News and Notes

City launches new pilot program

A new program, the Age and Dementia Family Friendly pilot program, has been launched by the City of Boston’s Commission of Elderly Affairs, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

The pilot program encourages local businesses to make their space and service more inclusive for people of all ages.

No North End businesses were selected to participate in the pilot program.

“In Boston, we are committed to making our city the most age-friendly city in America,” said Mayor Walsh. “Part of that commitment requires us to be able to respond to the needs of our older residents to make sure they feel safe and supported in their community.”

A First of a        kind effort

A first of its kind effort by Boston Harbor Now to create a more vibrant and welcoming harbor for all, has been launched.

The new public amenities web tool to navigate the HarborWalk for harbor visitors to locate restrooms, green lawns, seating areas, fishing docks, observation decks and more. will help visitors enjoy the benefits of the Harbor

City Youth    Summer Jobs

Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently celebrated the first week of the city’s youth summer jobs program which will reportedly employee over 3,000 young people over the summer.

“One of the most valuable investments we can make as a city is in our children and providing them with every opportunity to learn and build their skills early on,” Mayor Walsh said.

Plaza Palooza welcomes in summer

Boston’s second annual summer kick-off was held on the City Hall Plaza’s front lawn.

Plaza Palooza welcomed summer to City Hall and included lawn games, music by 103.3 FM Radio, food for purchase, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission’s water truck, the Boston Police Departments “Operation Hoodie” ice cream truck and Boston’s mobile City Hall To Go Truck.

Free student lunches were distributed.

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