News and Notes

Mayor Walsh’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget        

The Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 19) budget submitted by Mayor Martin Walsh was unanimously approved by the Boston City Council, building on the Walsh Administration’s record of presenting a balance, sustainable and proactive budget investing in the needs of the growing city.

The $3.29 billion recommended budget represents an increase of $139 million, or 4.4 percent, over the FY 18 budget, and follows 28 City Council hearings that helped identify opportunities for further targeted investments and capture additional cost-savings.


Neighborhood Slow Streets Program

Applications for the 2018 City of Boston Neighborhood Slow Streets Program are now available.

The program is a community-based effort to reduce speed and improve the quality of life on Boston’s streets.

“Boston residents want safe residential streets and the Neighborhood Slow Streets initiative is specifically designed to meet this goal by using traffic calming equipment and techniques to control speeding,” said Mayor Walsh.

Applications must be submitted, or postmarked and mailed, no later than Friday, August 24, 2018.

For more info or to apply call Najah Casimir, Active Transportation Coordinator at 617-635-4765 or email [email protected]


Boston Named as Top Summer Vacation Spot

Boston was recently named the top summer vacation spot in the country by the US News and World Report as a result of breadth and diversity of summer activities held in the City.

For this summer travel season, the Greater Boston Convention + Visitors Bureau President and CEO Patrick B. Moscaritolo is forecasting domestic and international visits to Boston combined in growth by 6.1 percent over last summer, and more than 2 percent higher than the national average.

“Boston in summer is an exceptional experience,” Moscaritolo said.


Boston Pizza Festival a success

The Boston Pizza Festival held at City Hall Plaza on July 7 and 8 helped benefit ABCD’s SummerWorks and Youth Services.

Attendees at The-All-You-Can-Eat pizza extravaganza enjoyed unlimited samplings from over 30 pizza vendors.

The Festival not only included endless pizza but live entertainment, beer and wine and food samplings from other vendors.

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