How Boston changed its face during the Menino era
The first mainstage concert of the Boston Early Music Festival was also the North American debut of Mozart’s own violin and viola.
Story 1 of 20
The design for a proposed new 14,556-square-foot public library is on display at the Boxford Public Library, Elm Street, as well as on the town website at www.town.boxford.ma.us. Residents at Town Meeting may be asked to approve the project, which would likely require a debt exclusion of Proposition 2½ as well as private fund-raising.
Story 2 of 20
There will be two contested races at Hamilton’s April 10 annual town election. Incumbent Selectman Jeff Hubbard is being challenged by Shawn Farrell, and Housing Authority member Leigh Keyser is being challenged by Theresa “Mimi” Fanning, formerly the town clerk.
Story 3 of 20
The Wayland Historical Society is compiling a roster of the men and women who have made significant contributions to the community’s evolution from 1950 to the present. Contributions may have been to the town’s governance, educational system, environment, culture, or quality of life. The society invites the public to send in nominations, with a brief description of the nominee’s contributions, to email@example.com.
Story 4 of 20
Selectmen are considering a request to ban parking on Bachelor Street during the summer. Thomas Flaherty, representing the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners, said residents have expressed concerns about parked cars narrowing the roadway and creating a potentially dangerous situation during ballgames and on sunny summer days when families are using Action Cove playground. There can be as many as 50 vehicles parked in that area at a given time, Flaherty said. The town’s Housing Authority has agreed to keep the gates between the upper parking lot and the ball field parking lot open for a trial period of six months. The gates were being kept closed for safety reasons, according to selectmen. The Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners plans to put up a sign informing people that they should not park on the street or outside the Action Cove gates, but instead in the ball field lot, or if necessary, the upper lot. Selectmen have taken the request to ban parking on the public street under advisement.
Story 5 of 20
Nearly a year after the bombings, many of the businesses that reported financial losses are still struggling to get reimbursed.
Story 6 of 20
Although there are a growing number of students with developmental disabilities participating in sports, there are not many real-life cheerleaders like Ortiz.
Story 7 of 20
A one-year pilot program will provide weekend service until 3 a.m. on subway lines and 15 bus routes.
Story 8 of 20
“I’m really not that interesting,” said Lorrie Higgins, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s longtime partner.
Story 9 of 20
Weymouth police and the mayor honored 3-year-old Aryanna Lynch for managing to alert a relative that her mother needed help.
Story 10 of 20
Senator Edward Markey urged the FTC in January to investigate the controversial vitamin company.
Story 11 of 20
A hearing was set for Boston about the Marathon bombing until Mayor Walsh expressed concerns about it.
Story 12 of 20
The latest effort to parade the Boston accent in front of our nation follows four young working-class women who are trying hard to improve their lives.
Story 13 of 20
A dozen gay veterans rebutted a charge that MassEquality had lied on its application to march in the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Story 14 of 20
The explosion also injured more than 60 people and left five missing. A tenant said residents had complained repeatedly in recent weeks about ‘‘unbearable’’ gas smells.
Story 15 of 20
John McDonough is introducing reforms into Boston schools, while serving as interim superintendent.
Story 16 of 20
The old Middlesex County courthouse could be transformed, but it might do so at the expense of a modest residential neighborhood.
Story 17 of 20
Obama said the US would ‘‘completely reject’’ a vote opening the door for the Ukrainian peninsula to join Russia.
Story 18 of 20
The former reporter and State Department policy adviser’s book is an account of “netizens,” bloggers turned social crusaders turned Internet rock stars.
Story 19 of 20