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By adamg - 5/1/19 - 9:32 pm

BPS Superintendent Interviews: BPS Parents and Leaders, Dr. Brenda Cassellius

Brenda Cassellius

The Boston School Committee tonight picked Brenda Cassellius, former commissioner of education for the state of Minnesota as the city's new school superintendent, in a 5-2 vote. Now the committee and Cassellius will try to work out a contract that will bring her to Boston permanently.

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By adamg - 5/1/19 - 1:32 pm

The Boston City Council today endorsed the idea of high-speed rail between Boston and Springfield, saying it could become something that transforms the state. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 11:59 am
Boys in knickers in old Boston shop class

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

By adamg - 4/29/19 - 8:59 pm

The Bay State Banner takes a look at some of the early money numbers among candidates for the four at-large Boston city council seats this year.

By adamg - 4/26/19 - 7:31 am
Mary Frances

Mary Church of Jamaica Plain announced today she's running for an at-large city council seat - because of incumbent Councilor Michael Flaherty's comments about cars earlier in the week:

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By adamg - 4/25/19 - 11:14 am
Improper Bostonian

Improper Bostonian Publisher Wendy Semonian Eppich announced the magazine for Bostonian bon vivants is shutting down, effective immediately.

While this news might be surprising, the company has had a great run and we’re hopefully leaving this incredible city better and brighter since our inception in 1991.

By adamg - 4/25/19 - 9:47 am

After his comments yesterday about his family's five cars and how T bus stops take up too much damn space, Michael Flaherty now has his own hashtag: #fivecarflaherty. Also, shhh, nobody say a word, but somebody updated his Wikipedia page.

Earlier:
Flaherty and his mixer announcing a run for mayor.

By adamg - 4/24/19 - 3:06 pm

Dig Editor Chris Faraone reports on a call he got yesterday from some TV producer all hot to get his reporters on a new TV show with William Shatner called "New Frontiers in Agriculture." Now, you might think the Dig wouldn't have much insight on new frontiers in agriculture, and you'd be right: The producer finally allowed as how Shatner would come and interview the reporters for the show after Faraone paid a $28,000 fee for the privilege. You can guess his answer.

By adamg - 4/24/19 - 9:07 am

How bad is the commute around here? It's so bad, the Mass Inc. Polling Group reports, that one out of five Massachusetts residents has considered moving somewhere else because of it.

By bsopress - 4/23/19 - 2:07 pm

Opening Night of the 2019 Boston Pops spring season—Wednesday, May 8—heralds the much-anticipated Boston Pops return of Bernadette Peters, dynamic star of stage and screen, and is the first of ten eclectic programs that Keith Lockhart will lead from the Symphony Hall stage. The upcoming season, which runs through June 15, also boasts an impressive lineup of Boston Pops debuts, including special appearances by actress and comedian Jane Lynch, travel guru Rick Steves, and Grammy and MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner Rhiannon Giddens who will curate and perform in an electrifying four-concert survey of American Roots music (5/22-25).

By adamg - 4/23/19 - 12:46 pm

City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) says a rapidly growing Boston can no longer simply dole out unlimited free resident parking permits to residents and wants the city to start charging $25 per annual sticker - with exemptions for senior citizens, low-income residents and home-health and BPS staff who make regular home visits. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/19 - 10:58 am
A horse near some water in old Boston

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

By adamg - 4/22/19 - 12:26 pm

WBUR's Max Larkin is livetweeting today's interviews. So is the Globe's Meghan Irons.

By dmk - 4/22/19 - 12:21 pm

Patch is reporting That the Boston Public Health Commission is scheduling spraying for mosquito control in wetland areas around Hyde Park and West Roxbury. The article says that this specific spraying will not require any specific precautions by persons in the areas. Spraying will be from helicopters flying over the areas late at night. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/19 - 10:51 am

For the last few years, Frank Koran, a 2016 graduate of the Mass. College of Art, has been painting watercolors of Boston street scenes - most recently a retrospective of what the upper busway at Forest Hills station used to look like.

By JohnAKeith - 4/21/19 - 10:37 pm

The BBC reports that the Chinese Athletic Association (CAA) has banned three runners from competing in any future races after claiming they cheated during last Monday's Boston Marathon. One runner was accused of giving his/her bib to another runner while the two others allegedly used faked race results in order to qualify for this year's race. Read more.

By Anonymous - 4/21/19 - 2:26 pm
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