Downtown

Boston's center of business and government combine with the Boston Common and the Public Garden to form a dynamic downtown. Downtown also serves as a sanctuary for shoppers, offering everything from large department stores to cozy boutiques. Home to many of Boston's most historic sites such as Faneuil Hall, downtown Boston will soon benefit from two innovative plans designed to enhance and enliven this area, the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and the Crossroads Initiative. The Greenway will beautify this area by weaving twenty-seven acres of green space into the fabric of the city. Crossroads will introduce a new set of 21st century street standards through downtown and reunite the surrounding neighborhoods to Boston Harbor and each other, with the Greenway as the centerpiece.

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  • Boston Latin School Administrative Appointments
    During a press conference at Boston City Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh joins Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang and Chairman of the Boston Latin School Association Charmane Higgins, to announce that Michael Contompasis has been selected as the interim head master of Boston Latin School and longtime BPS educator Jerry Howland as the associate head master.Watch Video »
  • Immigration Reform Press Conference
    U.S. Senator Edward Markey joins Chief of Health and Human Services, Felix Arroyo, Director of Boston's Office for Immigrant Advancement, Alejandra St.Guillen, and other immigration advocates at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Center in downtown Boston, to discuss the dire need for comprehensive immigration reform at a national level.Watch Video »