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The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 Centennial Anniversary

Tuesday, January 15, will mark the 100th anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston’s historic North End. There will be a remembrance ceremony on Tuesday, at 10:30 am at the Langone Park site on Commercial Street. The City’s Archaeologist Joseph Bagley, has arranged to have a ground-penetrating radar survey conducted at the Read More…

Community Meetings

Wharf District Council Discusses James Hook Liquor License and Plastic Bag Ban

The Wharf District Council met Tuesday night, December 18, to discuss various issues related to the waterfront area and the city at-large. James Hook Lobster James Hook Lobster, located at 440 Atlantic Avenue, is looking to get a beer and wine license for their establishment. The license would be for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day Read More…

Government Schools

City Council Considers Reverting to an Elected School Committee; Pressley Discusses City Gun Violence

At the last city council meeting for 2018, Councilor Annissa Essaibi George discussed her recent hearing on whether or not Boston should go back to an elected school committee. Boston Public School’s committee is currently made up of seven members appointed by the Mayor and has been since 1992. Prior to that, there was a Read More…

Community Government

City Council Considers Buffer Zones for Marijuana Dispensaries

The Boston City Council considered putting restrictions on marijuana dispensaries and liquor stores opening near rehabilitation facilities at their meeting on Tuesday morning. District One Councilor Lydia Edwards said she is not against marijuana, in fact she voted in favor of legalizing it; however, she wants to make sure there are rules and regulations to Read More…

Featured Government

Pressley Says Goodbye to Boston City Council as She Prepares for Congress

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley said her goodbyes at the Boston City Council meeting on Wednesday afternoon. Pressley is getting ready to leave the council for Congress in January. She has been on the Boston City Council for 8 years, serving with 25 councilors and under two mayors. Pressley made national news in the September primary elections Read More…

Community Featured Government

Boston Council Wants Changes Made to Boston Freedom Rally

A Boston City council meeting on Wednesday afternoon about the Boston Freedom Rally grew contentious. Critics of the Boston Freedom Rally, often referred to as Hempfest, said the rally left large amounts of trash on the Boston Common during the rally in September along with other violations of their permit. Nearby neighbors complained about the Read More…

Community Featured Government

Boston Council Wants to Reduce Speed Limit to 20 MPH

The Boston City Council is considering reducing the speed limit to 20 MPH in Boston. The council discussed the potential decision during a hearing Tuesday morning. The council is considering creating “safety zones” in various areas of the city where they would reduce the legal speed limit. If they do a city-wide reduction of the Read More…

Featured Government

City Council Working to Limit Housing Speculation; Talks Flipping Tax

The Boston City Council held a working session on housing speculation Thursday afternoon. Housing speculation is when investors buy up properties, apartments and condos for a low price to then turn it around at a quick rate to make a bigger profit. This creates unaffordable rents, causing residents to be displaced from their communities. District Read More…

Community Featured Government

Boston City Council Angry With National Grid Over No Show

Boston city councilors expressed anger over National Grid not attending a hearing about the city’s emergency plan for a natural gas-related crisis. This week’s meeting was intended to address the potential for an event similar to the gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley. However, the company did not want to attend while it negotiates with Read More…