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  • Basile responds to Myers request for First Suffolk House seat debate

    Late Monday afternoon (8/4) the Basile campaign's issued a response to Celeste Ribeiro Myers' invitation to debate the issues and challenges facing the people of East Boston. Read more at eastboston.com

    August 4, 2014 4:22 PM EDT
  • Additional Boston Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile - NECN

    Additional Boston Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West NileNECNAn additional mosquito pool in Boston has tested positive this week for West Nile Virus. Tests performed on Tuesday confirmed a WNV-positive mosquito batch in South Boston for the first time this season. Pools in Roxbury, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica ...

    August 21, 2014 1:36 PM EDT
  • Community Garden Winners - Mysouthend (blog)

    Community Garden WinnersMysouthend (blog)Left to right: Katie Kathrein (holding two-year-old Greyson), Sally Sliker, and Karen Maddalena representing First Place winner Joe Ciampa Community Garden in East Boston, and Second Place winner John Walsh of the South End. The Garden Contest was ...and more »

    August 20, 2014 6:50 PM EDT
  • Lynn man pleads not guilty to murder - Daily Item

    Lynn man pleads not guilty to murderDaily ItemBOSTON — Just more than a year after a homeless city woman was found dead in an East Boston parking garage, a judge ordered her “stalker-like” boyfriend held without bail for murder. “(The defendant) was described as having a dating relationship with ...

    August 19, 2014 3:02 AM EDT
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  • CeltiCare Health Plan sees operating gains as other insurers struggle

    While other insurers have struggled in the context of the health care overhaul, CeltiCare Health Plan has reported a $5.6 million operating gain for the first six months of the calendar year. The success is a drastic outlier for the largely Medicaid insurer, especially as nearly every health insurer that serves low-income residents is struggling u...

    August 22, 2014 7:24 AM EDT
  • State agency, MassChallenge team up for new civic tech competition

    MassIT, the state technology agency, announced Thursday that it has created a first-of-its-kind competition for startups to develop technology that can be used by state government to better deal with constituent needs. The winner of the so-called MassIT Government Innovation Competition will be awarded $50,000. The agency is teaming up with startu...

    August 22, 2014 7:20 AM EDT
  • Who's hiring in tech for the week of Aug. 18 (list)

    It seems like every day we discover a different startup or large tech company that's hiring. We've decided to compile a list of tech companies that we know for certain are hiring, based on our reporting. We'll be updating this list on a regular basis in hopes that job-seekers interested in working in tech can find opportunities easily. Please note...

    August 22, 2014 6:00 AM EDT
  • Elon Musk's solar company is actually tripling its Mass. workforce this year

    When I checked in with SolarCity’s regional vice president in May, he offered a couple predictions: The demand for its services would grow rapidly in Massachusetts, and the California-based solar panel installer’s workforce in this state would double this year as a result. The first of those predictions is certainly proving to be correct. The seco...

    August 21, 2014 10:50 PM EDT
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  • Mayor Marty Walsh Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge - Boston.com

    Sandusky RegisterMayor Marty Walsh Accepts Ice Bucket ChallengeBoston.comThe initiative was started by former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2012, and another ALS patient Pat Quinn, both of whom began issuing the challenge to others through social media, according to ...Mayor Walsh Just Dumped a Bu...

    August 7, 2014 6:20 PM EDT
  • Everett Mayor DeMaria loosely accuses Boston of disrupting traffic in Sullivan ... - The Republican - masslive.com

    Everett Mayor DeMaria loosely accuses Boston of disrupting traffic in Sullivan ...The Republican - masslive.comBOSTON — The battle over the lone casino license in eastern Massachusetts took on an odd twist this week when the mayor of one of the host cities made loose accusations that a surrounding community was purposefully disrupting traffic ...

    August 16, 2014 5:56 PM EDT
  • Boston mayor vows city driver crackdown - Boston Herald

    Boston HeraldBoston mayor vows city driver crackdownBoston HeraldMayor Martin J. Walsh is vowing to scrutinize the driving records of city workers with access to municipal vehicles in the wake of the arrest of a DPW employee accused of selling heroin out of his work truck who was hired even though he once had his ...and more »

    August 7, 2014 10:45 AM EDT
  • Debbie Clark, the unofficial 'Mayor of Yarmouth' - Boston Globe

    Boston GlobeDebbie Clark, the unofficial 'Mayor of Yarmouth'Boston GlobeHull native Debbie Clark is so active in her adopted town on the Cape that she's often called the “Mayor of Yarmouth.” She had six children with her late husband, Robert, who died unexpectedly in 2002. She is a formidable fund-raiser for projects such ...

    August 22, 2014 12:03 AM EDT
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  • Steve Wynn, Marty Walsh, and their Everett gamble - Boston Globe

    Boston GlobeSteve Wynn, Marty Walsh, and their Everett gambleBoston GlobeBoston Mayor Marty Walsh and casino mogul Steve Wynn are playing high-stakes poker — and both have a lot to lose. At the moment, Walsh has a surrounding community agreement with Mohegan Sun, the gambling company that is trying to win a license to ...and more »

    August 16, 2014 1:36 AM EDT
  • Mayor Marty Walsh Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge - Boston.com

    Sandusky RegisterMayor Marty Walsh Accepts Ice Bucket ChallengeBoston.comMayor Marty Walsh became the latest notable Bostonian to take part in the ice bucket challenge, an initiative to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). Walsh posted a video on Facebook Wednesday evening of himself completing the challenge, and ...Watch Mayor Marty Wal...

    August 7, 2014 6:20 PM EDT
  • Damone Clark's battle inspires mayor Marty Walsh - Boston Herald

    Boston HeraldDamone Clark's battle inspires mayor Marty WalshBoston HeraldEvery time he walks through the doors of Children's Hospital, Mayor Martin J. Walsh relives a part of his childhood from 40 years ago, when he was a 7-year-old lying in one of its big mechanical beds and watching “Lost In Space” on TV, letting the ...and more »

    August 18, 2014 12:05 AM EDT
  • It's no longer 'Menino's Boston.' - Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)

    Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)It's no longer 'Menino's Boston.'Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)Recently, Mayor Marty Walsh's administration finally started swapping out Menino's name from both trash receptacles and neighborhood welcome signs in parts of Boston. “We're making our way through them slowly,” a city spokesperson confirmed vi...

    August 9, 2014 7:57 PM EDT
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  • Former Mayor Raymond L. Flynn honored at State House
    Posted by Frank Conte August 6

    BOSTON—Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives honored former Mayor Raymond L. Flynn with a resolution, thanking him for over 40 years of public service as a Boston City Councilor, State Representative, Mayor of Boston and United States Ambassador to the Vatican.   


    “Mayor Flynn’s commitment to social and economic justice united the city of Boston during a turbulent period in its history,” said House Speaker Robert DeLeo.  “The efforts of this man have touched the lives of many.” 



    In the resolution, the House of Representatives recognized Mayor Flynn’s leadership in divesting municipal funds in South Africa as a protest against the apartheid regime and for his efforts to secure peace and justice in Northern Ireland.


    “I was proud to represent and fight for the people of South Boston and Dorchester,” said Mayor Flynn, while addressing the House chamber.  “We enacted into law some of the most important and responsible policies in the country from helping the state’s higher education system, creating private sector jobs, building new schools and modernizing drug and gun laws.” 


    The House membership also recognized Mayor Flynn’s commitment to social justice and his advocacy for the homeless and handicapped.  As a State Representative, Mayor Flynn led the charge to enact a law that required local communities to provide every child with an education, regardless of physical or mental disability.


    “Ray Flynn has an unmatched record of concern for the handicapped, special needs people and the homeless,” said Rep. Collins, who filed the resolution on behalf of the Boston legislative delegation. “It was amazing to hear Mayor Flynn talk about the impact that the Massachusetts Legislature had on world opinion in speaking out against racial injustice in South Africa and for peace and justice in Northern Ireland.”


    “While he was talking to the entire House, you could hear a pin drop and when he finished his comments, the Legislators broke out in a sustained applause.  It was truly one of the warmest welcomes that anyone has ever received at the State House.”




  • Seeking: A Boston Poet Laureate; Deadline extended
    Posted by Frank Conte July 8

    Boston Poet Laureate Application

    Deadline Extended


    BOSTON – The Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment has extended the deadline for Poet Laureate applications. The new deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 16, at 5:00 p.m.


    In April, Mayor Martin J. Walsh launched the search for Boston’s next Poet Laureate and assembled a diverse and distinguished search committee. The 2014 Poet Laureate Search Committee is comprised of nine individuals who contribute in significant ways to City of Boston poetry and literature, and reflect a variety of writing traditions, life experiences, and backgrounds.


    The City’s Poet Laureate is tasked with raising the status of poetry in the everyday consciousness of Bostonians, acting as an advocate for poetry, language and the arts, and creating a unique artistic legacy through public readings and civic events. The city’s poet laureate program was established in 2008 to highlight literary arts in Boston and to promote appreciation of poetry to its residents. The Poet Laureate is a ceremonial appointment.


    The application can be found on the City of Boston’s website:  

    https://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/Poet%20Laureate%20RFP_tcm3-44663.pdf. For further information, call 617-635-1238 or visit  www.cityofboston.gov/arts


    Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    Source: Press Office, 617-635-4461

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  • Quarterly Gross Domestic Product by State, 2005-2013 (prototype statistic)

    Today, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released prototype statistics of quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) by state for 2005-2013. These new statistics provide a more complete picture of economic growth across states that can be used with other regional data to gain a better understanding of regional economies as they evolve from quarter t...

    August 20, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • Gross Domestic Product for U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), 2013

    The estimates of GDP for the U.S. Virgin Islands show that real GDP – GDP adjusted to remove price changes – decreased 5.4 percent in 2013 (see Table 1.3). In contrast, real GDP for the U.S. (excluding the territories) increased 2.2 percent in 2013. The decline in the Virgin Islands economy reflected decreases in exports of goods and in consumer sp...

    August 19, 2014 6:00 AM EDT
  • Personal Consumption Expenditures by State, 1997-2012 (prototype statistic)

    Today, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released prototype estimates of personal consumption expenditures (PCE) for states for 1997-2012. These new estimates provide insight into household spending patterns across states that can be used together with other regional data to gain a better understanding of regional economies. The data provide a...

    August 7, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, June 2014

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total June exports of $195.9 billion and imports of $237.4 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $41.5 billion, down from $44.7 billion in May, revised. June exports were $0.3 billion more than May exports of $195....

    August 6, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
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