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A repeat of the 1755 Cape Ann quake could devastate one of the nation’s oldest cities. But the costs of strengthening vulnerable buildings and infrastructure may not be worth it.
Local jurisdictions are looking at less-expensive ways to improve transit service through traffic-clogged corridors. But it takes advocates inside and outside government to make them a reality.
Residents will soon be able to describe their problem in a sentence or less and have case types suggested to them.
Boston's march against racism deflated the far right's ability to mobilize publicly while remaining peaceful.
“To be a strong city, we must learn to understand one another, break down the systemic racism of our history, and advocate for the rights of every Bostonian,” Mayor Marty Walsh said.
The mayors of Baltimore, Boston and Denver weighed in on major issues their cities are facing at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th annual meeting.
Innovation ecosystems require more than good ideas.
“We’re trying to establish a culture where the default for datasets is trying to make things open data,” said the city’s chief data officer.
Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Broadband-digging fines in Charlotte; Rhode Island’s governor defends free-tuition plan; and Newark’s mayor has a message about being “the next Brooklyn.”
“We see it as building as many different modes to match the needs of our customers as possible,” according to the MBTA’s transportation innovation director.
“We are all here to say you cannot replace something with nothing, and you cannot replace something with something worse.”
Officials boast this is the first time a major U.S. city has made its full website code public.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Racism in Delaware government, fire-damaged bridge that nearly collapsed reopens in Pittsburgh; and Butte business owners vs. homeless
That announcement comes as self-driving Uber vehicles hit the streets in Pittsburgh and as Columbus has proposed a network of driverless shuttles.
States are eyeing a nurse-managed approach to buprenorphine therapy as a way to treat more people.
- By The Pew Charitable Trusts
After a relentless focus on quality in the early years, the city is even bringing lessons learned to later grades.
, The Atlantic
“Boston’s focus on its website as a product that lives and can be managed going forward is a great perspective that a lot of government agencies have trouble adopting.”
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: An unfortunate Nice post-attack tweet; detecting down power lines; and Montana’s forest management deal with the feds.
One of the hub’s best known pieces of technology may become an official city landmark after all.
, The Atlantic
The city has modified a map-based, GIS tool to help it coordinate all public safety operations during the large-scale event and beyond.
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