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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
Jurors were presented with digital evidence and testimony Thursday about explosives in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Tsarnaev trial jurors presented with digital evidence, expert testimony

Thursday began the 10th day of testimony in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old accused of planting […]

by and · March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The Board of Directors for the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved five development proposals at a meeting Friday, including new apartment units in Brighton. PHOTO BY MARY SCHLICHTE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BRA approves renovated apartment building at 1505 Commonwealth Ave

Partners Properties LLC, an Allston real estate agency, will renovate an underused five-story building into an […]

by · March 19, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
An explosive found on Laurel Street in Watertown was used as evidence in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse Wednesday. PHOTO BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Tsarnaev trial turns to friend of suspect, physical evidence

Tuesday and Wednesday marked days eight and nine of testimony in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, […]

The Massachusetts employment population ratio increased to 62.3 percent in January 2015 from 60 percent in January 2014. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mass. employment numbers drive housing crisis

Unemployment rates in Massachusetts, though decreasing, are causing a housing crisis for populations that find themselves […]

by · March 19, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts lawmakers announced their support Friday for a bill that would allow the legalization and taxation of marijuana. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mass. lawmakers support bill that would legalize and tax marijuana

Fifteen Massachusetts lawmakers are supporting a bill, pushed by the Marijuana Policy Project, that would regulate […]

by · March 18, 2015 · 2 comments · City, News