Featured Government Schools

Mayor’s Column: Our Fall School Plans are Guided by Health, Safety, and Equity

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Superintendent Brenda Cassellius From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping Boston’s families safe, healthy, and equitably supported has been our top priority. That’s why we made the tough but necessary decision to close Boston Public Schools buildings in March. In a matter of days, we began distributing Chromebooks Read More…

Business Government

Plastic Bag Ban Exemption Extended Through September 30

The City of Boston has extended the plastic bag ban ordinance exemption for all establishments through September 30, 2020. While customers are now allowed to bring their own reusable bags to stores again, this will not be required until September 30. This transition period will allow stores to use up any single-use plastic bags that Read More…

Featured Transportation

Free Parking for Hanover and Salem St. Residents Impacted by New Cafe Zones

Residents who have been impacted due to the loss of parking from the temporary extension of licensed premise onto outdoor space, also known as Cafe Seating / Cafe Zones are eligible for a free parking space at the Government Center Garage. In order to receive a free parking space, residents must have a valid residential Read More…

Business Government

Mayor’s Column: Helping Small Businesses Through the Boston Reopen Fund

The Boston Reopen fund is helping small businesses open their doors while keeping our community safe. By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of the people of Boston has been my top priority. As our city and our state begin a gradual reopening process, based on Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment

Mayor’s Column: Through Every Challenge, Boston Stands Together

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The coronavirus is a serious public health crisis that is affecting every aspect of life in our city. I know that the changes have been disruptive, and the cancellations have been disappointing. Some working people are losing paychecks, worried about bills, and struggling with childcare. And through it all, many Read More…

Featured Health & Environment Schools

Boston Public Schools to Close Until April 27

Mayor Walsh and Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius have announced the district-wide closure of all Boston Public Schools for students, effective on Tuesday, March 17. At this time, schools are expected to reopen on Monday, April 27, following April vacation.  Schools will be open for a regular school day on Monday, March 16 to Read More…

Featured People

North End Resident Kathryn Burton Named Mayor Walsh’s Chief of Staff

Kathryn R. Burton, a resident of Boston’s North End, has been named Chief of Staff for Mayor Marty Walsh. Burton is currently Director of Operations for New Boston Ventures and previously served as Chief of Staff for then-Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman. In this new role, Burton will focus on accelerating the implementation of the Mayor’s Read More…

Government

Mayor’s Column: Black History Month Kicks Off “Year of Black Excellence”

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Black history is more than a month. Join our year-round celebration. February is Black History Month and, in Boston, we have a full series of events planned to celebrate the achievements of Black Bostonians—the women and men, seniors and students, veterans and clergy, business owners and activists who have been Read More…

Featured Government

Mayor’s Column: Celebrating Community This Holiday Season

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa, Boston! This is a special time of the year. It’s a time to spread joy, spend time with family, and show kindness and generosity to others. While people in Boston celebrate many different traditions, we are all united by a love of community, Read More…

Community Government

Mayor’s Column: The Spirit of Giving in Boston

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Happy Thanksgiving, Boston! This is a special time to show gratitude for all the things and people that make our lives full. It’s a time for surrounding ourselves with loved ones (and watching football, of course). This uniquely American tradition brings together people, families, and communities, and deepens our connections Read More…

Community

Reminder: No Trash Collection on Thanksgiving Day

Please be advised there will be no trash or recycling collection on Thursday, November 28, 2019 which is Thanksgiving Day. The next trash collection will be on Monday, December 2nd. Plan ahead and see boston.gov/trash for more information. *Sponsored Post* Contact us at info@northendwaterfront.com to have your event, business, non-profit or announcement featured in a Sponsored Post.