The day after thousands waited in the snow and cold for one last glimpse of Mayor Tom Menino, many more returned to Faneuil Hall for his Hizzonner’s final send-off. As the media waited for the casket to be carried out, Bostonians scrambled for the few “Thank You Mayor Menino” signs available and rapped with dozens of police getting the route ready.
Sometimes you just have to suspend the fantasy that we live in a Utopian democracy, and bow to the king. Even if that king felt passionately that every individual should play a special role in their community. Yesterday was such a time. Everyone who flocked to Faneuil Hall for the memorial service honoring former […]
Menino presents a version of the past four decades of local politics that’s absolutely entertaining, but should be taken with a pound of salt.
Smarter city or city under surveillance?
You partied hard at Boston Calling and there’s facial recognition data to prove it
Boston Calling attendees didn’t know they were all unwitting test subjects for a sophisticated new event monitoring platform. We’re not talking about old school black and white surveillance cameras. More like technology that analyzes every passerby for height, clothing, and skin color.