• Boston November 30, 2021 6:45 pm

    Judge Strikes Down Boston's Eviction Moratorium; Mayor Wu Says She'll Push to Keep It

    Boston Mayor Michelle Wu will seek a stay to keep a citywide eviction moratorium in place after a housing court judge on Monday struck down the policy in a ruling that called the temporary ban an “overreach of power.” Housing Court Justice Irene Bagdoian sided with a landlord and a constable who challenged the moratorium that former Acting Mayor Kim…

  • Boston November 16, 2021 11:49 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…

  • Kim Janey November 10, 2021 11:49 pm

    Boston Mayor Kim Janey Delivers Farewell Speech

    Boston Mayor Kim Janey gave her farewell address, thanking her supporters and offer hope for the future before another trailblazer takes office.

  • Boston November 10, 2021 11:13 pm

    WATCH: Mayor Kim Janey's Farewell Address to Boston

    Kim Janey, who made history when she became mayor of Boston, gave a farewell address to the city as she prepares to pass the baton to its next mayor.

  • Boston November 10, 2021 11:42 pm

    Boston Mayor Kim Janey Delivers Farewell Address

    Kim Janey, the first woman and first Black mayor of Boston, said farewell to the city Wednesday as she passes the torch to another trailblazer. The Roxbury native was met by a standing ovation as she was introduced to the crowd at Hibernian Hall in the neighborhood. Among those cheering were Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and Mayor-elect Michelle Wu. Both women…

  • Boston November 10, 2021 11:14 am

    Boston Mayor Kim Janey to Deliver Farewell Address

    Mayor Kim Janey, Boston’s first woman and first Black mayor, will say goodbye as she turns City Hall over to Michelle Wu.

  • Boston November 9, 2021 5:52 pm

    Boston Mayor-Elect Wu Announces Members of Her Transition Team

    A week after winning office as Boston’s mayor, and a week before stepping into the role, Michelle Wu has announced new plans for her transition. The mayor-elect on Tuesday named co-chairs and advisors of her transition team, including outgoing Mayor Kim Janey, who will serve as the honorary chair of the transition. The co-chairs of the team include Charlotte...

  • Boston November 9, 2021 5:42 pm

    Boston's Fare-Free Bus Pilot Program Continuing Through End of 2021

    Boston’s Route 28 bus will continue to be free for riders through the end of the year after showing success in its first three months, Mayor Kim Janey announced on Tuesday. The city launched the fare-free pilot program this summer in collaboration with the MBTA. The program, originally launched as a three-month trial, will now run until the end of…

  • Boston November 9, 2021 12:15 pm

    Hearing on ACLU Lawsuit to Stop Mass. & Cass Evictions Tuesday

    A judge will hear from the ACLU of Massachusetts Tuesday and consider whether Boston should stop evicting people who are living in tents along the area known as Mass. and Cass or Methadone Mile. The ACLU of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit last week against the City of Boston to protect “the legal rights and safety” of people being evicted from…

  • Boston November 8, 2021 10:58 pm

    Kim Janey to Give Farewell Address to Boston Wednesday Amid Transition

    Boston Mayor Kim Janey is set to give a farewell address Wednesday, a week before her term ends and Mayor-elect Michelle Wu takes over at City Hall. Janey’s office said she’ll share her administration’s accomplishments amid the pandemic. The event will be held at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury Wednesday at 4 p.m. The event will also feature local musicians....

  • Boston November 5, 2021 11:13 pm

    ACLU Files Lawsuit Against City of Boston Over Mass. & Cass Evictions

    The ACLU of Massachusetts said it has filed a lawsuit against the City of Boston to protect “the legal rights and safety” of people being evicted from the homeless encampment in the area known as Mass. and Cass. The lawsuit, filed Thursday on behalf of three unhoused people, follows the recent evictions as part of the city’s plan to...

  • Boston November 5, 2021 4:59 pm

    Boston Mayor Janey Looks Back at City's COVID Fight Amid Transition to Wu

    With fewer than two weeks before the end of her term, outgoing Mayor Kim Janey on Friday looked back at the work she’s done addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in Boston. “I’m really proud of the work that we’ve done here,” she said, thanking her top health officials and front-line partners. “We are one of the most vaccinated big cities...

  • mbta November 4, 2021 8:37 pm

    Mayor-Elect Wu Wants Fare Free Bus Route to Continue

    We hopped on board the 28 to see how the three-month pilot program is going. Riders we spoke with say it not only saves them money, but it saves them time.

  • Boston November 3, 2021 8:25 pm

    WATCH: Wu, Janey Talk Transition of Power in Boston

    Boston Mayor-elect Michelle Wu and outgoing Mayor Kim Janey held a joint news conference Wednesday, a day after Wu’s historic election victory, to discuss issues facing the city. Watch it in full here.

  • Mass. and Cass November 2, 2021 10:05 pm

    Boston Opens Special Court for Arrests at Mass. and Cass Homeless Camp

    A special court for people arrested near the homeless encampment in Boston known as Mass. and Cass began hearing cases on Monday, while local criminal justice advocates said exaggerated concerns about public health were being used to arrest and detain people. The city says it needs to hold court in a jail facility because people living in the homeless camp…

  • mbta November 4, 2021 8:49 pm

    Riding Boston's New Fare-Free Bus — What Riders and the MBTA Say

    We hopped on board the 28 to see how the three-month pilot program is going. Riders we spoke with say it not only saves them money, but it saves them time.

  • Kim Janey October 28, 2021 7:39 pm

    Boston Creates Fund to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

    The city of Boston has set aside $5 million in emergency funds to help local homeowners avoid foreclosure. Mayor Kim Janey announced the program Thursday. Eligible residents can apply for a piece of the funding to help them make payments to lenders and stay in their home. To receive the support, applicants must be at least 90 days behind on…

  • mass and cass October 25, 2021 3:46 am

    Boston Appears Ready to Take Action to Clean Up Mass. and Cass.

    Less than a week after Boston Mayor Kim Janey declared the rampant drug use and homelessness near Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard public health crises and vowed to remove the tents scattered along the sidewalks near the intersection, at least one flier posted in the area notified residents of a cleanup on Monday morning.

  • Boston October 22, 2021 7:53 pm

    Mayor Janey Planning to Challenge Boston's Census Count

    Mayor Kim Janey announced Friday that she is planning to challenge Boston’s 2020 Census count. She said the city sent a letter to the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday announcing the city’s intentions based on research by the Boston Planning and Development Agency that showed the population count of 675,647 likely omitted significant portions of the city’s college student...

  • homelessness October 19, 2021 10:26 pm

    Boston Declares Addiction, Homelessness Public Health Crisis

    Boston Mayor Kim Janey announced that the city will no longer allow people to live in tents, a move meant to address the situation at Mass. and Cass

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