Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the City of Boston will receive $17.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to support ongoing and future homeland security initiatives. The funding represents a 60% increase over the City’s $10.8 million award in 2012.
Mayor Thomas Menino announced plans to repave 45 miles of Boston roadways and repair 1,400 pedestrian ramps this summer on May 20, exceeding work done in 2012, the City’s most productive construction season in a decade.
Bento Express has a convenient location at a former Chinese takeout joint, open since last summer. Tucked steps from Starbucks on the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets, it is between the Boylston T stop on the Green line and the Chinatown T stop on the Orange line. Bento Express provides simple and filling meals without breaking the bank in the Theater District and Boston Common area.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today declared April 2 “Autism Awareness Day” in the City of Boston and encouraged Boston building owners to light their buildings blue as part of a global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about the disability.
In his annual address to the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, Mayor Thomas M. Menino outlined City progress and goals for education, housing, economic development, youth investment and working women. Citing financial stability as the catalyst for Boston’s incredible pace of growth, the Mayor announced plans to improve quality in all Boston Public Schools; connect students and families with technology in the form of a new “Boston E-Lit” program and increased access to the City’s public libraries; and lay the groundwork for 30,000 new housing units by 2020.
Win a refurbished bike, fitted for you by Boston Bikes. Contest is open to boys and girls from Boston, 11-15 years old. To enter, please complete a 250 word essay entitled, “Things I Could Do in Boston on a Bicycle”