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. 

Government Police & Fire Transportation

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…