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Mayor Walsh Upholds Promise to Maintain Transparency, through ‘Mondays with the Mayor’
March 25, 2014 - Mayor's Office
Last night, Mayor Martin J. Walsh hosted “Mondays with the Mayor,” the first of a series of community town hall meetings to engage with constituents and to maintain a transparent administration. More than 250 people attended the meetin...
Boston is Named #1 Digital City in America
November 07, 2013 - Innovation & Technology
Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that the City of Boston has taken top honors among the most tech-savvy digital cities in America this year. Boston city government was recognized for its efforts to engage and connect with constituents using ...
New Case Study: The Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Evolution of CRM in Boston
August 09, 2013 - Innovation & Technology
In 2012, when I was a visiting professor at HKS and HLS, I taught a course called Solving Problems Using Technology. (For the second term, my co-teacher was the wonderful Mike Hooper of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.) The class provide...
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Boston CIO to Gamify Citizens Connect App to Thank City Workers
March 26, 2013 - Innovation & Technology
If the case for non-physical rewards (see SAPS) as a motivator still hasn’t convinced you of its effectiveness, you might want to look ...
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Sensors Lead to Burst of Tech Creativity in Government
March 05, 2013 - Innovation & Technology
LAS VEGAS -- Here at an IBM conference, City of Boston CIO Bill Oates was telling the audience how citizens are using apps to improve city operations. But it was one of Boston's latest apps, called Street Bump, that got the interest of one att...
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*Winter Weather Advisory* Issued for Dec. 29-30, 2012
December 28, 2012 - Mayor's Office
  CITY OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Office of the Mayor Thomas M. Menino  <...
Boston's Reporting App Expands Statewide
December 18, 2012 - Innovation & Technology
Following the positive feedback Boston received for its Citizens Connect mobile app, which serves as a 311 app, the city and state announced that it will expand the app to create a linked system that will be used by dozens of cities and towns thro...
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Patrick-Murray Administration and City of Boston Expand Success of Citizens Connect App Across the Commonwealth
December 18, 2012 - Innovation & Technology
BOSTON – Monday, December 17, 2012 – The Patrick-Murray Administration and the City of Boston today launched the Commonwealth Connect smart phone application –based on the Citizens Connect app developed for use in the City of Bos...
Cut the bureacuracy – how Boston innovates
October 12, 2012 - Citizens Connect
Editor’s Note: Nigel Jacob is the Co-Chair of the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics. Jacob was featured in The Next List's 30-min profile on Jennifer Pahlka, Founder of Code for America, and her effo...
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White House Names Local 'Champions of Change'
September 21, 2012 - Innovation & Technology
Today, the White House honored 13 local government officials for “creating a more open and innovative government through entrepreneurship.”  The officials were named “Local Innovation Champions of Change” throu...
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