Marty Walsh

Marty Walsh

By - 6/25/15 - 5:09 pm

The mayor's office today announced a contest to guess when the Tide Street snow pile will finally disappear for good: Read more.

By - 6/24/15 - 11:04 pm

David Bernstein reports on how they voted in advance of the election even though working for a candidate on election day is not one of the reasons you can legally do that in Massachusetts - and even after they were warned about it.

By - 6/23/15 - 3:22 pm

Seems Marty Walsh almost snubbed the mayor of London when the guy showed up here in the middle of one of our February snowstorms and Her Majesty's Government was right put out (not that Boris Johnson didn't find people in Boston to talk to).

By - 6/22/15 - 4:50 pm

Mayor Walsh's office announced today Boston will host the 2018 US Conference of Mayors, which will bring mayors from around the country to Boston for four days of wild carousing serious discussions on the critical issues facing the nation's cities - most notably income inequality.

By - 6/11/15 - 2:33 pm

BPL Board Chairman Jeffrey Rudman submitted his resignation today after a meeting with Mayor Walsh.

As with BPL President Amy Ryan, Rudman's resignation takes effect July 3. Read more.

By - 6/11/15 - 2:06 pm

Mayor Walsh today unveiled two "gender-neutral" restrooms at City Hall with markings that replace the "Men" and "Women" signs that once hung on the doors.

In a statement, the mayor said: Read more.

By - 6/10/15 - 4:45 pm

So this just happened, during an ask-the-mayor discussion on Twitter:

H/t Brian.

By - 6/9/15 - 4:10 pm

Boston Magazine reports Hizzona signed that initial Olympic binder without actually reading the "bid book" it went with.

By - 5/21/15 - 6:54 pm

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh today announced the city has expanded its lawsuit against the state Gaming Commission to seek nullification of all its decisions, not just the one allowing a casino in Everett on the Charlestown line, and a court ruling that the present commissioners be disqualified from any future votes on a Boston-area casino. Read more.

By - 5/18/15 - 6:18 am

The Globe reports Mayor Walsh wants Kairos Shen to quit, but Shen is all, yeah, well, fire me then, because of a state law that can boost the pension of public workers fired by incoming administrations.

By - 5/9/15 - 9:50 pm
Vertullo Building on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park

City officials joined with residents, new store owners and Historic Boston on Fairmount Avenue today to re-dedicate the Vertullo Building.

The building, which dates to 1868 - the year Hyde Park became a town - has space for five stores on the first floor and four apartments above. Historic Boston bought the building in 2011 and spent $1.3 million renovating it. Read more.

By - 5/7/15 - 8:54 am

Mayor Walsh yesterday announced the first citywide planning effort in 50 years, and wants your input on what the city should look like in 2030 (i.e., our 400th birthday). The Globe has more.

By - 4/27/15 - 8:23 am
Japanese prime minister and Marty Walsh in the Back Bay

Nick Barber captured the scene as Marty Walsh greeted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after Abe laid a wreath at the Boston Marathon finish line this morning.

By - 4/17/15 - 11:11 am
Myerson

Mayor Walsh today announced the creation of an Office of Olympic Planning and a full-time executive director: Sara Myerson, formerly chief of staff and director of policy at Preservation of Affordable Housing in Boston:

By - 4/10/15 - 11:19 am

No, not a typo: Mayor Walsh and the Lord Mayor of Belfast today announced hockey teams from Northeastern, UMass Lowell, Brown and Colgate will fly to Belfast this November for the first "Friendship Four" hockey tournament, the winner of which will get a pot in which to cook their bels.

Walsh cooked up the idea with Belfast officials during a trip to Ireland last year.

Walsh and Lord Mayor Arder Carson announced the tournament in a press conference at the Bobby Orr statue outside the Garden.

By - 4/9/15 - 2:58 pm

Mayor Walsh today signed an ordinance raising the fines for parking in resident-only spaces around Fenway Park on game days from $40 to $100 - just one day after the City Council approved the idea.

The increased fine will remain in place through the end of the year - after which city officials will evaluate them to see if it worked to free up spaces for Fenway residents. The $100 tickets will be doled out to cars without resident stickers starting two hours before a game and ending two hours after.

By - 4/2/15 - 1:51 pm

UPDATE: Looks like WCVB has removed the video. Transcript in the comments.

WCVB has video of John Fish saying that

What bothers me a lot is the decline of pride, of patriotism, the love for our country.

Meanwhile, Mayor Walsh denies a report in the Herald that he's calling for Fish to step down from an active role in Olympic organizing effords:

By - 3/26/15 - 7:45 am

Marty Walsh held a Twitter chat yesterday, and answered one of the more pressing issues of the day:

Oh, and look: Somebody has started an online petition to rename the Zakim Bridge the Leonard P. Zayn Malik Bridge.

By - 3/25/15 - 11:12 am

Mayor Walsh said today the city will spend $6 million to replace all of its street parking meters with "smart" units in constant communication with BTD - a move officials say will lead to better management of curbside parking.

At a City Hall press conference, Walsh said the money will come from the city's parking-meter fund - collected from existing meters - not the general fund.

By - 3/25/15 - 11:04 am

Mayor Walsh said today the city will pick a neighborhood to test out a new street sweeping plan in which fines are more than doubled - but car owners no longer have to worry about getting towed.

Walsh wants to increase street-sweeping fines from the current $40 to $90 or $95.

Walsh said the proposal would mean more revenue for the city - currently, most of the money paid by motorists whose cars are towed go to the private towing companies - and would actually lead to cleaner streets, because when you get $90 tickets three or four weeks in a row, "I think you're going to move your car."

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