just which color the signal is. Read more.

By - 2/20/19 - 2:44 pm

Nomadicfeels asks:

Where can I get really good ramen in Boston?

By - 2/18/19 - 8:51 am
Proclaiming a day for George Washington in 1800 by John Adams

On Jan. 6, 1800, our own John Adams, then serving as president in the nation's capital of Philadelpha, declared a national day of mourning for George Washington, who had died less than a month earlier. The date chosen was Washington's birthday - Feb. 22.

Massachusetts declared its own day of mourning for Feb. 22 that year as well: Read more.

By - 2/14/19 - 9:21 am

Boston city councilors agreed yesterday to take a look at how to ensure local companies that get tax breaks actually hire all the people or help fund community programs they promised to when receiving city tax breaks. Read more.

By - 2/13/19 - 2:12 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a package of election-related changes that would include increasing council terms from two to four years starting with the 2021 election. Read more.

By - 2/12/19 - 11:29 pm


help cities and towns cover the cost of upgrades to "storm water systems, dams and flood controls, drainage and culvert improvements, drought mitigation strategies and nature-based solutions and adaptation strategies."

The money would also help state and local agencies protect assets including infrastructure, critical care facilities, water resources

By - 2/12/19 - 12:06 pm
Elevated crash in old Boston

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

By - 2/12/19 - 8:01 am

WBZ reports that an annual study shows Bostonians who drive spend more time stuck in traffic than people in any other city. Suck it, New York?

By - 2/9/19 - 10:21 am

There's the one in 1872 that we know about. J.L. Bell recounts the Great Fire of 1760, which started in a brazier's shop.

By - 2/7/19 - 10:29 am

WCVB reports that over two years, Boston has collected 1 million hypodermic needles discarded around the city. With a map.

By - 2/6/19 - 1:12 pm

Councilor Kim Janey (Roxbury) today proposed giving minority Boston entrepreneurs a two-year head start on getting local marijuana licenses as a way to address past wrongs in the war on drugs and to help ensure at least some of the profits from the lucrative business stay local. Read more.

By - 2/6/19 - 12:25 pm

City Council President Andrea Campbell today proposed changes to the city charter that would extend the current two-year terms of councilors four years and to eliminate the way Althea Garrison became an at-large councilor last month. Read more.

By - 2/6/19 - 11:21 am

The Dorchester Reporter takes a look at some Boston demographic data recently released by the BPDA.

By - 2/1/19 - 9:19 am

CommonWealth takes note of some recent proposals for new residential complexes in the city that will have little or no parking spots for tenants (like this one next to the Ashmont Red Line station), and says the BPDA is taking steps to ensure the residents actually use public transit and not clog up neighboring streets with their cars - such as creating a registry of the buildings so that the city can bar their residents from getting residential parking permits. Read more.

By - 1/31/19 - 3:56 pm

City Councilor Michelle Wu argues:

Forget fare hikes; let’s seek the sustainable revenue sources to take action on improving service levels, electrifying trains, and speeding up buses.