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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at a meeting Feb. 5. Walsh received a Commonwealth Award Tuesday in the Leadership category for prioritizing arts and culture in the city. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Walsh honored with Commonwealth Award for the arts

In recognition of his promotion of the arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council honored Boston Mayor Martin […]

by · February 25, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District installed pedestrian wayfinding pillars along Winter and Summer streets as part of an initiative to make the area easier to navigate. PHOTO BY L.E. CHARLES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Wayfinding kiosks installed in Downtown Crossing to guide pedestrians

In a collaboration between the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, the Boston Redevelopment Authority and two […]

by · February 24, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Hainan, China’s largest private airline, announced Wednesday that it will launch three nonstop flights weekly between Boston and Shanghai. PHOTO BY RENE EHRHARDT/FLICKR

Hainan Airlines adds non-stop flight from Boston to Shanghai

Hainan Airlines, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Port Authority announced Wednesday the addition of […]

by · February 24, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston restaurants will offer discounts through “Dig Out Dine Out,” a program to compensate for loss of business due to winter storms. PHOTO BY WILLA RUSOWICZ-ORAZEM/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Social media campaign promotes discounts for Boston restaurants

#DigOutDineOut, a social media campaign to promote discounts and promotions for Boston restaurants to make up […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced their commitment to reduce gaps in high-speed internet access in Western Massachusetts. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Baker and Polito announce broadband expansion initiative

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced a broadband expansion initiative to provide […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
University of Massachusetts Amherst removed its ban on Iranian students Wednesday. PHOTO BY RHOBITE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

UMass Amherst lifts ban on Iranian students in science programs

The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced a policy change Wednesday regarding the acceptance of Iranian students […]

by and · February 20, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh launched the Mayor’s Mentoring Movement Tuesday, which will recruit over 1,000 new mentors over the next two years. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY WILLA RUSOWICZ-ORAZEM/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Walsh launches Mayor’s Mentoring Movement

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, along with President and CEO of Mass Mentoring Program Marty Martinez and […]

by · February 20, 2015 · 1 comment · City, News
MassChallenge announced their partnership with Women’s iLab Feb. 13 and the Startup Institute Feb. 17, which will encourage startups created by women. PHOTO COURTESY OF MASSCHALLENGE.ORG

MassChallenge announces partnerships with Women’s iLab, Startup Institute

MassChallenge, a business acceleration firm, announced separate partnerships with Women’s iLab and the Startup Institute, which […]

by · February 20, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The Veterans for Peace local chapter march in the St. Patrick's Day Peace Parade last year. PHOTO COURTESY OF PAT WESTWATER-JUNG

Veterans for Peace, ACLU file complaint, seek approval for St. Patrick’s Day parade

Just over a month before the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the local chapter of […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Feb. 11 that the city will receive a $30,000 “Love Your Block” Award, which will support revitalization projects in Roxbury, Mattapan and Dorchester. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston awarded Cities of Service grant for community revitalization

Boston was chosen as one of seven cities nationwide to be awarded the Love Your Block […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News