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By adamg - 4/5/24 - 7:37 pm
Williams in Roxbury

Williams going full Nazi at Roxbury meeting last week. Photo by a UHub photographer.

A Bridgewater man was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bail today at his arraignment on charges he segued from screaming slurs at people inside City Hall to shouting at and then biting and punching Boston police officers trying to get him out of the building, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/24 - 10:37 am

The Boston Registry Division is booking appointments. Because of the crush of demand, they're booking weddings in 15-minute increments, but afterwards, you're free to wander around and linger as long as you and your wedding party (of up to ten people) want. Free interpretation services available.

Photo gallery of Boston City Hall weddings.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 11:24 am

The Boston Public Health Commission reports that starting Wednesday, the city will offer free Covid19 vaccinations noon to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday at the Bolling Building, 2300 Washington St. in Nubian Square and in the 2nd-floor Haymarket room at City Hall, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Although free, the city requests people register for the shots.

By adamg - 6/15/23 - 9:06 am

WBUR reports Boston City Hall, built as a brutalist monument to a new age, is getting old and needs like $80 million in repairs - some due to the fact that its architects failed to plan for repairs or renovations to certain key systems, such as hot-water pipes completely encased in the building's concrete structure.

By adamg - 4/15/23 - 12:36 pm
Turkey in City Hall garage

A roving UHub photographer with access to the City Hall garage spotted this turkey this morning pondering which car to take home.

By adamg - 3/26/23 - 10:32 am
MBTA tweet that bus service was delayed due to Casey Affleck

Crews were busy filming a scene for the Matt Damon/Casey Affleck crime-caper film at City Hall last night. Lots of faux emergency vehicles with blue lights flashing everywhere, film workers and actors doing film work and acting and the whole nine yards. Enter Stage Right: The shuttle buses called in to replace the Red Line due to signal work: Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/23 - 11:36 am
Smashed in Boston pickup truck

Adam Castiglioni couldn't help but manage the destroyed city pickup outside City Hall today, near the banners urging you to re-elect Mayor Mark Choi: Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/22 - 1:43 pm

They probably won't be visiting the Tea Party Museum or the Samuel Whittemore memorial, though. But like one of their grandparents, they will be greeted at Boston City Hall before riding off to Somerville (in a limo, no doubt, rather than the Green Line Extension) to visit the home of dozens of climate tech startups.

By adamg - 9/8/22 - 2:31 pm
Kathryn White, Mayor White and Queen Elizabeth

Kathryn White, Mayor White and the queen on City Hall Plaza. Photo from Boston City Archive.

On July 11, 1976, Queen Elizabeth visited Boston as part of the Bicentennial celebrations that year. Mayor White greeted her outside City Hall, where she reviewed some of her troops: Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 10:16 pm

WCVB reports that Shawn Nelson, one of the anti-vaxer brigade that had been following Mayor Wu around the city - was arrested for a fight that broke out during today's anger-filled City Council meeting, on charges that include assault and battery. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 4:23 pm

A Dorchester woman who can often be found in the morning yelling outside Mayor Wu's house in Roslindale switched things up yesterday and tried to interrupt a City Hall press conference about Marathon preparations - only to get arrested on charges of assault and battery on a police officer and disrupting the peace, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/22 - 10:08 pm
City Hall in blue and yellow

City Hall tweeted a photo of tonight's colors in support of Ukraine.

MassDOT turned on the blue and yellow on the Zakim and Longfellow bridges as well as the Fore River Bridge.

By adamg - 1/26/22 - 1:22 pm
Mejia in her office.

Councilor Julia Mejia speaking from her City Hall office after meeting moved from in-person to Zoom.

The City Council was going through its Wednesday routine of discussing matters to be sent to committees for hearings around 1:18 p.m. when Council President Ed Flynn asked people in the audience to put on masks, as required by city ordinance. They refused. Flynn called a 15-minutes recess and asked his fellow councilors to exit the chambers, presumably so City Hall security guards could deal with the covidbreathers.

At 1:48 p.m. or so, councilors switched to Zoom, from their offices, to continue their meeting.

By adamg - 1/3/22 - 10:23 am
Wu swears in City Councilors

In a ceremony forced outside by Covid-19, Mayor Wu this morning swore in the 2022-2024 city council, including new at-large councilors Ruthzee Louijeune and Erin Murphy and new district councilors Tania Anderson (Roxbury), Kendra Hicks (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill and Brian Worrell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale). Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/21 - 4:46 pm

The mayor's office announced today that the bi-annual swearing in of new and returning city councilors will be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 3 in the City Hall courtyard, rather than in the originally planned and warmer historic Faneuil Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 10:07 am

The Department of Justice says federal courts in Boston goofed in upholding the city of Boston's decision to bar an ex-Bircher who used to live in West Roxbury from flying what he considers a "Christian" flag from one of the three flagpoles in front of City Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/21 - 7:51 pm
Boston City Hall colored purple tonight in honor of Michelle Wu's swearing in tomorrow

City Hall is lit up in purple tonight in honor of Michelle Wu's swearing in as mayor at noon tomorrow. Matt Conti captured the bird's eye view.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 11:37 am
Ed Koch and Ray Flynn

The folks at the Boston City Archives posted this photo of a time in the 1980s when Ray Flynn had Ed Koch over for some tea at Boston City Hall - and wonder if you can identify any of the non-mayor people.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 9:39 am

Lisa Johnson writes that while going through some photos at her mother's house, she came across one showing her father, a Boston school teacher, with Mayor Kevin White in City Hall in 1971. And that got her to thinking about Boston political history - and her dad.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 11:57 am

Swearing-In Ceremony of Mayor Kim Janey

Livestream of the ceremony in City Hall.

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