This week under the radar- a new leader for a Boston neighborhood restaurant and jobs training program, the Andover high schooler praised for supporting a drunk friend lied, and a different kind of tribute for Mayor Menino.
Sue O’Connell: co-publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News
Gin Dumcius: news editor at the Dorchester Reporter
Chris Farone: news and features editor for Dig Boston and a columnist for the Jamaica Plain Gazette
Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes," Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced his company's intention to deliver goods to customers' doorsteps in 30 minutes or less — by drone. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan asked listeners whether this is the wave of the future, or just a Jeff Bezos pipe dream.
Are you ready for civilian drones dotting the sky? Does the thought evoke bad memories of Hitchcock's "The Birds?" Should USPS and Pizza Hut follow suit?
Black Friday is a high holiday for US retailers and their bargain-hungry acolytes-turned-shoppers. At a minute past midnight, doors give way to waves of wired, feisty customers. Retailers have schemed up ways to get more customers in the doors. This year, the strategy is to just open them sooner. Many businesses — Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Macy's — will open Thanksgiving night.
On Friday, I stopped by Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh’s press conference downtown, where he announced the "core" of his transition team, outlined his plans for the next few weeks, and took questions on assorted topics.
Read about the five things that stood out (at least to me) about Walsh’s performance on WGBH News' new politics blog: The Scrum.
While there is no official tally of the write-in votes in Tuesday's Boston mayoral election, it appears that the man below received more votes than anyone else, according to the Boston Election Department.
It's an impressive showing for someone who was not actually running for the seat.
However, even if David Ortiz had received every one of the 560 write-in votes, he still would have fallen 71,954 votes short of mayor-elect Marty Walsh.
WGBH's David Bernstein and Peter Kadzis recapped last night's wild election, from the Boston mayoral race to casino referendums and city council contests. Marty Walsh begins his stint at the helm of the city on January 6, 2014. It will mark the end to 20 years of leadership under Mayor Tom Menino.
Jim Braude and Margery Eagan broke down some of the numbers from Tuesday's election, including the fact that 63 percent of registered Boston voters stayed home from the polls.
In the run-up to Tuesday’s Boston mayoral election, many observers thought Marty Walsh would cruise to an easy victory. Instead, the outcome was tantalizingly close – leaving John Connolly and his supporters pondering whether things could have ended differently.
It was a campaign that started even before Mayor Tom Menino announced he would not run for re-election. Three-term city councilor John Connolly had been poised with his vision to transform the Boston Public Schools. He campaigned on that platform beginning in February, but lost last night to Marty Walsh.
It was a campaign that brought together a huge swath of the city, from moms to ministers to …
Boston Mayor-elect Martin Walsh, right, his girlfriend Lorrie Higgins, center, and Higgins daughter Lauren, left, look toward the audience as confetti falls on the stage on after Walsh addressed the crowd at a watch party Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 in Boston. Walsh defeated Boston City Councilor John Connolly in the mayoral race.
Boston Mayor-elect Martin Walsh addresses an audience during a watch party Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Boston. Walsh defeated Boston City Councilor John Connolly in the mayoral race. Thomas Menino, the city's longest serving mayor, announced earlier this year he would not seek another term after more than two decades in office.
You could make a case that the most dramatic moment of the night of Boston's preliminary mayoral election a few weeks back didn't take place at a polling station or a candidate's campaign headquarters. It happened online, when the City of Boston's election department website crashed — twice.
Election Day on Boston City Hall’s fifth floor was -- not surprisingly -- quiet. After 30 years, it’s the first time Mayor Thomas Menino’s name is not on the ballot for a city election.
And it’s a change of lifestyle that Menino said he has accepted.
"It’s done. I made that decision in March, and it’s done. I have to live with my decision. I’m at peace of mind with myself," he said Tuesday morning at his polling place: the Roosevelt School in Hyde Park.
Have you voted yet? Did you brave long lines to cast your vote, or was your polling place a ghost town? Jim Braude and Margery Eagan quizzed listeners on what they saw at the polls, and what they've heard among friends and neighbors.
We've seen them on the stump, been inundated by their ads, and listened to them debate. Greater Boston spent time with Boston Mayoral candidates John Connolly and Marty Walsh and had the opportunity to see a side of the candidates we haven't seen.
Boston voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5 to elect the city’s first new mayor in 20 years. After six weeks on the campaign trails with the two final candidates, WGBH reporters have produced weekly, in-depth reports on the major issues. Sarah Birnbaum has this final roundup of Marty Walsh’s platform.
Tuesday's election will decide the first new Boston mayor in 20 years, but are voters paying attention? Will the new members of the Boston City Council reshape the direction of the city? What impact has outside money had on the race? Who's influential?
Boston is now a majority-minority city, and the Boston mayoral candidates have spent hundreds of hours in communities of color around the city trying to get out the vote and convey their message. WGBH has two reporters on the campaign trail, not to capture the sound bites of the day, but to delve deeper into the issues.