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A Monday report by the National Center on Family Homelessness determined that 1 in 30 children nationwide are experiencing homelessness, an epidemic that has reached a historic high. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mass. ranks third best in addressing child homelessness

The National Center on Family Homelessness reported Monday that Massachusetts ranks third best in the nation […]

by · November 21, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston University students have options of where to go and what to do during Thanksgiving break. GRAPHIC BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU Students have options on, off campus on Thanksgiving Day

With Thanksgiving break right around the corner, Boston University students are returning home to celebrate with […]

by · November 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, City, News
Hearth Shares, a program designed in an effort to combat homelessness in Boston, provides diners with the opportunity to donate to homelessness prevention in the city by recommending donations on bills at participating restaurants. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY AMELIA WELLS.DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Hearth Shares lets diners contribute to homelessness prevention

Hearth Shares, a program initiated by Hearth, Inc., an organization focused on eliminating elder homelessness in […]

by · November 20, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Dine Out Boston, formally known as Restaurant Week Boston, provides more opportunities for participating restaurants to structure their own menus, and allows for less expensive options for diners, including restaurants on Newbury Street. PHOTO BY FALON MORAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Dine Out Boston gives restaurants, diners more options

Restaurant Week Boston was discontinued in 2013 and rebranded by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors […]

by and · November 20, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts Lt. Gov.-elect Karyn Polito will chair the five-person team that will oversee government operations within the Commonwealth during the transition between gubernatorial terms, as announced by Gov.-elect Charlie Baker Thursday. PHOTO BY MIKE DESOCIO/DFP FILE PHOTO

Charlie Baker announces transition team leaders

Massachusetts Gov.-elect Charlie Baker announced Monday his appointment of Matt Beaton as secretary of the Massachusetts […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Tuesday the reconstitution of the City of Boston Compensation Advisory Board to ensure that salaries and expenses of the City will be properly handled. GRAPHIC BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Walsh reconstitutes Compensation Advisory Board

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday his reconstitution of the Compensation Advisory Board, a five-person committee […]

by and · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has appointed Lauren Lockwood as the first chief digital officer as part of the Department of Innovation and Technology. The position will unite and strengthen the city’s digital assets. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF BOSTON

Walsh announces Boston’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday his appointment of Lauren Lockwood as Boston’s first chief digital […]

by · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston City Councils and activist organizations examined the possibility of the City's funding for from fossil fuels at City Hall Monday. PHOTO BY SEKAR KRISNAULI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

City Council examines impact of fossil fuel divestment

Boston City Council convened Monday evening at City Hall for a hearing regarding fossil fuel divestment […]

by · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
United for Justice with Peace held an anti-war demonstration at Downtown Crossing Saturday to protest the U.S. government’s decision to utilize drones in the Middle East. PHOTO BY L.E. CHARLES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Protestors rally for peace in Iraq, Syria

In light of U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent decision to allocate more federal resources toward fighting […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News, Uncategorized
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Wednesday his 2014 Climate Action plan for comment by the public. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Walsh releases climate plan for public review

Boston Martin Mayor Walsh released a draft of the 2014 Climate Action Plan Wednesday for public […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News