Mayor Walsh: How We’re Recognizing Recovery Month

I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community -- and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our city. Recovery Month is a time when we highlight Boston's recovery community: those who are struggling with substance use disorders, their loved ones and the care providers who support people on their recovery each day. We know that substance use disorders are a disease -- and those who are suffering need our help. This month is dedicated to all those who are working to improve their own lives and the lives of others.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Mayor Walsh Hosting Jamaica Plain Open House on Monday Night

Mayor Martin Walsh will host a Jamaica Plain open house on Monday night with representatives from numerous city departments for residents to learn about ongoing programs that are available. At this free open house residents will have the chance to learn about programs from the following departments, including the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Advancement, Imagine Boston 2030, Vision Zero, Office of Housing Stability, BOS:311, Greenovate Boston, Boston Home Center, Department of Neighborhood Development, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Fire Department, Boston Police Department, the MassDOT and more. Representatives from the following departments will also be on hand: Boston Planning and Development Agency, Boston Transportation Department, Public Works Department, Inspectional Services Department, Parks and Recreation Department and Boston Public Schools. Food and refreshments will be served. The open house is taking place at English High School from 6 to 8 pm on Monday, July 10.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Mayor Walsh: How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour (MPH). This reduction, part of Boston’s Vision Zero initiative, will make Boston a safer place for people of all ages and abilities to walk, bike and drive in our streets. With Vision Zero, we are dedicated to ending traffic deaths and serious injuries by the year 2030. Some may wonder what difference a five-mile reduction will make, but for those walking or biking on our streets, cars will be traveling at a significantly reduced speed.


Mayor Walsh: Standing Up for Our Values

Looking back on this week, I am so proud to be a Bostonian -- and to be your mayor. Last Friday, President Trump made good on his divisive campaign rhetoric, and signed a series of executive orders that are designed to promote American isolation, intolerance and fear. Boston didn’t sit back and accept these orders -- our residents stood up against harming immigrants and refugees, and stood up for our values. Forty-eight percent of Boston’s children have at least one parent who was born outside the United States. I identify with those kids because I was one of them.


Mayor Walsh: President’s Executive Orders ‘Direct Attack on Boston’s People’

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh made it loud and clear Wednesday that Bostonians will not tolerate or be intimidated by President Trump's executive orders targeting illegal immigrants and threats to withhold federal funding to sanctuary cities. While standing at a podium at City Hall, Walsh began his remarks by first introducing several elected officials behind him, including state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston) and state Rep. Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain), as well as Boston City Council President Michelle Wu. "This is America behind me," noted Walsh of the many individuals of numerous races and backgrounds behind him. "Many immigrants work for the city of Boston and many first-generation Americans work for the city of Boston." Walsh said he is "disturbed and angry" by executive orders coming out of Washington that target illegal immigrants.