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Boston 2024 focuses on updated bid plans at sixth community meeting

Boston 2024 focuses on updated bid plans at sixth community meeting

After unveiling an updated proposal for Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, organizing group Boston 2024 held a meeting Tuesday in Jamaica Plain to receive feedback from the community. The meeting was chance for residents to talk about the plan, dubbed “Bid 2.0,” in regards to public infrastructure, neighborhood development and taxes before the bid is presented to the International […]

by Justin Pallenik· · 0 comments · City, News
Residents gather to celebrate Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision

Residents gather to celebrate Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision

Following a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage across all 50 states, Boston-area residents celebrated Friday night at the Massachusetts State House at a gathering co-hosted by various organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. Those in attendance waved small flags featuring rainbow colors and the equality […]

by Navraj Narula· · 0 comments · City, News
CEO of Boston 2024, Richard Davey, sits in a city council meeting about operations financing and venue development Thursday. PHOTO BY AMANDA BURKE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Financing, management on agenda at City Council meeting on 2024 Olympics

Further exploring the possibility of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics, the Boston City Council held a meeting Friday morning to review details of a new proposal from the organizing group Boston 2024 regarding the city’s Olympic bid. Approximately 25 people attended the public hearing, which covered issues like financing and management. Boston 2024 CEO Richard Davey said the proposal, dubbed […]

by Amanda Burke· · 1 comment · City, News
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted in a courtroom sketch at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse. ILLUSTRATION BY REBECCA NESS/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Tsarnaev formally sentenced to death, makes first apology to bombing victims

When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev helped his brother plant two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013, his face became a recognized symbol of American tragedy. But as his face became etched in the minds of people around the country, his voice remained unheard. Until Wednesday. Moments before U.S. District Judge George O’Toole formally sentenced Tsarnaev to death […]

by Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · City, News
Governor Charlie Baker announced Thursday an $82.7 million MBTA Winter Resiliency Plan, according to a press release. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Looking Back, Looking Forward: City news coverage preview

Boston University is seamlessly integrated into the city, which gives students a chance to immerse themselves in city culture and witness changes in Boston. This fall, Massachusetts voters elected a new governor who has tackled diverse issues during his first few months in office. This spring, all eyes were on Boston for the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the […]

by Mina Corpuz· · 0 comments · City, News

A student’s guide to transportation

Public transportation is one popular way among students of traveling through Boston and exploring the city. Through a network of subways, buses, commuter rails and boats, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority can get you around Boston and the surrounding area. Many students use the subway system daily on one of the five subway lines: the Blue Line, the Green Line, the […]

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's office partnered with the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation to release a report Wednesday for the Mayor's Office of Recovery Services that found an 11.3 percent substance abuse prevalence in Boston. GRAPHIC BY KATELYN PILLEY/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

City report evaluates substance addiction, recovery services in Boston

To assess the prevalence of drug abuse and addiction in the city, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh joined the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation Wednesday to release a report that will serve as a blueprint to address the issues. The newly established Office of Recovery Services, which will operate under the Boston Public Health Commission, will follow recommendations for […]

by Julia Metjian· · 0 comments · City, News
The City Council's Special Committee on the 2024 Olympics met Monday to discuss the International Olympic Committee's agenda for 2020. PHOTO BY DANIEL SCHWEN/ WIKIPEDIA

City Council reviews 2020 Olympic agenda to plan for 2024

As part of the planning process for Boston to potentially host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the Boston City Council held a hearing Monday to focus on the agenda for the 2020 International Olympic Committee and how it could relate to the City’s goals. Chaired by City Council President Bill Linehan, the Council’s Special Committee on the 2024 Olympics also evaluated […]

by Navraj Narula· · 1 comment · City, News
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted in a courtroom sketch at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse Wednesday. ILLUSTRATION BY REBECCA NESS/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Jury sentences Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on six counts

After more than 14 hours of jury deliberation, convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death Friday, ending a two-month trial that retraced the story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the years leading up to them and the violence that ensued in the days after. As the court clerk read the verdict to the packed courtroom in […]

by Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · City, News
Prosecutor Steve Millen makes closing remarks during the trial Wednesday, mentioning the video of Tsarnaev giving the middle finger to a camera in a holding cell. ILLUSTRATION BY REBECCA NESS/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Jury deliberation begins after closing statements in Tsarnaev case

More than two months after the start of the trial for admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, U.S. District Judge George O’Toole spoke to jurors in court Wednesday about weighing the factors that will determine a life or death sentence. Tsarnaev, 21, was convicted of all 30 federal counts, after placing two bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line that […]

by Amanda Burke· · 0 comments · City, News