Mayor Walsh honored for arts leadership

Mayor Martin J. Walsh was honored today with the 2017 Public Leadership in the Arts Award, presented by Americans for the Arts (AFTA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM). The National Award for Local Arts Leadership for cities with a population of 100,000 or more was presented at the USCM Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. “I’m honored to be recognized for the work we are doing, ensuring Boston is a city where arts are accessible to all and where artists can thrive,” said Mayor Walsh. “Our … Continue reading

Mayor Walsh prioritizes schools, economic equity, infrastructure and public safety in third State of the City address

Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City address at Symphony Hall, sharing historic progress in broadening economic opportunity, keeping Boston accessible for all residents, and expanding opportunities to high-quality education. In his address, Mayor Walsh reaffirmed his commitment to lead “a city that lifts everyone as it rises,” and announced plans to invest in new and existing schools, allocate more money for affordable housing and open space, upgrade infrastructure to fix traffic and double down on community-driven public safety. Continue reading

Mayor Walsh announces comprehensive education finance reform legislation

BOSTON – January 17, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today that he will file comprehensive education finance reform legislation at the State House that aims to invest equitably in public education and expand access to high-quality education for students of all ages. “I believe deeply in public education and I will continue to fight for more resources for our students and our schools,” Mayor Walsh said. “We are working every day to close opportunity and achievement gaps, meet the diverse needs of every kind of student and make our district schools top choices for every family in every … Continue reading