The Globe has a story (sub. req.) about a new commission study that says, yes, Boston, could theoretically handle the Summer Olympics in 2024 in terms of security and hotel rooms etc. But – well, er, cough, cough – it would take a “monumental task” to actually do it, the commission says. Monumental is a [...]
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There’s a little room here for John Henry, the new owner of the Boston Globe, to still downplay, clarify or backtrack from his comments. But Boston magazine’s quote from Henry sure sounds like he’s made up his mind about moving the newspaper out of its current location on Morrissey Boulevard to somewhere else. The Herald [...]
With a major snowstorm arriving today, maybe it’s not the most appropriate time to be thinking of summer and swimming. But: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has affirmed its willingness to reopen the Lee Memorial Wading Pool on the Charles River Esplanade, but more than 15 years after the facility’s closure, the timeline [...]
Mayor Marty Walsh’s new economic director, John Barros, says he favors later night hours for Hub businesses, i.e. bars and restaurants. Barros, who we believe is or was a part owner of a restaurant, seems to understand that the city’s old closing hours are just too, well, old fashioned, with many establishments giving last call [...]
After decades of basically being a tourist trap shunned by local residents, the new managers of Faneuil Hall Marketplace have finally realized that maybe they should try a different approach. OK, an outdoor reading room, chess tables, outdoor performances and more artists might help a bit in making it a place where locals will want [...]
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There we were, all excited to see what brazen, crony, insider development deals the BRA might approve just days before Marty Walsh became mayor. But now the unusual BRA meeting set for next week has been called off. Bummer. From the ever-blunt Herald: An eleventh-hour BRA meeting that was squeezed in four days before Mayor-elect [...]
OK, so we’re hyping the “danger” part of this a bit (or more than a bit). Still, officials are once again examining how to make the traffic island at Beacon and Charles, aka Codman Island, a bit safer, after yet another accident there: According to Boston Police, on Nov. 10 at around 3:30 a.m., a [...]
Universal Hub has activated its life-saving French Toast Alert System for the expected snow storm this weekend that could dump six to 12 inches of the white stuff on the Boston area. The FTAS is now at code Yellow: “Empty your trunk to make room for milk, eggs and bread. Clear space in refrigerator and [...]
The Beacon Hill Times reports that state and federal officials would like to make changes to Joy Street, with parking alterations perhaps being the biggest news: Connect Historic Boston – an initiative between the National Park Service and the Boston Transportation Department – proposes building a pedestrian entrance at Joy and Cambridge streets to the [...]