Boston City Council Considers Toughening the Trust Act

The Boston City Council recently held a hearing about strengthening the Trust Act.

Mayor’s Column: Celebrating One Boston Day

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh: Every year on the third Monday in April, tens of thousands of athletes gather...

Boston City Council Considers Raising the Age of Retirement for Police Officers

The Boston City Council is looking at extending the required retiring age for Boston Police officers. During the regular...

Boston City Council Wants More Social Workers in Schools

Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George wants more nurses and social workers in Boston Public Schools. During a hearing this week, Essaibi-George stressed the need...

Boston City Council Discusses Ward Changes for Elections

The City of Boston election department is considering developing sub-precincts in an effort to create more efficient and smoother election days.

Mayor’s Column: High-Quality Pre-Kindergarten for All

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On April 2nd, we made a promise: in five years, Boston will achieve high-quality...

From the Councilor: School Funding, Suffolk Downs Development, Cannabis Industry and More

March Newsletter from Lydia Edwards, City Councilor for District One (North End, Charlestown and East Boston):

Boston Council Passes Scooter Ordinance; Discusses City Noise Levels

The Boston City Council passed an ordinance regarding scooters during a recent city council meeting. The unanimously-passed ordinance sets new rules and...

Boston City Council Learns About School Safety

The Boston Council held a hearing earlier this week regarding school safety. Councilor Annissa Essaibi George requested the...

Councilor Edwards Calls for Updates to Two Affordable Housing Programs

From the Office of Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing District One (North End, Charlestown and East Boston): Councilors...

Council Wants Landlords to Help New Residents Vote

Boston City Councilors are considering a new ordinance that would legally require landlords to give their new tenants the paperwork to vote...

Councilor Edwards Wants to Tax Real Estate Transfers to Pay for Affordable Housing

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards introduced a proposal that would allow for Boston to tax six percent on real estate transactions over...