BPS invests more than $10 million in building upgrades in preparation for start of school year

UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester with new decks, outside benches, plants to replace asphalt, and new signage.

Next week students will find more than $10 million of renovations and upgrades across the Boston Public Schools as students prepare to head back to school. Construction crews from the BPS Facilities Department are working around-the-clock to finish the work so schools are ready when teachers return on Tuesday. Classes begin Wednesday, September 4. Continue reading

An East Boston Renaissance In The Making

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) joined with Governor Deval Patrick, New Jersey-based developer Roseland, RBS Citizens and other elected officials and members of the East Boston community Jan. 25 to celebrate the groundbreaking of Portside at Pier One, East Boston’s first new residential waterfront development in many years. The first of seven planned buildings is now underway, and will lead in the transformation of the underutilized shoreline which has spectacular views of the Boston skyline. Continue reading