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By adamg - 9/15/20 - 10:55 am
New lanterns on the Greenway

Photo via Greenway Conservancy. See it larger.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway has installed a series of lanterns on its Chinatown stretch by artist Yu-Wen Wu that commemorate the history of both Chinatown and Chinese immigration to the US. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/20 - 10:48 am

In an otherwise routine ruling on a zoning dispute between two Gloucester neighbors over a proposed garage replacement, the Massachusetts Appeals Court announced today it will no longer use "grandfathering" or "grandfathered" in its decisions. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 10:21 pm
Black Lives Matter along the Fenway side of the turnpike

Drew shows us the new message the Red Sox put up alongside the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Fenway.

By adamg - 7/20/20 - 11:17 am

Workers at the Whole Foods stores on River Street and Alewife Parkway - including one who says she was fired from the River Street store on Friday - have filed what they hope will be a class-action discrimination suit against the chain over the issue of being sent home if they show up for work with masks reading "Black Lives Matter." Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/20 - 4:50 pm
Suspects

Photo via BPD.

Update: Police say they've identified a suspect, but are not releasing his name.

Boston Police are looking for this guy and his alleged partner in defacement for an attempt to paint over the "Black Lives Matter" installation on Lincoln Street in Allston Thursday night. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/9/20 - 5:23 pm

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller announced this afternoon that a 55-year-old Needham man was charged with operating to endanger and failure to use care when starting a motor vehicle for an incident on Tuesday in which, after shouting at Black Lives Matter demonstrators at City Hall, he got in his pickup and accelerated away, narrowly missing several of the teens.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 10:33 pm

BIPOC in Newton posted some video snippets from the interaction between teens holding a BLM rally at City Hall and a middle-aged white guy who, after failing to convince the students they were wrong by yelling at them, got into his pickup and sped away, missing some of the students by inches (fourth video at that link). Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 9:01 am

WGBH interviews some of the senior Black Lives Matter protesters standing outside the West Roxbury retirement center yesterday afternoon.

By adamg - 7/5/20 - 5:46 pm
Black Lives Matter mural in Nubian Square

Photo via Black Market Nubian.

Black Market Nubian's Kai Grant reports on the painting of the 500-foot-long mural on Washington Street between Palmer and Eustis streets.

By adamg - 7/1/20 - 11:33 am

Carol Burnett Show parody of "Gone with the Wind". "Went with the Wind".

BU President Robert Brown is starting a committee to look at renaming Rhett the BU Terrier, because his name comes from Rhett Butler in "Gone with the Wind." Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/20 - 9:14 am

Groveland, across the Merrimack from Haverhill, is one of those places you never hear about unless something awful happens there. Welcome to Groveland, where a white vigilante decided to chase after a black woman driving through the town - where she lives. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/20 - 4:30 pm

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Mayor Walsh today named Karilyn Crockett, currently a lecturer in urban affairs at MIT as the city's first chief of equity and inclusion, whose goal with be to get the city's minority residents a fairer shake at getting ahead. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/20 - 10:47 am
Bicyclists for justice in Grove Hall

Bicyclists in Grove Hall.

Our own Ron Newman was among the participants in yesterday's Ride for Black Lives from White Stadium to Nubian Square.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 3:22 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced creation of a new city fund aimed at reducing racial inequity in Boston by supporting non-profit groups working on public health, youth employment, education and the arts for minority and immigrant residents. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 5:01 pm
Bok and Campbell

Differing opinions: Bok and Campbell.

The Boston City Council voted 8-5 today to approve Mayor Walsh's spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1, with the main issue being whether to make even more drastic changes in the police budget than the $12-million shift out of the police overtime account proposed by the mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/20 - 9:33 am

Greg Cook reports on Kevin Peterson's fast to have the historic hall get renamed for somebody other than a slave owner.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 9:56 pm
O'Malley at vigil

O'Malley selfies at today's Black Lives Matter vigiil at Holy Name Rotary.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) stood with other Black Lives Matter supporters at their weekly vigil at Holy Name Rotary this afternoon after first tweeting out a response to last week's Blue Lives Matter rally at the same spot: Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 3:18 pm
Protest outside the mayor's house

Protesters outside the mayor's house. Photo by Live Boston.

Cicia Lee reports on a protest outside Marty Walsh's Lower Mills home at 6 this morning by people who want to defund Boston Police. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 10:16 am

Former City Councilor and lifelong West Roxbury resident John Connolly follows up on his thoughts on the Blue Lives Matter rally in front of the E-5 police station, by answering three questions he says he's gotten from people who, at least respectfully, disagree with him: Read more.

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