BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor is proposing changes to the city's ordinance limiting police cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
BOSTON (AP) — An attempt at a "straight pride" parade in Boston has sparked outrage days before the city hosts its gay pride parade.
Efforts by the group calling itself Super Happy Fun...
BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh says Boston has provided housing to more than 1,000 homeless veterans over the past five years.
Walsh said in a statement Monday the city continues to work on...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh are planning to meet with a top Trump administration official during a two-day trip to Washington to call for...
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh are heading to Washington this week to meet with members of the Trump administration to discuss investments in infrastructure and...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston may not be known for the most courteous of drivers, but the city's mayor is hoping to change that.
Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh is launching a competition to encourage...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the city has begun issuing body cameras to police officers.
The Boston Globe reported Friday that the first of about 400 cameras will be worn by...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston School Committee has selected former Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius to be the city public school system's next superintendent.
BOSTON (AP) — A group representing union contractors and subcontractors is sounding the alarm about opioid addiction in the Massachusetts construction industry.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he's including money in his budget proposal for a legal defense fund for immigrants.
The Democratic mayor said Saturday his proposal includes...
BOSTON (AP) — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito has raised more than twice as much in campaign donations during the first three months of the year compared to Gov. Charlie Baker.
Court revives union extortion case against mayor’s aides
BOSTON (AP) — Charges against two Boston mayoral aides accused of bullying music festival organizers into hiring union workers may be going to trial after all.
More Boston war monuments vandalized
BOSTON (AP) — Boston police are investigating more cases of vandalism to military and police memorials.
Police said Tuesday memorials to veterans of several wars as well as fallen police...
BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston has created an online registry to allow people to directly order their birth certificates.
Officials say the move will help residents comply with the REAL ID...
NAACP to host national convention in Boston in 2020
BOSTON (AP) — The NAACP is hosting its convention next year in Boston.
The prominent civil rights organization made the announcement Monday as it prepares for its convention in Detroit this...
BOSTON (AP) — Family and friends gathered at a Boston church Saturday for the funeral of a 23-year-old woman who was kidnapped and killed following an outing for her birthday at a...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor is proposing ways to improve traffic in the notoriously gridlocked city.
Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday that he wants to create designated...
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BOSTON (AP) — A Boston city councilman is renewing his push for an optional 13th year of school for high school graduates.
The Boston Globe reports that researchers say nearly half of Boston...
Gronk gets bonked by beer can during Super Bowl parade
BOSTON (AP) — Gronk got bonked.
Rob Gronkowski, the New England Patriots' star tight end, says he got hit in the face by a can of beer thrown during Tuesday's Super Bowl victory parade in Boston.
Gronkowski told "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" the can drew blood, and he showed Fallon the small cut it left near one of his eyebrows.
Boston mayor says he doesn’t deserve credit for helping man
BOSTON (AP) — The mayor of Boston says he is getting way too much credit for coming to the aid of a man whose car engine caught fire on a city highway.
The Boston Fire Department tweeted that Mayor Marty Walsh stopped on Interstate 93 to help the man on Tuesday night after the New England Patriots' victory parade.
Boston Common to get $28 million in improvements
BOSTON (AP) — The oldest public park in the United States is getting a $28 million makeover.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh along with the city's Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of the Public Garden say the improvements will ensure that Boston Common can withstand heavy use by city residents and visitors, New England weather and "the test of time."
The funding comes from the sale of the city's Winthrop Square garage.
Boston mayor visiting safe injection sites in Canada
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor is visiting supervised drug injection sites in Canada as Massachusetts policymakers weigh adopting one of the more controversial efforts to curb the national opioids epidemic.
Spokeswoman Ana Vivas says Mayor Marty Walsh is in Toronto on Thursday and then Montreal on Friday to tour a number of the facilities, which allow people to inject illegal drugs under the supervision of medical professionals.
Democratic Boston mayor planning DC trip with GOP governor
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is planning a road trip to Washington with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.
The Democrat said in his annual State of the City address Tuesday that he and the Republican governor are hoping to show a "united front" as they meet members of a Republican-led Senate and Democratic-led House of Representatives.
Walsh said the bipartisan pair will push for greater "investments in housing and transit and the environment."
Boston mayor to outline priorities for 2019
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is preparing to outline his plans for the city in 2019.
The Democrat will deliver his annual State of the City address on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Symphony Hall.
Walsh's recently unveiled legislative agenda includes a focus on health care, the environment and public safety.
Report: Changes needed in ‘male-dominated’ fire department
BOSTON (AP) — Women are chronically underrepresented in the Boston Fire Department and at times subject to a work environment that includes "male banter" and "locker room talk," according to a report commissioned for city officials after recent allegations of discrimination.
Boston gets ready for First Night festivities
BOSTON (AP) — Boston is gearing up for another night of fun to welcome in the New Year.
First Night celebrations begin Monday at noon and continue through midnight when a fireworks show over the harbor welcomes in 2019.
The event includes numerous cultural performances, including live music, dance, puppet shows, comedy shows, and the always popular ice sculptures.
Porsha Olayiwola named Boston’s poet laureate
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's new poet laureate is a Jamaica Plain resident who co-founded a poetry slam venue in Roxbury.
Mayor Marty Walsh announced Monday that Porsha Olayiwola will formally begin her role on Jan. 1.
Olayiwola is the artistic director of MassLEAP, a nonprofit organization that serves young artists. She also co-founded The House Slam, which offers poetry slams and open mic events.
Deal reached to keep Boston’s Citgo sign in place
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor is vetoing landmark status for the city's iconic Citgo sign, but don't worry, it isn't going anywhere soon.
Mayor Marty Walsh, the Venezuelan oil company, Boston University and developer Related Beal released a joint statement Thursday saying a deal has been reached to keep the sign at its current location "for years to come."
Its future has been in doubt since BU sold the building on which the 3,600-square-foot sign sits to developers.
Christmas tree from Nova Scotia to be lit at Boston Common
BOSTON (AP) — Boston is getting ready to celebrate the holiday season with the lighting of the Christmas tree in the Boston Common.
The 46-foot white spruce from Nova Scotia will light up Thursday evening.
Mayor Marty Walsh will be joined at the event by Nova Scotia Deputy Premier Karen Casey, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Santa Claus.
Citgo sign closer to landmark status with commission vote
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Landmark Commission has approved landmark status for the famed Citgo sign in Kenmore Square.
The commission voted unanimously Tuesday evening to approve the status for the sign following a two-year campaign from local preservationists and Citgo Petroleum Corp. to ensure the 60-foot sign retains its place in Boston's skyline.
The commission issued a report last month recommending landmark status, saying the sign has become a cultural symbol in Boston "far beyond gasoline."
Airbnb sues Boston over short-term rental rules
BOSTON (AP) — Short-term rental business Airbnb is suing the city of Boston over regulations aimed at cracking down on investors who buy housing units to list on the platform.
Slave auction re-enactment to protest Faneuil Hall name
BOSTON (AP) — A group advocating to rename Faneuil Hall because of its namesake's ties to slavery will re-enact a slave auction outside the historic downtown building this weekend.
The New Democracy Coalition says Saturday's event is designed to call attention to Boston's history of slavery.
The building known as the Cradle of Liberty is named after Peter Faneuil, a wealthy 18th century slave owner who financed construction as a gift to the city.
Red Sox fans celebrate latest title; parade on Wednesday
BOSTON (AP) — In what has become a championship tradition in the city, the Boston Red Sox will climb aboard duck boats for a parade to celebrate the team's fourth World Series title in 15 years, city officials announced Monday.
The parade Wednesday will begin at 11 a.m. at Fenway Park. The team is expected to return to Boston later Monday with the World Series trophy.
Fire at Boston building displaces mostly college students
BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say 11 people were injured and dozens of people were displaced by a fire at a Boston apartment building that housed mostly college students.
The fire in the five-story building the city's Fenway neighborhood was reported just after 3 p.m. Saturday.
Seven residents were treated for smoke inhalation and four firefighters were injured, including two who were brought to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.
Boston mayor, ‘Hamilton’ cast to tout early voting
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is joining members of the cast of "Hamilton" to encourage residents to vote early.
The Democratic mayor and members of the hit musical cast will hold the early voting event on Saturday at the Bruce C. Bolling Building in Roxbury.
Early voting for the Nov. 6 election started on Monday Oct. 22 in Massachusetts and runs through Friday Nov. 2. It's designed to give people more flexibility to find a convenient time to get to the polls.
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Mayor offers waterfront plan to save Boston from rising seas
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh unveiled a plan Wednesday to transform the city's waterfront to protect the low-lying, extensively landfilled city from climate change and rising sea levels.
The Democratic mayor's "Resilient Boston Harbor" plan calls for the creation of 67 acres (27 hectares) of new open space and the restoration of 122 acres (49 hectares) of tidal areas and parklands to serve as natural buffers during major floods.
Baker still bullish on GE deal, despite company upheaval
BOSTON (AP) — When General Electric announced in January 2016 that it was moving its headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, it was hailed as a major coup not just for the city but for Gov. Charlie Baker, in office just a year.
Metro Boston officials set goal of 185,000 new housing units
BOSTON (AP) — Officials from Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and a dozen other area cities and towns are hoping to create 185,000 units of new housing over the next dozen years to meet the increasing demand of a growing population in the metropolitan area.
The announcement came a week after Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh upped his goal for new housing units in Boston from 53,000 units to nearly 70,000 by 2030.
The population surge isn't happening just in Boston.
Mayor, senator join call for Flake to reject Kavanaugh
BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey have joined several hundred people on Boston City Hall Plaza in advance of Sen. Jeff Flake's scheduled visit to the city.
Monday's crowd, which included abortion rights activists and survivors of sexual abuse, said they were calling on the Arizona Republican and the Senate in general to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Among the signs at the rally were ones that read "#Stop Kavanaugh" and "Roe Yes, Kava No."
Boston mayor lays out plan for more housing as city expands
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's population is growing faster than expected, so its mayor is stepping up efforts to build more housing.
Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh on Wednesday released a plan for the city to build nearly 70,000 units of new housing by 2030. His administration is on track to meet a previous target of 53,000 units but new data suggests the city is growing faster than anticipated.
Downtown Boston plaza features outdoor seating, bike lane
BOSTON (AP) — A new public plaza in downtown Boston features a protected bike lane and outdoor seating.
City officials gathered Friday to celebrate the opening of the so-called Tontine Crescent Plaza on Franklin Street between Arch and Hawley Streets near Downtown Crossing.
Bike share program expanding to more Boston communities
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's bike share program is expanding to more parts of the city.
Mayor Marty Walsh's office says the city will be adding 19 Bluebikes stations in southern Dorchester, Mattapan and Roslindale in the coming weeks.
In the next few months, the city plans to install another 30 stations in neighborhoods that already have the bikes. Walsh's office says 30 more will be added next spring.
Scooter rental company that violated rules leaves cities
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A California-based electric scooter rental company that left scooters on public sidewalks without warning has left two Massachusetts cities.
The Boston Globe reports Bird Rides Inc. pulled out of Cambridge and Somerville. The company began renting scooters in both cities last month.
Boston’s 1st black police commissioner sworn in
BOSTON (AP) — William Gross was sworn in Monday as Boston's first black police commissioner, pledging to create a more inclusive and diverse department and prioritize officer well-being.
Calling it a historic occasion, Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh administered the oath of office to Gross in front of a standing-room only crowd of about 900 people at the Morning Star Baptist Church.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston plans to begin phasing in body cameras for its police department after a report found the devices led to slightly fewer complaints against officers and reports of officer use of force, city leaders said Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley has picked up a major endorsement in her bid to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano.
Attorney General Maura Healey, also a Democrat, said in a letter to her supporters on Monday that Pressley "shares our values, and our priorities." Healey noted that she has worked with Pressley for years on issues including racial profiling, predatory lending and sexual violence.
BOSTON (AP) — A 33-year veteran of Boston's police force was named the city's first black police commissioner on Monday, ushering in a new era for a city that long struggled with perceptions of racism.
William Gross, who will replace Commissioner William Evans, pledged to continue working to strengthen relationships between police and their communities and combat what he called "senseless youth violence."
Mayor says scooter rentals must be regulated
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor is warning electric scooter rental companies that they'll need permission to operate in the city.
The Boston Herald reports Mayor Marty Walsh said Saturday that if companies plan to drop off electric scooters for rental in Boston, they will be taken to a tow yard.