Author Archives: Beth Treffeisen

Gov. Baker Signs Marijuana Bill into Law After Long Debate

Gov. Charlie Baker signed the reworked marijuana bill into law on Friday, July 28, after the House and Senate conducted long debates. His signature marks an 11-month period until pot shops can open up across the state—a timespan in which an entire administration will have to be built from scratch. As quickly as this Tuesday,

City Council debates level of transparency in lobbying act

The Boston City Council held a hearing on Friday, April 28, to discuss Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s re-filing of the proposed Home Rule Petition, An Act to Regulate Lobbying Activities Before the City of Boston. The home rule petition looks into the interest of increasing government transparency and accountability.  This was the second hearing on

Con Brio brings its light to Boston

Con Brio is touring the country, and will be playing the House of Blues in Boston Thursday, March 9. Photo: Courtesy of Con Brio Con Brio, a California based funk-soul band, will be coming to the House of Blues in Boston on Thursday, March 9, with the New Orleans band Galactic.   The band’s name

HUD awards close to $70 million to support homeless programs in Massachusetts

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $69.4 million to support 277 homeless housing and service programs in Massachusetts this past December. The funding comes from the Continuum of Care grants, that provides critically needed housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness across the state. “This funding