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.
At a Three Kings' Day celebration in City Hall, Mayor Walsh vowed to work on behalf of Salvadoran immigrants whom the federal government now wants to toss out of the country. Read more.
5 p.m. marks the 48-hour period after the end of the official Boston Blizzard of 2018 Snow Emergency, and that means you have to get your space savers off the streets by then. Don't everybody rush out all at once, though.
The mayor's office announced the ban on parking on snow-emergency routes ends at 5 p.m. And with the 48-hour space-saver rule, that means you can use your cones, chairs and broken Ikea shelving to save your shoveled-out street parking space until 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Mayor Walsh made the announcement this afternoon. Also:
Sidewalks should be shoveled by 3 hours after dawn tomorrow, at about 10:15 a.m.
Mayor Walsh just announced BPS schools will be closed due to the storm. City community centers, however, will be open. City Hall will also be open, but only staffed with emergency personnel. Read more.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) is promising $5 JP Licks gift certificates to Boston kids whose parents send him photos of them standing next to the fire hydrants they've dug out after tomorrow's bombocyclopocalypse - just like he's done after other snowstorms over the past few years.
The excitement in Harvey Leonard's voice last night set us on edge. And then we woke up today to the news that Jim Cantore is back in Boston, awaiting the Bomb Cyclone of 2018, and arriving just in time for the National Weather Service to issue both a blizzard warning and a coastal flood warning for much of the North and South shores and a winter-storm warning for the immediate Boston area.
Quincy Mayor Tom Koch said today that not only will he fight plans to rebuild the Long Island Bridge, he wants a say on any developments on Long Island. Read more.
Did you know that this year there is an election for governor? Wouldn't you like to have the chance to improve policy in Massachusetts? Here is an opportunity. Statewide elections are this year with caucuses in February, so it's important to meet candidates in January. Who are these candidates? What are their visions? What issues would each prioritize for public discussion and pressure? Join us!
Boston NAACP & Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale invite you to our Statewide Candidate Forums to be held at Saint John Chrysostom Church Hall, 4750 Washington St., West Roxbury.
In his inauguration speech today, Mayor Walsh announced a four-year, $10-million fundraising effort to build 200 units of "supportive, sustainable, long-term housing for chronically homeless men and women."
The fund has been launched in partnership with Pine Street Inn and Bank of America - which donated $250,000 to the effort.
The Herald reports the death of Joseph Timilty.