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Council to Hold Hearings on Safety for Protestors and Police During Protests

Following the Straight Pride Parade that took place at the end of August, some city councilors want to ban masks during protests. On August 31, protests occurred in Downtown Boston during the controversial Straight Pride Parade. According to the Boston Police Department, officers were assaulted by masked protesters and nine people are facing related charges. Read More…

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City Council Supports Striking Union Workers at Battery Wharf Hotel

The Boston City Council recently passed a resolution supporting the Battery Wharf Hotel workers’ strike. UNITE HERE Local 26 workers filled the council chambers calling on Boston officials and residents to avoid the Battery Wharf Hotel until this labor dispute is resolved with a contract that they believe respects working people, women, immigrants and African-Americans. Read More…

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Council Discusses Safe Injection Sites

The Boston City Council is worried about creating supervised safe injections sites for drug users. The council met during a working session about opioid abuse. Currently, there are bills before the Legislature that would allow safe injection sites in the Commonwealth. Some councilors worried about crime impacting the community because of these sites.  “They’re going Read More…

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Boston City Council Discusses Ambulance Stations and Gas Leaks

Councilor Matt O’Malley, representing District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, parts of Roslindale and Roxbury, and the Back of the Hill) wants more garage bay locations for ambulances in the city.  In 2017, 26 percent of calls Boston EMS responded to were priority 1 calls, which are life threatening and time sensitive. On average, Boston Read More…

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MBTA Weekend Closures: Park Street, Downtown Crossing, State, Haymarket and Green Line B, C & D

Are you hoping to get around the city this weekend? Well, don’t expect to use certain parts of the MBTA. The MBTA is having station closures on the Orange, Green and Red line to work on ongoing issues from when the Red Line derailed last month as well as upgrades. Stations to be closed include Read More…

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Study: Traffic Congestion From Bad to Worse

According to a newly released Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDot) study, traffic is only getting worse in the Commonwealth.  Some of the most congested areas in the state are I-93 North from Braintree to Neponset, Route 2 East around Alewife, and I-93 South in Medford. “People in Massachusetts don’t need this study to confirm what Read More…

Government Health & Environment

Boston City Council Wants to Focus on Public Health

Councilor Ed Flynn wants to help Boston close the gap when it comes to public health disparities in the city’s communities of color.  At a recent city council meeting, Flynn requested a hearing regarding the issue.  “Public health is very important to our residents,” he said. “People of color have troubling health conditions at a Read More…

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Boston City Council Learns About North-South Rail Link

The Boston City Council learned more about the North-South rail link, a proposed project to connect North Station and South Station, at a recent hearing. The proposed 2.8 mile tunnel would link the subway system to the commuter rail system so passengers wouldn’t have to switch MBTA lines to connect like they do currently. The Read More…

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Boston City Council Holds Hearing on Summer Violence

The city council is trying combat issues of summer violence in the city.  During a hearing earlier this week, the council discussed several ways to combat the issue.  “Violence happens all year but there is an uptick during the summer,” said councilor Kim Janey during the meeting.  The Boston police department said they are adding Read More…