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Boston City Council approved health and safety measures Wednesday for NCAA athletes who play in the city, making Boston the first city with safety laws for college athletes. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

New ordinance imposes safety measures on college athletics

Boston City Council approved a citywide ordinance Wednesday that will impose stricter regulations on college athletes, […]

by · September 19, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Attendees pay tribute to homicide victims at the Garden of Peace memorial Thursday. PHOTO BY JAIME BENNIS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Garden of Peace memorializes homicide victims

More than 100 people gathered to memorialize the lives of homicide victims Thursday at the Garden […]

by · September 19, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to vote on four ballot questions this November. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Environmental, labor, gas, gambling initiatives fill Nov. 4 ballot

With the general election fast approaching on Nov. 4, Massachusetts residents will vote for a new […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News

Mayor Walsh introduces composting pilot program to reduce greenhouse emissions

As a facet of the City of Boston’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
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