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Casey Arborway Project – Project Advisory

Casey Arborway Project – Project Advisory Single Track Operation at Forest Hills Station to Begin March 25th, 2017 Beginning on Saturday, March 25, 2017 and running through June all Orange Line train service will arrive and depart from the western side of the Forest Hills platform (towards the Arboretum). Normal two track operation will continue immediately north of the station. The MBTA has a protocol in place to ensure that this temporary condition, which the agency has used successfully elsewhere in the system, and at Forest Hills from September to December of 2016, does not impact service. This change in service will allow Casey Arborway project team members to install electrical compo

Temporary Closure of Forest Hills Street at Arborway

Temporary Closure of Forest Hills Street at Arborway Access to homes on the block of Forest Hills Street between Cemetery Road and the Arborway will be maintained via the Cemetery Road/Forest Hills Street intersection, but there will be no through access to the Arborway. Beginning on Wednesday, February 22nd and continuing through the next three weeks, Forest Hills Street will be closed where it meets the westbound (towards the Arboretum) Arborway without access in or out. This closure is a project requirement to install drainage and utilities in this area. 3-Week Look-Ahead: February 20th to March 10th Traffic is now, and has been, flowing through Shea Square as a signalized intersection si

Malia: These Are My Legislative Priorities — Part I

Malia: These Are My Legislative Priorities — Part I January 2017 marked the official start of the 190th legislative session. Members of the Massachusetts legislature filed over 5,000 bills, and over the next two years, the House and Senate will review each bill to determine if it should become law. The legislative session begins when elected officials file legislation. This is best known as sponsoring a bill. Later, legislators formally register their support for a bill by becoming a co-sponsor. Co-sponsorship is a public and permanently searchable form of endorsement. It gives a bill the necessary internal support for its advancement towards becoming law. Because of my extensive work in the

DCR Traffic Advisory: Storrow Drive in Boston

For Immediate Release Press Release Contacts: Mark Steffen – (617) 360-1715 or Mark.A.Steffen@state.ma.us DCR Traffic Advisory: Storrow Drive in Boston WHAT: On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 and Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will implement lane closures along the Storrow Drive Tunnel (inbound) in the City of Boston from 9:00PM to 5:00AM to accommodate routine tunnel inspection work. Additionally, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the eastbound exit to Arlington Street will be closed to through traffic. Traffic routes will be clearly posted and a police detail will be on site. WHERE: Storrow Drive Tunnel (inbound) in the City of Boston WHEN: T

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES $22 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Contact: Press Office, 617-635-4461 MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES $22 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING Funding will create or preserve 602 units in Boston's neighborhoods; Walsh Administration has committed nearly $100 million to affordable housing BOSTON - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - Building on his commitment to create more affordable housing in the City of Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced nearly $22 million in funding for ten affordable housing developments in neighborhoods across Boston. This funding will help preserve or produce 602 housing units, 77 units of which are reserved for homeless or extremely low-income hous

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS, SNOW EMERGENCY FOR WINTER STORM NIKO

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Contact: Press Office, 617-635-4461 MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS, SNOW EMERGENCY FOR WINTER STORM NIKO Urges residents to take caution, abide by snow emergency regulations BOSTON - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced preparations for tomorrow's winter storm, Niko, which is anticipated to bring eight to 14 inches of snow to Boston. The National Weather Service has issued a weather storm warning, in effect from 6 am to 8 pm Thursday. Temps will be bitterly cold, falling to 17˚ by 5 p.m., low of 9˚ later at night. High wind gusts could reach up to 40 mph in the afternoon. There will be a windchill of -7˚. M

Casey Arborway - Office Hours

Office Hours Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:30PM to 7:30PM Curtis Hall Community Center 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain Title VI Notice of Nondiscrimination: MassDOT complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related federal and state statutes and regulations. It is the policy of MassDOT to ensure that no person or group of persons shall on the grounds of Title VI protected categories, including race, color, national origin, or under additional federal and state protected categories including sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, veteran's status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background, be excluded from pa

Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Proposed Name Change Reflects recent developme

BOSTON – Today, in an effort to replace harmful words and change attitudes, the Massachusetts House of Representatives gave initial approval to change the title of the state’s legislative joint standing committee on behavioral health. If adopted, the Committee would be entitled the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery. The proposal reflects an effort to eliminate terminology that promotes stigma and defines individuals by their substance use disorder. The shift emphasizes the real possibility of recovery. “The language we use to describe ourselves and others matters,” said Representative Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain). “As Michael Botticelli, the former Director of the O

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