Mayor Walsh announces enrollment for BCYF’s Snap Shot teen photography program

Mayor Martin J. Wash is encouraging Boston youth ages 16-18 to apply now for Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Snap Shot Teen Photography Program. This unique summer job program is made possible via a partnership between BCYF and the John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars Program.  The BCYF Snap Shot program teaches youth about photography while they explore Boston’s neighborhoods, museums and historic sites.  The young people also photograph many BCYF community centers, programs and events. “This is a great summer employment opportunity for teens that are interested in learning photography while exploring our City and making new friends,” … Continue reading

AG addresses families of fallen workers

BOSTON – This past October, Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks were working in a trench their employer, Atlantic Drain Services, knew lacked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required protections needed to prevent the earth from caving in around them. Atlantic Drain Services had a history of putting their workers in danger, forcing OSHA to include them in its Severe Violator program, a result of putting workers in unprotected trenches in 2007 and 2012. The careless business practices of their employer cost Robert and Kelvin their lives when a water supply line ruptured into the trench while they were … Continue reading

Boston Transportation Department scheduled to teach bicycle skills to women this summer

Women who would like to learn to ride a bike, or sharpen existing skills, will have an opportunity to do so in the City of Boston this summer. The Boston Transportation Department today announced that basic bike riding as well as “street skills” clinics are scheduled to take place free of charge from May through September at locations throughout the City.

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Boston Foundation releases report on ridership on Fairmount line

A major report from the Boston Foundation shows that years of advocacy and $200 million in investments in new stations and infrastructure over the past 10 years are beginning to yield significant returns, with a near tripling of ridership since 2012. The Boston Foundation’s report, Increasing Ridership on the Fairmount Line, researched and authored by Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, identifies the next steps for the Fairmount Line’s evolution. Continue reading