Government

Tackling sugary beverages and obesity

Tackling sugary beverages and obesity

In 2011, Mayor Menino and the Boston Public Health Commission made a major move to ban sugar-sweetened beverages from sale on City property. It was a controversial and groundbreaking step. The executive order came because of the link between sugary drinks and rising obesity rates. And in a city where 40 percent of the public(…)

“Pulse of the City” Public Art Installation

“Pulse of the City” Public Art Installation

There is plenty of room for innovation in city government, and we showed that when Mayor Menino unveiled “Pulse of the City.” The public art installation creates music based on the heartbeats of the people who approach it and interact with it. It’s really unique, and it was unveiled by designer George Zisiadis at the Urban(…)

A new way to to transition

A new way to to transition

In 2013, Mayor Thomas M. Menino decided not to seek an unprecedented sixth term in office. The election that followed was one thing, but Boston had not turned the keys over to a new mayor in more than two decades. Typically, a three-ring binder is left for the next mayor to review — to see(…)