Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The report includes data on Hubway's success and a list of awards the city has won for being bike- and pedestrian-friendly.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Article and info provided by Mayor Menino's Office: Mayor Menino released the annual Boston Bikes Report yesterday, highlighting the success of Boston’s biking initiatives and previewing plans for its continued growth. Mayor Menino launched Boston Bikes in 2007 with the goal of making Boston a world class cycling city. Four years later, Boston has officially gained recognition as one of the great cities for cycling in the United States. Highlights include the success of New Balance Hubway, the 50th mile of bike lane recently installed on Massachusetts Avenue, and Boston’s designation as a “silver” level bike-friendly city from the League of American Bicyclists. “Over the past four years, we have taken great strides toward making Boston a …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The mayor will be given the award by MassEquality at a ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 29.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Hundreds of Hub foodies have taken to social media to urge Bravo’s “Top Chef” to come to Boston for its 10th season.
Can you feel it? A growing movement, some might even say an epidemic, is spreading throughout the city, well, you could say “like butter on your breakfast toast.” #yougottatryboston Hundreds of local foodies, chefs, students and regular ol’ Bostonians have taken to social media and are flooding Bravo’s “Top Chef” Twitter handle, @BravoTopChef, with 140-character pleas as to why the competitive cooking show should film its 10th season in Beantown (in addition to the city’s delicious baked beans). The Tweets are all followed by the key #yougottatryboston hashtag, which has become the calling card of the movement. The Hub’s food zealots have also created a Facebook page with more than 1,300 fans and a near constant stream of posts. Even Mayor…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Boston Mayor Menino said "a radically different student assignment plan" will be adopted by next school year. Connolly to lead Council's Education Committee in independent review of assignment process.
City Councilor John Connolly will lead the Council's review of the Boston Public Schools student assignment plan. His announcement comes days after Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's State of the City Address in which the Mayor called for "a radically different student assignment plan." Connolly's order will be introduced during tomorrow's City Council meeting. No dates have been set yet for the City Council hearings, but Connolly wants to give parents an opportunity to weigh in on what makes a quality school, the challenges parents face with the current assignment process, and changes parents would like to see. Interested in sharing your opinions or participating in upcoming hearings on the BPS student assignment process, please contact …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Chefs Barbara Lynch and Gordon Hamersley were recognized Tuesday in Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s State of the City address at Faneuil Hall.
Two South End chefs were lauded by Mayor Thomas M. Menino Tuesday for their recent partnerships with Madison Park high school students. Barbara Lynch, the culinary mind behind the South End’s B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop and Stir, and Gordon Hamersley, of Hamersley’s Bistro, were singled out for their efforts in Menino’s State of the City address at Faneuil Hall. [Full text of Mayor Menino’s State of the City address] In his address, Menino talked about the need to revamp Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury and said student-business partnerships, like the ones Lynch and Hamersley have undertaken, will be a key component of the high school’s transformation. Menino on the Madison Park Business Partnership: Second, we …
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino delivered his 19th annual address Tuesday night at Faneuil Hall.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The following is Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino's State of the City address in its entireity. For more on the address, see this press release from the mayor's office. Subheads were added by the editor for scanning purposes. Senator Brown, United States Attorney Ortiz, Governor Patrick, Attorney General Coakley, Treasurer Grossman, Auditor Bump, Secretary Galvin, Senate President Murray, Speaker DeLeo, Sheriff Cabral, District Attorney Conley, distinguished guests, and fellow residents. Thank you for joining me tonight. In this era when we spend too much time staring at our phones, it’s a pleasure to come together in person. Please acknowledge our dedicated city councilors and the neighborhoods they represent. Let us also recognize the men …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
South End restaurateur Gordon Hamersley's new internship program is cited as an example of a key component to the overhaul.
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17. Here are five things you need to know today:
1. It’s supposed to rain throughout the day today and into the evening. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 30s to low 40s. 2. The city Environment Department’s Subcommittee of the South End Landmark District Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 540 Tremont St., Suite 8, to review New Boston Ventures condo proposal for the Hite Radio and TV site at 1672 Washington St. New Boston Ventures, which recently purchased the property, plans to demolish the existing building and construct a six-story condo building. 3. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock made good on his Patriots-Broncos bet with Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino Sunday, as he wore a No. 12 Tom Brady jersey to a Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz game, according to Boston.com (…
Thursday, October 20, 2011
A dedication ceremony for the controversial project was held Wednesday at the Pine Street Inn.
The past controversy of the 40 Upton St. project took a backseat Wednesday afternoon, as those involved with the project thanked each other and supporters at a dedication ceremony at the Pine Street Inn. About 100 people, including the mayor and the archbishop of Boston, attended the event, which marked 40 Upton St.’s official transformation to “supportive housing” for homeless men and women. “Make no mistake, these projects are not just houses, they are life-changing houses for the people who move in,” Lyndia Downie, the Pine Street Inn’s president and executive director, said at the ceremony. Four Years in the Making Since 2007, the Pine Street Inn has focused on obtaining residential units around Boston. The inn, with help from its …