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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has appointed Lauren Lockwood as the first chief digital officer as part of the Department of Innovation and Technology. The position will unite and strengthen the city’s digital assets. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF BOSTON

Walsh announces Boston’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday his appointment of Lauren Lockwood as Boston’s first chief digital […]

by · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston City Councils and activist organizations examined the possibility of the City's funding for from fossil fuels at City Hall Monday. PHOTO BY SEKAR KRISNAULI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

City Council examines impact of fossil fuel divestment

Boston City Council convened Monday evening at City Hall for a hearing regarding fossil fuel divestment […]

by · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
United for Justice with Peace held an anti-war demonstration at Downtown Crossing Saturday to protest the U.S. government’s decision to utilize drones in the Middle East. PHOTO BY L.E. CHARLES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Protestors rally for peace in Iraq, Syria

In light of U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent decision to allocate more federal resources toward fighting […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News, Uncategorized
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Wednesday his 2014 Climate Action plan for comment by the public. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Walsh releases climate plan for public review

Boston Martin Mayor Walsh released a draft of the 2014 Climate Action Plan Wednesday for public […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
El Al, Israel’s national airline, will commence nonstop flights from Boston to Tel Aviv starting June 28th 2015, which has caused controversy due to the sociopolitical instability in the Middle East. PHOTO COURTESY OF ADRIAN PINGSTONE

Travelers can soon fly direct between Boston and Tel Aviv

El Al, Israel’s national airline, will offer direct flights between Tel Aviv and Boston via Logan […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Mayor Chris Bollwage of Elizabeth, New Jersey speaks at Mayors Roundtable: A Discussion with Mayors of Leading Coastal Cities at the Boston University School of Management Thursday. PHOTO BY AMELIA WELLS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

City leaders discuss sea level rise, concerns for coastal cities

Launching off a two-day conference about rising sea levels, several city leaders addressed concerns about the […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, City, News
Although their candidates were not victorious on Election Day, both the Green-Rainbow Party and United Independent Party were legitimized because they each received more than 3 percent of the vote. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE GREEN RAINBOW PARTY AND UNITED INDEPENDENT PARTY

2014 Mass. midterm elections spawn new political parties

Though none of their candidates were elected governor of Massachusetts, candidates for the United Independent Party […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
A Monday report by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center has found that 1 out of 4 Massachusetts residents is living at or near the poverty level. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

1 of every 4 Mass. resident is living in poverty

One out of every four Massachusetts resident is living at or near the poverty level, according […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News

Revamped Mass. Health Connector more functional for healthcare users, applicants

The Massachusetts Health Connector has been revamped for the upcoming health insurance open enrollment period that […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Two Massachusetts casinos received licensing Friday and plans for development are underway. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Plans for Massachusetts casinos underway

MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts received a unanimous vote Friday from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News