Boston

By - 3/21/18 - 6:29 pm

Kids go "Yay!" Kids refuse to listen to parents about how this means they'll have yet another day of school at the end of June.

By - 3/21/18 - 1:17 pm

The outrage of Codman Square residents who recently learned Popeyes was building an outlet where it had been denied permission two years ago could lead to new regulations that require companies to notify neighbors of even proposed projects that meet all zoning requirements. Read more.

By - 3/21/18 - 12:34 pm

Rather than face a potential fight with the City Council over how to keep Airbnb and its kin from eating Boston, Mayor Walsh has pulled his proposed regulations for possible changes. Read more.

By - 3/20/18 - 12:12 pm

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley (at large) wants to ask the state legislature to give Boston the ability to issue 153 new liquor licenses, mostly in neighborhoods not served by cash-rich outlets of national chain restaurants - and to issue "umbrella" licenses that would allow unlimited numbers of alcohol-serving eateries at really big developments in the city, such as the South Bay Town Center now opening up in Dorchester and the Seaport Square project under development in South Boston. Read more.

By - 3/20/18 - 9:56 am

CommonWealth reports that City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) and Lydia Edwards (Charlestown, East Boston, North End) want to amend Mayor Walsh's proposed short-term-rental ordinance to bar investor-owned apartments and condos from the short-term market. Walsh's proposal would let them rent out units for up to 90 days a year - which Wu says is effectively 45 weekends a year.

The city council has to vote on Walsh's proposal and possible amendments by tomorrow or Walsh's proposal becomes law as is.

By - 3/20/18 - 2:33 am
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By - 3/17/18 - 11:10 am

Matt Karolian asks:

Such a weird question, but does anyone any restaurants/caterers that serve American Chop Suey?

By - 3/15/18 - 11:18 am
Rollins

Rachel Rollins, who has served as an assistant US attorney in Boston and an assistant district attorney in Plymouth County and , announced today she is joining the race to succeed Dan Conley, retiring after this year as Suffolk County District Attorney.

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By - 3/14/18 - 2:34 pm

Mayor Walsh announced today he's lifting the snow emergency at 5 p.m. today. That means residents can save their spaces for 48 hours, or until 5 p.m. on Friday - except in the South End, where spaces can never legally be saved.

By - 3/14/18 - 10:27 am

Shortly before 9 a.m., people across the city had their lights flicker and their Internet service go down. Read more.

By - 3/13/18 - 4:14 pm

Mayor Walsh just announced BPS schools are closed tomorrow, but that City Hall and BPL branches will be open. Read more.

By - 3/13/18 - 12:45 pm

As part of planned student walkouts Wednesday around the country to call for gun reform after a massacre of students and teachers at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, a group of students, teachers and clergy plan to protest at the Smith & Wesson plant,

The rally is set to begin at 3 p.m. at 2100 Roosevelt Ave and last an hour. It is expected to draw high school students from Springfield and Holyoke, and from as far away as Boston, according to organizer Tara Parrish of the Pioneer Valley Project.

By - 3/13/18 - 9:55 am

#openinbos is where local businesses that are still open today are letting the world know.

By - 3/12/18 - 6:31 pm
Forming storm

The view from space at 5:15 p.m. Via CIRA.

By - 3/12/18 - 4:14 pm

So if you're parked on a snow-emergency route, move it or lose it. But since there's going to be a snow emergency, you'll have 48 hours after the emergency is declared over to save your space - except in the South End where, theoretically, space savers are never allowed. Read more.

By - 3/12/18 - 9:05 am
Possible blizzard conditions
Red alert!

Yes, today would be when you need to go out and Buy All the Things, because you're not going to get much of a chance after midnight, and not just because most stores are closed then anyway. Yes, it's Red Alert for the third time in two weeks.

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By - 3/9/18 - 8:31 am

Jamaica Plain News talks to City Councilor Ayanna Pressley on her decisions to run for Congress, to run against Capuano rather than Lynch and why she didn't run for mayor.

By - 3/7/18 - 7:11 pm

No, we're not trying to be funny. The National Weather Service reports: Read more.