• City Hall November 19, 2022 12:02 am

    After $70M Facelift, Boston City Hall Plaza Reopens

    The main plaza at Boston City Hall is being reopened Friday after a two-year, $70 million renovation. Mayor Michelle Wu held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon amid a day-long celebration that will include live music and a digital projection and light show, according to the city. Initiated under Mayor Marty Walsh, the renovation’s “goal is to move toward a more…

  • coronavirus December 9, 2021 11:42 am

    Boston Residents Turned Away From City Hall Vaccine Clinic

    Mayor Michelle Wu’s push to boost Boston’s vaccination rates with a free walk-in clinic ended with residents being pushed away from City Hall for not having an appointment.

  • Boston November 16, 2021 6:49 pm

    History Made in Boston as Michelle Wu Is Sworn in as Mayor

    Michelle Wu, the first woman and person of color elected to be mayor of Boston, was sworn in on Tuesday, the latest historic achievement for the former city councilor in her adoptive city. Wu took the oath of office flanked by her two children and her husband, vowing to “faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent on…

  • Boston April 19, 2021 11:36 am

    Boston Mayor Janey Names Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space

    Boston Mayor Kim Janey has tapped Reverend Mariama White-Hammond to become the city’s chief of environment, energy and open space. White-Hammond is the founding pastor of New Roots AME Church in Dorchester and a fellow with the Green Justice Coalition. In a statement, Janey praised her for her work connecting “ecology, immigration, climate change, energy policy and environmental justice.”...

  • Boston March 24, 2021 7:07 pm

    Kim Janey, Boston's 1st Black Mayor, Vows to Fight Racial Inequity, Boost COVID Testing

    Boston Mayor Kim Janey on Wednesday vowed to increase COVID-19 testing and vaccinations and close racial equity gaps as she was sworn in as the first Black person and first woman to lead the city. In a ceremony at City Hall, Janey struck an optimistic tone, acknowledging the historic nature of her ascension but also the work needed to recover…

  • coronavirus March 27, 2020 11:36 pm

    Walsh Calls Out People Gathering in Boston Parks During Coronavirus Outbreak

    Mayor Marty Walsh took aim Friday at Boston residents who are still gathering in public places like parks despite the stay-at-home orders meant to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Predicting that the city’s stringent measures could last through May or even July, Walsh reiterated his message to Bostonians that staying at home and socially distancing when...

  • Massachusetts November 27, 2019 9:50 am

    Partners HealthCare Announces Name Change, New 5-Year Plan

    After months of work and requests for employee feedback, the largest health system in Massachusetts has a new name: Mass General Brigham. Partners HealthCare announced the rebrand the day before the Thanksgiving holiday. The rebrand was coupled with the announcement of a new five-year plan for the 12-hospital system.

  • Boston November 26, 2019 11:40 am

    Package Stores Sue to Stop Cumberland Farms Booze Sales

    Members of the Massachusetts Package Stores Association are challenging the constitutionality of a Cumberland Farms ballot proposal that would, among other things, allow retailers to sell alcohol in an unlimited number of their stores statewide. Westborough-based Cumberland Farms put forward the proposal this summer. It’s currently on track to go before voters in November 2020.

  • bank November 24, 2019 5:00 pm

    Towns Split as Home Buyouts Help People Move on After Floods

    Tammy Kilgore raised the giant claw of a John Deere excavator high in the air, then slammed it down on the roof the house where she had spent nearly her entire adult life. The shingles crunched, but not much else. So she did it again, and again — each time taking a bigger bite with the mouth-like claw, until the...

  • Boston November 20, 2019 4:05 pm

    Developer Proposes $1B, 600-Foot Tower in Downtown Boston

    A downtown tower that’s been discussed for the better part of a decade — and was a key part of two lawsuits — is finally moving forward. Boston-based real estate development company The Chiofaro Co. on Wednesday filed a letter of intent notifying city officials of its plan to build a $1 billion tower, which could span 900,000 square feet...

  • Massachusetts November 20, 2019 10:33 am

    1 Year Later: How Has the Opening of Massachusetts' First Recreational Marijuana Shops Gone?

    A year after the first recreational marijuana shops opened in Massachusetts, cannabis product sales have generated nearly $3.5 million in combined taxes and fees and a generally warm buzz for the first two towns to allow it. The revenue represents the first full year’s worth of the collected 3% local sales tax and the negotiated community impact fees for Northampton...

  • Massachusetts November 18, 2019 10:28 pm

    Portland Considers Ban on Facial Recognition Technology

    Maine’s largest city is considering a ban on its employees using facial recognition technology. Monday night, Portland’s city council passed a motion to postpone a vote whether or not to prohibit city agencies from using it or data gathered by third parties using facial recognition.

  • Target Corp. November 18, 2019 2:46 pm

    Developer Plans $70M Condo Building on Boston's Greenway

    Real-estate development company Boston Residential Group has purchased 55 India St., a vacant lot on the city’s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, and plans to develop a 29-unit, 12-story residential building there. Boston Residential Group closed on the off-market $12.7 million site acquisition on Nov. 13. The site is one of the last few developable areas that front the Greenway.

  • Boston November 15, 2019 2:33 pm

    Kraft Group to Open Esports Arena at Patriot Place

    Esports league Boston Uprising and Helix eSports will open an 18,000-square-foot esports complex at Patriot Place in Foxborough this January, marking the first gaming center adjacent to a major professional sporting venue, the Kraft Group said Wednesday. The Boston Uprising practice facility and Helix eSports gaming center will feature 100 gaming stations with personal computers, gaming and network infrastructure and...

  • Boston November 15, 2019 2:25 pm

    Celtics Owner's Martha's Vineyard Mansion, Eyed by Obamas, Under Agreement

    The 29-acre Martha’s Vineyard estate owned by Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck — which former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had reportedly been in escrow to purchase — is now under a purchase and sale agreement, according to a residential listing service. The Martha’s Vineyard Times first reported the agreement.

  • Chief November 11, 2019 12:00 pm

    Former Fort Worth Police Chief Says He Was Fired for Investigating City Hall Corruption

    Former Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald said Sunday he’s a whistleblower who was fired within hours of meeting with the FBI about city hall corruption.

  • Massachusetts November 8, 2019 2:25 pm

    These 10 Popular Tech Jobs Pay More than $150K

    Tech paychecks continue to increase in size quickly, but which tech jobs actually earn the most? Perhaps surprisingly, not the engineering-related top roles. That’s according to compensation and workplace culture site Comparably, which released this week its ranking of the 10 popular tech jobs that pay more than $150,000. The report looked at the average salary records — not including...

  • Boston November 8, 2019 2:21 pm

    Suffolk Downs Redevelopment Plan Gets Design OK

    The HYM Investment Group’s master plan for the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site in Revere and East Boston has been approved by the Boston Civic Design Commission. The approval is a major step for Suffolk Downs and follows 16 trips to the voluntary architectural review board in the past two years. It’s also the final step necessary to receiving a full...

  • Massachusetts November 1, 2019 1:05 pm

    Ice Skating Rink Coming to Boston's Seaport District

    WS Development plans to transform the lot that this summer housed the Cisco Brewers beer garden into a community ice-skating rink along Seaport Boulevard. The rink and accompanying “warming tent” are expected to open in December and remain open through February, said Yanni Tsipis, WS Development’s senior vice president for the Seaport District.

  • MAYOR October 30, 2019 11:02 pm

    Chicago Teachers Say ‘Tentative Deal' Reached, But Strike Will Continue

    In a social media post, the Chicago Teachers Union has announced it has reached a tentative deal with Chicago Public Schools, but says that a “return to work” agreement has yet to be reached in the ongoing teachers strike.

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