"Ballooning OT bill weighs on Hub council president"- Boston Herald
– Nov 29 at 12:11 pm
Overtime for cops patrolling Occupy Boston has cost taxpayers more than $600,000 as a stalemate lingers between the protesters and officials who want the Dewey Square encampment cleared out.
"Incumbents win City Council races"- Jamaica Plain Gazette
– Nov 29 at 12:06 pm
The incumbent candidates won all of the at-large and local district Boston City Council seats in the Nov. 8 election.
Jamaica Plain once again had some of the city’s highest voter turnout, and voters here largely agreed with the citywide ballot choices.
"City Council to honor former member Thomas Atkins"- Dorchester Reporter
– Oct 11 at 11:38 am
The City Council on Tuesday will formally name a fifth floor conference room after Thomas Atkins, the first black Bostonian to serve city-wide.
"Councilors Look at New Ways to Improve City's Cab Services"-- Beacon Hill Patch
– Aug 08 at 12:50 pm
Councilors Look at New Ways to Improve City's Cab Services
The council wants to form a civilian commission that would work on making cabs more available to pedestrians and increase income for drivers.
By Amanda Kersey
August 3, 2011
"Boston City Council President Stephen Murphy Wants City Checkbook Online"- West Roxbury Patch
– Jul 06 at 3:26 pm
Boston City Council President Stephen Murphy Wants City Checkbook Online For Everyone to See
Check out the news of what happened in Wednesday's Boston City Council meeting.
By Sarah Betancourt | Email the author | June 22, 2011
"Brown gets pole position in Dot Day's parade of pols"- Dorchester Reporter- June 6
– Jun 07 at 2:21 pm
Brown gets pole position in Dot Day’s parade of pols
By Mike Deehan, Special to the Reporter
Jun. 6, 2011
"Frenetic Hub tops pedestrian safety ranks"- Boston Globe
– Jun 01 at 10:58 am
America’s safest city for pedestrians? Boston? Tell that to anyone who has ever hopped from island to island at Kenmore Square, forded four lanes of traffic and two lanes of trolleys on Huntington Avenue, or slammed on the brakes to avoid the legions crossing against the light.
And yet, the Hub came out best yesterday on a ranking from a national advocacy group.
"Menino to crack down on ‘problem properties’"- Boston Globe
– May 17 at 12:29 pm
Boston landlords whose buildings demand repeated visits from authorities because of crime, noise, and other disruptive behavior may soon get billed $48 an hour to have a police officer stationed outside their door.
“Steve Murphy Unanimously Chosen as City Council President”- Jamaica Plain Patch
– Apr 29 at 2:59 pm
Shortly after his election as president of the City Council this morning, Stephen J. Murphy told a packed chamber that difficult financial decisions lie ahead.
"The overarching issue is a singular one: the national revenue crisis continues," Murphy said, adding that the city should expect even less federal and state money as it struggles to finance expanding needs.
“Boston Common’s Facelift Begins at Brewer Fountain”- WBZ NewsRadio 1030
– Apr 29 at 2:57 pm
The first phase of the Boston Common facelift kicked off Wednesday with a ceremony at the Brewer Fountain Plaza.
The huge fountain next to Tremont Street was a gift to Boston in 1868. The city managed to get the water flowing again there last summer