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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority began its "pay your fare, it's only fair" initiative on all above-ground Green Line stations this weekend. PHOTO BY BRITTANY CHANG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MBTA introduces “pay your fare, it’s only fair”

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority introduced a recorded message this weekend on the Green Line to remind passengers to pay the prescribed fare, according to MBTA spokesperson Jason Johnson. With the message “pay your fare, it’s only fare,” the audio reminds riders to pay at the front of the train cars as opposed to sneaking on to the back of […]

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In response the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority cutting Late-Night Service, the ride sharing app Uber will offer a fixed $5 price for riders between 12:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights to compensate for the inconvenience. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Uber Boston introduces late-night flat rate

Uber Boston introduced a new late-night, flat-rate fare of $5 for uberPOOL rides near Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority stations, according to a Friday press release. UberPOOL riders who request an Uber within one block of a T stop on the Red, Orange, Green or Blue lines to travel to another T stop from 12:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Friday […]

By Kyler Sumter· · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority announced Monday that $100 million in loans will be allocated to replace lead service lines in private homes. PHOTO BY BRITTANY CHANG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

$100 million in loans to go to replacing Massachusetts lead service lines

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority announced the approval Monday of $100 million in interest-free loans to fully replace lead service lines within private residences that could contaminate drinking water, according to a Monday press release. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said in the release that the program will allow cleaner, safer drinking water for Massachusetts. “I am proud that Massachusetts is […]

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The Boston City Council convened Tuesday morning for a public hearing to discuss new regulations regarding student housing. PHOTO BY MADI GOLDMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston City Council hosts public meeting on student housing

The Boston City Council’s Committee on Government Operations hosted a public hearing Tuesday to discuss two ordinances to revamp the inspection process for off-campus student housing. The ordinances were created in response to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s request for a directory of students from all of the city’s universities as well as new occupancy rules for off-campus housing. City Councilor […]

By Lavanya Prabhakar· · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the city will pay tribute to those affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing on April 15 by holding the second annual One Boston Day. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Martin Walsh announces second annual “One Boston Day”

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Friday that the City of Boston will continue to honor Boston’s resilience, generosity and strength through the now annual tradition “One Boston Day” on April 15, according to a Friday press release. The release stated that the day will encourage citizens to participate in random acts of kindness, support one another and take time to […]

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After two years of closure due to construction, officials from the state and local governments as well as MBTA leaders cut the ribbon at the opening of the newly renovated Government Center Station. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Government Center Station officially reopens

Following closure in March 2014, the Government Center Station of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority reopened again early Monday afternoon, according to a Monday press release. Officials from the state and city level joined with leaders from the MBTA and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in order to celebrate the reopening of the station with a crowd of about 100 […]

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Boston Redevelopment Authority seeks extension for urban renewal plan

The Boston Redevelopment Authority requested an extension Wednesday for a decade-old urban renewal plan, according to BRA representative Gina Physic. The original deadline of April 30 is approaching fast, but so far the request remains unresolved. The BRA has pushed for a year to continue its renewal program all over Boston, conducting a 12-month public community engagement process that has […]

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The BRA announced plans Thursday for the development of apartments out of the former Goddard House Assisted Living in Jamaica Plain. PHOTO BY RACHEL MCLEAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston Redevelopment Authority approves Goddard House renovations

The Boston Redevelopment Authority released plans Friday to convert the Goddard House Assisted Living in Jamaica Plain into an apartment complex, according to a Friday press release. The Goddard House closed in 2012 and since then has not been altered. According to the release, the proposed renovations will include building an additional structure and creating 167 new residential units. The […]

By Anna Whitelaw· · 0 comments · City, News
A report released Tuesday revealed harsh truths about how Boston families continue to struggle financially. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Report reveals increase in income inequality in Boston

The Office of Workforce Development and the Boston Redevelopment Authority released a labor report Tuesday that showed an increase in income inequality and the cost of living in the city despite an unemployment rate of 4.3 percent, according to a Tuesday BRA press release. The release stated that the median wage for Boston residents has remained stagnant for approximately three […]

By Anush Swaminathan· · 0 comments · City, News
Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began investigating the outbreak of a deadly bacterial infection within Boston’s homeless population Wednesday. PHOTO BY ELLEN CLOUSE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

CDC investigates infection affecting Boston’s homeless population

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began to investigate and research an outbreak of fatal bacterial infections among the City of Boston’s homeless population Wednesday, according to Marjorie Nesin, spokesperson for the Boston Public Health Commission. According to the CDC website, several pathogens can cause bacterial meningitis, which is usually severe and can cause complications such as brain damage, […]

By Maddie Domenichella· · 0 comments · City, News