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By adamg - 8/12/19 - 1:13 pm

NBC Boston reports an antenna issue has made it harder for people who watch it via their own antennas - along with that of some other Boston TV stations. It provides some tips on rescanning your tuner on how to get its alternate signal, if you're lucky enough to be close enough to its antenna, which is pumping out the station at a lower power.

By adamg - 8/12/19 - 11:37 am
Kids on seesaws in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By adamg - 8/11/19 - 12:32 pm
Snoopos logo

A group that says it's based in Rome says it has been placing small metal boxes with currency notes inside in cities around the world to see what people would do with money they didn't expect to get. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 4:14 pm

Interactive map that shows you where T buses in Boston are getting jammed up.

Sinclair Target explains how and why he created the system as a summer fellow for the Boston city analytics team.

By adamg - 8/3/19 - 11:24 am

Chaz asks:

Any thoughts on where in/near Boston we could donate a pediatric wheelchair / walker? Our little one is nearly recovered and MGH/ Children’s can’t accept returned equipment.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 9:48 am
Projected growth in Boston population

A report out this week by the BPDA's research division shows Boston's population could reach a number not seen since the 1950s, in large part due to people moving here from overseas - many of them college students. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 12:42 pm

Normally, Zoning Board of Appeals Chairwoman Christine Araujuo opens the board's biweekly hearings with mundane requests to turn off cell phones and to take conversations outside and with a reminder that the hearings are being video recorded. Yesterday, though, she added a plea to the crowded room: Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 12:07 am

The Globe reports that Kevin McCrea, a South End resident who ran for mayor in 2009 and as a clown named Pat Payaso for an at-large City Council seat in 2017, has died of a heart attack.

By theszak - 7/26/19 - 2:16 pm

Radio Station Field Trip 57 - WMBR at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
spinningindie. blogspot. com/2014/08/radio-station-field-trip-57-wmbr-at.html

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 10:36 am
Tracks in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives posted this photo, taken from a bridge over some train tracks and wonder if you can place it. See it larger.

And here's the bridge the photo was taken from: Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 9:59 am

Corey Smith, 35, yesterday pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of transportation of a minor for purposes of prostitution and two counts of transportation of an individual with intent to engage in prostitution, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 9:27 am

A study of 200 apartment and condo buildings and complexes largely built in the Boston area since 2000 found nearly 30% of their parking spaces go unused, suggesting planning agencies and boards need to do a better job resisting NIMBY demands for acres of asphalt, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council says. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 6:50 pm

The former executive director and comptroller of the Boston Center for Adult Education face arraignment tomorrow on a variety of fraud charges related to money they allegedly siphoned out of the adult-learning non-profit, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 10:04 am

With a National Weather Service excessive heat warning going into effect at noon today, Boston has declared a heat emergency through Sunday evening.

If you need help finding a place to cool off, call 311. The City of Boston operates outdoor and indoor pools, splash pads and spray decks, and several beaches in Boston at which you can cool off.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 11:18 am

The Boston Public Library announced yesterday it has digitized 90,000 pages of Boston tax records from 1780 through 1821, when the town of Boston became the city of Boston. J.L. Bell takes a quick look.

By adamg - 7/14/19 - 12:09 pm

Melisa asks:

I'm planning to get my first tattoo soon. Does anyone have an artist they particularly recommend in the Boston area? I already have one solid recommendation but want to see what's out there.

By adamg - 7/11/19 - 9:07 pm

Sen. Cory Booker plans to hold a press conference in Boston to discuss gun violence "following 17 shootings in five days in Boston that have left local leaders wondering what more can be done," according to a press release today. Booker's not looking for a lot of people to attend, it seems, because the release doesn't say where the thing will be, but does say that reporters can find out by dropping a line to one of his press people, and you know what, if this guy wants to make like it's 1988 and he's George Bush using Boston Harbor as a campaign prop, the UHub Action Mobile News Unit has better things to do.

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