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Happy Juneteenth!

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19 commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, marking the arrival of Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to announce the emancipation of enslaved...

The Friends of Grove Hall Branch Library have proposed renaming their second floor community space after Mamie (Mimi) Jones. Born May 4, 1947, Mimi was an outstanding student who was already deeply...

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is an international day designated on June 20 by the United Nations to honor refugees — including asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless persons, and returnees — by...

Chess

Edward Joseph Soares was a businessman in Roxbury and Ralph Brown was a businessman in Dorchester. Soares sold scented musk oil and other novelties at Dudley Station on Washington Street. Brown sold...

Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14 in remembrance of the adoption of the flag of the United States in 1777, as it is a national symbol of patriotism and freedom. In 1775, the “Grand Union”...

The Boston workers of East West Manufacturing are scheduled to lose their jobs on June 21, 2024 without severance pay or support for re-employment. East West Manufacturing is a design, manufacturing...

Vitiligo is a long-term skin condition characterized by patches of the skin losing their pigment, affecting approximately 1% of the global population, irrespective of sex, race, or age. Despite its...

Pride Month

Pride Month is observed in June to celebrate joy in the LGBTQIA+ community, to honor the vital contributions LGBTQIA+ people make, and to recognize the historic and ongoing struggles the LGBTQIA+...

This week, the Council adopted a resolution to support increasing diversity and expanding opportunities for Boston municipal employees of color. In 2022, the Boston City Council enacted the Fair...

This week, the Council went on record in support of H.4356, an act promoting housing opportunity and mobility through eviction sealing. Over one million evictions have been filed in Massachusetts over...

Establishing parentage is the process of determining the legal parents of a child. Massachusetts is the only New England state that has not yet updated its parentage laws to ensure clear and equal...

memorial day

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May to honor more than one million American military personnel who made the supreme sacrifice while serving in the U.S. military. On Memorial Day, we...

Just days before Memorial Day, the Council adopted a resolution in support of the “Veterans Scam and Fraud Evasion (VSAFE) Act.” Veterans often become targets of scammers, with fraud particularly...

National EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week was created in 1974 to celebrate and honor the significant contributions of EMS providers in safeguarding the health, safety, and wellbeing of their...

During this week’s Council meeting, the Council adopted a resolution recognizing May 19, Malcolm X’s birthday, as a Boston Municipal holiday, and honoring his legacy by establishing and including him...

Haitian Heritage Month is celebrated annually across the globe during the month of May to recognize the rich history, culture, and contributions of Haitians to society, and to promote awareness and...

Read a letter from Councilor Brian Worrell, the Chair of the Ways and Means Committee.

During this week’s Council meeting, the Council adopted a resolution in support of S.1165 “An Act to Protect Injured Workers.”

Jewish American Heritage Month was established in 2006 to recognize the Jewish community’s contributions across many different fields, including academics, arts, and science. Jewish American Heritage...

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has made great contributions to our city and country, and generations of our AAPI residents have enriched all aspects of our city and nation’s...

National Teachers Week and National Nurses Week are both recognized and celebrated in the month of May. For the last 40 years, the National Parent Teacher Association has recognized the first week of...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that Black women, including both veterans and non-veterans, are three times more likely to die due to a pregnancy-related cause...

Jazz has played a significant role in the cultural development of Boston, influencing and being integrated into the city's education, arts, and community life. In the 1940s and 1950s, Boston thrived...

Menstrual products are necessary for half of our population and essential to all menstruating individuals' personal and mental health. Period poverty, or not being able to afford menstrual products...

Internet service is now an indispensable necessity of how we access services and connect with others. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program that offers a $30 subsidy to...

A resolution calling for immediate ceasefire in Gaza was adopted (11-2). The resolution calls for "all Massachusetts state and federal elected leaders and residents alike to protect life, stand united...

Since 1949, May has been recognized as “Mental Health Awareness Month” by Mental Health America, in order to spread awareness, fight negative stigmas and advocate for policies expanding mental health...

April 10 marked a milestone day for the city as Mayor Wu presented her $4.6 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Starting this week, the City Council is weighing in on the budget. During the...

Eid

During this week’s Council meeting, the Council adopted a resolution to recognize and honor Eid Al-Fitr as a City of Boston Holiday on April 10, 2024. Eid Al-Fitr holds profound significance within...

Louis D. Brown was born on April 13th, 1978, and grew to be a 15-year-old sophomore who was an avid reader motivated to pursue a Ph.D. and one day be the first Black President of the United States...

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