Archive for March, 2008

Afternoon Round-Up

– Statehouse Day: Students Ask Legislature for Help with Tuition Fees (More here.)
John L. Bell on Accents in John Adams
Amesbury’s Interviewing for Their Fire Chief
– In Salem, a dog owner is appealing his pet’s death sentence.
– The Newburyport Literary Festival is coming.
– On Plum Island, there’s now a very real threat of an ‘ocean breakthrough’
– Were you at Anime Boston? These people were.
– The Tufts Daily is tracking recent, nearby crimes on Google Maps.

Quantum Books Closing

How in the hell can electricity go from $295 to $1,860?

The Early Morning Read: ‘Make love to the city every day.’

Steve Bailey’s last column.

Happy International Pillow Fight Day


Restaurant Week – Winter 2008

I almost missed the boat on this one, but thankfully accidentally participated tonight. The good news is you still have tonight and tomorrow to take advantage of a good deal at a nice place. Check out The Unofficial Guide to Boston Restaurant Week.

President Weakens Intelligence Oversight

From Charlie Savage:

Almost 32 years to the day after President Ford created an independent Intelligence Oversight Board made up of private citizens with top-level clearances to ferret out illegal spying activities, President Bush issued an executive order that stripped the board of much of its authority.

But Bush downsized the board’s mandate to be an aggressive watchdog against such problems in an executive order issued on Feb. 29, the eve of the anniversary of the day Ford’s order took effect. The White House said the timing of the new order was “purely coincidental.”

Mayoral Blogs

For those of you who regularly peruse the below-the-fold action in City & Region, you’ll have noticed that the mayors of Haverhill (Jim Florentini), Methuen (Bill Manzi), Somerville (Joe Curatone), Cambridge (Ken Reeves), and Lowell (City Manager, technically, but, still — Bernie Lynch) all have blogs.

We figured we’d provide the links.

Free Burrito Day at Chipotle

The Food Monkey would like us all to know that March 8 is Free Burrito Day at Chipotle, so swing on by tomorrow and grab yourself some lunch!

Best Sit-Down Breakfast in Boston?

Seedove17 poses the question, and Chowhound users answer.

And while they cite some great joints (the Ball Square Cafe, Charlie’s Sandwich shop), what about Cambridge? No S+S, anyone?

But enough of my opinion-mongering: what do you think?

Want to Know What It Takes to Get a Dog License in Boston?

Look no further.

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