Boston Planning & Development Agency invites public to tour model room

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) today announced that the public will be invited to tour the agency’s model room beginning Tuesday, January 17. The BPDA’s model room houses a 1:40 inch scale, physical, basswood model of Boston’s downtown and portions of Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, Back Bay and the South Boston Waterfront. The model allows the City’s urban design and planning staff to study planning and development options within this area. The model was originally built in the 1980’s and is kept current by BPDA staff. Tours will be held every Tuesday between 10 a.m. and … Continue reading

Op-Ed by Mayor Walsh: Facing Boston’s gender wage gap

When I first took office in 2014 I pledged to listen, learn and lead. It quickly became clear that leading on gender equity was essential to our City’s success. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is important to our economy as a whole and businesses’ bottom lines. Women make up the majority of our city, but like every city and most companies in the nation, women — and especially women of color — are underrepresented and underpaid in our workforce. To lead, we had to listen and learn from real data and business leaders. We had … Continue reading

AARP celebrates the Year of the Rooster at Asian American Expo

AARP Celebrates the Year of the Rooster at Asian American Expo Saturday, January 14 – Sunday, January 15 at the Pomona Fairplex AARP members who show their membership card will receive a complimentary gift AARP is commemorating the Year of the Rooster by returning to the Asian American Expo, the largest Lunar New Year event in the U.S. Guests will receive a special complimentary handmade Lunar New Year gift when they show their AARP membership card. The AARP booth is located in Hall 4 near Stage 1 at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, CA on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, … Continue reading

Tufts Medical Center ranks among top-10 heart transplant centers in nation for 2016

Sets New England record for heart transplants in a calendar year by nearly 20 BOSTON (January 10) – Tufts Medical Center finished calendar year 2016 as one of the top-10 heart transplant centers in the country, successfully completing 56 of the procedures. According to United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) data, Tufts MC’s heart transplant total ranked 10th nationally and 1st in New England, with more than twice as many of the procedures as any other center in the region. The Medical Center also set a New England record for heart transplants in a single year, eclipsing the previous mark … Continue reading