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Boston launches Wicked Free Wi-Fi, closes digital divide

Free public Wi-Fi is now available at 12 locations in Boston after the Department of Innovation and Technology officially launched a program called the “Wicked Free WiFi: Boston’s Public Wireless Network.” The Wednesday launch was a result of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s partnership with DoIT, which enabled a wireless Internet service that will be available through 170 access […]

1 week before Boston Marathon, free counseling offered to residents

With the 2014 Boston Marathon approaching, the Boston Public Health Commission will be offering free counseling services to those who may be struggling with residual emotions provoked by the anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The counseling sessions, which will be operated by trained mental health clinicians, are available at the Boston Public Library on […]

Kayyem leads in College Democrats poll by 39.5 percent

Although a recent WBUR poll has shown Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley leading the polls against her Republican opponent Charlie Baker, Democratic candidate Juliette Kayyem won the plurality of votes in a student straw poll at Smith College in Northampton. The two-day College Democrats of Massachusetts convention took place between April 5 and 6 and […]

Beth Israel uses Google Glass for emergency care

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center announced Wednesday the expanded use of Google Glass to its entire emergency department, becoming the first hospital in the United States to do so. Dr. Steven Horng, who specializes in emergency medicine, launched a pilot program in December 2013 for the use of Google Glass, which incorporates a small, transparent screen over […]

Boston Mayor Walsh announces new open data policy for public access

In an effort to increase transparency in the city’s government, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh signed an executive order Monday to make city data, such as health inspections and crime statistics, open to the public through websites and smartphone applications. The new Open Data Policy requires certain data be made public, while ensuring the government has the […]