The meeting will focus on more healthy food options in urban areas.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino presented his five-year capital plan on Wednesday, and several South End parks are among the areas set for improvement.
Mayor Thomas Menino presented his proposed five-year $1.8-billion capital plan Wednesday at Adams Park Roslindale. “Adams Park is a great example of how our capital plan works to bring people together. With this plan, every resident is within a 10-minute walk to the nearest project,” said Menino. “Just as important as investing in buildings is investing in programs and places where neighbors can come together to have fun and connect with each other. I’m excited that this capital plan makes play a priority.” "Play" is certainly a priority at Ringgold Park, as the Mayor's plan calls for the replacement of play equipment at the site. Childe Hassam Park is also set for improvements to pathways, benches and landscaping under the plan. City …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The City Council president is urging city hall and union officials to cap the sick-time buyback option.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Kimball Clark, 45, allegedly tried to bail himself out of jail using cash from a taxpayer-funded EBT card.
State lawmakers are again pushing for welfare reforms after a convicted South End drug dealer allegedly tried to use funds from his taxpayer-funded EBT card to post bail, according to a report in the Boston Herald. Kimball Clark, 45, and his attempt to use EBT funds to make bail has spurred some on Beacon Hill to call for immediate reforms to Massachusetts’ welfare system. Overheard in Boston Clark was arrested on drug dealing charges Friday, and was overheard using his obligatory phone call to request the person on the other end retrieve his EBT card and withdraw cash from an ATM to bail him out, according to a Boston Police report. “It’s another outrage,” said state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton), a member of the EBT Task Force, to …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
City Councilor Charles Yancey also requested a hearing on potential risks posed by cutting edge virus research at Boston University's South End Biolab.
Boston's city clerk may no longer privately collect fees for performing marriages while on the city's dime. The City Council voted unanimously today to reform how and when the clerk may collect such fees and where the money will go. There will be four changes: Similar legislation is pending in the State House. In Boston, the City Clerk has a salary of $102,000 but can earn tens of thousands more a year performing marriages. In other news:
They would be the first new additions to the city's payroll since 2008.