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Attorney General Martha Coakley's recent brief on behalf of Massachusetts and 14 other states to the U.S. Supreme Court argues that withholding the right to marry from same-sex couples relegates those individuals to a second-class status. PHOTO BY FELICIA GANS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Martha Coakley urges US Supreme Court to reexamine same-sex marriage cases

Massachusetts Attorney General and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley filed a brief Thursday with the U.S. […]

by · September 9, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
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Mayor Walsh hosts student-centric Twitter chat

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, a tech-savvy city leader, held a Twitter chat session Friday to interact […]

by · September 8, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Hotel Commonwealth collaborated with Boston University to create the Terrier Suite, a BU-themed luxury room in the newly renovated hotel. / PHOTO COURTESY OF LISA RICHOV

Hotel Commonwealth renovation features BU-themed signature suite

Hotel Commonwealth, located at the edge of Boston University’s East Campus in Kenmore Square, finished the […]

by · September 5, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
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9-alarm fire in Allston injures 7, displaces more than 50 residents

The Boston Fire Department responded to a nine-alarm blaze that started on the back deck of […]

by and · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, City, News
Along with increasing fares, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is examining its late-night service. Apps such as MATransit are also becoming available to track MBTA trains in real time. GRAPHIC BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Changes to MBTA services benefit riders, at a cost

As students at Boston-area colleges and universities begin commuting throughout the city for another academic year, […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
As a result of the Allston apartment fire in 2013 that killed Boston University student Binland Lee, unsafe living conditions in the neighborhood are being investigated. PHOTO BY ALLIE WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Off-campus housing proves dangerous for Boston students

When Nick Dragonetti moved into his Allston apartment at the beginning of September, he saw first-hand […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Hubway seeks new riders with cost breakdown graphic

Hubway seeks new riders with cost breakdown graphic

Hubway, Boston’s city-wide bike rental service, will soon be simplifying how the company displays usage costs […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
EPA awards Charles River highest all-time water quality rating

EPA awards Charles River highest all-time water quality rating

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Charles River a water quality rating of “A-” on Wednesday, […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston ranks only second to Silicon Valley in number of jobs in the technology sector this year. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston home to second-largest tech industry, new study finds

As terms like “kickstarter,” “hackathon” and “startup” are entering the city’s common vocabulary, Greater Boston was […]

by · September 3, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Phase 2A of the Commonwealth Avenue reconstruction project focuses on widening Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority tracks and narrowing sidewalks between the Boston University Bridge and Packard’s Corner, which could be dangerous for both cyclists and pedestrians. PHOTO BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Comm. Ave. construction project to widen MBTA tracks, trim sidewalks

The City of Boston is currently rolling out a $16 million plan to reconstruct a portion […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News