Government Health & Environment

Mayor’s Column: Boston’s Next Steps to Address the Opioid Crisis

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In big cities and small towns across the United States, the opioid epidemic is tearing families apart. It is inflicting incredible pain, and it will have implications for years to come. In Boston, we’ve made this issue a top priority. And now, we’re ready to take the next step with Read More…

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Walsh Releases Plan for Carbon Neutrality

Mayor Marty Walsh released a plan this week that has Boston becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. Walsh plans on doing this by developing new guidelines for building projects and investing in energy saving options for city-owned buildings. About 70 percent of carbon emissions come from buildings in the city. New city-owned buildings will be designed as Read More…

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Mayor’s Column: Boston Saves

Saving for your child’s future can be overwhelming, but Boston is here to helpBy Mayor Martin J. Walsh The start of kindergarten marks the beginning of a child’s educational future and here in Boston we believe nothing should hinder a child’s path to success. That’s why, in 2016, and in collaboration with Boston Public Schools, Read More…

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Council President Requests Inspector General Position Be Created

The Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell is calling for the creation of an Inspector General (IG) position for city government after corruption scandals. At the beginning of the month John Lynch, who used to work with the Boston Development and Planning Agency, pleaded guilty to taking a $50,000 bribe. Also, in July, two aides Read More…

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Mayor Walsh Talks Waterfront Seawalls, Northern Ave Bridge and Transportation [Video]

Mayor Marty Walsh spoke to the Wharf District Council on July 16th, covering a range of issues from building seawalls along Boston’s waterfront to dealing with the city’s ever increasing traffic congestion. Climate resiliency is high priority for Walsh as he announced an ambitious plan to build seawalls and burns to protect against flooding. “We Read More…

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Boston City Council Votes to Strengthen the Trust Act

During the regular city council meeting, Councilor Josh Zakim proposed new amendments to strengthen Boston’s Trust Act.  The Trust Act is a citywide ordinance that prevents Boston Police from detaining immigrants on the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “It’s important to stand up for our values,” said Zakim during the meeting.  The Read More…

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Mayor’s Column: Updates to Trash and Recycling Pickup Will Improve Efficiency & Convenience for North End Residents

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh One of the most fundamental ways we can improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods is by proactively addressing the basic needs of our residents. The men and women of our Public Works Department do a great job keeping our communities clean and in good condition for the benefit Read More…

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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 in Hopkinton, and begin the 26.2-mile journey to Boylston Street in Boston. All along the Marathon route, spectators cheer on their friends, family members, and complete strangers. It brings our city together like nothing else. That’s Read More…

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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 Universal Pre-Kindergarten for every four-year-old in the city. In the last five years, we’ve added 750 pre-K seats that are high-quality, and proven to close the achievement gap. Now, we’re going to be investing $15 million Read More…

Event Notices Government

Mayor Walsh to Present New Affordable Housing Funding Wednesday, February 20

Mayor Walsh will announce new funding to preserve and create hundreds of affordable housing units across the City on Wednesday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 41 N. Margin Street in the North End. Read more in the announcement, posted below, and on the City of Boston website.