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.
Projects will create over 1,000 new jobs and bring more than $460 million in private investment to the City of Boston
New figures indicate more families are choosing the Boston Public Schools, with an eight percent increase in students requesting Kindergarten (K2) seats for this fall. This year, 289 more families requested a K2 seat during the first round of registration as compared to last year. If trends continue, next year’s BPS enrollment will be at its highest level in eight years with a total enrollment of 58,271.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that nominations are now open for the 2013 Mayor’s Greenovate Boston Awards, which recognize local sustainability leaders in three different categories: Business, Residential, and Sustainable Food Leadership. Nominations are due March 22.
Funding will Create Almost 300 New Construction Jobs in Boston