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Independent candidate for the Massachusetts gubernatorial election Scott Lively will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. PHOTO COURTESY OF SCOTT LIVELY

Independent candidate Scott Lively inspired by religion to run for governor

This is the second part in a five-part series of profiles about the gubernatorial candidates facing off […]

by · October 2, 2014 · 6 comments · City, News
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

State slow to enact medical marijuana legislation, patients say

Students and residents are criticizing Massachusetts legislators for failing to open medical marijuana dispensaries in the […]

by and · October 2, 2014 · 3 comments · City, News
Mass. Gov. reveals plans for $25 million Allston commuter rail stop

Mass. Gov. reveals plans for $25 million Allston commuter rail stop

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled plans Tuesday to build a $25 million commuter rail stop in […]

by · October 1, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
A ceremony will be held Oct. 4th to open the time capsule found in the head of the lion statue that resides at the top of the Old State House. PHOTO BY KIERA BLESSING/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Historic society to unveil contents of 1901 time capsule

A century-old time capsule found inside the golden lion statue at Boston’s Old State House building […]

by · October 1, 2014 · 3 comments · City, News
A Museum of Fine Arts study found that 78 percent of Boston-area audiences participate in at least one cultural event each month, compared to 69 percent of national audiences. PHOTO BY ANN SINGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Bostonians attend more arts events than average, MFA study finds

Boston residents are more likely to attend arts and cultural events than the average American, according […]

by · September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has formed a Neighborhood Innovation District Committee for local entrepreneurs who are dedicated to improving city conditions. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh creates committee to bolster neighborhood innovation

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Friday the creation of the Neighborhood Innovation District Committee, a group […]

by · September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News

Entrepreneur proposes 740-foot Financial District skyscraper

Entrepreneur Steve Belkin, former owner of the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA and Atlanta Thrashers in […]

by · September 29, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
¬The anti-terrorism program initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice is designed to deter residents from joining violent extremist groups. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI

Boston to serve as pilot city for counterterrorism program

The United States Department of Justice selected Boston as one of three cities to serve as […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
William Fick (left) and Timothy Watkins (right) leave John Joseph Moakley courthouse after a pre-trial hearing for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in November 2013. Fick and Watkins, Tsarnaev’s lawyers, left without speaking to the media. PHOTO BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Trial for accused Boston marathon bomber to remain in Boston

The trial for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old former University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth student accused of planting two […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Julie Burros will be the first person in 20 years to fill the position of Chief of Arts and Culture in Boston. PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF BOSTON

Mayor Walsh appoints cabinet-level arts chief

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh appointed the City’s first cabinet-level Chief of Arts and Culture in more […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News