Mayor Walsh appoints BRA director at Chamber of Commerce breakfast

Business executives from throughout the Greater Boston area joined Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Wednesday morning as […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Friday his choice to endorse the pilot program for body cameras in police forces, but said other issues should be prioritized before body cameras become a necessity. PHOTO COURTESY TASER

Mayor Walsh, police open to future use of body cameras

After vocalizing opposition to the measure originally, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh endorsed looking into the possibility […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Jeffrey Rosenblum, cofounder of Livable Streets, speaks to a crowd about BU Bikes in the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium at Boston University on Tuesday evening. PHOTO BY KYRA LOUIE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Bike advocates, city officials talk about Comm. Ave construction plans

The Boston University student-run group BU Bikes hosted a public meeting Tuesday in Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, […]

by · December 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced a public safety plan on Saturday to make Boston’s neighborhoods safer and stronger, including building upon Boston Foundation and Boston Centers for Youth and Families initiatives. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Walsh’s public safety plan will merge preexisting programs to prevent violence

The Boston Foundation and the Boston Centers for Youth and Families will collaborate to create a comprehensive […]

by · December 10, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Monday a “Pay for Success” initiative to accommodate more than 800 of Massachusetts’ approximately 1,500 chronically homeless individuals. GRAPHIC COURTESY OF MEGHAN KELLY

Gov. Patrick’s “Pay For Success” initiative to combat homelessness

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced a “Pay For Success” (PFS) initiative Monday to combat chronic homelessness […]

by · December 10, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Rally attendees gathered outside the Institute of Contemporary Art Monday to speak against Boston2024’s submission of Boston as an Olympic bid to the United States Olympic Committee. PHOTO BY WILLA RUSOWICZ-ORAZEM/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Activists rally against 2024 Boston Olympics

Approximately 30 protesters gathered in front of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Monday to rally in […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously approved a system Thursday that will give casino patrons the options to manage their losses while playing slot machines. PHOTO BY FLICKR USER YAMAGUCHI/FLICKR

Casino-goers can limit gambling with MGC Play Management System

Nearly five weeks after Massachusetts voters reaffirmed their desire for casinos to be built in the […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 3 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Wednesday that Boston was selected to receive the Rockefeller Grant and joins the 100 Resilient Cities Network, which provides its partner cities with the resources needed to build resilience and strength to the struggles of the 21st century. PHOTO BY EVAN JONES/DFP FILE PHOTO

Boston receives grant from Rockefeller Foundation to join 100 Resilient Cities Network

Boston will join the 100 Resilient Cities Network (100RC), a project of the Rockefeller Foundation that […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Thousands of protesters participated in “die-ins” during the protest. PHOTO BY EVAN JONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Thousands gather to protest Garner, Brown decisions

Thousands of protesters gathered at the Boston Common Thursday night in response to Wednesday’s grand jury […]

by and · December 5, 2014 · 2 comments · City, News
Boston was chosen as one of 60 cities with ambitious plans to combat climate change by a competition launched by the White House this year. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston recognized as Climate Action Champion

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama named Boston one of 16 communities recognized as Climate […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News