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Boston University President Robert Brown attended a Boston City Council Committee on Education meeting Friday after being subpoenaed to attend last month. PHOTO BY MEILING BEDARD/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU President Brown testifies at City Council hearing about campus diversity

After receiving a subpoena to appear before the Boston City Council, Boston University President Robert Brown […]

by · December 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, City, News
The OutVets, a gay veterans group, will be allowed to march in the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade for the first time in March. PHOTO BY TIM PIERCE/FLICKR

First LGBT group to march in South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council decided Monday in a 5-4 vote to include the […]

by and · December 20, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News

Mayor Walsh, City Council disagree on several city issues

At the beginning of his term, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh pledged to work closely with the […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News

Mayor Walsh appoints BRA director at Chamber of Commerce breakfast

Business executives from throughout the Greater Boston area joined Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Wednesday morning as […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Friday his choice to endorse the pilot program for body cameras in police forces, but said other issues should be prioritized before body cameras become a necessity. PHOTO COURTESY TASER

Mayor Walsh, police open to future use of body cameras

After vocalizing opposition to the measure originally, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh endorsed looking into the possibility […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Jeffrey Rosenblum, cofounder of Livable Streets, speaks to a crowd about BU Bikes in the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium at Boston University on Tuesday evening. PHOTO BY KYRA LOUIE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Bike advocates, city officials talk about Comm. Ave construction plans

The Boston University student-run group BU Bikes hosted a public meeting Tuesday in Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, […]

by · December 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced a public safety plan on Saturday to make Boston’s neighborhoods safer and stronger, including building upon Boston Foundation and Boston Centers for Youth and Families initiatives. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Walsh’s public safety plan will merge preexisting programs to prevent violence

The Boston Foundation and the Boston Centers for Youth and Families will collaborate to create a comprehensive […]

by · December 10, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Monday a “Pay for Success” initiative to accommodate more than 800 of Massachusetts’ approximately 1,500 chronically homeless individuals. GRAPHIC COURTESY OF MEGHAN KELLY

Gov. Patrick’s “Pay For Success” initiative to combat homelessness

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced a “Pay For Success” (PFS) initiative Monday to combat chronic homelessness […]

by · December 10, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Rally attendees gathered outside the Institute of Contemporary Art Monday to speak against Boston2024’s submission of Boston as an Olympic bid to the United States Olympic Committee. PHOTO BY WILLA RUSOWICZ-ORAZEM/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Activists rally against 2024 Boston Olympics

Approximately 30 protesters gathered in front of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Monday to rally in […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously approved a system Thursday that will give casino patrons the options to manage their losses while playing slot machines. PHOTO BY FLICKR USER YAMAGUCHI/FLICKR

Casino-goers can limit gambling with MGC Play Management System

Nearly five weeks after Massachusetts voters reaffirmed their desire for casinos to be built in the […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 3 comments · City, News