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To improve transparency, the MBTA will release performance statistics frequently. PHOTO BY MAYA DEVERAUX/DFP FILE PHOTO

MBTA General Manager DePaola to retire

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Frank DePaola will retire on June 30 after more than a year of service, he announced Monday. DePaola thanked the entire MBTA staff in a press release, citing his experiences with cancer as the primary reason for his retirement. “It has been an honor to serve as General Manager during this critical period and to […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh released his quarterly housing report Tuesday that revealed progress in the city’s plan to expand affordable housing. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Martin Walsh releases quarterly housing report

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh released a quarterly housing report Tuesday that stated that 565 new housing units were permitted this quarter to reach a total of 17,183 units that have been permitted or completed since the launch of the city’s housing plan, “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030,” according to a Tuesday press release. The results of the report show […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday that there will be significant improvements to the epicenter for Artists for Humanity, a nonprofit that uses art to encourage career development among teens. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh announces expansion of non-profit Artists for Humanity

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday the expansion of the epicenter of Artists for Humanity, a nonprofit that uses art to prepare teens for the workforce, according to a Monday press release. Walsh said in the release that the expansion, funded by a $1.5 million donation from Liberty Mutual, will create opportunities for students to utilize art in the workforce. […]

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Due to debate surrounding the Boston Police Department’s use of body cameras, city officials are holding a series of community forums to gather public input on the initiative. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

City officials ask for public input on police use of body cameras

A series of community meetings discussing a body camera pilot program for the Boston Police Department began Monday, according to a digital flyer from the Boston City Council’s Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice. The meetings, hosted by City Councilor Andrea Campbell, the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and the Social Justice Task Force, are being held […]

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In response to the City of Boston denying the Globe documents, the state supervisor of records ruled that Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration must make federal subpoenas public in the future. PHOTO BY ABIGAIL FREEMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh’s office ordered to present federal subpoenas

After Boston Globe reporter Andrew Ryan was denied access to federal subpoenas by the City of Boston, Shawn Williams, Massachusetts supervisor of records, ordered Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to acknowledge whether such documents exist and the reasons for their exemption from disclosure, according to a Friday order from Williams. “The City is hereby ordered, within ten (10) days of this […]

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It is estimated the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority loses around $35 million in revenue from fare evasion on the commuter rail system each year. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MBTA loses up to $42 million due to fare evasion

After a report found that fare evasion costs up to $42 million annually, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority released plans Monday to address fare evasion by implementing improved collection strategies, according to a Monday press release. A Keolis Commuter Services report analyzed the effects of fare evasion on the MBTA and presented the analysis to the Fiscal and Management Control […]

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On Friday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced the Massachusetts Innovation Bridge, a new government-funded program that will create research centers as part of a partnership between the commonwealth and The MITRE Corporation. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Massachusetts Innovation Bridge to utilize commonwealth’s technology

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday a partnership between the commonwealth and The MITRE Corporation to utilize emerging technologies and encourage innovation throughout Massachusetts, according to a Friday press release. The partnership, called the Massachusetts Innovation Bridge, will establish relationships with schools, scholars and companies working to “enhance federal agency missions,” the release stated. Baker said in the release that […]

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker nominated Hélène Kazanjian to the Massachusetts Superior Court on Thursday. PHOTO BY BRITTANY CHANG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Baker makes nomination to Massachusetts Superior Court

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker nominated Hélène Kazanjian Thursday to fill a position in the Massachusetts Superior Court, according to a Thursday press release. The release stated that if confirmed, Kazanjian, chief of the Trial Division in the Attorney General’s Office, will serve as the associate justice for the Massachusetts Superior Court, a seat that was vacated by Patrick Brady’s retirement […]

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A report released by the Environmental League of Massachusetts on Thursday rated the Baker-Polito administration's environmental efforts with a C. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS

Environment groups give Massachusetts environmental efforts C grade

In collaboration with several environmental agencies, the Environmental League of Massachusetts released its first annual report Thursday on the commonwealth’s environmental efforts, deeming Massachusetts’ efforts as a C, according to the report. “In light of findings here, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) earns a collective grade of C for their first year of work,” the report […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Wednesday that there will be an increased investment in services for the homeless in the budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 as part of the Action Plan to End Veteran and Chronic Homelessness in Boston initiative. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh allocates new funds to address homelessness

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 includes the allocation of $1.3 million to further the progress of the city’s “Action Plan to End Veteran and Chronic Homelessness in Boston,” according to a Wednesday press release. Walsh stated in the release that he hopes the new funding will help improve conditions for the homeless population within the […]

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