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Event Calendar: Thursday, Nov. 29 – Wednesday, Dec. 5

Event Calendar: Thursday, Nov. 29 – Wednesday, Dec. 5

November 28, 2018


Filed under event calendar, Lifestyle

Compiled by Claire Wallace, deputy lifestyle editor Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony Join Mayor Martin J. Walsh and residents of Boston for the lighting of the Christmas tree in Boston Common. The event will feature the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a fireworks show following the lighting. There will b...

Incoming public school closings and renovations stir controversy

Incoming public school closings and renovations stir controversy

November 28, 2018


Filed under City

By Rhyia Bibby, news correspondent After decades, the city of Boston plans to renovate twelve public schools and close three. On October 26, Boston Public Schools released the second phase of its 10-year, $1 billion plan, BuildBPS. The BuildBPS master plan is the first long-term renovation p...

Editorial: Dreamers need their lawmakers’ support

Editorial: Dreamers need their lawmakers’ support

September 21, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the days after President Donald J. Trump announced that his administration would be repealing The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Boston residents planned a rally to demand protections for immigrants who came to the United States as children. With chants of “No hate. No fear...

Column: Boston mayoral contest healthy for democracy

Column: Boston mayoral contest healthy for democracy

January 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist Here in the good old United States, we like our elections contested. After all, isn’t that the whole point? Voters get a choice between two (or more) candidates, which gives them a chance to compare strengths and weaknesses, and then they can throw their su...

City Councilor Tito Jackson officially announces candidacy for Mayor of Boston

City Councilor Tito Jackson officially announces candidacy for Mayor of Boston

January 13, 2017


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Ryan Grewal, city editor City Councilor Tito Jackson formally announced Thursday that he will challenge incumbent Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. In a scathing and stirring broadside outside Roxbury’s Haley House Bakery Cafe, Jackson sharply criticized the incumbent mayor without once mentioning his name. Ja...

Charter schools hurt Boston

Charter schools hurt Boston

January 21, 2016


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

In last year’s State of the City address, Mayor Martin J. Walsh stood up in front of 2,500 Bostonians and vowed to champion improvements to the city’s schools. “I am not satisfied,” Walsh said. “The Boston Public Schools (BPS) can do much better for our kids. We have to do better. We wi...

Greenovate Boston to reduce climate issues

Greenovate Boston to reduce climate issues

February 12, 2015


Filed under City

By Sean Connolly, news correspondent Mayor Martin J. Walsh released the newest update to the Greenovate Boston Climate Action Plan, a comprehensive plan committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Boston, last month. The plan’s goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions levels present in 20...

Walsh gives first State of the City address

Walsh gives first State of the City address

January 15, 2015


Filed under City

By Rowan Walrath, city editor Mayor Martin J. Walsh discussed the City of Boston’s successes and needs for improvement in regard to education, housing, diversity and more in Boston’s first State of the City Address. Around 2,500 people convened in Symphony Hall Tuesday evening for the event, j...

Walsh visits Ireland, aids socioeconomic ties

Walsh visits Ireland, aids socioeconomic ties

October 2, 2014


Filed under City

By Rowan Walrath, city editor Mayor Martin J. Walsh returned Monday from an 11-day trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland. The trip was twofold:  it allowed Walsh to reconnect with his Irish roots as well as foster ties between Boston and various cities across the island. “His goal was to strengthen the very...

Beanpot should remain in Boston

Beanpot should remain in Boston

October 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

By Dan McLoone, Columnist It wouldn’t be the Beanpot if it weren’t in Boston. With college hockey right around the corner, Boston hockey fans got a scare when initial reports claimed that Boston mayor Marty Walsh had thrown his support behind a group in Belfast, Ireland, that aimed to bring ...

Editorial: On-campus housing is not Boston’s silver bullet

January 8, 2014


Filed under Opinion

In the coming weeks, Boston’s new mayor Martin J. Walsh, who took over the helm at City Hall Monday from Boston’s long-time patriarch Thomas M. Menino, is sure to present plenty of ideas to address the city’s most pressing problems. How the Walsh administration addresses Boston’s overburdened...

Martin J. Walsh inaugurated as Boston’s 54th mayor

January 8, 2014


Filed under City

By Caitlin Walsh, News Staff For the first time in 20 years, a new mayor of Boston was inaugurated on Monday. Mayor Martin J. Walsh was sworn in as Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s successor at a packed Conte Forum at Boston College, Walsh’s alma mater, at 10 a.m., marking the end of the Menino era. For...

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