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Are We Living in the Most Corrupt Era of Our State’s History?

Welcome to “One Last Question,” a series where research editor Matthew Reed Baker tackles your most Bostonian conundrums. Have a question? Email him at onelastquestion@bostonmagazine.com. Question: […]

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You Can’t Make Boston Fly Your Flag If It Doesn’t Want To, Court Says

No, you can’t make Boston officials fly a Christian flag at City Hall if they don’t want to, a federal court told a conservative activist […]

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City Hall Plaza Is Gonna Be so Much Better Soon

City Hall Plaza has been in desperate need of a renovation since the day it opened a half-century ago. For so long, the only good thing […]

The Wachusett Brew Yard returns to the Patios at City Hall Plaza
Restaurants

The Patios Will Return to City Hall Plaza with More Local Food and Drink

It might not feel like it, but summer really is just around the corner. When the warm weather finally hits, find us playing mini golf and […]

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Home & Property

Why Boston’s Brutalism Is Back in a Big Way

As gray as a cold, rainy Boston day, City Hall stands imposingly on Government Center’s brick-lined plaza amid a bevy of skyscrapers, practically begging you […]

Home & Property

Celebrate City Hall’s 50th Anniversary with This Limited Edition Bronze Lapel Pin

Fifty years ago on Sunday, Boston City Hall, the Brutalist masterpiece people love to hate, officially opened to the public. The week of February 10, […]

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Planned City Hall Plaza Upgrades Force Cancelation of Boston Winter

Winter is canceled. No, we don’t mean “canceled” in the “this famous person did something bad, so I don’t like them anymore” sense. And no, […]

Arts & Entertainment

Coming Soon to City Hall Plaza: Beer, Ice Cream, Mini Golf, Puppies

If and when summer actually arrives in Boston this year, there will be a whole bunch of summery things to do on City Hall Plaza […]

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The Boston Calling Extortion Trial Has Evaporated

The Boston Calling extortion trial, which ensnared two aides to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and roiled City Hall, has come to an abrupt end after […]

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Is City Hall Plaza’s Boston Winter Doomed?

It’s clear City Hall Plaza needed help. The big brick-laden black hole—notable only in the fact that it’s such an architectural oddity you can put […]

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Felix G. Arroyo Has Been Fired

Just days after the bombshell dropped that Felix G. Arroyo, Marty Walsh’s health services chief, had been accused of sexual harassment in a complaint, Arroyo […]

Recreo Coffee at City Hall
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Recreo Coffee Is Now Open Inside City Hall

A local coffee company with Nicaraguan roots (literally) has set up shop inside Boston City Hall. Recreo Coffee is now serving espresso drinks, cold brew, […]

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Walsh Officials Ask to Move Extortion Case After Election Day

Kenneth Brissette and Tim Sullivan, two top aides to Mayor Marty Walsh indicted last year, have asked a federal judge to move their extortion case […]

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Federal Judge Won’t Dismiss Extortion Charges Against Top Walsh Aides

A federal judge refused to throw out extortion and conspiracy charges against two top aides in Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration, accused of coercing the Boston […]

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Boston Grand Prix CEO Sues Walsh Aide for $15 Million

Former Boston Grand Prix CEO John Casey has filed a suit in Suffolk Superior Court against Austin Blackmon, Mayor Marty Walsh’s chief of environment, energy, and […]