Rep. Aaron Michlewitz Inteviewed By South End News

Kate Vander Wiede of the South End News interviews State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who represents the North End, South End and areas of downtown in...

Mayor’s Weekly Column

From the Desk of Thomas M. Menino

There has been a lot of focus over the last several months on the troubling increase in gang-related youth violence in our neighborhoods. While gang violence is certainly not a new issue, the nature of gang activity among youth has evolved and we have had to adapt our strategy accordingly. In collaboration with state and federal government agencies and community partners, the City of Boston has launched a targeted, community-based strategy to more effectively suppress violence in Boston’s neighborhoods and support the families and residents in those communities. Reducing violence is a job that no single agency can do alone, but it’s one we all can do if we act together.

State Demands Greater Accountability From Greenway Conservancy

In a scathing letter to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, the State’s transportation department, MassDOT, has imposed strict conditions on the public funding...

75th Anniversary of Suffolk Downs Comes Amid Casino Proposal

NECN reports on the 75th Anniversary of Suffolk Downs and the prospects for a casino resort at the East Boston/Revere racetrack. Owners unveiled pictures...

Columnist Talks Neighborhood Groups, Including NEWNC & NEWRA

Karen Cord Taylor, at BostonColumn.com, pens about neighborhood groups in this week’s column. “Neighborhood associations are groups residents love to hate. They are always...

Mayor Menino Talks at NECC Breakfast; Proposes Closing Traffic on Hanover St.

Mayor Thomas Menino used a breakfast gathering of the North End Chamber of Commerce (NECC) to propose a new initiative to close Hanover Street...

Councilor Sal LaMattina Holds Fundraiser at Monica’s

District 1 Salvatore LaMattina held a fundraiser on June 23rd at Monica’s on Richmond Street in the North End. Click here to view more photos...

Senator Petruccelli Visits the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park

State Senator Anthony Petruccelli visited the volunteers of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park at this week’s meeting. With the State budget under pressure,...

LaMattina Issues Letter Asking for Extension of City’s HazMat Ban

District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation asking Secretary LaHood and Administrator Ferro to extend the...

Republican Addivinola On Ballot Vs. Democratic Incumbent Petruccelli

Frank Addivinola is officially on the ballot as a Republican candidate for State Senate in the First Suffolk and Middlesex district which includes: Beacon...

Head of Federal Haz-Mat Agency Has Strong Ties to Trucking Industry

How could an obscure agency in Washington D.C. be so unreasonable and hardheaded to risk the public safety of Boston citizens just to save...