Tue Dec 17, 2013
Herbert Gleason, 85; former Boston corporate counsel for Mayor White...
As part of the Ward 5 coalition that propelled Kevin White to election as Massachusetts secretary of state and then mayor of Boston, Herbert Gleason was among the reform-minded young Democrats who rose to power in city politics from maverick beginnings.
Mass. Lottery officials see dollar signs in Mega Millions jackpot
As it heads towards the second biggest lottery jackpot in history, the Massachusetts Lottery is already riding a lucky streak, with slightly lower payouts that officials expect will put its profits up by $20 million more than anticipated.
Beacon Hill Times
BHAC to Review Applications for Streetscape Modifications
The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission is scheduled to review two applications this Thursday that aim to improve pedestrian and wheelchair accessibility on neighborhood streets and sidewalks.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Which state reps missed the most votes?
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. There were no roll-call votes in the House or Senate during the week of December 9-13.
Time capsule unearthed from 25 Beacon St. cornerstone
Farewell, 25 Beacon Street? As the UUA looks for a more modern headquarters, Unitarian Universalists reflect on the symbolic meaning of its perch on Boston's Beacon Hill.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
See This, Skip That: Boston
Boston is one of the country's hottest tourist destinations for good reason: History lives and breathes here, attractions are family-friendly, and the food scene is thriving.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Mileage tax plan has some pols braking
Local legislators have given mixed but predominantly negative reviews to a proposal to charge fees per mile a person drives as a way to bring in enough revenue to pay for infrastructure and transportation at a time when money collected from the gas tax has fallen.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Instacart expands one-hour grocery delivery service to Boston
Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta said the company chose Boston as the next city to offer same-day grocery delivery service because of the city's high concentration of tech-savvy urban dwellers and its weather.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Books and films that changed lives
Has a book ever stayed with you after you finished reading the last chapter? Has a film ever inspired you long after the credits stopped rolling? A group of notable Bostonians discuss the books and films that made an impact in their lives and changed the way they saw the world around them.
Banker & Tradesman
Eastern Bank Recognized As One Of 'Best Places To Work For LGBT Equality'
The Human Rights Campaign recently recognized Eastern Bank Corp. as one of the "Best Places to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality."
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Banker & Tradesman
Small Multifamily Prices Surge
Are you thinking about buying a small multifamily building for investment in one of Boston's most enviable markets? Good luck.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Mass. gubernatorial hopefuls stockpiling money
The election of Massachusetts' next governor won't happen for nearly a year, but candidates for the state's top political office are already busily stockpiling money.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Augustus enters Worcester City Hall with full plate
Edward M. Augustus Jr. may be the city's chief executive officer for no more than nine months, but he's still going to face a number of difficult challenges during his short tenure.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Repeal of Mass' Gas Tax: The $100 Million Question
A gas tax repeal initiative appears to be heading to Bay State ballots next year, raising the question: does Massachusetts really need the money in the first place? According to Ryan Fattman, a freshman state representative from the 18th Worcester district, the state has money to spare.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Massachusetts population to age and grow more slowly
The population of Massachusetts will grow dramatically older over the next two decades, with one in five residents over the age of 65 by 2030, according to a new demographic forecast.
Reflecting on the casino law
For Deval Patrick, casinos are found money for the state treasury. But what do his potential successors think about one of the most controversial laws of his two-term administration? Even with a grass-roots repeal of the casino law underway, most gubernatorial candidates, including Attorney General Martha Coakley, Treasurer Steve Grossman, and ... (more)
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Marty Walsh opens up transition team
Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh tapped cops, teachers, artists, priests, doctors, college presidents, union bosses, transportation consultants, Beacon Hill pols and even a Dropkick Murphy to serve on his army of advisers on policies ranging from education and public safety to health, arts and culture.
Winter is the season of Camellias
Visiting Lyman Estate allows one to see one of the finest examples of a Federal Period country estate in the US known as 'The Vale' .
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Patrick flexes muscle, shows signs of tight grip in 2d term
He stepped in to block a huge raise for a highly paid head of a state agency. He forced out a leading candidate for president of the University of Massachusetts.