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Supermarkets are launching a TV ad campaign to dissuade Massachusetts voters from supporting a "bottle bill" in November's election, which would provide 5 cent refunds for all non-alcoholic beverage bottles. PHOTO BY MAYA DEVEREAUX/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Bottle bill opposition launches ad campaign, draws criticism from environmentalists

A coalition of bottling company supporters is launching a television advertisement campaign to encourage Massachusetts voters […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Though a Boston area taxi association has raised concerns over Uber's background check practices, Uber claims it vets its drivers more thoroughly than Boston cab companies do. GRAPHIC BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Taxi, rideshare companies debate safe hiring practices

Uber, a ridesharing service widely used by Boston-area college students, debuted a bring-your-own-device program in August […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News

Greater Boston GDP declining, report finds

The Boston metropolitan area experienced a decrease in its rate of economic growth in 2013, though […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Greenovate Boston hosted an Upcycling Panel Tuesday at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf where panelists Brooke Nash of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Ross Lohr of Project RePAT, Julie Shane of Causes International and Brad McNamara of Freight Farms talked efficient and creative ways to repurpose material goods. PHOTO BY FALON MORAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Panel on sustainability discusses upcycling initiatives

Sustainability organization Greenovate Boston held a panel at Atlantic Wharf on Tuesday to talk about upcycling […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Calling Music Festival has been guaranteed to continue at City Hall Plaza through 2017. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston Calling cements six upcoming dates at City Hall Plaza

Concertgoers of Boston’s well-known Boston Calling Music Festival can look forward to several more shows, after […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line will be expanded by 4.5 miles from Cambridge to Medford and will cost nearly $2 billion. PHOTO BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Green Line extension to cost almost $2 billion

The cost of a 4.5-mile green line train extension from Cambridge to Medford has increased from […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Attendees of The Boston Freedom Rally, better known as Hempfest, traditionally smoke marijuana at Boston Common at 4:20PM. PHOTO BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

“Hempfest” freedom rally draws large crowd, little enforcement

Thousands attended the Boston Freedom Rally at Boston Common Saturday and Sunday, a music festival and […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News

Tech site offers free Internet domains to college students

Students on Boston campuses are eligible to claim free Internet domains, offered to showcase students’ accomplishments […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 2 comments · City, News
PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Whole Foods offers delivery, pick up groceries

Whole Foods Market announced Monday that they partnered with online grocery shopping company Instacart to provide […]

by · September 12, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Jerome Smith, previously the director of the Office of Neighborhood Services, will now serve as Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s Chief of Civic Engagement. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MAYOR’S OFFICE

Mayor Walsh appoints new Chief of Civic Engagement

  Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Wednesday the appointment of Jerome Smith, former director of the […]

by · September 12, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News