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Boston was chosen as one of 60 cities with ambitious plans to combat climate change by a competition launched by the White House this year. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston recognized as Climate Action Champion

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama named Boston one of 16 communities recognized as Climate […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the Mayor’s Office of Diversity Wednesday, which aimed to increase diversity across city leadership. PHOTO BY MICHAEL DESOCIO/DFP FILE PHOTO

Walsh announces creation of Office of Diversity

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Wednesday  the formation of the Mayor’s Office of Diversity, which will […]

by and · December 5, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News

Special Advisory Commission advocates for increased salaries for Mass. public officials

After reviewing current compensation of public officials, a Special Advisory Commission suggested Monday that public officials […]

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LIVE: Boston residents, students rally against Eric Garner decision

LIVE: Boston residents, students rally against Eric Garner decision

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by · December 4, 2014 · 0 comments · City
Ty Allen, 20, of Boston, holds a sign in front of the State House Nov. 25 during a protest against police brutality. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Aftermath of #IndictAmerica, Ferguson: Bostonians remember Michael Brown

  Umoja, a black student union at Boston University, held a candlelight vigil service Tuesday at […]

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U.S. President Barack Obama issued the Immigration Accountability Executive Action Nov. 20, which will affect immigration in the United States. PHOTO BY STEVE JERVETSON/FLICKR

Obama issues executive order, Republicans attempt to block

As Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives circulate legislation on Capitol Hill in response to […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Massachusetts Attorney Gen. Martha Coakley lost the gubernatorial election Nov. 4 to her Republican opponent Charlie Baker. PHOTO BY ESTHER RO/DFP FILE PHOTO

Martha Coakley keeps active, influential in last moments as AG

Four weeks after losing her race for governor to Massachusetts Gov.-elect Charlie Baker, Martha Coakley  is […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick held a press conference at Logan International Airport Tuesday, where he said that Boston and Massachusetts are at low risk of an Ebola outbreak but the city will continue to take precautions. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH IMAGE LIBRARY

Patient at MGH tests negative for Ebola

Less than 24 hours after a patient was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital for a suspected case of […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced Friday that ridership in October was at its highest in its history, reaching 37 million riders. PHOTO BY JACQUI BUSICK/DFP FILE PHOTO

MBTA reaches record monthly trip numbers

In the month of October, the number of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trips reached a record-breaking 37 […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will conduct studies to evaluate the effect of Massachusetts’ new casinos on problem gambling, crime, domestic violence and lower home values. PHOTO BY ANTOINE TAVENEAUX/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

UMass Amherst to conduct study on gambling problems

With plans for casino construction underway in Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in cooperation with […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News