Businesses that Support English Classes for Immigrants Recognized by Mayor Walsh and Secretary Kaprielian

Boston, Oct. 15, 2014, – Today English for New Bostonians (ENB), and its English Works Campaign, held the event “Raising Our Voices: Recognizing ESOL Leadership in Business and the Community” to honor 20 businesses and labor management partnerships that have joined together with government and the non-profit sector to offer their immigrant workers the chance […]

Suspected Ebola Case Emerges in Boston as First US Infection Announced by CDC

By David Li, Boston, Oct. 13, 2014, –The Ebola outbreak made local and national news headlines yesterday as a suspected patient with Ebola symptoms was isolated at a health clinic in Braintree, Mass. The Patient was later transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center(BIDMC) in Boston. To add to the anxiety, CDC has confirmed […]

Texas Nurse Tested Positive for Ebola Virus

Atlanta, Oct. 12, 2014, — A healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the index patient has tested positive for Ebola according to preliminary tests by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ laboratory. The patient was isolated after the initial report of a fever and remains so now. Confirmation testing at […]

Boston Population to Top 700,000 by 2030

Boston, Oct. 9, 2014, — Mayor Martin J. Walsh today released “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030,” the administration’s housing plan. The plan, which aims to create housing across demographics and neighborhoods, outlines the City’s strategies for housing an expected 91,000 new Bostonians by the year 2030, and calls for the creation of 53,000 new […]

Eighteen Scientists and Innovators to Be Honored by President Obama

Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2014, –President Obama today announced a new class of recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation—our Nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. The new awardees will receive their medals at a White House ceremony later […]

Mayor Walsh Announces the Neighborhood Innovation District Committee

Boston, Sept. 26, 2014, –Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the formation of a “Neighborhood Innovation District Committee” to expand innovation and entrepreneurship in the City of Boston today. The Neighborhood Innovation District Committee will seek to identify policies, practices, and infrastructure improvements to support the development of innovation districts throughout the City. The first meeting […]

Boston Cultural Council Accepting Applications for 2015 Grant

Boston, Sept. 9, 2014, — The Boston Cultural Council (BCC) is now accepting applications for its 2015 grant funding cycle. Under the umbrella of the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, the BCC annually distributes funds allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, to support innovative arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences programming that […]