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.
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
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
Santa alighted from a Boston firetruck this afternoon to usher in the Christmas season in Adams Park along with Mayor Walsh.
Mayor Walsh and a local kid pushed the lever to turn on the tree:
Work officially began yesterday on the $600-million One Seaport Square project off Northern Avenue in South Boston, which will feature more than 800 residential units in two 22-story buildings, a luxury movie theater, a luxury bowling alley and a luxury health club, as well as space for additional luxury shops and restaurants.
Mayor Walsh and city and state officials joined representatives of Berkshire Group,... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter reports Consalvo will become deputy director for home-ownership programs at the Department of Neighborhood Development.
Consalvo joins Felix Arroyo and John Barros as former mayoral candidates now working for winner Marty Walsh.
WBZ reports that when Mayor Walsh called Tom Menino yesterday, one of the first things Menino wanted to talk about was how the city was cleaning up from the nor'easter.
Mayor Walsh had a bonus for Roslindale parents with small kids at today's Adams Park re-dedication: Work on renovating Fallon Field will begin next year, rather than in 2016 as originally planned.
UPDATE: The entire plan is now online.
The Boston Business Journal reports on a proposal by Mayor Walsh to add 53,000 new housing units, mainly aimed at the middle class.
Roughly 5,000 of the units would not actually be new but would instead be apartments vacated by the students Walsh says he will get local colleges to house on their campuses or in... Read more
So the pitch went well, the Globe reports.
Maybe Marty Walsh needs to stop talking to reporters about his trip to Ireland. For the second time this month, the mayor says a reporter had him saying something he didn't really say. Mayoral spokeswoman Kate Norton says:
Today Mayor Walsh expressed his support for a â€˜Belfast Beanpotâ€™ - an initiative proposed by the Odyssey Trust, to host 4-6 college hockey teams from the... Read more
The Boston Business Journal updates us on the latest in the Boston-area casino deliberations - the state Gaming Commission could require Wynn to bargain with the city over Sullivan Square traffic issues if Wynn gets the license, but an angry Marty Walsh indicates he might still sue if Wynn wins.
Mayor Walsh is proposing a requirement that companies that equip their trucks with ... Read more
On Sept. 15, workers from the Office of Neighborhood Services will begin walking every last inch of the 850 miles of streets in Boston, to catalog everything they can find as part of a citywide "audit," Mayor Walsh announced today:
Our ONS reps are outstanding, but I want them to know every inch of the area that they represent and the best way to do... Read more
Updated with Gaming Commission statement.
MassLive.com reports the state Gaming Commission told Boston that if it's unwilling to go to arbitration with Wynn over compensation for its proposed Everett casino, then it's stripping Boston of its "surrounding community" status.
In a statement this morning, the commission says this does NOT mean Boston will get nothing from Wynn should it be selected for the Boston... Read more
WGBH posts e-mail from a juror in the probation trial about Hizzona's comments.