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By adamg - 5/26/22 - 6:30 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop: The Globe is ending Globe Direct, its ad circular that had been bedeviling people across the Boston area for years.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 9:04 am

Mom Hustle reports:

My 5 year old BPS student does "quiet drills" where the children sit in their cubbies silently. My daughter said she just snuggles her stuffies. They aren't told what it's for.

Part of a longer discussion on crazed-killer drills in Boston schools.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 7:34 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge talks to John Drew, stepping down next month as CEO of Action for Boston Community Development.

By adamg - 5/25/22 - 9:32 pm

When we say Boston [a poem]

Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola brings us on a poetic journey around the Hub.

By adamg - 5/24/22 - 11:42 am
Construction site in old Boston

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

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 10:01 pm

The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education today formally blasted Boston Public Schools, saying they need "immediate improvement," especially in the ways the system deals with special-education and ESL students and transportation and with the fact its central administration is pretty dysfunctional. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 11:50 am

Economic Mobility Pathways, which helps people move out of poverty, announced today that former City Councilor and acting Mayor Kim Janey will become its president and CEO on June 1. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/22 - 1:54 pm

Boston can only enact limits on annual rent increases with the approval of the state legislature and the governor, and candidate Maura Healey said today that's not going to happen on her watch.

By adamg - 5/20/22 - 1:41 pm

The city's out with a list of city parks that will have "water features" turned on this weekend, a week earlier than usual, because of the predicted high temperatures.

By adamg - 5/19/22 - 11:53 am

Boston normally doesn't turn on spray tables and the like in its parks until Memorial Day, but the Parks and Recreation Department reports it's had plumbers out this week seeing which tot sprays can get turned on for this weekend, what with potentially record-breaking temperatures in the forecast. The department says it hopes to have a list available by Friday afternoon.

By adamg - 5/19/22 - 11:37 am

WCVB reports on the contract with City Fresh Foods, the largest non-construction contract the city's ever awarded to a Black-owned business, and part of Mayor Wu's pledge to increase the number of city contracts that go to minority-owned businesses.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 11:11 pm
Deer Island numbers going up

Latest Covid-19 viral counts from the northern half of the MWRA sewer district. Source.

The Boston Public Health Commission reports the Covid-19 test positivity rate across Boston is now 11.5%. Statewide, the seven-day average rate is 9.13%, the state Department of Public Health reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 5:28 pm
Mejia argues against DESE takeover

Mejia argues against state takeover.

The City Council voted overwhelmingly today to fight to keep local control of BPS in the face of possible state receivership, saying a new mayor and a new superintendent deserve a chance to finally bring the sort of change BPS needs and that the last thing Boston - where voters strongly supported an elected school committee in the fall election - needs is an outside commissar screwing things up even more. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 1:32 pm

City Councilor Kendra Lara (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill) today proposed creation of a city office to hire hundreds of Boston residents to provide traffic flagging at the growing number of construction projects she says Boston Police simply can't cover. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 10:39 am
Rushing for a trolley in old Boston

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

By adamg - 5/14/22 - 5:42 pm

The National Weather Service reports Boston hit 86 degrees today, tying the record for May 14 set in 1879.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 2:01 pm

To make them work better and more energy efficient, WHDH reports.

By adamg - 5/11/22 - 12:09 pm

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is in South Korea for the inauguration of the country's new president. Seoul made him feel right at home: Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/22 - 11:04 am
Horse-powered streetcars in old Boston

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

By adamg - 5/10/22 - 12:05 am
Bostonopoly game

Cat Queen reports she was packing up her father's house when, up in the attic, she uncovered this old Bostonized Monopoly game - which you could probably date just by the BankBoston logo. Read more.

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