Marty Walsh

By - 1/30/15 - 8:21 am

Oh, ouch: A peeved Dorchester citizen complains about conditions on Woodcliff Street:

Please plow my street when Thomas Menino was alive we would have never experienced nothing like this I am so disappointed and I voted for you!! There are seniors in all the houses and nobody cares.

Meanwhile, a Bay Village citizen turns to the classics to express concern about a crossing... Read more

By - 1/28/15 - 12:14 pm

Mayor Marty Walsh said at a noon press conference the decision whether to close Boston schools tomorrow will be made later today.

The parking ban on major routes will end at 5 p.m.

Walsh also pleaded with people to stop throwing their damn snow into the streets (paraphrasing here). And he pleaded with younger residents to help shovel out their elderly neighbors.

If you're on... Read more

By - 1/27/15 - 5:47 pm

Gov. Baker said he's lifting the eastern-Massachusetts driving ban at midnight, but Mayor Walsh said that doesn't mean everybody should go out and release their pent-up driving urges. He said he's keeping the ban on parking on key roads "until further notice:"

Boston is still in the middle of a winter storm of historic proportions. People should only be driving under emergency circumstances. We are

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By - 1/21/15 - 11:50 am

The Globe reports that to aid the private organizing group's Olympic bid, he agreed to ban "city employees from criticizing Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games."

No word on just what sort of penalties city workers would get for daring to criticize the private, un-elected group of rich business owners attempting to jam something down the throats of a city that may or... Read more

By - 1/20/15 - 5:43 pm

Mayor Walsh's office released the following statement tonight (posted here in its entirety):

Mayor Walsh is not in support of a referendum on the Olympics. He looks forward to engaging in a robust community process and having a two-way conversation with all neighborhoods as we move forward. Should the public decide to collect signatures for a referendum, that is a right of the people that

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By - 1/17/15 - 10:20 am

The Herald reports the 25-year-old woman working for the Boston Centers for Youth and Families is now an ex-part-time worker.

By - 1/13/15 - 8:18 pm

In his State of the City address, Mayor Walsh praised both Boston Police and protesters for their reactions to the Ferguson and Garner issues.

But he said Boston still has wounds left over from its past:

I know from my own life that you can’t move forward unless you reach out and deal honestly with the past. The truth is that when it comes to

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By - 1/13/15 - 8:06 pm

In his State of the City address, Mayor Walsh said he wants to set up the authority to fund the state-of-the-art schools he said Boston schoolkids deserve.

He said the authority will start with overhauls of the Boston Arts Academy in the Fenway and the upper Quincy School - and creation of a ten-year facilities plan for all Boston schools.

Walsh also announced a program... Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 7:56 pm

In his State of the City address, Mayor Walsh said he plans to turn the Mayor's Hotline into an easier-to-remember 311 system, like Somerville and New York have.

Walsh added he will hire a "startup czar" to help entrepreneurs start new businesses in Boston, from the Innovation District to new neighborhood innovation centers.

He added the city is working on an app to let people... Read more

By - 1/9/15 - 8:54 am

Mayor Walsh is announcing a series of meetings for residents to "discuss the benefits and impact on the city" if we actually get the 2024 Olympics:

  • January 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont St.
  • February 24, 6:30 p.m. - Condon School Cafeteria, 200 D St., South Boston
  • March 31, 6:30 p.m. - Harvard Business School, (building to be determined)
  • April
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By - 1/7/15 - 6:46 am

The Guardian reports the end of the legislative session this week means the death of a bill - originally sponsored by then state Rep. Marty Walsh - to make "Roadrunner" an official symbol of the Commonwealth.

By - 1/5/15 - 6:58 pm

School Committee member Claudio Martinez resigned his post at the end of last month to focus on "personal matters that require my attention."

His resignation after six years means Mayor Walsh will fill another slot on the committee, which advises the school superintendent. Last week, Walsh appointed Regina Robinson to the committee.

By - 12/30/14 - 8:43 pm
Robinson

Mayor Walsh today announced he has appointed Regina Robinson, dean of students at Cambridge College to the Boston School Committee, to fill the vacancy left with the resignation of the Rev. Gregory Groover.

Robinson had previously served as associated dean of women at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, from which she has a bachelor's in speech communications and a master's in counseling.

Robinson has served... Read more

By - 12/26/14 - 2:37 pm
Richard Stutman of the Boston Teachers Union

As Walsh, students listen, BTU President Richard Stutman talks.

Mayor Walsh and Boston Teachers Union President Richard Stutman today announced agreement on a plan to add 40 minutes to the school day at the 60 elementary and middle schools in Boston that don't already have them.

Walsh said the move is a major step to ensuring "a world-class education for every student in the city." He said experience elsewhere and in Boston schools that... Read more

By - 12/19/14 - 4:15 am

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Suffolk County DA Dan Conley, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh held a community forum at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury Thursday Night starting at 7:00 P.M., and running for almost five hours.

They made presentations and answered questions about how Boston Police Department officer involved shootings are investigated and related issues.

Rev Laura Everett live-tweeted the event.... Read more

By - 12/15/14 - 7:43 am

With Long Island shut for the next X years, the plans for Frontage Road abandoned in favor of a soccer stadium or something and the abandoned Radius Hospital off the table, Mayor Walsh is promising he'll announce a new location for a quasi-permanent place for homeless programs this week.

By - 12/9/14 - 9:51 am

Mayor Walsh wants to eliminate a restriction that limits voters to signing nominating petitions for just one district councilor and mayoral candidate and four at-large councilors in an election year.

The city council tomorrow considers his request for a home-rule petition to the legislature to let Boston voters sign as many local nomination papers as they want. In a letter to the council, Walsh says... Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 1:41 pm

The Herald reports the private group pushing for the Olympics beat the deadline to submit their official bid; quotes Mayor Walsh as giving Brooklyn as an example of a place that is now booming because of an Olympics bid, even if the city didn't win. Also: City won't be on hook for any debt should the Olympics run over budget by a billion or... Read more

By - 11/29/14 - 4:57 pm
Christmas comes to Roslindale

Santa alighted from a Boston firetruck this afternoon to usher in the Christmas season in Adams Park along with Mayor Walsh.

Santa in Roslindale

Mayor Walsh and a local kid pushed the lever to turn on the tree:

Marty Walsh in Roslindale
By - 11/18/14 - 7:28 am

The Herald reports Hizzona has fired eight city managers whose ties to Menino were just a bit too obvious.

The Globe reports BPS used to funnel money into a fund from which administrators could dip into without any oversight by city accountants; a practice BPS says it's since ended.... Read more

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