Mayor releases plan to accelerate carbon emissions goal
BOSTON (AP) — Investing in energy-saving improvements to city-owned buildings and developing new guidelines for major building projects are among the ways Boston will become carbon-neutral by...
Mayor releases plan to address notorious drug haven
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor has released a new plan to deal with the city's notorious "Methadone Mile" drug haven.
Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh's plan for the Boston Medical Center-area...
Thousands of youths turn out for Boston climate strike
BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of young climate change activists have marched and rallied in Boston as part of a global, youth-led day of environmental action.
South Boston’s Vietnam War memorial to be rededicated
BOSTON (AP) — The South Boston Vietnam Memorial, one of the nation's first formal memorials to Vietnam veterans, is being rededicated on its 38th anniversary.
Boston gives kindergarteners $50 in savings accounts
BOSTON (AP) — Kindergarteners in Boston are getting a unique back-to-school gift: $50 deposited into their very own savings accounts.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Monday that every...
Boston reaches deal with short-term rental firm Airbnb
BOSTON (AP) — Boston has agreed to a settlement with the short-term rental firm Airbnb aimed at trying to protect affordable housing in the city.
Activists to call for gun control measures at Boston rally
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh are among the speakers planning to participate in a rally calling for stricter gun control measures.
Boston mayor’s aides convicted of conspiring to extort
BOSTON (AP) — Two members of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's administration were convicted Wednesday of conspiring to extort the organizers of a music festival by pressuring them to hire union...
Jury deliberating in City Hall extortion trial
BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury is deliberating in the extortion trial of two aides to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh accused of bullying music festival organizers into hiring union workers.
Suspect in gang attack on jail guard held without bail
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man charged with being part of a group of people who attacked a jail guard as he arrived for work has been held without bail.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says a drug used to treat opioid overdoses will be made available in all city buildings.
The mayor's office said Saturday that emergency kits...
BOSTON (AP) — Two of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's top aides are scheduled to go to trial this week on charges that they bullied music festival organizers into hiring union workers if they wanted...
Archaeologists begin 1st excavations of Boston’s Chinatown
BOSTON (AP) — Boston is literally digging its Chinatown.
City archaeologist Joe Bagley on Monday launched the first excavations in Boston's Chinatown, and he expects the dig to turn up...
BOSTON (AP) — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito is outpacing Gov. Charlie Baker when it comes to raking in campaign cash.
Polito pulled in more donations than Baker in five of the first six months of...
MBTA fare hikes take effect Monday
BOSTON (AP) — The MBTA's latest fare hikes are taking effect despite calls from public officials and commuters to fix problems with the system first before raising prices.
BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh is inviting people to Boston City Hall Plaza to cheer on the defending champion U.S. national soccer team in the Women's World Cup.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Police Department is doubling the number of people it dedicates to investigating unsolved homicides.
Commissioner William Gross and Suffolk District Attorney Rachael...
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...
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.