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City Council Hears Plans Tonight for Distributing Haverhill Youth Activities and Mental Health Grants | #citycouncil

Haverhill city councilors tonight hear plans for distributing $750,000 to various groups to help address, what is being called, “the educational, social, physical well-being, substance abuse and mental needs of Haverhill’s youth that have been impacted by the pandemic.” Councilors recently requested details on what will be the second year the city has offered grants […]

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Walsh, former Boston mayor, will not be Biden’s top aide, AP says

U.S. Labor Secretary and former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was on the shortlist to become the next White House chief of staff, but he is not expected to ultimately be President Joe Biden’s new top aide.Biden is expected to name Jeff Zients, who ran the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of […]

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Boston Mayor Michelle Wu proposes capping rent increases in city

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu wants to bring rent control back to the city.The mayor’s plan that was presented to the rent stabilization advisory committee Tuesday night would limit rent increases to 6% higher than the federal Consumer Price Index.New apartment buildings would be exempt for the first 15 years. Triple-deckers and small owner-occupied rents would […]

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Wu to Perform at Boston’s Symphony Hall as Part of MLK Concert – NBC Boston

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is taking part in several events on Monday to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the city, including a special performance at Symphony Hall. Wu will perform alongside the Boston Children’s Chorus for their MLK Concert, marking her first performance as mayor on the Symphony Hall stage. The concert is […]

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Melrose Teachers May Strike, Mayor and School Officials Say – NBC Boston

After months of failed contract negotiations with the school committee, the teacher’s union in Melrose, Massachusetts, may be preparing to strike. According to a letter sent to parents from Superintendent of Schools Julie Kukenberger, the Melrose Education Association could vote to strike as soon as Friday. The move would temporarily close schools. “It has come […]

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Protesters arrested after Boston City Hall sit-in demanding Faneuil Hall name change | #citycouncil

Protesters gathered Thursday afternoon in Boston mayor Michelle Wu’s city hall office, looking to push the mayor to rename of Faneuil Hall.Activists say the Boston landmark’s namesake, Peter Faneuil, was a slave owner and trafficker.Approximately 30 people staged a peaceful sit in the mayor’s office and said they planned to camp out there until they […]

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Cambridge mayor addresses deadly police shooting of college student

The mayor of Cambridge says a long, challenging process lies ahead for the Massachusetts city after a Bangladeshi American college student was shot and killed by police last week.Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui made a statement about the deadly police shooting of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal during Monday night’s city council meeting.Faisal, a student at the University […]

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Fitchburg Mayor Under Fire After Ceremony to Raise ‘Nuclear Family’ Flag Over Park – NBC Boston

A flag flying over a park in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and the mayor’s participation in a ceremony, have drawn strong criticism. Not long after a “nuclear family” flag went up last week in Riverfront Park, the comments started pouring in. Many in the community were not happy that the flag was flying over Fitchburg. Mayor Stephen […]

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Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Offers Annual Mayors and Managers Breakfast Forum

To submit Business Bulletin announcements, click on image. The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Merrimack Valley Mayors and Managers Breakfast Forum. It takes place Monday, Jan. 23, from 7:15-9:15 a.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston-Andover, 123 Old River Road, Andover. A hot breakfast buffet will be served at 7:30 a.m. […]

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Menino family donates toys to hundreds of families in Boston

The family of late Boston Mayor Tom Menino continues to carry out his legacy through his annual Christmas Eve tradition.For the 29th year, Menino’s family teamed up with Catholic Charities Boston to donate toys, food and clothing to more than 300 families in the Bowdoin-Geneva community. Saturday’s event marked the 29th annual toy delivery since […]

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