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NSTAR, seen here working in Back Bay, filed for a 29 percent increase in its Basic Service supply rate Friday that could cause financial hardship for students. PHOTO BY MONIKA WAHI/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

NSTAR proposes 29 percent price hike

A significant hike in electricity and gas prices proposed by one of Massachusetts’ main utilities could […]

by · November 12, 2014 · 2 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday four additional registered marijuana dispernsaries to advance to the Inspection Phase, including one on Milk Street in Boston. PHOTO BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

DPH approves four more marijuana dispensaries

The Department of Public Health’s Medical Marijuana Division approved four additional dispensaries for operation Friday. There […]

by · November 12, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday plans to implement budget cuts, addressing the $325 million shortfall in 2015 budget. GRAPHIC BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Patrick to address budget shortfall, implement budget cuts

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration announced plans Thursday to implement budget cuts to address a $325 […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Jamie Giorgio, head of security and rising general manager at Bijou Nightclub, addressed how assault and battery charges were incurred at the nightclub on Oct. 18 2013 at a City Hall hearing on Monday. PHOTO BY L.E. CHARLES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Bars and nightclubs called to address incidents of assault and battery

The City of Boston’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing heard the cases of two bars […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa gives a gesture of hope and inclusion to the detainees at the Suffolk County House of Corrections Sunday. PHOTO BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Activists advocate for the rights of detained immigrants

More than 40 people gathered outside the Suffolk County Correctional Facility Sunday in solidarity for immigrants […]

by · November 10, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Panelists compared facts and myths surrounding Ebola Friday at Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. PHOTO BY STEPHANIE PAGONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Medical experts address myths, facts surrounding the Ebola virus

A conference was held at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories Friday to address myths […]

by · November 10, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
In the wake of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's death, an online petition was launched to rename Christopher Columbus Park in the city's historic North End to Tom Menino Park. PHOTO BY WILLA RUSOWICZ-ORAZEM/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston residents petition for park in honor of Menino

In honor of the late former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, a Boston resident launched a petition […]

by · November 7, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, began servicing its first fleet of 60 hybrid buses Wednesday at Haymarket Square. PHOTO COURTESY OF MASSDOT

MBTA expands environmental efforts with hybrid buses

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, serviced the first […]

by · November 7, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Richard Davey, Secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, resigned Saturday to take time to be with family and explore new career options. PHOTO COURTESY OF MASSDOT

Richard Davey resigns, current highway administer steps in as acting secretary

After years of service to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Richard Davey left his post as secretary […]

by · November 6, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced a five-year, $41.4 billion health care deal with the federal government Friday. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MassHealth announces updated five-year health care plan

Massachusetts Health and Human Services spokesman John Polanowicz announced Friday an extension to a five-year health […]

by · November 6, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News