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Councilor Tito Jackson Looks to Bring Innovative Entrepreneurs Into City Hall

Since he took office five months ago, Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration has been rolling out programs at City Hall to make the lives of residents […]

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City Council Unanimously Supports ‘Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Ordinance’

As Boston celebrates Pride Week, city officials showed, once again, that they stand behind the LGBT community. During a meeting on Wednesday, the City Council […]

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Carol from The Brady Bunch Wants to Wish You a Happy Pride Week

Florence Henderson, who played the mom, Carol, on The Brady Bunch, has a special message for Boston residents: “Happy Pride Week.” Henderson’s siple well-wishes are just one […]

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City Councilors Back Plan to Ban Non-Competes

UPDATE: Boston officials unanimously backed a proposal to send a resolution to Beacon Hill legislators, calling for a ban on all non-competes. .@BOSCityCouncil resolution for […]

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Tracking the Government Center Station Construction From Above

Thacher Tiffany has always had a pleasant view of the City Hall Plaza from his office chair at work, high above the bustling crowds of […]

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City Councilor Pitches ‘Bill of Rights’ for College Athletes in Boston

City Councilor Josh Zakim wants to create regulatory safeguards in Boston not only for athletes’ brains and bodies, but for their overall education, too. In […]

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City Councilors Call for Healthcare Coverage for Gender Reassignment Surgery

City Councilors Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley filed an ordinance this week that, if passed, would allow city employees that identify as transgender to be […]

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Weeding Through the Rules for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The eligible candidates initially approved for state-regulated medical marijuana dispensary licenses will have to face additional hurdles and rules set by Boston officials before they […]

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Throwback Thursday: When Boston’s City Hall Was New (and Already Unloved)

When Boston’s City Hall was formally dedicated 45 years ago this week, the imposing concrete structure had already created “controversy,” a polite way of saying […]

Arts & Entertainment

‘Outside the Box’ Festival Won’t Return Until 2015

A more-than-weeklong arts festival that brought big-name acts and performances to Boston’s City Hall Plaza and the Common will not be returning again until 2015 […]

Arts & Entertainment

Here’s the Lineup for the Spring 2014 Boston Calling Concert

Update: Here’s the schedule for the spring 2014 Boston Calling: The wait is finally over. In May, Boston will host another round of the Boston […]

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Smokers Are Planning A Protest On Boston Common

Peeved by a recently passed law that prevents people from lighting up in public parks all around the city, a group of pot proponents is […]

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Boston Has Officially Moved Into the Google Cloud

As Boston welcomed incoming Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday, it also ushered in another big change: The city has officially moved everyone into the Cloud. […]

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City Council Votes to Ban Smoking In All of Boston’s Public Parks

The city is waiting on the signature of Mayor Tom Menino before officially banning people from smoking cigarettes and marijuana in all of Boston’s public […]

Arts & Entertainment

BOStunes: Hear Local Music Next Time You Call City Hall

No more will strange elevator music pipe through the telephone when you call City Hall. Officials announced Wednesday that they will be featuring local bands […]