• Boston September 7, 2023 6:39 am

    Heat emergency declared in Boston by Mayor Wu

    Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has declared a heat emergency for Thursday and Friday, as high temperatures impact much of New England. Cooling centers will be open at 15 Boston Centers for Youth & Families from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There also will be 64 splash pads open throughout the city. Boston Public Library branches are another option to escape…

  • Mass. and Cass August 30, 2023 7:37 pm

    Boston City Council punts Mass. and Cass ordinance to public hearing

    The Boston City Council quietly moved one of the most-talked-about issues in the city into its legislative process Wednesday with little discussion in the chamber, rejecting an attempt to immediately adopt the mayor’s strategy for addressing encampments in an area that’s at the center of the state’s opioid epidemic. The council sent an ordinance from Mayor Michelle Wu related...

  • Mass. and Cass August 23, 2023 6:59 pm

    Wu details plans for Long Island recovery campus as Mass. and Cass concerns grow

    Boston’s mayor discussed her plan to reopen the addiction recovery campus that once operated on Long Island in the Boston Harbor after visiting the facility Wednesday. Mayor Michelle Wu, along with Commissioner of Public Health and Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, held a news conference to share the latest on the plan for the...

  • Boston August 8, 2023 8:41 am

    Boston man files lawsuit seeking to bankrupt white supremacist group he says assaulted him

    A Black teacher and musician who says members of a white nationalist hate group punched, kicked and beat him with metal shields during a march through Boston last year sued the organization on Tuesday. Charles Murrell III, of Boston, was in the area of the Boston Public Library to play his saxophone on July 2, 2022, when he was surrounded…

  • City Hall Plaza August 7, 2023 1:20 pm

    A trip down the Boston City Hall Plaza slide that went viral

    There were plenty of people checking out the long slide at a Boston City Hall Plaza playground Wednesday, after it viral over video showing a Boston police officer getting hurt on his way down. We got a first-hand look at the slide from a father who took his daughter down — and reported that it was a “normal” ride. Here’s…

  • Boston August 3, 2023 4:11 am

    Boston police, mayor react to video of officer falling off playground slide

    Boston police and Mayor Michelle Wu are addressing a video that’s been shared widely on social media showing an officer who was hurt on a slide at City Hall Plaza. The officer, who appears in the video to be in full uniform, suffered minor injuries, according to a representative for the department. He was treated using his own medical...

  • Movies July 24, 2023 1:58 pm

    Catch these free outdoor movies in Boston this August

    Mayor Michelle Wu, in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program, is hosting free movie nights in 11 different parks across the city next month. The movie showings are scheduled from Aug. 8-Sept. 1. Each movie showing will begin at dusk. Here’s the full schedule: “Minions: The Rise of Gru”When: Tuesday, Aug. 8Where: Moakley Park, 1005 Columbia…

  • Michelle Wu July 17, 2023 10:43 am

    @Issue: Mayor Wu talks Boston housing, City Council

    Boston Mayor Michelle Wu sits down for an interview on how she plans to address the city’s housing crisis and her thoughts about the chaos enveloping City Council.

  • roslindale June 7, 2023 5:23 pm

    New details, images of Boston mayor's SUV crash in Roslindale; Wu addresses incident

    Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has briefly addressed the crash her city vehicle was involved in on Tuesday in Roslindale, and a newly released police report showed that three people were taken to the hospital after the crash, including a child and the officer who was driving Wu. The mayor’s black electric Mustang SUV had its police lights on during...

  • Boston June 6, 2023 11:34 pm

    SUV carrying Boston Mayor Michelle Wu involved in crash

    A car carrying Boston Mayor Michelle Wu was involved in a crash Tuesday, according to her office. The mayor’s office confirmed she was a passenger at the time of the crash and said no one was seriously hurt. The crash happened at the intersection of Hyde Park Avenue and Blakemore Street in Roslindale. Video shows a black SUV with...

  • Boston June 6, 2023 5:52 pm

    Boston proposing big expansions for 2 major high schools

    Boston is planning a major school expansion that will separate two of its high schools and improve the facilities at both. The plan would provide a brand-new campus for the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics & Science in West Roxbury and a major renovation of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School on the existing campus. Mayor Michelle Wu...

  • traffic May 22, 2023 8:36 pm

    More Speed Humps Coming to Boston in Major New Street Safety Initiative

    Boston is set to ramp up the number of its streets with speed humps as part of a major new initiative to make the city safer for all, Mayor Michelle Wu announced Monday. Under the Safety Surge program, the city will no longer place speed bumps on streets where residents ask for them. Instead, officials will begin rolling out the…

  • Boston May 11, 2023 2:10 pm

    Boston Rolls Out Free Digital Libraries at Some Bus Stops

    Bus stops in Boston are beginning to double as digital libraries under a new pilot program being rolled out across the city. Mayor Michelle Wu said Thursday that riders at 20 bus stops can now dip into free digital content by using an QR code to browse and borrow audiobooks, eBooks, e-newspapers and e-magazines for all ages. Boston Library cards...

  • outdoor dining May 4, 2023 1:21 pm

    Fido, Sit! Boston to Allow Dogs on Restaurant Patios, Beer Gardens

    Boston is going to the dogs — at least for outdoor dining. The city is letting its beer gardens and restaurants with outdoor patio apply to be officially deemed a “Dog Friendly Space,” which would allow people to bring their dogs to the space. “Residents and small business owners have been eager for four-legged family members to be able to…

  • Boston May 2, 2023 12:52 pm

    Boston's Open Streets Returns With Two New Neighborhoods, Expanded Open Newbury Event

    City leaders in Boston are expanding the Open Streets and Open Newbury events for this year in Boston, adding two additional neighborhoods and extra weekends. A major initiative for Mayor Michelle Wu has been to boost neighborhoods for residents and visitors by temporarily closing down streets to cars, and making them pedestrian-only. It’s all in an effort promote local...

  • Boston May 1, 2023 8:35 am

    Boston to Restart Tent-Removal Protocol at Mass. and Cass

    The City of Boston plans on once again enforcing a tent-removal protocol on Monday in the homeless encampment near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, according to the Boston Globe. The city has allowed tents at the “Mass. and Cass” area over the winter, the Globe said, but officials have been letting people know that they’ll...

  • Boston April 24, 2023 7:12 pm

    Leaders Push to Fund Fare-Free Transit in Boston, Citing Successful Pilot Programs

    Some of Massachusetts’s federal representatives are renewing a push for free transit. Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, both Democrats, announced Monday they are reintroducing the Freedom to Move Act, legislation that would allocate $25 billion over five years to support state and local transit agencies to create fare-free public transportation systems. “We need fare-free because public transit creates…

  • red sox March 28, 2023 7:51 pm

    Red Sox Unveil Women's Locker Room, New Healthy Food Offerings at Fenway

    Opening day for the Boston Red Sox is just two days away, and the team gave the public a look at some of this year’s offseason improvements at a press conference on Tuesday morning. Mayor Michelle Wu and MassMutual’s Jennifer Halloran joined Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy, Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom, Executive Vice President and Chief...

  • Boston March 16, 2023 12:12 pm

    Mayor Wu Announces Moves to Green New, Existing Buildings

    Boston is moving to make its buildings more energy efficient, taking aim at its biggest source of emissions by opting into the state’s new “stretch” energy code and providing a way for large buildings to retrofit, Mayor Michelle Wu said Thursday.

  • Boston March 16, 2023 1:24 pm

    Boston Moves to Make Housing More Efficient as Part of Green New Deal

    Boston is moving to make its buildings more energy efficient, taking aim at its biggest source of emissions by opting into the state’s new “stretch” energy code and providing a way for large buildings to retrofit, Mayor Michelle Wu said Thursday. The announcement is her latest attempt to implement a Boston Green New Deal, and Wu said the steps...

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