Climate Justice Report Calls for Equity & Transparency in Boston Climate Resiliency Planning

A recent Climate Justice report compiled by Graduate Fellow Christina Schlegel in the Office of City Council President Michelle Wu highlights the need for...

Ward 3 Democrats to Hold Caucus – Saturday, February 24th

Registered Democrats in Ward 3 of Boston will hold a caucus at the Nazzaro Community Center, (30 North Bennett Street) on Saturday, February 24th,...

Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags Moves Forward

By Andy Metzger Stores and restaurants in Massachusetts would be barred from giving customers single-use plastic bags under a bill that cleared a legislative committee last week...

Public Hearing Notice Regarding Short-Term Rentals in Boston

A Council hearing on an ordinance allowing short-term residential rentals (AirBnb, HomeAway, etc.) in Boston will take place on February 13 at 10am at City...

Walking the Winter 2018 Homeless Census [Photos]

A "point in time" census of Boston's homeless was made on Wednesday night as hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the city. Mayor Marty...

Local Arts Funding Awarded in 2018 Boston Cultural Council Grants

This year's grant funding by the Boston Cultural Council will go to 181 arts organizations, including four operating in the North End and Downtown...

Mayor’s Column: How We’re Making Boston a City That’s World-Class Because it Works for...

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance...

Mayor Walsh Proposes Regulations for Short-Term Rentals in Boston; Sets 90 Day Annual Limit

Mayor Walsh proposed a citywide ordinance today establishing guidelines and regulations to regulate short-term rentals, i.e., Airbnb. Most notable is a 90-day limit for residential...

Federal Shutdown Closes National Parks, but Boston’s Freedom Trail Sites are Open

The federal government shutdown has closed all National Parks and visitor facilities. However, sites along Boston's Freedom Trail remain open, including the Old North...

City Responds to Development Planning Task Force For North End Waterfront Parcels

In an effort to avoid another war after the Lewis Wharf Hotel debacle, nine North End / Waterfront condominium boards reached out to city...

City Councilor Lydia Edwards Appointed to Boston’s Neighborhood Housing Trust

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards was sworn in by city clerk Maureen Feeney on Wednesday to serve on the Boston’s Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT). The...

City Councilor Edwards Announces Snow Angel Community Service Program

Newly inaugurated Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards announced a district-wide initiative – the "Snow Angels" program – aimed to serve our most vulnerable neighbors...