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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has implemented a food waste ban with the goal of regulating waste and encouraging more ecofriendly practices, such as composting. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Statewide food waste ban reduces waste accumulation, encourages composting

A first-in-the-nation, statewide food waste ban has been implemented in Massachusetts in an effort to reduce […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston University’s inaugural “Kill the Cup Challenge” started on Oct. 6 and runs through the end of October to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of using disposable cups and encourage use of reusable containers. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY STEPHANIE PAGONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston University kills the cup campus-wide

Coffee shops throughout Boston University’s campus in the month of October are participating in the “Kill […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, City, News
The Bostonian Society held a presentation for the public Wednesday at the Old Massachusetts State House to showcase the contents of the time capsule recently found in one of the building’s adornments. PHOTO BY EVAN JONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Recently discovered time capsule contents showcased, future time capsule in the works

The Bostonian Society showcased contents of the recently discovered century-old time capsule Wednesday morning at the […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts gubernatorial Republican candidate Charlie Baker and Democratic candidate Martha Coakley answer questions at the WGBH News/Boston Globe debate. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Gubernatorial candidates face off in heated debate

The two leading candidates for Massachusetts governor — Republican candidate Charlie Baker and Democratic candidate Martha […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
If Boston hosts the 2024 Olympic Games, the City would need to go through three phases to meet certain criteria proving that the city can handle the large-scale event, including improvements to existing venues and infrastructure. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh, public officials meet to plan for potential Olympics bid

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and members of the Boston legislative delegation looked at proposals and plans […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News

Boston City Council addresses issues of community stability, neighborhood preservation

Boston City Council gathered Monday for a hearing to address the issues of displacement, community stability […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 2 comments · City, News
Boston City Council’s Committee on Health, Women, Families and Communities held a public hearing Wednesday to discuss the apparent lack of healthy food at Boston Public Schools and lack of food banks for low-income families. PHOTO BY GABI ARRIAGA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston City Council deliberate food insecurity and its impact

Boston City Council gathered Monday at City Hall to address unavailability of healthy food options for […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
More than 8,000 monkeys are being used for research in Massachusetts. PHOTO VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

PETA sues Massachusetts for withholding public information

People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc., more commonly known as PETA, filed a lawsuit against […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
The Head of the Charles Regatta is one of the largest in the world, attracting 400,000 spectators, 11,000 competitors and 2,252 boats. PHOTO BY CARLY ROSE WILLING/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Head of the Charles Regatta celebrates 50th anniversary

The Head of the Charles Regatta celebrated its 50th anniversary on Boston’s Charles River this weekend, […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
In an effort to address poverty and unemployment, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh introduced the Office of Financial Empowerment Wednesday. GRAPHIC BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Walsh’s initiative aids in long-term search for employment

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh initiated the Office of Financial Empowerment Wednesday in an effort to address […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News