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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh invited constituents to participate in a question-and-answer discussion with him via Twitter Chat on Wednesday. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DFP FILE PHOTO

Mayor Walsh hosts question-and-answer Twitter session

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh invited constituents to participate in a virtual Twitter question-and-answer session with him […]

by · March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts is one of seven states to earn an “F” for its welfare reform policies according to the 2015 Welfare Reform Report Card published March 19 by researchers at the Heartland Institute. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Massachusetts one of seven states to earn ‘F’ rating in welfare reform

Massachusetts has been deemed one of the states with the worst overall reform policies, according to […]

by · March 26, 2015 · 2 comments · City, News
Voting rights advocates announced a settlement on March 19 with the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance to ensure that eligible Massachusetts citizens are provided opportunities to register to vote in compliance with the National Voter Registration. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Department of Transitional Assistance settles voter registration suit

Voting rights advocates announced a settlement with the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance on March 19 to […]

by · March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
A photograph submitted as evidence shows damage left behind in Watertown, where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was later found by police. Experts gave testimony Tuesday at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse about the Watertown shootout. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FBI

Ballistic evidence, surveillance confirm Tsarnaev owned weapon

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old accused of placing two bombs at the finish line […]

by and · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston city councilors filed an ordinance Monday for the city’s first paid parental leave policy for city employees. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DFP FILE PHOTO

City councilors file ordinance to offer paid parental leave to Boston employees

For the first time, eligible city employees could have to opportunity to receive paid parental leave, […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Olympic organizing committee Boston 2024 announced Monday that it would only seek to host the 2024 Olympics if its final bid meets 10 criteria, including majority support in Massachusetts. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DFP FILE PHOTO

Boston 2024 requiring public support to move forward with Olympic bid

Olympic organizing committee Boston 2024 printed a full-page advertisement in Monday’s copies of The Boston Globe […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Authorities patrol the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse March 4. Terrorism expert Matthew Levitt testified Monday in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

Jury presented with electronic evidence in Tsarnaev trial

Testimony continued Monday in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who allegedly placed two bombs […]

by , and · March 24, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at the “Municipal Strategies for Financial Empowerment” public forum Sunday at the Campus Center of the University of Massachusetts Boston. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayors meet for financial empowerment forum

Four mayors, including Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, gathered Sunday for a panel entitled “Municipal Strategies for Financial […]

by and · March 23, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Affordability of housing in Boston is decreasing, according to a study by the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University published Tuesday. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston housing market working to match supply and demand

Demand for housing in Boston is currently out of line with supply, according to the 12th […]

by · March 23, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker gave the first loan Tuesday as part of the snow storm fund to help small businesses recover from snow-related losses. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Gov. Baker delivers first snow loan to aid small businesses

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker ’s administration and the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation distributed the first snow storm […]

by · March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News