WBZ Daily Talker
Should certain public officials be banned from participating in fundraisers like the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Should President Obama cut his vacation short to return to Washington after the murder of journalist James Foley?
Should parents stop posting photos of their babies and young children online?
The deadly shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old has sparked more than a week of protests. For the first time, the president is weighing in on the weapons some local police departments are using. And calling for an examination into how federal grant dollars are being used to give some local police departments military-style equipment.
Friday is the latest deadline set by Market Basket for employees who walked off the job at the company’s headquarters and warehouse to return to work, or risk losing their jobs. They’ve been protesting for four weeks, demanding the reinstatement of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.
This follows comments from Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday, who spoke with the Board of Directors and with Arthur T, and said both sides are close to reaching a deal. He also said it’s within the power of protesting employees to stabilize the company by going back to work.
One Friday morning in May, drivers on metro Boston roads actually noticed the message on the electronic highway signs, when MassDOT poked a little fun at the local accent with the phrase, “Changing lanes? Use ya blinkah!”
It became a social media phenomenon, with people suggesting their own messages on Facebook and Twitter. So state highway officials decided to hold a contest, and give three winners gift cards for gas and service plaza vendors.
The Boston Globe reports the winners of the DOTSpeak Highway Safety Message Contest will be officially announced Thursday,
A man from Braintree is in trouble with the law, because police say his Maserati looked too much like a police cruiser.
Braintree Deputy Police Chief Wayne Foster tells the Patriot Ledger the man was pulled over in Braintree Square over the weekend, and has been summoned to court on a charge of impersonating a police officer.
Parking seems to always be tough to come by in South Boston. During snowstorms, residents sometimes get into fights over cones, chairs or garbage cans used to save shoveled-out parking spaces. On weekends, out-of-towners pour into the neighborhood to visit friends.
Now Boston officials are preparing for a 90-day trial in part of the neighborhood, where resident-only overnight parking would be expanded to seven nights a week, according to the Boston Globe. Currently street parking is restricted to only residents from 6pm to 10pm, Monday through Thursday.
President Obama said he is authorizing the U.S. military to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic militants if they advance toward the critical city of Irbil. The U.S. has a consulate and a military operations center there.
Fighters from the militant group the Islamic State seized the country’s largest hydroelectric dam on Thursday, taking control of enormous power and water resources and leverage over the Tigris River that runs through the heart of Baghdad.
Another company has come forward as a “serious bidder” for the Market Basket chain, according to a report in this morning’s Boston Globe.
According to people briefed on the negotiations who spoke to the paper, the potential buyer has expressed interest in buying all or part of the 71-store regional chain. The identity of the bidder was not revealed, but sources told the Globe the offer is close in value to the one submitted by ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.