There is a Christmas tree at City Hall — there's one every year — but the twist this season is that the colors of the twinkling lights are being orchestrated through tweets. Those who wish to hack the holiday spirit can use the hashtag #WickedCoolTree to take momentary control of the Tannenbaum's hue. Read Morethrough new eyesCambridge data challenge invites residents to design a safer city
The City of Cambridge is calling on citizens to help identify accident-prone intersections, chart safe paths for kids to bike to school, and flag policy issues that need attention as part of the first ever Street Safety Challenge.
The contest opens Friday and Cantabrigians are invited to examine a comprehensive data set of 6,500 road accidents in the city over the last three years, and then share their views or experiences with the city through charts, interactive apps, essays, or performance art pieces. Read MoreNow is the winter of our hub rent bikesWhich Hubway stations will stay open for part, all of winter
Hubway announced today that it will allow riders to use the system in Boston far longer than in years past, keeping several stations open through December 31, depending on weather conditions. In Cambridge, which tested the service last winter, a number of Hubway locations will remain open throughout the entire winter.
Lauren Lockwood, Boston's first ever chief digital officer, is a Vassar and Harvard Business School graduate who spent startup time at Hourly Nerd and did a consulting stint at Morgan Stanley.
Those are great qualifications, but perhaps most to her credit, Lockwood is 28 — a bona fide millennial who understands that a smartphone can feel like a surgically attached extension of your arm and probably joined Facebook back when the invites were circulating among college sophomores with .edu e-mail addresses.
Read MoreWinner winnerYet another 'Most Innovative' crown for Boston... but this one's a bit different
City of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has issued a proclamation making Wednesday "Tech Gives Back Day" in the city. Last week, Governor Deval Patrick, also proclaimed that September 10, will be Tech Gives Back Day for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Read More
The Boston City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the selling, leasing, or reserving of public ways in the city, a move made squarely to counter Haystack, a Baltimore-based startup that allows parkers in the city's metered spots to sell access as they were leaving to others looking for openings. Read More
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