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By adamg - 11/29/22 - 1:43 pm

They probably won't be visiting the Tea Party Museum or the Samuel Whittemore memorial, though. But like one of their grandparents, they will be greeted at Boston City Hall before riding off to Somerville (in a limo, no doubt, rather than the Green Line Extension) to visit the home of dozens of climate tech startups.

By adamg - 9/8/22 - 2:31 pm
Kathryn White, Mayor White and Queen Elizabeth

Kathryn White, Mayor White and the queen on City Hall Plaza. Photo from Boston City Archive.

On July 11, 1976, Queen Elizabeth visited Boston as part of the Bicentennial celebrations that year. Mayor White greeted her outside City Hall, where she reviewed some of her troops: Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 10:16 pm

WCVB reports that Shawn Nelson, one of the anti-vaxer brigade that had been following Mayor Wu around the city - was arrested for a fight that broke out during today's anger-filled City Council meeting, on charges that include assault and battery. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 4:23 pm
Vitale

A Dorchester woman who can often be found in the morning yelling outside Mayor Wu's house in Roslindale switched things up yesterday and tried to interrupt a City Hall press conference about Marathon preparations - only to get arrested on charges of assault and battery on a police officer and disrupting the peace, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/22 - 10:08 pm
City Hall in blue and yellow

City Hall tweeted a photo of tonight's colors in support of Ukraine.

MassDOT turned on the blue and yellow on the Zakim and Longfellow bridges as well as the Fore River Bridge.

By adamg - 1/26/22 - 1:22 pm
Mejia in her office.

Councilor Julia Mejia speaking from her City Hall office after meeting moved from in-person to Zoom.

The City Council was going through its Wednesday routine of discussing matters to be sent to committees for hearings around 1:18 p.m. when Council President Ed Flynn asked people in the audience to put on masks, as required by city ordinance. They refused. Flynn called a 15-minutes recess and asked his fellow councilors to exit the chambers, presumably so City Hall security guards could deal with the covidbreathers.

At 1:48 p.m. or so, councilors switched to Zoom, from their offices, to continue their meeting.

By adamg - 1/3/22 - 10:23 am
Wu swears in City Councilors

In a ceremony forced outside by Covid-19, Mayor Wu this morning swore in the 2022-2024 city council, including new at-large councilors Ruthzee Louijeune and Erin Murphy and new district councilors Tania Anderson (Roxbury), Kendra Hicks (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill and Brian Worrell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale). Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/21 - 4:46 pm

The mayor's office announced today that the bi-annual swearing in of new and returning city councilors will be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 3 in the City Hall courtyard, rather than in the originally planned and warmer historic Faneuil Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 10:07 am

The Department of Justice says federal courts in Boston goofed in upholding the city of Boston's decision to bar an ex-Bircher who used to live in West Roxbury from flying what he considers a "Christian" flag from one of the three flagpoles in front of City Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/21 - 7:51 pm
Boston City Hall colored purple tonight in honor of Michelle Wu's swearing in tomorrow

City Hall is lit up in purple tonight in honor of Michelle Wu's swearing in as mayor at noon tomorrow. Matt Conti captured the bird's eye view.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 11:37 am
Ed Koch and Ray Flynn

The folks at the Boston City Archives posted this photo of a time in the 1980s when Ray Flynn had Ed Koch over for some tea at Boston City Hall - and wonder if you can identify any of the non-mayor people.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 9:39 am

Lisa Johnson writes that while going through some photos at her mother's house, she came across one showing her father, a Boston school teacher, with Mayor Kevin White in City Hall in 1971. And that got her to thinking about Boston political history - and her dad.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 11:57 am

Swearing-In Ceremony of Mayor Kim Janey

Livestream of the ceremony in City Hall.

By adamg - 2/11/20 - 9:53 am
Fog over downtown Boston

The fog rolling over downtown Boston this morning, as seen from the eighth floor of City Hall.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 10:36 am
Elections Department at City Hall

Andrea Doremus Cuetara is among the people in the Elections Department at City Hall this morning, waiting for the recount to begin in the race for the fourth at-large seat on the city council - in which Julia Mejia and Alejandra St. Guillen are current separated by less than ten votes.

By adamg - 2/7/19 - 3:47 pm
City Hall cake

There was cake! Photo by Brad Squirrels.

Mayor Walsh, Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola and others gathered inside City Hall today to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Cake was eaten and reproduction pins were given out. Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/19 - 3:09 pm
Althea Garrison waiting for an office

It's not as if we all haven't known since the September primaries that come Jan. 2, Althea Garrison would replace Ayanna Pressley on the City Council.

And yet, as one roving UHub photographer discovered today, it seemed like a huge surprise at City Hall. He reports Garrison, her new chief of staff and some friends made their way up to the fifth floor at 12:30 p.m. - as somebody at City Hall told them to - only: Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/18 - 9:37 am
Warming lights at Boston City Hall

They've turned on these red ceiling lights over the atrium in Boston City Hall, and as I type this post at a table there, my laptop keyboard is bathed in red light and I keep wondering when it will burst into flames.

By adamg - 2/3/18 - 2:11 pm
By adamg - 1/16/18 - 5:28 pm
Dig in a Phoenix rack in Boston City Hall

Down in the basement of Boston City Hall, near an ATM and the entrance to the men's room, is a set of newspaper racks for Boston's free weekly newspapers - including an old Phoenix rack now used by the Dig.

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