The City Council today approved a request by at-large Councilor Michelle Wu to begin looking at charging fees for what are now free resident parking permits - and maybe even limiting the number of permits any one family could get. Read more.
The City Council today approved a request by at-large Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George for a hearing to look at whether voters should once again be giving a direct say on who serves on the School Committee. Read more.
Boston city councilors will study the implications of unleashing fleets of driverless cars on the mean streets of Boston - not just how they will fit in with all the Massholes out there but what the shift would mean for cab and ride-share drivers. Read more.
Mayor Walsh said today he's looking at a possible lawsuit against companies that make and market narcotics. In a statement, he said: Read more.
Steve Holt ponders what our atavistic attachment to our parking spaces means.
NPR reports on undocumented Irish immigrants in Boston snapped up by ICE - even if they were brought here as children.
Mayor Walsh is formally asking the City Council to approve home-share regulations that would limit how often somebody could rent out their apartment or condo and which would require anybody listing their homes or rooms for rentals to pay a fee that would help the city regulate the burgeoning market. Read more.
The Boston Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in efforts to locate 7-year-old Amira Davis. Amira was last seen on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at about 8:30 am in the area of Mattapan Square. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Amira Davis is urged to contact 911 or District B-3 detectives directly at (617) 343-4712.
The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene.
Fallout Five Zero, compiled on the 50th anniversary of public fallout shelters, in 2011, lists the locations of former fallout shelters in Boston and Quincy - some of which still have those fading yellow-and-black signs alerting the public where to take shelter in the event of an actual emergency.
Most would, of course, be fairly useless these days.
This film, by New England Telephone and Telegraph and the Massachusetts Commission on Public Safety, was released a couple months before Pearl Harbor.
Martin Luther King's connections to Boston are well known: He got his PhD in religion at Boston University while living on Mass. Ave. in the South End, met his wife here, later returned for a march from Roxbury to downtown.
Northeastern researchers have released a preliminary report on a Boston Police pilot of body cameras - and say they found a small, but noticeable decrease in problems in interactions between officers and the public: Read more.