• Boston September 20, 2022 6:55 pm

    Boston Keeping Some Street Changes From Orange Line Shutdown

    Some of the traffic changes put in place by the City of Boston during the Orange Line shutdown to accommodate shuttles and additional traffic will remain in place permanently, city officials announced Tuesday. That includes permanent changes to Copley Square: a bus lane on Boylston Street from Ring Road to Clarendon Street, which reduces car traffic to one lane. The…

  • Census September 14, 2022 5:26 pm

    Boston Challenges 2020 Census, Saying Students and Others Were Undercounted

    Boston is pushing back on the official Census count of its population in 2020, saying its student, foreign-born and incarcerated populations are higher than were reflected in the tally. The city’s population in 2020 was 675,647, according to the Census, which is held every 10 years and is how the nation determines how much funding goes where. The 2020 edition…

  • Massachusetts September 11, 2022 2:30 pm

    WATCH: Mass. Remembers Victims of 9/11 at State House Ceremony

    It’s been 21 years since the 9/11 terror attacks and there are a slate of events scheduled Sunday to remember it at the Massachusetts State House. The day of reflection started with a flag raising and name reading ceremony in Ashburton Park with Gov. Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, among others in attendance. After…

  • boston public schools September 7, 2022 5:06 pm

    School Officials to Canvass Boston, Encourage Students to Return to Class

    Boston students who have either been chronically absent or have dropped out may get a knock on their door Wednesday morning from volunteers encouraging them to go back to the classroom. Boston Public Schools will be canvassing the Roxbury, Dorchester and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, as part of an effort to recover students who...

  • Ricardo Arroyo September 1, 2022 11:35 pm

    Judge Orders Release of Case File in 2005 Sexual Assault Allegation Against Arroyo

    A judge has sided with Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo in his lawsuit seeking the release of the entire case file from the 2005 sexual assault allegation against him. Arroyo, running for Suffolk County district attorney in next week’s primary election, says his image has been unfairly tarnished by the revelation that he was accused of sexual assault when he…

  • Ricardo Arroyo September 1, 2022 12:10 am

    Arroyo Loses Major Endorsements in Suffolk DA Race After Accuser's New Interview

    Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo lost several high-profile endorsements in his race for Suffolk County District Attorney Wednesday in the wake of a Boston Globe report that uncovered two sexual assault investigations when Arroyo was a teenager. Mayor Michelle Wu announced in the morning that she was rescinding her endorsement, followed shortly by Massachusetts’ two U.S. senators and U.S. Rep....

  • Mass. and Cass August 26, 2022 9:32 am

    Crowds, Tents and Drugs Return to Boston's Mass. and Cass Area

    Problems have rebounded at Mass. and Cass following Boston’s efforts to improve the condition of the area. Domingos DaRosa is running out of patience. The community activist says he is exhausted from the daily battle of keeping nearby Clifford Park clean. “I have found loaded needles, I have found bags of different types of drugs, from crystal meth, to...

  • mbta August 24, 2022 10:22 am

    Mayor Michelle Wu Biked to Work on Wednesday Amid the Orange Line Shutdown

    Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has been doing her best to share the pain of commuters impacted by the Orange and Green line shutdowns this week. On Wednesday, she rode her bicycle to work at City Hall as part of the Boston Cyclists Union’s bike convoy. She left from Adams Park in Roslindale at 8:15 a.m. and joined up with...

  • Boston August 24, 2022 12:37 pm

    Boston Public Schools Say Orange Line Closure Will Impact Thousands of Students

    The first weekday commute during the Boston transit system’s Orange Line shutdown appeared to go fairly smoothly Monday, but officials have warned bigger challenges are still ahead, including when students return to schools in September. The 11-mile subway line that runs from the city of Malden north of Boston to the city’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood shut down for 30...

  • mbta August 23, 2022 3:55 pm

    Orange Line Repairs Continue Amid Another Mostly Smooth Commute

    While some commuters around Boston found it took them at least twice as long to get to work Monday, it appeared to be a successful first weekday for the most part as both the Orange Line and part of the Green Line were closed. The real challenges are still ahead, however, officials warned. It appeared to be a similar story…

  • Boston August 22, 2022 10:38 am

    WATCH: Mayor Wu Talks Boston MBTA Shutdown After Her Commute

    After taking an Orange Line shuttle bus and transferring to the Green Line at Copley Square, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu gave her impressions of how the shutdown’s first workday went. She was happy with how her ride went, but noted that signage could be better — and that stiffer tests of the system lie ahead.

  • mbta August 22, 2022 11:51 pm

    ‘So Far, So Good' on Weekday 1 of Orange, Green Line Closures

    Commuters taking any means of transportation around Boston on Monday were braced for increased traffic and slower travel times as both the Orange Line and part of the Green Line were closed. But major problems hadn’t materialized before the evening commute on the third full day of the shutdown — the first weekday commutes of the weekslong overhauls. Workers had…

  • mbta August 22, 2022 6:19 am

    Commuters Brace for Monday Morning Woes Amid MBTA Orange, Green Line Closure

    Commuters taking any means of transportation around Boston on Monday are bracing for increased traffic and slower travel times as both the Orange Line and Green Line Extensions will be closed. Crews have been working as early as last Friday to repair parts of the transit system. The MBTA says the work will improve travel times between stations and service…

  • medina dixon August 21, 2022 12:44 am

    Basketball Courts in Mattapan Dedicated to Memory of Medina Dixon

    Boston city leaders gathered Saturday afternoon at the Walker Playground in Mattapan, to dedicate the basketball courts there in honor of late Medina Dixon. Mayor Michelle Wu and Boston Parks Commissioner Ryan Woods were joined by members of Dixon’s family, as well as local coaches and players to dedicate what became the first ever basketball courts in the City...

  • mbta August 22, 2022 6:19 am

    Mayor Wu: Commuter Rail Is ‘Probably the Best Alternative' During Orange Line Closure

    Boston Mayor Michelle Wu rode the MBTA Commuter Rail Saturday afternoon, encouraging T passengers to take advantage of alternative ways to travel that are being offered during the month-long Orange Line shutdown. The mayor rode the Commuter Rail after speaking with news outlets at Roslindale Village Station, during the first full day of the Orange Line’s temporary closure. “The...

  • orange line August 20, 2022 6:10 pm

    Boston Mayor Michelle Wu Encourages Passengers to Make Use of Free Commuter Rail Rides

    Mayor Wu rode the Commuter Rail Saturday after giving an update on the Orange Line closure, which began Friday night.

  • mbta August 18, 2022 2:17 pm

    Some Orange Line Shutdown Signs Show Wrong Start Date: ‘Quite Confusing,' Wu Says

    A day before the Orange Line’s 30-day shutdown begins, signs were spotted at MBTA stations showing the incorrect start date, an error the MBTA acknowledged Thursday. While the Orange Line will be shut down at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, signs spotted at stations, including by NBC10 Boston at the Community College Station station, showed that the service change will…

  • Housing August 18, 2022 11:26 am

    Mayor Wu Announces $50 Million in Funding for Affordable Housing in Boston

    Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has announced millions of dollars in funding to go toward developing and maintaining affordable housing projects in the city. Mayor Wu announced Wednesday that the city has released two requests for proposals that total $50 million. That funding is available to create and maintain rental, coop and homeownership developments in the city. Thirty million of that…

  • mbta August 19, 2022 12:50 am

    Boston's Streets Transforming 1 Day Before Orange Line Shutdown Begins

    With the 30-day closure of the MBTA’s Orange Line just a day away, the City of Boston is rushing to prepare for the major shakeup to the transportation system with an “all hands on deck” effort that will temporarily reshape its streets, Mayor Michelle Wu said Thursday. The Orange Line’s trains are set to stop running at 9 p.m....

  • mbta August 17, 2022 7:41 pm

    Leaders Push for Free MBTA as ‘Apology' to Riders

    A constellation of elected officials from Congress down to the local level have gained little traction so far with their calls for the MBTA to halt charging fares across the entire system when the Orange Line and part of the Green Line go offline for extended periods. With the list of prominent public figures backing a fare-free period growing, both…

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