Marty Walsh

By - 4/16/14 - 6:29 pm

The Dig takes a look at Marty Walsh's steadfast opposition against letting non-profits open voter-approved medical-marijuana dispensaries in Boston even as his administration gets ready to shut its one public Methadone clinic just as Bain Capital is beefing up its portfolio in for-profit drug clinics.

By - 4/9/14 - 4:29 pm

The Dorchester Reporter informs us that the detail cop outside the mayor's house on Tuttle Street in Dorchester noticed a suspicious guy skulking around down the street the other morning - turned out he had what police say were stolen goods.

And, yes, not long after the detail was lifted from Chesterfield Road in Readville, Angela Menino's rental vehicle was stolen from outside her... Read more

By - 4/8/14 - 10:02 am

Beta Boston reports on an order by hizzona last night that should mean even more data sets for app developers and interested residents than are already available.

The order may also be the first WiFi'ing of the young Walsh administration - it came just a few hours after at-large Councilor Michelle Wu called for opening up city data.... Read more

By - 3/22/14 - 11:13 am

Mayor Walsh said today he wants to waive a city registration fee for apartments in small owner-occupied buildings - and to refund the fees paid by their landlords last year.

On Monday, Walsh will file a request with the City Council to amend a law that now requires all owners of rental units to pay a fee to the city - which pays for inspections... Read more

By - 3/21/14 - 3:11 pm
Marty Walsh and Pong

Image by Jed Hresko.

The Globe reported today that Mayor Walsh has installed a couple of "dashboards" in his office - wide-screen monitors that let him get a quick handle on key city statistics, such as complaints to the Mayor's Hotline and school-bus on-time data. The story was accompanied by a photo of him thoughtfully considering one of the screens.

Jed Hresko has been imagining other things... Read more

By - 3/20/14 - 7:25 am

Sure, neither the Mohegan Sun nor the Wynn sites are actually in Boston, but they're right on the line and neither could survive without Boston's transportation and world-classness, so the mayor wants the state gaming commission to give Boston the same sort of "host community" status Revere and Everett have, the Globe reports.... Read more

By - 3/17/14 - 3:14 pm
Part of the new children's zoo at Franklin Park

Rendering by Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc./Main Street Design /Coyle & Caron, LLC.

Zoo New England and city officials today announced plans for a new $6.6-million children's zoo that will feature a number of outdoor animal exhibits and both indoor and outdoor classroom spaces to introduce kids to animals and the environments they live in.

Mayor Walsh was on hand for the announcement, which included news that the city's George Robert White Fund is kicking in $3 million... Read more

By - 2/28/14 - 7:38 am

For some reason, the Globe suddenly cares what blowhard C.J. Doyle thinks about the St. Patrick's Day parade and Marty Walsh's decision to continue the city's mayoral boycott until it allows gay veterans to march. And what he has to say is:

Saint Patrick was a Catholic archbishop and is a Catholic saint. How do you honor a Catholic saint by providing a

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By - 2/14/14 - 8:30 am

The Globe reports Mayor Walsh is promising something big in Boston when it comes to high-speed Internet access, although he declined to get specific:

After his comments to the MassTLC audience, Walsh wouldn’t expand on his fiber plans, except to say that he’s working on it.

And, unfortunately, the devil's in the details. Somebody would have to install a lot of fiber around Boston.... Read more

By - 2/10/14 - 2:18 pm
Saklad

Mayor Walsh had a Facebook chat today. And look who popped in (because he's everywhere).

Earlier:
OMG: Don Warner Saklad catches his white whale

H/t. Gin Dumcius for the screen capture.

By - 2/5/14 - 10:19 am
Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale in the snow

A peeved citizen complains in Roslindale:

Really mayor Walsh? Does it seem like a good idea to make employees report to work in these conditions? The T is running huge delays, roads in Rozzie are unplowded, sidewalks unshoveled, COURTS are closed but city hall is open. Not smart.

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By - 1/27/14 - 7:54 pm

Mayor Marty Walsh said tonight that murders over the past nine days in Dorchester and Mattapan are all likely part of the same gang feud - and he vowed to stop it now:

This time last year, Boston had seen 15 shootings and 2 gun fatalities. Since January 1st of this year, we have seen 13 shootings and 8 gun fatalities.

The last

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By - 1/27/14 - 6:28 pm
Marty Walsh wearing orange

No matter how much it stings, a bet's a bet and Mayor Walsh donned a Broncos jersey before calling his counterpart in Denver to offer congratulations on the Broncos' trip to the Super Bowl.

By - 1/16/14 - 4:51 pm
Walsh tweeting

All the Boston mayors go tweet, tweet, tweet.

On the same day the city IT department posted a photo proving Marty Walsh actually tweets, the mayor's office also announced the stakes of the obligatory bet with his counterpart in Denver over this Sunday's Patriots/Broncos game:

In the event that the Denver Broncos defeat the Patriots, Mayor Walsh will:

Wear Mayor Hancock’s Denver Broncos jersey during a session of the U.S. Conference of

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By - 1/14/14 - 7:23 am

The Globe reports Mayor Walsh wants the state Gaming Commission to declare Boston a "host" community for the potential casinos in both Revere and Everett, which would let the city negotiate for the sort of benefits Boston would have gotten under the agreement with Suffolk Downs before East Boston voters rejected the idea of a casino within city limits.... Read more

By - 1/7/14 - 10:02 pm
Evans

Mayor Walsh announced today he's appointing interim Police Commissioner William Evans as permanent police commissioner:

Commissioner Evans has been an exceptional leader to the Boston Police Department, and public safety is one of my biggest priorities. Commissioner Evans has been an invaluable resource to me during this transition period, and I know that his expertise and governance of the Police Department will be a key

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By - 1/6/14 - 10:01 am
Walsh sworn in

Walsh sworn in by SJC Chief Justice Roderick Ireland. Photo via Boston City TV.

As Tom Menino quietly left City Hall this morning, Marty Walsh was heading up to the stage at BC's Conte Arena to become Boston's first new mayor in 20 years.

In the speech, Walsh plans to say we're all in this together. And he updated Winthrop's famous "City Upon a Hill" reference:

We are a City Upon a Hill, but it’s not just the shining

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By - 1/5/14 - 12:35 pm

Impending Mayor Marty Walsh announced today he's naming outgoing City Councilor Felix Arroyo to be chief of health and human services:

Felix brings a wealth of knowledge and City of Boston experience to my Administration. Felix knows how to bring people together and work collaboratively. He values and understands the importance of directly addressing the needs of Boston’s most vulnerable residents, and he will

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By - 1/4/14 - 5:38 pm

MassLive reports at-large Councilor Ayanna Pressley has decided she'd like a go at running the City Council and so will make fellow councilors choose between her and District 2 Councilor Bill Linehan.

On the other side of the fifth floor at City Hall, Marty Walsh has selected a former aide to Tom Menino and a current exec at the Huffington Post as his chief... Read more

By - 12/29/13 - 11:20 am

The Herald reports the mayor to be is opposed to stocking some BPD cruisers with high-powered rifles.

BPD wants two cruisers in each police district equipped with the rifles in case of school shootings or future Marathon-type incidents, in addition to the city's existing SWAT officers.

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