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North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council 2020 Elections; Nomination Papers Due May 4

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Election is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center (30 N. Bennet Street). All North End residents 18 and older (City of Boston, Ward III, Precincts 1, 2, 3, or 4) interested in running should email NEWNC directly Read More…

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Councilor Edwards COVID-19 Updates: Small Businesses, Unemployment, Workers’ Rights

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing the North End, East Boston, and Charlestown, shared the latest COVID-19 guidance from the state, as well as resources related to unemployment, small business support, and emergency childcare centers measures in her latest newsletter. Friends, As we adapt to difficult times and grapple with new social norms, it’s Read More…

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Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh Discuss Essential Services Order and Stay-at-Home Advisory

On Monday, March 23, Governor Baker issued an emergency order requiring all employers that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers, and the public from Tuesday, March 24, at 12 p.m. (noon) until Tuesday, April 7 at noon. Exempt industries include: healthcare, public safety, groceries and take-out restaurants, utilities and infrastructure Read More…

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Downtown Journal: Charlie and Marty, Leaders for Tough Times

Downtown JournalAn occasional column about city life Nothing dulls my senses more than a televised press conference. However, recent State House pressers starring Charlie Baker catch my full attention. When the Massachusetts governor talks to reporters about the coronavirus situation, he communicates clearly and speaks well, answering reporters’ questions without attitude or comment. Baker, generally, Read More…

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Mayor’s Column: Through Every Challenge, Boston Stands Together

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The coronavirus is a serious public health crisis that is affecting every aspect of life in our city. I know that the changes have been disruptive, and the cancellations have been disappointing. Some working people are losing paychecks, worried about bills, and struggling with childcare. And through it all, many Read More…

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City Council Holds First-Ever Virtual Meeting; Thanks Boston Residents for Their Resilience

Following the official closure of Boston City Council on March 16th, the weekly meeting was hosted virtually for the first time ever. Facing some technical difficulties with video and audio issues, the City Council meeting pressed forward with many representatives joining remotely. “It is important that our work continue,” City Council President Kim Janey stated. Read More…

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Councilor Edwards Shares COVID-19 Updates

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing the North End, East Boston and Charlestown, shares COVID-19 resources in her latest newsletter. Friends, COVID-19 is a global health emergency. We have some confirmed cases in Boston and need to so make sure we are doing everything to slow the spread.  This virus will impact our most vulnerable Read More…