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One Boston Day commemorates strength, encourages kindness

One Boston Day commemorates strength, encourages kindness

On the two-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the City of Boston held the first-ever […]

by · April 21, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Marathon generates sense of community, pride

Marathon generates sense of community, pride

Hundreds of thousands came out in support of the runners of the 119th Boston Marathon on […]

by · April 21, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s Office of Diversity released Tuesday the City of Boston 2015 Workforce Report, which found lags in diversity in city police and fire departments. INTERACTIVE BY KATELYN PILLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Diversity in Boston police, fire department staff lags, report states

A report examining the diversity of Boston’s municipal employees found that the Boston Police and Fire […]

by · April 17, 2015 · 1 comment · City, News
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency announced Monday that security measures for the 2015 Boston Marathon will be stricter than before, including the banning of bags and drones to ensure public safety. PHOTO BY COLIN BELL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston Marathon security tightened again, drones banned

In anticipation of a large number of spectators, participants and volunteers in the 2015 Boston Marathon […]

by · April 17, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Since the statewide food waste ban implemented by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection began in October, waste disposal and composting efforts have improved. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY CARLY-ROSE WILLING/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Statewide waste ban shows improvement in sustainability efforts

Disposal and composting efforts at Massachusetts businesses, facilities and institutions have improved since Massachusetts enacted the country’s […]

by · April 16, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Health Connector looks to implement a “risk adjustment plan” and evaluate online services. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Health Connector to evaluate service, implement risk adjustment plan

Following the conclusion of open enrollment in the Massachusetts Health Connector in mid-February, the program now […]

by · April 16, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts chapter of the National Organization for Women calls for ride-hailing services to take responsibility for the safety of their riders following Boston area reports of sexual and physical violence. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MAE DAVIS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mass NOW calls on ride hailing services to address safety

In light of more frequent reports of sexual and physical violence in Boston, the Massachusetts chapter of […]

by and · April 16, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks to business leaders about women in the workplace and wage equality at the Omni Parker House Tuesday morning. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Wage equality addressed at first Best Practices Conference

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh attended the City’s first Best Practices Conference Tuesday at the Omni Parker […]

by and · April 15, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
A study published Monday by Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that the time of day a person eats matters more than what they eat in relation to developing diabetes. PHOTO BY STERLING ELY/FLICKR

Meal times linked more to diabetes risk than food choices, study finds

Meal times contribute more to an increased risk of diabetes than do food choices, according to […]

by · April 15, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
(From left) Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker speaks to Christine Packard, deputy director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency; Daniel Bennett, secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security; and Kurt Schwartz, undersecretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the EOPSS at Logan International Airport Monday. PHOTO BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Obama declares disaster in Commonwealth following harsh winter

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker held a press conference at Logan International Airport following a meeting with […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News