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Philip Frattaroli Draws Large Crowd to Kickoff Campaign for Boston City Councilor at Large [Photos and Video]

Video: Campaign kickoff speech on May 29, 2013 by Philip Frattaroli, candidate for Boston City Councilor at Large. Supporters came out for Philip Frattaroli on Wednesday night at the official kickoff of his campaign for Boston City Councilor At-Large. Joined by family, friends and supporters, the event was held at Filippo’s Ristorante in Boston’s North Read More…

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Homeless Problem Addressed by City Councilors at Annual Meeting of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park [Video]

The annual meeting of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park was the forum for a lengthy discussion regarding increasing homeless problems in the park, including a recent death. One of the most troubled areas is the tot lot that often becomes an encampment for homeless people to sleep at night. Parents have found blood in the Read More…

Government Health & Environment

City Council Supports Revised Bottle Bill

Bottle bills are laws that require a minimum refundable deposit on beverage containers in order to ensure a high rate of recycling or reuse. The current law was passed in 1983 and does not include many popular “new-age” drinks such as bottled waters, sports drinks, and juices. Currently the only beverages covered are carbonated soda, beer, and malt beverages.

Councillors Salvatore LaMattina and John Connolly sponsored the City Council Resolution in order to demonstrate to state lawmakers that the Boston City Council wants the Bill updated.
About a dozen bills related to the Beverage Container Recovery Law, including House Bill 3057 filed by Rep. Basile on behalf of Mayor Menino, are before state lawmakers this legislative session.

The Council approved the Resolution at its weekly meeting on Oct. 21.

Government Health & Environment

City Council Hearing on Styrofoam Containers

The Boston City Council’s Committee on Government Operations will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 2:00 PM.  The hearing will be held in the Christopher A. Iannella Chamber on the Fifth Floor of Boston City Hall.  The subject of the hearing is

Docket #1083, An Ordinance Prohibiting the Use of Non-Recyclable and Expanded Polystyrene Food Service Containers

This matter was sponsored by Councilor Stephen Murphy and was referred to the Committee on Government Operations on Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify. 

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LaMattina Sponsors “Scooter Parking” Hearing

The Boston City Council’s Committee on City and Neighborhood Services will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 2:00 PM in the Christopher Iannella Chamber, fifth floor, Boston City Hall. The subject of the hearing is: 1004 – Order for a hearing regarding regulation of scooter parking. This matter is sponsored by Read More…

Food & Drink

City OKs Year-Round Outdoor Dining

With the enthusiastic support of restaurant owners, the City Council approved outdoor patio service on public sidewalks year-round. Previously, outdoor tables were limited to the months of May through October. Restaurants will still need city permits from the Public Improvement Commission. Privately-owned patios are not impacted by the ruling because alcohol licenses state the allowable Read More…