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HUD Cuts Will Kill Two Boston Homeless Recovery Programs

Two transitional programs aimed at helping Boston’s homeless addicts recover while finding housing will shutter, thanks to cuts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). […]


Deal Reached to Keep Citgo Sign in Kenmore Square for “Decades to Come”

Worry no more—after more than a year of uncertainty, the Citgo sign is staying put in Kenmore Square. Mayor Marty Walsh announced late Wednesday afternoon […]


City Council Passes Resolution Affirming “Sanctuary” Status for Boston Public Schools

The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a resolution affirming so-called “sanctuary” status for Boston Public Schools, amidst the Trump administrations’s crackdown on undocumented […]

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Boston City Hall Is Seeking a Coffeeshop Operator

If you must make a visit to City Hall later this year, at least you could have a steaming cup of local coffee while you’re […]


City’s Gender Pay Gap Report a Good Start, But Lack of Race Info Glaring

Mayor Marty Walsh released a new report on the city’s gender pay gap Thursday, which found that women in Boston earn 77 cents for every dollar their […]


Sad! City Hall Plaza’s Winter Makeover Delayed Due to Warmth

The opening of “Winter Boston,” the temporary makeover of City Hall Plaza that includes a winding skating rink and chalets aplenty, has been delayed, the […]

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City Hall Plaza’s Getting a Holiday Market, Ice Rink, and More

Hey—remember all that talk about chalets? Well, it looks like things worked out. Come December, City Hall Plaza will be transformed into a winter wonderland, and […]


BRA Changes Name to BPDA, Hopes You’ll Trust Them Now

The Boston Redevelopment Authority, the quasi-public agency whose 60-year history has been marred by accusations of cronyism and the clear-cutting of the entire West End, has a […]


Internal Poll Shows Marty Walsh with Sky-High Favorability

Despite a rocky few months, Mayor Marty Walsh is still enjoying exceptionally high favorables among likely voters, according to an internal poll leaked this week. […]


Plans to Transform City Hall Plaza into a ‘Winter Garden’ Unveiled

There’s no Ferris wheel, but there are more chalets than you’ll know what to do with. City officials announced Wednesday a three-year deal with Boston Garden Development—owners […]


What Ever Happened to CityScore?

Today’s CityScore is 1.34. Can you feel it? The Walsh administration launched the program in January. Neatly itemized were the wide-ranging factors of city life, from pothole repairs […]


Boston City Council’s Favorite Ice Cream Flavors, Ranked

In case you missed it, the Boston City Council has revealed the councilors’ favorite ice cream flavors in a series of tweets as summer wanes to a […]


Can We Finally Save City Hall Plaza?

But after 50 years, can we finally stop it and the plaza from being an urban wasteland?


The Fight to Save the Citgo Sign Is a Proxy War for Boston’s Soul

Kenmore Square has changed dramatically over the years while leaving select bits untouched by the march of progress—in a way, it’s a fitting microcosm of what’s […]


Mayor’s Aides Plead Not Guilty to Extortion Charges

Two members of Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration were arraigned Tuesday, pleading not guilty to federal extortion charges alleging they withheld permits from the Boston Calling music […]