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Mayor’s Column: Setting the Record Straight About the Nazzaro Community Center

By Martin J. Walsh For over a century, the Nazzaro Community Center has represented the heart and soul of the North End. Generations have gathered there to learn, play, and have fun. While carrying on the rich traditions of this historic neighborhood, it’s also important that the center respond to the community’s changing needs. Throughout Read More…

Government Transportation

Mayor’s Column: How We’re Working to Replace the North Washington Street Bridge

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The North Washington Street Bridge, also known as the Charlestown Bridge, has been an important connector between the North End and Charlestown for more than a century. I’m proud that now, it’s getting the upgrade it deserves. We recently began construction to replace the bridge with a new one that Read More…

Event Notices Government

City Councilor Edwards to Hold Hearing on Housing Speculation April 3

The Committee on Housing and Community Development, chaired by City Councilor Lydia Edwards, will hold a hearing on Tuesday, April 3, on housing speculation and other trends affecting residents and the real estate market. This includes displacement of communities, proliferation of luxury units and whether the standards of affordability in new development match incomes of current Read More…

Announcements Transportation

Bike Share Expansion Open Houses to Discuss New Bike Stations

The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will host eleven open houses this spring to finalize plans for more than 70 new bike share stations in the City. Boston residents are encouraged to drop in to an open house and share comments in person. An online survey is also available at: www.boston.gov/bike-share- expansion. The closest open house to Read More…

Government Health & Environment

City Announces Measures to Protect East Boston and Charlestown From Climate Change

City of Boston Releases ‘Coastal Resilience Solutions For East Boston and Charlestown Report’, Outlining Near- and Long-Term Strategies to Protect Vulnerable Neighborhoods from Flooding Boston City Hall announced plans to implement new resiliency measures to protect East Boston and Charlestown from current and future flooding as a result of climate change. The measures include elevating Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

Donna Summer Roller Disco Party to Return to City Hall Plaza June 23

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment have announced the Celebration of Summer IV: Donna Summer Roller Disco Party will be held at City Hall Plaza on Friday, June 23. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and will take place between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Read More…

Government Transportation

Mayor’s Column: How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30 miles Read More…

Government

Mayor’s Column: Standing Up for Our Values

by Mayor Martin J. Walsh Looking back on this week, I am so proud to be a Bostonian — and to be your Mayor. Last Friday, President Trump made good on his divisive campaign rhetoric, and signed a series of executive orders that are designed to promote American isolation, intolerance and fear. Boston didn’t sit Read More…