Category: News

Hubway looks like a hit

Full station list still unclear Hubway, the city’s innovative public bicycle-rental system, launched with five local stations last month and looks like a hit. More than half of the available bikes were in use at several stations the Gazette checked…

An art library open to all

What do Japanese comics, historic prints, Photoshop use, deck-building how-tos and Michel Gondry documentaries have in common? They’re all free and available to the public at Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s (MassArt) Morton R. Godine Library. The Godine Library…

Doc marks 50 years of diabetes care

LMA—From patient life expectancy to professional gender norms, Doctor Donna Younger has seen a lot of changes in her 50 years treating patients at the Longwood Medical Area’s Joslin Diabetes Center. “Things are remarkably different,” said 82-year-old Younger, who started…

Move-in day traffic details

Student move-in day—the annual Sept. 1 tradition of a new crop of student tenants moving into apartments on the Hill—used to conjure images of trash-strewn sidewalks and moving-truck gridlock. But, no more, Will Onuoha from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood…

NEU dorm project still on hold

Partial demolition of the YMCA on Huntington Avenue for Northeastern University’s (NEU) new dorm is still on hold, almost certainly setting back the projected fall 2013 opening and possibly threatening the entire plan. NEU needs the permission of the Massachusetts…

Connolly focuses on education

If At-Large City Councilor John Connolly had his way, Boston Public Schools would be radically different. A former middle school teacher and chair of the City Council’s Education Committee, “I would pilot the whole system,” Connolly said in a June…