Government Health & Environment

Mayor’s Column: Boston’s Next Steps to Address the Opioid Crisis

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In big cities and small towns across the United States, the opioid epidemic is tearing families apart. It is inflicting incredible pain, and it will have implications for years to come. In Boston, we’ve made this issue a top priority. And now, we’re ready to take the next step with Read More…

Government

Mayor’s Column: Boston Saves

Saving for your child’s future can be overwhelming, but Boston is here to helpBy Mayor Martin J. Walsh The start of kindergarten marks the beginning of a child’s educational future and here in Boston we believe nothing should hinder a child’s path to success. That’s why, in 2016, and in collaboration with Boston Public Schools, Read More…

Kids & Families

ParkARTS Children’s Workshops & Puppet Show at Christopher Columbus Park

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS participatory program, sponsored by Holly Bruce, is pleased to announce the continuation of its series of arts workshops for kids age three through ten. Children can enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts activities at the Artists in Residence Workshops held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Read More…

Event Notices Health & Environment

Climate Ready Downtown and North End Presentation & Open House

The City of Boston will host the second community event for Climate Ready Downtown & North End on Tuesday, July 16 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the BSA Space, 290 Congress Street. From 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. there will be a presentation from the project design team. They will give an update Read More…

Community Event Notices Kids & Families

Mirabella Pool Set to Open Saturday, June 22; Early Bird Rate Available Through June 21

Boston’s two outdoor pools, the BCYF Mirabella Pool in the North End and the BCYF Clougherty Pool in Charlestown are opening for the season on Saturday, June 22. The Mirabella Pool has just added swim lessons for infants to four-year-olds on Wednesday mornings, 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Limit Read More…

Government Health & Environment

Mayor’s Column: Updates to Trash and Recycling Pickup Will Improve Efficiency & Convenience for North End Residents

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh One of the most fundamental ways we can improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods is by proactively addressing the basic needs of our residents. The men and women of our Public Works Department do a great job keeping our communities clean and in good condition for the benefit Read More…

Community Event Notices Government

North End Community Center Study Results Presentation April 25

The City of Boston will host a public meeting on Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street, to discuss the results of the North End Community Center Study. Please note, this public meeting is not related to the Boston Architectural College (BAC) meeting on April 17, at which Read More…

Commentaries Government

Mayor’s Column: Celebrating One Boston Day

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh: Every year on the third Monday in April, tens of thousands of athletes gather in Hopkinton, and begin the 26.2-mile journey to Boylston Street in Boston. All along the Marathon route, spectators cheer on their friends, family members, and complete strangers. It brings our city together like nothing else. That’s Read More…

Featured Government Schools

Mayor’s Column: High-Quality Pre-Kindergarten for All

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On April 2nd, we made a promise: in five years, Boston will achieve high-quality Universal Pre-Kindergarten for every four-year-old in the city. In the last five years, we’ve added 750 pre-K seats that are high-quality, and proven to close the achievement gap. Now, we’re going to be investing $15 million Read More…

Event Notices Health & Environment

Open House for Climate Resiliency Plans in North End & Downtown March 12

The City of Boston will host an open house to discuss the Climate Ready Downtown and North End projects on Tuesday, March 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue. District-level planning for Climate Ready Boston, an initiative to prepare Boston for the long-term impacts of climate change and Read More…

Event Notices Government

Mayor Walsh to Present New Affordable Housing Funding Wednesday, February 20

Mayor Walsh will announce new funding to preserve and create hundreds of affordable housing units across the City on Wednesday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 41 N. Margin Street in the North End. Read more in the announcement, posted below, and on the City of Boston website.