News and Notes

MBTA Weekend Station Closures

Projects scheduled during the weekend closure of several MBTA stations will mitigate the risk of service interruptions, improve safety for passengers, improve on-time performance, increase accessibility and improve customer service according to the Authority.

Closures will take place on the Green Line, Red Line and Orange Line.

Summer Jobs Program for High Risk Youth

Along with community partners, Mayor Martin Walsh and staff celebrated Boston’s forty young people who learned job-readiness skills and gained meaningful work experience as part of YOU the City’s summer job program.

YOU Boston is a workforce developed organization that works with young people, ages 14-24, who are court-involved or gang affiliated, reentering the community from incarceration or seeking refuge from poverty or violence.

Registry Issues Another Report

A review of State to State Communication and other related actions underway (interim progress report #5) was recently released by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.

The report updates provide previously and documented progress, with data sharing and communications concerning serious violations by Massachusetts drivers.

It addresses additional actions taken in order to ensure that the Registry is properly carrying out its critical safety functions and to address policy and organizational reforms and efficiencies.

Interim RMV Director Named

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Acting Director of the Registry of Motor Vehicles Jamey Tesler has appointed Paolo Franzese as Interim Director of the Merit Rating Board. He will serve while a search is underway for a permanent director.

‘T’ Implements Bus Service Changes

A number of bus service changes has been implemented by the MBTA as part of their Better Bus Project.

Modifications of the 29 selected routes will improve service for close to one-third of T customers who depend on buses to get to work, school and other activities according to the Authority.

For information on bus route changes visit

Human Rights Commission Reactivated

Boston will reactivate the Human Rights Commission that was established by City Ordinance in 1984 to guarantee that all residents are given fair and equal treatment under the law. The Commission has not been active since 1996.

Executive Director Evandro Carvalho, an Attorney and former State Representative will lead the Commission.

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