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Mayor Walsh announces "Wicked Free Wi-Fi," Boston's Public Wireless Network
April 10, 2014 - Mayor's Office
Boston—Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston’s Department of Innovation Technology (DoIT) announced today that the City of Boston’s free Public Wi-Fi is available with more than 170 access points within the public wireless...
An Executive Order Relative to Open Data and Protected Data Sharing
April 07, 2014 - Mayor's Office
EXECUTIVE ORDER OF MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH   An Order Relative to Open Data and Protected Data Sharing &...
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Mayor Walsh Pushes Forward on Technology in Schools
March 21, 2014 - Mayor's Office
Thousands of Chromebooks have just arrived to Boston Public Schools, and thousands more are coming, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced this morning at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School, where some students became familiar with the low-cost laptops that a...
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 ...
seat-e: Solar Powered Seats Installed on the Greenway
November 05, 2013 - Mayor's Office
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that two prototypes of seat-e–a solar-powered seat with the capability to charge smart phones–were installed in the Rose Kennedy Greenw...
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Mayor Menino Unveils Dynamic Lighting Scheme for Innovation District Gateway
October 30, 2013 - Mayor's Office
Mayor Menino today unveiled a new lighting scheme for a key gateway to the Innovation District, the historic Northern Avenue Bridge.  The bridge, originally constructed in 1908, serves thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists each day connecti...
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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Mayor Menino Proclaims June 30 Social Media Day in Boston
June 28, 2013 - Innovation & Technology
Text of Proclamation: Whereas Recognizing the value of digital interconnectivity in the modern city, the City of Boston employs a wide, multi-channel suite of social media tools to make city government more inclusive and accessible...
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A Move to the Cloud: Boston Selects Google Apps for Government & Education
May 10, 2013 - Mayor's Office
Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Chief Information Officer Bill Oates announced that the City has selected the team of Google and Appirio to move all City workers and schools to a unified messaging and collaboration platform later this year. This single...
Surrey in Pioneering Trans-Atlantic Trials for Mobile Phone Potholes App
April 12, 2013 - Innovation & Technology
Surrey County Council has revealed it has been helping trial an innovative pothole-detecting mobile phone app with road repair experts in the USA. The council, which in recent years has had to cope with the major highways headache of arcti...
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