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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.”

Mayor Walsh Seeks Operator for the Roxbury Innovation Center in Dudley Square

Will manage day-to-day business incubator

BOSTON – Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the City of Boston has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to operate the Roxbury Innovation Center that will be housed in the new Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Dudley Square. The RFP calls for an operator to provide a business incubator in the 3,350 square foot center, which would encourage collaboration, bold thinking, and new business development. The RFP also includes a request for community programming services in the building’s common areas.

Mayor Walsh Launches Office of Financial Empowerment to Address Poverty and Income Inequality

BOSTON – Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Vice Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Cities of Opportunity Task Force, launched a wide-ranging effort to address poverty and income inequality in Boston with the help of several partners. Joined by Michael K. Durkin, President and CEO of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, and representatives from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Jewish Vocational Service, Mayor Walsh announced the formation of a new Office of Financial Empowerment.

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