Marty Walsh

By - 8/28/15 - 9:55 pm

Late Friday, state Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton signed off on the Wynn casino planned for Everett, removing a major hurdle for the project.

Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria was all woot woot: Read more.

By - 8/14/15 - 11:10 pm

For a New Yorker, Donnie Trump sure is fixated on Boston.

By - 8/14/15 - 4:25 pm
Free Baker T shirt

MikeKix attended Marty Walsh's ALS-fighting ice-bucketing outside City Hall this afternoon - at which the mayor wore his answer to the whole Free Brady T-shirt brouhaha.

By - 8/10/15 - 9:14 pm

Mayor Walsh says his administration and Vertex have negotiated a roughly 25% cut in a property-tax deal for Vertex because the company did not bring as many jobs to the South Boston waterfront as it had originally said it would. Read more.

By - 8/10/15 - 8:57 pm

Mayor Walsh wants to crack down on misbehaving scooter and ATV drivers, who he says have created "a notorious atmosphere of criminal and other disturbing activity so elevated as to endanger the common good and general welfare of the city." Read more.

By - 8/5/15 - 12:36 pm

Mayor Walsh today vowed to ban the sale of chewing tobacco - and other tobacco products at professional and amateur sports venues in Boston.

Joined by former Sox ace Curt Schilling - who blames his mouth cancer on an addiction to chaw - Walsh said he plans to file a proposed ordinance with the city council next week. Read more.

By - 7/27/15 - 2:51 pm

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By - 7/27/15 - 10:05 am

Mayor Walsh said this morning he will not agree to sign the "host city contract" without assurances that Boston will not be liable for any possible cost overruns. And if the USOC says he has to agree to a contract today even though it won't be available until September, "then Boston is no longer pursuing the 2024 Olympic and paralympic games." Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 11:51 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports Mayor Walsh will be moving from Savin Hill to Dorchester Lower Mills.

By - 7/22/15 - 6:20 pm

This statement just in from Mayor Walsh:

The question of releasing the original bid documents has become an unnecessary distraction in what should be a constructive civil discourse about the future of the City of Boston. It's important that we continue our focus on building a concrete and sound plan that is shaped by community input and brings long-term benefits to the City of Boston and its residents. As a result, I asked Boston 2024 to provide the original bid, in its entirety, for public review. Both Boston 2024 and the United States Olympic Committee fully support the release of these documents in order to maintain an open and transparent process.

The chapters, from Boston 2024's original bid to the US Olympic Committee, involve the financing and political support for the proposed 2024 games.

And when the mayor talks, Boston 2024 listens, unlike when mere city councilors talk.

By - 7/15/15 - 3:56 pm
Mayor Walsh on fake grass in front of Boston City Hall

Photo by Shelagh Dolan.

Mayor Walsh formally inaugurated the new City Hall "lawn" - a 40x40 piece of Astroturf - with cornhole, Adirondack chairs and food he cooked up himself.

By - 7/14/15 - 9:35 pm

Donny Trump took time out from battling Mexican drug lords today to order Boston voters to oust Marty Walsh because Walsh objects to his racist comments about Mexicans and vows to block the serial bankruptcy filer from building a hotel in Boston (which raises the question of whether Trump was even thinking of doing that).

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.