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Large solar power projects in Massachusetts are being threatened by caps from utility companies on credits rewarded for the projects, which give companies incentives to install additional solar panels. PHOTO FROM WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST/FLICKR

Mass. solar projects threatened by caps on credits

Despite the creation of a task force in 2014 to address the problem, solar projects in […]

by · April 8, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The prosecution and defense made closing statements Monday at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. PHOTO BY NIKKI GITTER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Closing statements end testimony in Tsarnaev trial

In closing statements of the trial of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Monday, the prosecution and the […]

by and · April 7, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The Boston Marathon RunBase, a facility for runners and a Boston Marathon museum, will open on Boylston Street in April. PHOTO COURTESY OF ADIDAS

Boston Marathon Museum to Open on Boylston Street

The Boston RunBase, an interactive museum and retail store, is set to open its doors April […]

by · April 6, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
A map shows flood zones and evacuation routes in Boston. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday that the City of Boston and the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region received $18 million in homeland security funding. ILLUSTRATION FROM CITYOFBOSTON.GOV

Boston receives $18 million grant for security

The City of Boston and the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region received an $18 million grant […]

by · April 6, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Baker hosts public forum to foster conversation about opioid epidemic

Baker hosts public forum to foster conversation about opioid epidemic

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and the Opioid Crisis Working Group met in the State House Thursday […]

by · April 3, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced that ParkBoston, an app that allows users to remotely pay parking meters, will now include all Boston parking meters. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ANN SINGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston expands parking app to entire city

An application that allows drivers to pay parking meters with their mobile phones rather than scrounging […]

by · April 3, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito submitted a request Friday to U.S. President Barack Obama for a Major Disaster Declaration due to the effects of unprecedented winter weather. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Federal aid requested for snow removal, infrastructure repairs

In response to the unprecedented weather that blasted Massachusetts this past winter, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker […]

by · April 2, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito submitted a request Friday to U.S. President Barack Obama for a Major Disaster Declaration due to the effects of unprecedented winter weather. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mass. shelters to remain open, allotted funding

A $363 million spending bill was passed Tuesday by the Massachusetts Legislature and signed by Massachusetts […]

by · April 2, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The Boston Redevelopment Authority announced March 24 that it will seek 10-year extensions for 14 of the 16 urban renewal plan areas that are expiring this year. ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF THE BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

BRA seeks to extend Urban Renewal Project

The Boston Redevelopment Authority is seeking 10-year extensions for 14 of the 16 Urban Renewal plans […]

by · April 2, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his defense lawyers are depicted in a courtroom sketch. The defense rested its case Tuesday at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse. ILLUSTRATION BY REBECCA NESS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Defense rests in trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber

At the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Tuesday, Tsarnaev’s defense team called several witnesses to the stand […]

by and · April 1, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News