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Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and current co-director of the Initiative on Cities at Boston University, announced Thursday that he is suspending his cancer treatment and canceling the remainder of his book tour.

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to suspend cancer treatment, book tour

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who has served as the co-director of Boston University’s Initiative on […]

by and · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Curt Nikitas, Project Manager of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, describes a map of proposed changes to the Green Line of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. PHOTO BY L.E. CHARLES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MBTA proposes changes to Green Line stops on BU campus

Approximately 60 city and state officials and community members convened Thursday evening in the Commonwealth Salon […]

by and · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Among the attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony included members of the Charles River Conservancy, Vans management employees and community members. PHOTO BY JACQUI BUSICK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Long-awaited skate park to come to Boston area

After fighting for more than a decade for a place Boston’s skateboarders could call their own, […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Charlie Baker, Republican candidate for the Massachusetts gubernatorial election, speaks at his primary election party in September. PHOTO BY MIKE DESOCIO/DFP FILE PHOTO

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker addresses issues facing children, MA Health Connector

This is the fourth part in a five-part series of interviews with the Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates. […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Professor Harvey Cox of the Harvard Divinity School speaks at a prayer rally at The Memorial Church at Harvard University Wednesday night advocating for people to vote “yes” for Questions 3 and 4 on the Nov. 4 Massachusetts general election ballot. PHOTO BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Harvard-based prayer vigil rallies for civil rights in Massachusetts ballot questions

Stand for Democracy, an Harvard University-based group dedicated to maintaining the public’s right to vote, sponsored […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has implemented a food waste ban with the goal of regulating waste and encouraging more ecofriendly practices, such as composting. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Statewide food waste ban reduces waste accumulation, encourages composting

A first-in-the-nation, statewide food waste ban has been implemented in Massachusetts in an effort to reduce […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston University’s inaugural “Kill the Cup Challenge” started on Oct. 6 and runs through the end of October to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of using disposable cups and encourage use of reusable containers. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY STEPHANIE PAGONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston University kills the cup campus-wide

Coffee shops throughout Boston University’s campus in the month of October are participating in the “Kill […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, City, News
The Bostonian Society held a presentation for the public Wednesday at the Old Massachusetts State House to showcase the contents of the time capsule recently found in one of the building’s adornments. PHOTO BY EVAN JONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Recently discovered time capsule contents showcased, future time capsule in the works

The Bostonian Society showcased contents of the recently discovered century-old time capsule Wednesday morning at the […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts gubernatorial Republican candidate Charlie Baker and Democratic candidate Martha Coakley answer questions at the WGBH News/Boston Globe debate. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Gubernatorial candidates face off in heated debate

The two leading candidates for Massachusetts governor — Republican candidate Charlie Baker and Democratic candidate Martha […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
If Boston hosts the 2024 Olympic Games, the City would need to go through three phases to meet certain criteria proving that the city can handle the large-scale event, including improvements to existing venues and infrastructure. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh, public officials meet to plan for potential Olympics bid

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and members of the Boston legislative delegation looked at proposals and plans […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News