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By adamg - 2/7/19 - 3:47 pm
City Hall cake

There was cake! Photo by Brad Squirrels.

Mayor Walsh, Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola and others gathered inside City Hall today to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Cake was eaten and reproduction pins were given out. Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/19 - 3:09 pm
Althea Garrison waiting for an office

It's not as if we all haven't known since the September primaries that come Jan. 2, Althea Garrison would replace Ayanna Pressley on the City Council.

And yet, as one roving UHub photographer discovered today, it seemed like a huge surprise at City Hall. He reports Garrison, her new chief of staff and some friends made their way up to the fifth floor at 12:30 p.m. - as somebody at City Hall told them to - only: Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/18 - 9:37 am
Warming lights at Boston City Hall

They've turned on these red ceiling lights over the atrium in Boston City Hall, and as I type this post at a table there, my laptop keyboard is bathed in red light and I keep wondering when it will burst into flames.

By adamg - 2/3/18 - 2:11 pm
By adamg - 1/16/18 - 5:28 pm
Dig in a Phoenix rack in Boston City Hall

Down in the basement of Boston City Hall, near an ATM and the entrance to the men's room, is a set of newspaper racks for Boston's free weekly newspapers - including an old Phoenix rack now used by the Dig.

By adamg - 9/16/17 - 2:40 pm

Citing the First Amendment, Mayor Walsh is refusing to let Hal Shurtleff, who runs a New Hampshire camp to teach kids his version of the Constitution, fly his Christian flag from one of the three flagpoles in front of City Hall, the Herald reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/17 - 3:49 pm
Packing donations for Houston

Molly Lanzarotta reports volunteers at City Hall were busy today packing up donations for shipment to Houston. NECN reports they're looking for donations of packing tape and boxes.

By adamg - 7/18/17 - 1:29 pm
Boat at Boston City Hall flood

There was some flooding on the third floor of City Hall today - and workers knew to have a small boat on hand, just in case.

By adamg - 7/13/17 - 1:23 pm
Queen Elizabeth and Mayor White in 1976

In 1976, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip let bygones be bygones and visited Boston as part of the Revolution bicentennial. The British Consulate in Boston has posted some photos from the visit, including one of Gov. Dukakis welcoming the Queen at Logan Airport and this one of Mayor White bringing her into Boston City Hall.

On July 11, Prince Phillip presented an eagle statue to the Bostonian Society: Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/17 - 12:47 pm
Mayor White with Luke and C3-PO in Boston City Hall

On Star Wars Day, the Boston City Archives posted some photos of C3-PO, Luke and R2-D2 visiting with Mayor White at City Hall back in 1980.

By adamg - 5/3/17 - 12:00 pm
Other designs for Boston City Hall

A couple of alternate designs.

Today is the anniversary of the 1962 selection of the design, by architects Gerhard Kallmann, Noel McKinnell and Edward Knowles for the crate Faneuil Hall came in Boston City Hall.

The Boston City Archives has posted photos of mockups of some of the losing designs. Think any were better?

By adamg - 1/27/17 - 12:35 pm

Ray Flynn recalls using his office to shelter Polish sailors who'd fled their ship when it docked in Boston.

By adamg - 1/24/17 - 12:52 pm
Proposed changes in City Hall Plaza

CORRECTION: The kiosk will be behind City Hall's security checkpoints; ye ed needs to learn to follow dotted lines on diagrams better.

The mayor's office today announced plans to seek an operator for a new, permanent coffee kiosk in City Hall for people who somehow miss the Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts and Boston News Cafe on City Hall Plaza. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/16 - 2:49 pm
In Boston City Hall

Just one of the delights that await visitors to the shipping crate Faneuil Hall came in.

By adamg - 11/2/16 - 6:22 pm
Line to vote early at Boston City Hall

Jocelyn reports that around 6 p.m., the line to vote at Boston City Hall went way outside onto City Hall Plaza and around the building.

By adamg - 10/24/16 - 12:26 pm
Talk show host with a rabbit

There's probably a good reason why, as Erica Fletcher shows us, NECN's Sue O'Connell brought a rabbit to City Hall to interview people voting early, and just as soon as we find out what it is, we'll let you know (Update: And we do, in the comments below).

By adamg - 10/13/16 - 9:34 pm
Purple City Hall

Adam Castiglioni shows us Boston City Hall with one of its new nighttime lighting configurations.

By adamg - 5/3/16 - 1:43 pm
Polish flag outside Boston City Hall

Showng the flag. The two women on the right led the crowd in singing the US and Polish national anthems.

A year ago today, Annissa Essaibi-George recalls, she was at the Polish-American Club in Dorchester's Polish Triangle and made a promise: If she won election as an at-large city councilor, she'd make sure the Polish flag flew over City Hall the next May 3 - Polish Constitution Day. Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/16 - 11:55 am
Taking down trans flag in Boston

One day after Mayor Walsh vowed to fly a flag in support of transgender rights until the state legislature passes a bill enabling them, workers took it down and replaced it with a Polish flag, in honor of the 225th anniversary of Poland's first constitution. They moved the flag to a pole on the Cambridge Street side of City Hall.

By adamg - 5/3/16 - 6:53 am
Flag in support of transgender rights at Boston City Hall

John Keith shows us the new flag flying in front of City Hall - in support of rights for transgender residents. Mayor Walsh and other city officials raised the flag yesterday.

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