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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
By Mike Deehan, Special to the Reporter
Jun. 6, 2011
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.