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Walsh signs ban on thin plastic bags; goes into effect next fall

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 04:24:01 +0000

WFXT reports Mayor Walsh has signed a City Council proposal that will prohibit local stores from using those thin plastic bans and will require a 5-cent fee for recyclable bags made of thicker plastic or paper.

City Councilors Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) and Michelle Wu (at large), who proposed the ban, said it would help the environment, curb an ugly part of the current streetscape, reduce the use of oil and save the city money - in terms of reduced trash pickups and costs for removing the stuff from the city's recycling stream.

Boston residents currently use 357 million of the bags each year, O'Malley estimates.

Three-alarm fire rips through East Boston apartment building; cat rescued

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 02:16:39 +0000

Firefighter David McSweeney with rescued cat. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries and one soggy cat rescued from a three-alarm fire at 360 Meridian St. in East Boston this afternoon.

The department reports firefighters responded around 12:40 p.m. for a fire that caused an estimated $500,000 in damage to the eight-unit building and spread from the third floor to the roof.

Firefighter David McSweeney of Engine 7 found the cat inside the building and brought him or her out:

Cat was placed in a Chiefs car and the heat turned up. To be reunited with its owner.

Man stabbed in Brighton, suspect in custody

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 02:02:58 +0000

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 20:45

At 808 Jette Ct., off Fidelis Way, around 8:45 p.m. The suspect was still on scene when police arrived.

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Man shot in Brighton; suspect pulled from under blanket in backseat of car in Framingham

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:25:37 +0000

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:30

Boston Police report a man, 28, was shot at 45 Faneuil St. around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

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That really took almost no time at all: Red Line starts up and slows to a crawl

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 22:51:26 +0000

Just 36 minutes after announcing the resumption of Red Line service after the end of the weekend's Longfellow Bridge work, the MBTA announced "minor" delays on the Red Line towards Alewife due to a train passing through the Pearly Gates at Harvard.

Unleashed by Petco closing in Roslindale

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 22:48:39 +0000

Remember the controversy about Petco’s Unleashed store moving into Roslindale Square? The marketplace has apparently spoken, as they are having a 40% off “everything must go” sale. I just called and they confirmed that their location will be closing.



Start-time protesters greet mayor, Santa in West Roxbury

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:26:29 +0000

Walsh tries to get kids ready for Santa as parents protest behind him. West Roxbury's usually festive Christmas-tree lighting at Washington and Grove streets turned a little more serious today as parents protested Boston Public Schools' plans for earlier start times at many elementary schools. Before the mayor and Santa arrived, City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) said he would join Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) in voting against the entire school budget this spring if the plans are not changed or if BPS doesn't put the plans on hold for a year to get them right. Santa arrived in a firetruck and got out in a crowd of protesters: When Mayor Walsh arrived, he followed his usual routine of shaking hands, posing for photos and high-fiving kids, but this time he also had to plead with parents to give the school department more time this week to listen to them at a series of meetings across the city - starting Monday at the Roche Community Center in West Roxbury. Walsh said the meetings will help him and Superintendent Tommy Chang figure out what to do about starting times, changed partly to let high-school kids get to school later, partly to reduce the number of elementary kids getting out after 4 p.m. and partly to save money by increasing the number of routes buses in the system can do from three to four. Walsh said among the options is the one favored by many of the parents he talked to: A year-long moratorium on any schedule changes, to let BPS better take into account the impact on many families - and any changes that might come from changing the overall grade configurations of Boston schools. Walsh said he appreciated the passion of the parents, said the School Committee only approved the idea of new start times after numerous meetings at schools around the city, said many parents actually support the plans but are reluctant to go public, but acknowledged not all parents were at the meetings. When the School Committee approved the shakeup, it did not have specific schedules in hand - those were only created by a bank of MIT computers after the vote. At least one parent Walsh spoke to said she also knows other parents reluctant to speak out, because English is not their first language, and that there are even more parents upset about earlier start and end times for elementary kids, which would seriously disrupt their days. Parents told Walsh they never got the sense school officials much listened to them - especially if they have kids at different schools - and said the calls for parent participation were only in English. Protesters did not chant and kids still got to sit on Santa's lap. Sign referring to an NAACP statement: [...]

Citizen complaint of the day: Symphony goers are as bad as Sox fans

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:33:31 +0000

A disgusted South End citizen files a complaint about people heading to BSO concerts who park on neighborhood streets and consider their $40 non-resident tickets a decent price for parking:

Who do we (residents ) contact to petition for raised ticket violation charges - people abuse non RPP during the holiday (symphony shows and shopping) because $40 ticket is the same as a garage fee- raise the ticket to $100 like sox games. Let people who actually live here and are permitted here PARK HERE. Stop allowing this. Let me know who to escalate this to.

Things are getting ruff in the North End

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:29:36 +0000 reports on yesterday's opening of a new dog park in the North End.

That Buzz Aldrin is such a kidder

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:36:39 +0000

If you stand in just the right spot in the English High School lobby, it sure looks like the astronaut is giving the classical warrior some bunny ears.