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By adamg - 1/19/24 - 10:37 am

The Boston Registry Division is booking appointments. Because of the crush of demand, they're booking weddings in 15-minute increments, but afterwards, you're free to wander around and linger as long as you and your wedding party (of up to ten people) want. Free interpretation services available.

Photo gallery of Boston City Hall weddings.

By adamg - 11/18/23 - 1:26 pm

WBUR talks to Hillary Goodridge on the 20th anniversary of the release of the ruling in Goodridge vs. Department of Public Health, the Supreme Judicial Court decision that was the first to legalize same-sex marriage anywhere in the US.

Read the decision, which begins: Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/23 - 11:23 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that a man no longer has to make previously agreed payments to his wife as part of a divorce settlement on account of how she tried, but failed, to carve him up with a hatchet a few months after they signed the settlement. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/23 - 3:03 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday ordered a woman to return the $70,000 engagement ring her former beau bought her - but also ruled he would have to pay interest on the $43,000 a judge had already ordered him to pay for dental-implant surgery he had promised to cover during their engagement, for which she had her front teeth removed shortly before he broke things off. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/23 - 2:08 pm

Mayor Wu announced today that people applying for marriage licenses in Boston no longer have to identify their gender - and that already married people can apply for genderless updated licenses at the city Registry. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/23 - 2:38 pm

They eat their owners' passports days before they're scheduled to fly to Italy to get married, NBC Boston reports.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 12:55 pm
Turkey on steps of church rectory in Cambridge

Roving UHub photographer Melissa Hirshson spotted this bird seeking a chance to speak about her Lord and Savior, or maybe to ask to see an electric bill or even to seek a donation for GBH, at the main entrance to the rectory of Christ Church in Harvard Square this morning (bonus: Note the boot scraper on the step).

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 1:47 pm

A Dorchester man was arraigned yesterday on six counts of assault and battery of a pregnant woman, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and strangulation of a pregnant woman after allegedly going berserk when his girlfriend at first refused to give him the TV remote on April 17, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/22 - 2:02 pm

Update: Licensing Board found Anchovies did nothing wrong.

A woman who'd spent the day drinking with some man she'd met after losing her job realized shortly before 1 a.m. she'd had enough and left Anchovies on Columbus Avenue in the South End to walk home - alone. But he followed her. And two women to whom she'd confided some of her life story at the bar, followed, along with a male friend of theirs, to try to keep the guy from bothering her. Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/20 - 6:33 pm

Cornelia Paine Grant, 86, of Weston, died earlier this month. Her obituary recounts a life well lived, including how the Redlands, CA native came to marry Halcott Green Grant: Read more.

By Quantum Mechanic - 8/7/20 - 9:52 am

Harvard lawprof Bruce Hay (seen at UHub in Is a Harvard Law professor the most gullible man in Cambridge? ) has filed a breach of contract and defamation suit against New York Magazine for allegedly misrepresenting the Shumans as predators and himself as a clueless victim. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/20 - 11:19 am

Wicked Local Somerville reports Somerville may have just become the first city in the country to formally recognize domestic partnerships of more than two people. It potentially matters for such things as hospital visitation rights, sick leave and health-insurance coverage.

By adamg - 2/11/20 - 8:17 pm
Love locks

The love locks were back on the fence on Massachusetts Avenue over the turnpike this afternoon. The fence could come down if a developer succeeds in building a 17-story hotel and condo building.

By adamg - 1/31/20 - 10:25 pm

And no, this isn't one of those cliched People with Way Too Much Money and Time couples that Vows typically writes about. Meet Bill Walczak and Meg Campbell: Bound by Their Boston Neighborhood.

By adamg - 11/8/18 - 10:32 am

Jesse Mermell reports from the Green Line this morning:

An older woman with a 20-something woman just got on the T car I’m on. A 20-something man kindly offered his seat. Without missing a beat the older woman says “thank you, you should meet my granddaughter Katie!” Katie looked mortified. Matchmaking grandmothers never rest!

She adds: Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/18 - 1:56 pm
Couple getting engaged in the Public Garden

On a nice day in the Public Garden, you take pictures. Kaylaclare is trying to find the couple she managed to snap last month:

If you were in the Boston Public Garden having your engagement photos taken on October 21 - contact me if you would like this to add to your collection as well!

By adamg - 9/28/18 - 11:13 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a district-court judge erred in not granting a woman a restraining order against her ex for continuing to engage in sexual activities on her even after she told him she was "done" and "tired" and had him pull out of her. Read more.

By Anonymous - 8/7/18 - 2:58 am

rawstory:

‘This is my neighborhood!’ White man melts down after seeing a black woman park her motorcycle on his street [near the intersection of Adams Street and Chelmsford in Dorchester]

Boston woman says she found herself being accosted by an angry white man simply because she parked her motorcycle on the street where he lived.

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