Community

Mayor’s Column: Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists

Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists to Build a Better City By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew last week, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our City. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the Read More…

Commentaries Government

Mayor’s Column: National Night Out

by Mayor Martin J. Walsh Last Monday and Tuesday night, I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games, eating Read More…

Health & Environment

City of Boston Declares Heat Emergency

With temperatures expected to reach or exceed 90 degrees for the next several days, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today declared a heat emergency in Boston effective tomorrow.  Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) will be open for use as cooling centers for the public to use beginning on Thursday. A full list of centers including hours Read More…

Government Schools

Mayor’s Column: Congratulations to our City of Boston Scholars

by Mayor Martin J. Walsh Earlier this month, I was excited to announce this year’s City of Boston Scholars with my Education Cabinet and the City’s Scholarship Committee. We recognized 35 students from our high schools and neighborhoods, and welcomed back 70 returning Scholars. This year, the City’s annual scholarship process administered $250,000 in total: awarding Read More…

Government

City Releases Age-Friendly Boston Initiative Report

The City of Boston’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly released data from its Age-Friendly Boston Initiative. The Age-Friendly Boston project challenges the city’s public agencies, community groups, businesses, cultural, educational and religious institutions to consider how changes to policy and practice can enhance the quality of life for Boston’s aging residents. The report focuses Read More…

Event Notices

Public Meeting in North End: Updated Design for Cycle Track on Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street

PUBLIC MEETING January 28, 2014 6:00-7:30 PM Nazzaro Center 30 North Bennett Street UPDATED DESIGN FOR CONSTRICTION OF CYCLE TRACK ON ATLANTIC AVENUE AND COMMERCIAL STREET The City of Boston will present an updated plan for the construction of a cycle track on Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street in the North End neighborhood as part Read More…

Event Notices Transportation

Location Change to Mariner’s House for Thursday’s Public Meeting on Proposed Cycle Track

PUBLIC MEETING Date: December 19, 2013 Time: 6:00 PM Place: Mariner’s House, 11 North Square, 2nd Floor (Note Location Change from Nazzaro Center) PROPOSED CYCLE TRACK FOR ATLANTIC AVE./COMMERCIAL STREET The City of Boston will present a Revised Concept Plan for Atlantic Avenue/ Commercial Street (from Christopher Columbus Park to Hull Street) in the North Read More…

Winter Weather Advisory: 3 to 6 Inches Snow Saturday Into Sunday

**Winter Weather Advisory** Mayor Menino Reminds Residents to be Mindful This Weekend, With Snow in the Forecast Mayor Menino is urging residents to be aware this weekend as the first potentially significant snow event of the season is on the horizon. “The City of Boston is preparing for winter weather, and we’re asking residents to Read More…

Event Notices Health & Environment Transportation

Salem Street Paving Begins Wednesday, November 20th

ATTENTION: BOSTON PUBLIC WORKS WILL BE RESURFACING SALEM ST CROSS ST TO COOPER ST BEGINNING WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2013 BETWEEN THE HOURS of 7:00 A.M. AND 3:30 P.M. THE CONSTRUCTION WILL BE COMPLETED IN THE FOLLOWING PHASES AND WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 3-7 DAYS: • PHASE 1: THE EXISTING ROADWAY WILL BE SCARIFIED (THIS PROCESS WILL Read More…

Event Notices Health & Environment

Salem Street Repaving Starts Tuesday, October 15th; More North End Streets in November

ATTENTION: BOSTON PUBLIC WORKS WILL BE RESURFACING SALEM STREET CROSS STREET TO CHARTER STREET BEGINNING TUESDAY OCTOBER 15, 2013 BETWEEN THE HOURS of 7:00 A.M. AND 3:30 P.M. THE CONSTRUCTION WILL BE COMPLETED IN THE FOLLOWING PHASES AND WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 10-14 DAYS: PHASE 1: THE EXISTING ROADWAY WILL BE SCARIFIED (THIS PROCESS WILL EXPOSE Read More…

Schools

Bus Drivers Union Intentions Remain Uncertain: City Asks Boston Public School Parents to Plan Alternative Transportation for Students

The following statement was released by the City of Boston on Tuesday afternoon, October 8, 2013 regarding the bus driver strike and contingency plans by Boston Public Schools. Bus Drivers Intentions for Tomorrow Remain Uncertain: City Asks Parents to Plan Alternative Transportation for Students ALL Boston Public Schools will open one hour early tomorrow Boston Read More…