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A billboard urging people to visit FactCheckArmenia.com, a website that reportedly denies the Armenian genocide, was removed Thursday from its North End location. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

North End billboard denying Armenian genocide is removed

A billboard implying that the Armenian genocide was a hoax was removed Thursday from Boston’s North End, according to the billboard company. Michael Demirchian, president of the Armenian Student Association at Northeastern University, wrote in an email that the billboard was sponsored by Turkic Platform. The nonprofit group was “established to bring all the Turks and Turkish movements living and […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Friday that Boston will host nine early voting sites for the November 2016 presidential election. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Early voting sites to come to Boston for 2016 election

In an effort to provide flexibility for voters, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Friday nine early voting sites for the November 2016 presidential election as a part of the Early Voting Initiative, according to a Friday press release. “A vibrant democracy is one where every resident has the opportunity to have their voice heard,” Walsh said in the release. “I […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday that the Boston Water and Sewer Commission's Lead Replacement Incentive Program will be expanded in an effort to encourage Boston residents and business owners to replace lead pipes. PHOTO BY OLIVIA FALCIGNO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Martin Walsh expands initiative to replace lead pipes

In an effort to decrease the number of lead service lines in the city, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday the expansion of the Lead Replacement Incentive Program to include commercial property owners among those eligible to receive incentives, according to a Thursday press release. Walsh said in the release that the replacement program, operated by the Boston Water and […]

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Boston city councilors voted Wednesday to double their term length from four to eight years. The vote also resulted in a law that will limit candidates to only run for one municipal election at a time. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

City councilors vote to extend term limits

The Boston City Council voted Wednesday to increase its term limits from two to four years, according to a same-day report from the Committee on Government Operations and Special Committee on Charter Reform. The councilors voted to increase their term limits in order to reduce the amount of money the city spends on biannual citywide council elections, according to the report. “Having […]

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At the third New England Regional Gun Violence Meeting Wednesday, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, along with Boston Police Department Commissioner William Evans, announced that heightened measures will be taken to fight gun violence. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh partners with Arms With Ethics to curb gun violence

In an effort to curb gun violence and the flow of illegal firearms into New England, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced a partnership with Arms With Ethics Wednesday at the New England Regional Gun Violence Summit, according to a Wednesday press release. The press release stated that the program, made possible by a $25,000 […]

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In honor of April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month, police departments across the commonwealth will begin an increased effort to ticket distracted drivers. PHOTO BY NICKI GITTER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

State police to crack down on distracted driving

The Massachusetts Highway Safety Division received a grant of $622,000 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to increase police efforts to crack down on distracted driving beginning Friday, according to bureau director Jeff Larason. Larason discussed the prevalence of distracted driving and the reasons behind this new effort. “There seems to be a notion with drivers that it is […]

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Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced Monday that the Massachusetts State Police and Department of Children and Families will employ stricter policies regarding human trafficking in honor of April's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announces policies targeting human trafficking

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced new policies Tuesday to reduce human trafficking in the commonwealth, according to a Tuesday press release. “Our administration is pleased to announce these critical reforms during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month to target the drivers of trafficking and do more to keep […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh expressed his support Monday to raise the Massachusetts minimum wage from $10 to $15 per hour.
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Mayor Martin Walsh supports raising minimum wage to $15

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday that he supports raising the minimum wage in Massachusetts from $10 to $15 per hour, according to Bonnie McGilpin, spokesperson for Walsh. “Mayor Walsh supports raising the minimum wage to $15 in Boston and across Massachusetts,” McGilpin wrote in an email. “The Mayor understands the complexities and that’s why he is convening a committee […]

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General Electric announced that the company will donate $50 million to the Boston community following mixed reactions to plans to move its global headquarters to the city. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

General Electric pledges $50 million to local community

General Electric pledged Monday to invest $50 million in the City of Boston by donating to public schools, STEM workforce populations, community health centers and by making other charitable donations, according to a Monday press release. In January, GE announced that the company would be relocating its corporate headquarters to Boston, according to a Jan. 13 press release. The primary […]

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In honor of Equal Pay Day this Tuesday, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s Office of Women’s Advancement and the American Association of University Women kicked off free salary negotiation workshops on Monday. PHOTO BY ELLEN CLOUSE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Martin Walsh hosts free salary negotiation workshops

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, in collaboration with the Office of Women’s Advancement, announced Sunday a week of free salary negotiation workshops, which will be hosted around the city in honor of Equal Pay Day, according to a Sunday press release. In September 2015, Walsh partnered with the American Association of University Women in a pledge to train 85,000 women. This […]

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