United for Justice with Peace held an anti-war demonstration at Downtown Crossing Saturday to protest the U.S. government’s decision to utilize drones in the Middle East. PHOTO BY L.E. CHARLES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Protestors rally for peace in Iraq, Syria

In light of U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent decision to allocate more federal resources toward fighting […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News, Uncategorized
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Wednesday his 2014 Climate Action plan for comment by the public. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Walsh releases climate plan for public review

Boston Martin Mayor Walsh released a draft of the 2014 Climate Action Plan Wednesday for public […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
El Al, Israel’s national airline, will commence nonstop flights from Boston to Tel Aviv starting June 28th 2015, which has caused controversy due to the sociopolitical instability in the Middle East. PHOTO COURTESY OF ADRIAN PINGSTONE

Travelers can soon fly direct between Boston and Tel Aviv

El Al, Israel’s national airline, will offer direct flights between Tel Aviv and Boston via Logan […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Mayor Chris Bollwage of Elizabeth, New Jersey speaks at Mayors Roundtable: A Discussion with Mayors of Leading Coastal Cities at the Boston University School of Management Thursday. PHOTO BY AMELIA WELLS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

City leaders discuss sea level rise, concerns for coastal cities

Launching off a two-day conference about rising sea levels, several city leaders addressed concerns about the […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, City, News
Although their candidates were not victorious on Election Day, both the Green-Rainbow Party and United Independent Party were legitimized because they each received more than 3 percent of the vote. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE GREEN RAINBOW PARTY AND UNITED INDEPENDENT PARTY

2014 Mass. midterm elections spawn new political parties

Though none of their candidates were elected governor of Massachusetts, candidates for the United Independent Party […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
A Monday report by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center has found that 1 out of 4 Massachusetts residents is living at or near the poverty level. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

1 of every 4 Mass. resident is living in poverty

One out of every four Massachusetts resident is living at or near the poverty level, according […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News

Revamped Mass. Health Connector more functional for healthcare users, applicants

The Massachusetts Health Connector has been revamped for the upcoming health insurance open enrollment period that […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Two Massachusetts casinos received licensing Friday and plans for development are underway. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Plans for Massachusetts casinos underway

MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts received a unanimous vote Friday from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
NSTAR, seen here working in Back Bay, filed for a 29 percent increase in its Basic Service supply rate Friday that could cause financial hardship for students. PHOTO BY MONIKA WAHI/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

NSTAR proposes 29 percent price hike

A significant hike in electricity and gas prices proposed by one of Massachusetts’ main utilities could […]

by · November 12, 2014 · 2 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday four additional registered marijuana dispernsaries to advance to the Inspection Phase, including one on Milk Street in Boston. PHOTO BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

DPH approves four more marijuana dispensaries

The Department of Public Health’s Medical Marijuana Division approved four additional dispensaries for operation Friday. There […]

by · November 12, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News