Boston

By - 12/13/18 - 12:34 pm

Raoul Marradi of Jamaica Plain, who had cerebral palsy and used a wheelchair, has died at 59, after several years of suing scores of restaurants, bars and landlords in the Boston area to require them to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more.

By - 12/13/18 - 9:23 am

Boston's ban on thin plastic shopping bags starts at city stores tomorrow, which means you'll either have to bring your own bags or, maybe, get charged 5 cents for each of the thicker plastic or paper bags the stores will offer as an alternative. Read more.

By - 12/13/18 - 9:06 am

The Dorchester Reporter runs down the list so far for the four at-large seats up for grabs in next year's elections. Althea Garrison didn't respond to Reporter inquiries but you know the soon-to-be several-month incumbent will be running, because how could she not?

By - 12/11/18 - 10:57 am
Horses in the snow in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this horsey, snowy photo. See it larger.

By - 12/8/18 - 11:39 am

Unlike with the State Police, seems BPD overtime issues that make it into court seem to disappear.

By - 12/5/18 - 3:28 pm

Councilor Kim Janey had to fight back the tears as she praised Ayanna Pressley for being a role model for her, for the other four women on the Boston City Council, for people across Boston. Read more.

By - 12/5/18 - 1:53 pm

The Boston City Council voted today to demand that National Grid cut the crap and get the worker it's locked out for several months back to work - and to support a bill in the state Legislature to create a benefit system for locked out workers. Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 9:17 pm

Somebody tweets a question about buying a condo "in Boston" and Tom Shattuck, a writer at the Herald, replies:

Beacon Hill = Boston
Back Bay = Boston

Read more.

By - 11/30/18 - 11:05 am
Old Black Angus on Boston street

The Chevy billboard gives away the rough date of this photo, but the folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out the street where this photo was taken. See it larger.

By - 11/28/18 - 1:43 pm

Boston city councilors agreed today to focus some attention on problems ensuring BPS secondary students can get to schools - and after-school activities and jobs - in a far-flung city with an unreliable public-transit system, and will schedule a formal hearing on the matter. Read more.

By - 11/27/18 - 12:15 pm

A company called Bitches Who Brunch that makes recommendations on where to eat on the weekend in New York, Chicago and Washington has been acquired by a social-sports league in Baltimore, which plans to expand the bitchiness factor to five new cities early next year, including Boston. Read more.

By - 11/26/18 - 6:49 pm

First Steve Lynch abandons him and now Ayanna Pressley says she'll vote for Pelosi for speaker.

By - 11/23/18 - 10:31 am

Candy Girl Lip Sync

Led by Rizz, from New Edition. Also featuring the dancing stylings of Police Commissioner William Gross and Wally, with a very special guest appearance by Zdeno Chara.

By - 11/21/18 - 9:19 am

The Dorchester Reporter talks to Ayanna Pressley about how she's now splitting her time between Washington and Boston - where she still has some unfinished business as an at large city councilor before she is sworn in as a member of Congress.

By - 11/19/18 - 11:30 pm

WCVB:

Dozens of students lined the hallway outside Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's office in a demonstration Monday.

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By - 11/18/18 - 4:28 pm
Whole Fole Mole

Mike Toole reports:

Man, tryin to get the last of the turkey day shopping done, and my brain is turning to mush. all of these damn supermarkets are starting to blend together~

By - 11/16/18 - 6:58 pm

WBUR reports BPS is immediately stopping all suspensions of kindergarteners and first and second graders and will limit suspensions of older elementary students - in response to a threatened lawsuit by Greater Boston Legal Services.

By - 11/16/18 - 11:15 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports. In 2016, the city reduced the default city speed limit from 30 to 25. You may recall that before the city did that, councilors approved a reduction to 20 but were stymied by state law. Councilors say that today, as then, the issue is safety - for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers themselves.