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Marty Walsh goes up against boring architecture

By Dante Ramos
Globe Columnist  December 10, 2014

Boston needs bolder buildings, and it needs civic leaders who aren’t afraid to permit them. In what could mark a major turn for Boston’s architectural history, Mayor Marty Walsh signaled Wednesday that not everything needs to built in red brick. Unlike predecessor Tom Menino, he personally won’t be deciding what the tops of new buildings should look like. And, most striking of all, non-boring ideas are now welcome in the city.

City to give boost to veteran-owned businesses

Will offer preferential treatment for Hub contracts

Veteran-owned businesses will soon get the same preferential treatment that women- and minority-owned businesses get from the city of Boston.

Mayor Walsh: WCVB On the Record

Mayor Marty Walsh Goes For a Bike Ride

It was the first time since he took office that the city’s leader hopped on two wheels with people from the community.

When he mounted the bike at the Dudley Town Common he was a bit wobbly, his knees jutting out to the sides as he tried to steady the handlebars and keep the front wheel straight. But within a block from the neighborhood park space, and with the guidance of seasoned riders, Mayor Marty Walsh steadily pedaled along the busy streets of Boston with relative ease for a full four miles.

Bostonians will see new creative vibrancy

By Martin J. Walsh and Julie Burros
As appearing in the Boston Globe, November 14, 2014

John F. Kennedy said, “The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction in the life of the nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose — and it is the test of the quality of a nation’s civilization.”


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