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

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

By - 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 - 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 - 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 - 4/21/19 - 2:26 pm
By - 4/17/19 - 9:54 am
Boston Public Schools superintendent finalists: Santos, Izquierdo, Cassellius

Santos, Izquierdo and Cassellius.

The Boston School Committee has selected three finalists for school superintendent: Oscar Santos, head of school for the Cathedral 7-12 High School in Boston, Marie Izquierdo, chief academic officer of Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida and Brenda Cassellius, until recently commissioner of education for the state of Minnesota. Read more.

By - 4/14/19 - 1:07 pm
Mackerel sky over Boston

KMV looked up to catch the mackerel clouds over Boston this morning.

He was not alone: Read more.

By - 4/12/19 - 11:25 am

As he does pretty much every year, City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) has formally asked the city to begin a pilot program to collect people's discarded coffee grounds and other foods to turn into compost. But this year is different, because the costs of dealing with recyclable materials is going through the roof, O'Malley says. Read more.

By - 4/11/19 - 9:10 am

The City Council will consider a proposal by Councilor Lydia Edwards (East Boston, North End, Charlestown) to add the loss of existing homes and federal laws that bar housing discrimination to the list of things developers of large projects in Boston would have to address to win city approval. Read more.

By - 4/10/19 - 2:25 pm

A proposal by City Councilor Althea Garrison (at large) to study how to bring rent control back to Boston was met with virulent opposition from three councilors who rent out units who thundered rent control would turn the city into the sort of hellhole they said it was back before voters statewide eliminated rent control in 1994. Read more.

By - 4/10/19 - 12:40 pm
Anthony Pisani

At Pisani's final board meeting, board member Bruce Bickerstaff (r) wore a bow tie in homage to Pisani's love of them.

The City Council designated today as Anthony Pisani Day, for the Jamaica Plain architect who recently retired from the Zoning Board of Appeal after 32 years as a member. Read more.

By - 4/10/19 - 9:12 am

The Dig reports on the Trustees of Charitable Donations for Inhabitants of Boston, which makes one-time payments to poor people in particular need from its office in City Hall, but which is so little known its director now earns more each year than she hands out in donations, which recently received an audit that raised numerous questions and whose board went without enough members for a quorum because Mayor Walsh failed to name any members in his first few years in office.

By - 4/9/19 - 11:45 am
Street scene in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives write:

This photo was taken to document a city infrastructure project. Can you guess the project? When and where was it taken?

By - 4/8/19 - 9:53 pm

Many Boston homeowners with large enough basements and attics would no longer have to go before the zoning board to turn them into apartments under a proposal that could go before the Zoning Commission next month for approval and inclusion in the city zoning code. Read more.

By - 4/7/19 - 1:17 pm

If you haven't read this New Yorker article about the meteor that may have wiped out almost all life on Earth 66 million years ago, you should, because it's really interesting. The Boston Globe, of course, looked for a local angle - and found it, with a world map in today's print Ideas section (if it's online, let me know, I couldn't find it), with a dot on Boston and this caption:

If 99.9999% of all humans alive were wiped out, only the population of Boston would remain.

By - 4/6/19 - 9:36 pm


By - 4/6/19 - 4:32 pm

Many of Boston's elected officials of color took to Twitter yesterday to support Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins in her verbal battle with the Baker administration over her plans to not seek to prosecute people charged with certain low-level crimes: Read more.