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Boston Receives $25,000 for Urban Agriculture Visioning Project
October 24, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON—Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston’s Office of Food Initiatives announced today the receipt of a $25,000 planning grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Local Food Promotion Program (LF...
Mayor Walsh Issues Wage Theft Executive Order
October 24, 2014 - Mayor's Office
Yesterday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed an Executive Order establishing payment certification requirements for vendors with city contracts. The measure seeks to prevent wage theft, which is the improper withhold...
Mayor Walsh Announces Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Boston
October 21, 2014 - Mayor's Office
Mayor Martin J. Walsh will recognize National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week the week of October 20th. The Mayor’s Office of Fair Housing and Equity, the Boston Public Health Commission, the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), and...
Mayor Walsh Accelerates City's LED Streetlight Retrofit Program
October 21, 2014 - Mayor's Office
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the Public Works Department (PWD) has retrofitted 38,838 of its 64,000 streetlights to Light-emitting Diode (LED) technology, which use less energy, last longer, and provide better lighting for Boston&rsq...
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Mayor Walsh Launches Office of Financial Empowerment to Address Poverty and Income Inequality
October 15, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON – Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Vice Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Cities of Opportunity Task Force, launched a wide-ranging effort to address poverty and income inequality in Boston with the help of several partners. J...
Statement of Mayor Walsh on suspected Ebola case
October 12, 2014 - Mayor's Office
"The City and our partners at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health were in constant contact today as news of an Ebola scare began to break. Today's efforts reinforced my belief that the Ci...
Mayor Walsh Announces the Taxi Advisory Committee
October 10, 2014 - Mayor's Office
Boston—Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of 24 members to the “Taxi Advisory Committee” to examine policy and regulatory frameworks to support ...
Mayor Walsh releases "Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030"
October 09, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON—Mayor Martin J. Walsh today released “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030,” the administration’s housing plan.  The plan, which aims to create housing across demographics and neighborhoods, outlines the City&rs...
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Mayor Walsh Announces Fall Leaf Collection
October 08, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON -- Boston’s Fall Leaf collection will begin on Monday, October 13, and take place through Saturday, November 29. Boston Public Works Department (PWD) will collect and compost residents’ leaves and yard waste.  
Mayor Walsh Announces Call for Applications to Fill Open Boston School Committee Position
October 07, 2014 - Mayor's Office
Boston—Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a call for applications to fill an open position on the Boston School Committee. The School Committee Nominating Panel is accepting applications to fill the remainder of the term of Margaret McKen...
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