Schools shift to all remote learning
Due to a rising COVID-19 infection rate in the City, all Boston Public Schools students will shift to remote learning effective Thursday, October 22.
City department hours
City Hall is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you need to visit a department, you must make an appointment.
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Call to artists announced for public art at Adams Street public library branch

Arts and Culture
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Boston Public Library launches 'BPL to Go'

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Request for Information released for Upham’s Corner Arts and Innovation District

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Groundbreaking held for $18.3m renovation of Adams Street Branch Library

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