Government Schools

Capital Plan Designates $39.1 Million for New and Expanded North End Schools

As part of a $1.8 billion FY 14-18 capital plan announced on Friday, Mayor Thomas M. Menino designated $18.6 million for the expansion of the North End’s Eliot School. In addition, the plan includes $20.5 million for 585 Commercial Street, the building that will serve as a new downtown Boston K-8 public school starting in Read More…

Business Government Police & Fire

Residents and Businesses Returning to Boylston Street After FBI Turns Over Marathon Bombing Site Back to City

Mayor Menino was presented the flag that was flown over the finish line at the Boston Marathon by an FBI official, symbolically releasing jurisdiction over to the City of Boston on April 22, 2013. The flag was handed over to Mayor Menino by Lt Detective Darrin Greeley of the CSRU Unit of the Boston Police Read More…


Mayor Menino Submits FY 2014 Budget to City Council

Mayor Menino Submits FY 2014 Budget to City Council Focuses on delivery of quality services that lift up all neighborhoods “This is the twentieth Proposed Budget of my Administration and it shares a most important trait with the prior nineteen: it pushes us to try new things.” – Mayor Thomas M. Menino Mayor Thomas M. Read More…

Event Notices Government

Mayor Menino’s Last Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series – May 15th in the North End / Waterfront

It’s Mayor Menino’s last neighborhood coffee hour series this Spring. The North End / Waterfront session is scheduled for May 15, 2013, 9:30 am at Christopher Columbus Park, 110 Atlantic Avenue. The full schedule for all Boston neighborhoods is shown below. Meet the retiring Mayor, get a plant and complementary Dunkin’ Donuts!


Boston’s Ground Shakes as Mayor Menino Announces He Won’t Seek Re-election

The “announcement” made international news and at 4:00 pm on Thursday the ground was actually shaking from the helicopters hovering over Faneuil Hall. After 20 years, Boston’s longest serving Mayor, Thomas M. Menino, made it official that he will not seek re-election for a sixth term. Here is a selection of news, images and videos Read More…

Community Photos & Videos Real Estate Schools

Downtown School Announcement at 585 Commercial Street Cheered by Local Officials and Families [Slideshow]

It was a celebratory mood at Friday’s official announcement by Mayor Tom Menino that the City of Boston is acquiring the North End / Waterfront property at 585 Commercial Street to be renovated for a new K-8 public school in Downtown Boston. Since the news initially came out, it was disclosed that the City’s purchase Read More…


Local Sequester Impacts [Storify Slideshow]

The sequester is coming! The sequester is coming! On March 1, 2013, $85 billion of automatic spending cuts go into effect. The following Storify slideshow collects some of the related local impacts, cartoons and political posturing. [View the story “Sequester Impacts” on Storify] Sequester Impacts Storified by· Wed, Feb 27 2013 16:09:21 How spending Read More…

Photos & Videos Police & Fire

“Boston’s Finest” Screening Premiere With Mayor Menino [Photos]

(Photos by Isabel Leon, City of Boston) Mayor Menino joins Donnie Wahlberg, Julie and Seth Jarrett, TNT and Xfinity in the hometown screening premiere of Boston’s Finest. The program takes a look at the lives of Boston Police officers both on and off the job and lets viewers get a personal look at the lives Read More…

Health & Environment Schools Transportation

Snow Emergency and Parking Ban Lifted at 6pm Tuesday; Boston Public Schools Open Wednesday

It’s over, the snow is gone! Well, not really but the “emergency” is over as of 6pm on Tuesday according to the City of Boston. Those using garages at discounted rates during the snow emergency will have until 8pm on Tuesday to move their cars. Parking on snow emergency streets such as Hanover, Commercial, Cross Read More…

Real Estate

Sea Level Rise: Boston Harbor Association Report Spurs City to Take Proactive Planning Initiative

The Boston Harbor Association’s groundbreaking report, Preparing for the Rising Tide, was championed today by Mayor Menino as he announced several new initiatives related to preparing for sea level rise and future storms like Sandy. “The government and private sector need to be proactive in planning for a future with rising sea levels and future Read More…