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Someone Reported a Pokémon to City Hall’s 311 Service

Pokémon Go, the mobile game that’s launched thousands of nostalgic Millennials wandering aimlessly into oncoming traffic in search of a Meowth, has taken Boston by […]

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Conservative Group Questions Walsh’s Role in HuffPo Hit Piece on Federal Prosecutor

A national Republican group has filed a public records request with Mayor Marty Walsh’s office to determine the extent of City Hall’s involvement, if any, in […]

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Mayor Marty Walsh: Transparency Can Sometimes Make It Hard to Do My Job

A spokesperson for then-mayoral candidate Marty Walsh said in 2013 that he had made transparency “a centerpiece of his campaign and of every policy plan he has put […]

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Hundreds Flock to City Hall Plaza for Orlando Shooting Vigil

  To fully grasp just how many people showed up at the vigil in City Hall Plaza for the victims of the Orlando gay nightclub […]

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AG: City’s Zoning Board Intentionally Broke the Law During Egleston Square Hearing

The city’s Zoning Board of Appeal intentionally broke the law during a hearing on a controversial housing development in Jamaica Plain, the Attorney General’s Office has […]

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IOC Member Says Walsh Aide Indictment Makes Mega-Event Planners Wary

The federal indictment of Mayor Marty Walsh’s tourism czar may give international mega-event organizers pause, says one of men behind an event Boston overwhelmingly rejected. […]

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Walsh Aide Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Extortion Charge

Kenneth Brissette, Mayor Marty Walsh’s tourism czar, pleaded not guilty in federal court Thursday afternoon after he was charged with “union-related extortion” in relation to […]

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Walsh Administration Official Arrested on ‘Union-Related Extortion’

Kenneth Brissette, City Hall’s director of Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment, has been arrested for “union-related extortion,” U.S. District Attorney Carmen Ortiz announced Thursday morning. […]

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Boston Public Schools Students Stage Second Walkout Protesting Budget Cuts

Hundreds of Boston Public Schools students, joined by parents, teachers, and labor organizers, gathered in City Hall Plaza to protest budget cuts and school closings. […]

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Tito Jackson Invites Protesting Students to City Hall

On the eve of another walkout over budget cuts, Tito Jackson has invited protesting Boston Public Schools students to his committee meeting at City Hall, […]

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Marty Walsh Increases Defense Attorney’s Taxpayer-Funded Contact to $200,000

Mayor Marty Walsh increased his high-profile defense attorney’s taxpayer-funded contact to $200,000, as federal investigators continue to probe whether City Hall used strong-arm tactics to […]

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City Licensing Board OKs BYOB in Boston

BYOB is one step closer to becoming a reality in the Hub. The city’s Licensing Board unanimously voted Thursday to amend its regulations to allow for BYOB […]

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Here’s Everything We Know So Far About the Marty Walsh Probe

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has been drawn into federal probe for his time as head of the Boston Building Trades, once again calling into question […]

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Why Did Boston City Hall Change Its Mind About Releasing Those GE Emails?

In the wake of General Electric’s announcement that it would be moving its global headquarters to Boston, independent journalist Andrew Quemere filed a public records […]

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Three Crowdfunding FOIA Requests That Need Your Help

March 13-19 is Sunshine Week, a nationwide initiative spotlighting the importance of open government and public records to a thriving democracy. Public records ought to […]