The city of Boston’s chief financial officer, David Sweeney, a man with deep roots in Dorchester, will take over as chief of staff for Mayor Martin Walsh on Sept. 1, the mayor’s office announced last Friday. As the mayor’s top aide, his... Read more
At a groundbreaking ceremony at Mattapan’s Olmsted Green development site on Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced $72 million in state funding for 25 housing projects across the Bay State, eight of them in Boston. In addition to Olmsted Green, another... Read more
Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, set Americans on edge over the weekend as officials in Boston cast a wary eye on a rally planned for Boston Common this Saturday.
In a letter Monday, anti-racism groups called upon Boston Mayor Marty Walsh... Read more
Boston is exceeding its housing goals, bolstered by new concentrations of affordable middle-income stock in some of its least affordable neighborhoods, according to two recent city reviews. While slower, progress is substantial outside of the city core... Read more
Highlighting successes in housing, job creation, and efforts against homelessness in a booming Boston, Mayor Martin Walsh kicked off his re-election campaign at Florian Hall on Saturday.
“What I try to do is change people’s lives every day,” the... Read more
Rep. Russell Holmes isn’t buying Speaker Robert DeLeo’s claims that his ouster on Monday from a vice chairmanship was totally unrelated to Holmes’s critical comments about the future leadership of the House.
“If they believe that, then call me... Read more
Boston Democrat Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez will succeed outgoing Rep. Brian Dempsey as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, a pivotal fiscal affairs and policymaking post in state government.
The state representative from Jamaica Plain... Read more
With its 180 miles of shoreline, Boston Harbor boasts a vibrant waterfront community, one that the group Boston Harbor Now believes could benefit from new and increased passenger ferry service. The non-profit announced a partnership with the consulting... Read more
District 4 City Councillor Andrea Campbell’s election in 2015 brought new eyes to a seat held for the past 32 years by Charles Yancey. Now running unopposed for a second term, Campbell said her first was about “building trust” with her new community.... Read more
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and city Councillor Tito Jackson will participate in hour-long conversations later this month before a live audience at UMass Boston. The conversations will be broadcast live on WBUR radio, 90.9 FM, and live-streamed online by... Read more