The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is partnering with taxi and ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft to improve service for customers with disabilities. PHOTO BY FALON MORAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MBTA introduces pilot program for passengers with disabilities

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is revitalizing its van service for passengers with disabilities by introducing […]

by · November 18, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
A Muslim group of imams, students and activists gathered at the Massachusetts State House for the “Muslim Day on the Hill” event Thursday. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DFP FILE PHOTO

Groups advocate for Muslim community in state government

Advocating for legislation important to the Muslim community, students, leaders and members of Islamic advocacy groups […]

by · November 17, 2015 · 1 comment · City, News
Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said he supports the push for a congressional debate about the use of military force against the Islamic State and supports U.S. President Barack Obama's actions in Syria. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Mass. leaders call for conversation on action in Syria

  U.S. Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts is calling for support for Syrian refugees, following escalating tension […]

by · November 17, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Simone Alyse, 20, a Berklee College of Music student from Everett, leads a student walkout down Newbury Street to the Boston Common during the “#wakeupworld” rally to support students of color. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

College students walk out, rally in support of students of color

Walking out from colleges across Boston, several hundred students gathered at the Boston Common Monday at […]

by · November 17, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at the start of "Fighting Addiction in The Hub," an inaugural program to combat opioid addiction, in Dorchester on Friday morning. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Walsh calls on collective effort to fight addiction in the Hub

Calling on members of the community to collaborate on how to address drug addiction, Boston Mayor […]

by · November 16, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The Baker-Polito administration, the Commonwealth’s four medical schools and the Massachusetts Medical Society announced Monday a set of medical education core standards focused on preventing and managing opioid misuse. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ABIGAIL FREEMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Medical school program to train students to treat drug abuse

  In a continued effort to combat the nation’s opioid crisis, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and […]

by · November 13, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development from the Legislature moved a $15 an hour minimum wage bill for fast good and large retail store employees to the Senate on Tuesday. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DFP FILE PHOTO

$15 minimum wage for food, retail workers moves forward

Efforts to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour for fast food workers and big […]

by · November 13, 2015 · 2 comments · City, News
A Washington-based investigative news organization ranked Massachusetts among the worst states for easily accessible public records. PHOTO BY ABIGAIL FREEMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Activists await action from State Legislature for public records bill

Those in support of reforming the state’s public records laws await a hearing from the Massachusetts House […]

by · November 12, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Election Modernization Coalition announced Nov. 5 the launch of the Early Voting Challenge, which aims to register voters earlier and increase the amount of votes in the 2016 election. PHOTO BY JAKE FRIEDLAND/DFP FILE PHOTO

Early voting coalition seeks to increase voter turnout

Hoping to increase voter turnout for the 2016 election cycle, a coalition of political advocacy groups looks […]

by · November 12, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
In January, there will be four women serving on the Boston City Council following last week’s City Council Election. PHOTO BY JOHNNY LIU/DFP FILE PHOTO

More women on City Council to increase representation

Following a close race for At-Large and District 4 positions, the Boston City Council will have four […]

by · November 12, 2015 · 3 comments · City, News