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Mayor Walsh gives 1st Chamber of Commerce address

More than 500 business executives joined Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Tuesday morning as he emphasized his belief in the spirit of Boston’s professionalism and entrepreneurial strength for his first annual Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce address and Government Affairs Forum. Walsh detailed his vision of a more inclusive, international and innovative city at the America Ballroom of […]

Residents speak out about housing crisis

Boston residents raised concerns and suggestions addressing gentrification and an insupportable housing supply at a Boston City Council hearing Monday evening. City Councilors Josh Zakim, Ayanna Pressley, Charles Yancey and Frank Baker were present, as well as several panels of testifiers, who raised and clarified issues to the council’s attention. Zakim, who filed the hearing at the […]

Patrick signs bullying bill for LGBTQ students

As another attempt to prevent bullying in schools, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill that will strengthen protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. The bill, called An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools, requires school districts, charter schools and approved private and residential schools to develop specific anti-bullying programs, ensuring their schools […]

Coakley investigates widespread data breach

As a result of a potential widespread data breach in March, Massachusetts Attorney Gen. Martha Coakley launched an investigation Tuesday into data broker company U.S. Info Search and credit reporting company Experian. Several criminals have reportedly been able to access a commercial database containing personal information, including social security numbers and credit card numbers, of over 200 […]

Walsh celebrates 101 days in office with city

Since Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s 100th day in office fell on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, he chose to instead celebrate the mayoral milestone on the 101st day, by hosting a press conference in East Boston Wednesday to talk about his plans for the future. About 100 city officials, members of the press and residents […]