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Mayor Walsh appoints new, tech-savvy CIO

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Wednesday that Jascha Franklin-Hodge, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumnus with 15 years of information technology experience, will serve as the City’s new Chief Information Officer. Franklin-Hodge will be responsible for overseeing the Department of Innovation and Technology to bolster online service delivery, equip city employees with digital tools and […]

Defense team for alleged marathon bomber requests venue change for trial

The defense team representing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of placing two bombs at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon with his brother Tamerlan, requested a change of venue Wednesday for Tsarnaev’s trial, scheduled to begin in November. The attorneys cited a defense expert’s survey that indicated almost 60 percent of Boston’s population […]

Boston University's president Robert Brown speaks to the Class of 2016 at the Matriculation ceremony at Agganis Arena Sunday afternoon. PHOTO BY KENSHIN OKUBO/DFP STAFF

Orientation 2014

Welcome to Boston University, Class of 2018! The editors here at The Daily Free Press have put together a guide to the university and city with information you should know about now and what to do once you arrive on campus. Click on the images to navigate your way through your Orientation Guide.

Quincy man charged for obstructing Marathon bombing investigation

A Quincy cabdriver was charged Friday for obstructing the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to federal prosecutors. An indictment unsealed Friday charged Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, with one count of destroying, altering and falsifying records, documents and tangible objects in a federal investigation and three counts of making a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent […]

Gun violence billboard on Mass. Turnpike searches for new home after 19 years

The super-sized anti-gun violence billboard stretching along the Massachusetts Turnpike, long an unofficial Fenway Park landmark, will need to relocate by March 2015 due to a property sale. John Rosenthal, founder and chairman of the Newton-based non-profit organization Stop Handgun Violence, attached the billboard in 1995 to the side of a parking garage he owned […]