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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Monday a “Pay for Success” initiative to accommodate more than 800 of Massachusetts’ approximately 1,500 chronically homeless individuals. GRAPHIC COURTESY OF MEGHAN KELLY

Gov. Patrick’s “Pay For Success” initiative to combat homelessness

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced a “Pay For Success” (PFS) initiative Monday to combat chronic homelessness […]

by · December 10, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Rally attendees gathered outside the Institute of Contemporary Art Monday to speak against Boston2024’s submission of Boston as an Olympic bid to the United States Olympic Committee. PHOTO BY WILLA RUSOWICZ-ORAZEM/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Activists rally against 2024 Boston Olympics

Approximately 30 protesters gathered in front of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Monday to rally in […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously approved a system Thursday that will give casino patrons the options to manage their losses while playing slot machines. PHOTO BY FLICKR USER YAMAGUCHI/FLICKR

Casino-goers can limit gambling with MGC Play Management System

Nearly five weeks after Massachusetts voters reaffirmed their desire for casinos to be built in the […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 3 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Wednesday that Boston was selected to receive the Rockefeller Grant and joins the 100 Resilient Cities Network, which provides its partner cities with the resources needed to build resilience and strength to the struggles of the 21st century. PHOTO BY EVAN JONES/DFP FILE PHOTO

Boston receives grant from Rockefeller Foundation to join 100 Resilient Cities Network

Boston will join the 100 Resilient Cities Network (100RC), a project of the Rockefeller Foundation that […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Thousands of protesters participated in “die-ins” during the protest. PHOTO BY EVAN JONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Thousands gather to protest Garner, Brown decisions

Thousands of protesters gathered at the Boston Common Thursday night in response to Wednesday’s grand jury […]

by and · December 5, 2014 · 2 comments · City, News
Boston was chosen as one of 60 cities with ambitious plans to combat climate change by a competition launched by the White House this year. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston recognized as Climate Action Champion

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama named Boston one of 16 communities recognized as Climate […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the Mayor’s Office of Diversity Wednesday, which aimed to increase diversity across city leadership. PHOTO BY MICHAEL DESOCIO/DFP FILE PHOTO

Walsh announces creation of Office of Diversity

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Wednesday  the formation of the Mayor’s Office of Diversity, which will […]

by and · December 5, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News

Special Advisory Commission advocates for increased salaries for Mass. public officials

After reviewing current compensation of public officials, a Special Advisory Commission suggested Monday that public officials […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
LIVE: Boston residents, students rally against Eric Garner decision

LIVE: Boston residents, students rally against Eric Garner decision

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by · December 4, 2014 · 0 comments · City
Ty Allen, 20, of Boston, holds a sign in front of the State House Nov. 25 during a protest against police brutality. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Aftermath of #IndictAmerica, Ferguson: Bostonians remember Michael Brown

  Umoja, a black student union at Boston University, held a candlelight vigil service Tuesday at […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, City, News