Michelle Wu speaks about her work as City Council president at a sit-down conversation hosted by The Boston Globe at the Capital One Café Monday evening. PHOTO BY MADDIE DOMENICHELLA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston Globe reporter hosts conversation with Michelle Wu

Boston Globe reporter Meghan Irons hosted an intimate conversation with new City Council President Michelle Wu Monday at the Capitol One 360 Café at 799 Boylston St. The crowd of about 45 included young professionals, homeless shelter directors and even some retired residents. Wu began the conversation by describing a typical day in her life as City Council president. Wu […]

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Mayor Walsh lead the first meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayor's Substance Abuse, Prevention and Recovery Services Task Force Wednesday as part of the 84th Annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DFP FILE PHOTO

Mayor Walsh chairs task force to address substance abuse

Mayor Martin Walsh chaired the first meeting Thursday for the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Substance Abuse, Prevention and Recovery Services Task Force. The task force aims to tackle the national epidemic of substance abuse, while also improving treatment and recovery plans for individuals currently affected by addiction. In a Thursday press release, Walsh said mayors have an obligation to address […]

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Beginning at the Boston Common bandstand, the crowd walked through the Common to the steps of the Massachusetts State House. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

People of Boston march for Bernie Sanders

[mediagrid cat=”26666″] Individuals gathered in Boston Common Saturday afternoon to march in support of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, despite the bitter cold and approaching snowstorm. Signs reading “Students for Bernie” and “Bernie 2016” were held high throughout the crowd of more than 500. The crowd met at the Common’s Parkman Bandstand and listened to two speakers before beginning their march […]

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The state released a demographic report concerning the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts on Wednesday. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINSKI

Department of Public Health releases opioid-related death demographics

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health released demographic statistics last week, proving that people between the ages of 25 and 44 are most at risk for opioid-related death. Between January and September of 2015, 450 people between the ages of 25 and 44 were confirmed to have died of unintentional opioid overdose. These combined age groups constitute 56.9 percent of the […]

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Mayor Martin Walsh reviewed a letter written by the Coalition Against IndyCar Boston opposing the IndyCar Race set to take place in Boston this September. PHOTO COURTESY THE COALITION AGAINST INDYCAR BOSTON

Mayor Walsh reviews letter against IndyCar

Responding to the IndyCar race scheduled for September in Boston’s Seaport District, the Coalition Against IndyCar Boston wrote a letter Tuesday to Mayor Martin Walsh opposing the race. The letter calls for the cancellation of the race, as well as a termination of Boston’s partnership with IndyCar. The IndyCar Boston website describes the race, a Grand Prix, as “a three-day […]

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Governor Charlie Baker delivers the State of the Commonwealth in the House Chamber of the Massachusetts State House Thursday evening. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Governor Baker delivers State of the Commonwealth address

In the State of the Commonwealth address Thursday evening, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker discussed the need to collaborate on legislation that will improve issues such as transportation, education and climate change. In a room of about 800 people, Baker took the platform in the Massachusetts State House Chamber and described his vision of working together as a state. Baker called […]

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The Government Center Garage is set to be demolished to create space for an office tower and apartment building as part of a $1.5 billion dollar renovation project led by the National Real Estate Advisors and The HYM Investment Group, LLC. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Government Center Garage redevelopment moves forward

Following years of planning, the City of Boston approved Monday the advancement of the Government Center Garage redevelopment design. HYM Investment Group, a real estate development company, is working to proceed with the project, according to Thomas O’Brien, founding partner and managing director of HYM. O’Brien said among the structures that will replace the garage are a residential tower and […]

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Samaritans Inc., will launch the "You Are Not Alone" campaign Friday on public transit in an effort to provide greater awareness of the Samaritans’ help line to those feeling alone or depressed. PHOTO COURTESY JASON B. JOHNSON

MBTA, Samaritans Inc. launch “You Are Not Alone” campaign

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Samaritans Inc. of Boston launched the “You Are Not Alone” campaign Friday to spread awareness of suicide prevention through a statewide helpline in the public transportation systems. The first stage of the program was the implementation of temporary signage in core MBTA stations around the greater Boston area, including North Station, Back Bay, South […]

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In their first meeting of 2016 Thursday, The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved $732.5 million dollars to be allocated to new projects. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston Redevelopment Authority approves six development projects

The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved six development projects in its first board meeting of the year on Jan. 14. The projects contribute a combined investment of $732.5 million to Boston’s economy, according to a Friday press release. Nicholas Martin, the BRA spokesperson, wrote in an email that construction plans range from residential to office buildings, and these projects are aimed […]

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CityScore, a website launched by Mayor Martin Walsh Friday, provides a window into how the city is performing by using public data to evaluate how well the city is meeting goals. ILLUSTRATION BY MAE DAVIS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh launches CityScore initiative

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Friday the launch of CityScore, an initiative that will allow city officials to quickly track and improve the City of Boston’s performance in everyday life. CityScore, the first of its kind, is a data-based system that collects various metrics from city departments each day and scores them based upon Boston’s performance goal or the city’s […]

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