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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.

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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.

By adamg - 9/16/17 - 2:40 pm

Citing the First Amendment, Mayor Walsh is refusing to let Hal Shurtleff, who runs a New Hampshire camp to teach kids his version of the Constitution, fly his Christian flag from one of the three flagpoles in front of City Hall, the Herald reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/17 - 3:49 pm
Packing donations for Houston

Molly Lanzarotta reports volunteers at City Hall were busy today packing up donations for shipment to Houston. NECN reports they're looking for donations of packing tape and boxes.

By adamg - 7/18/17 - 1:29 pm
Boat at Boston City Hall flood

There was some flooding on the third floor of City Hall today - and workers knew to have a small boat on hand, just in case.

By adamg - 7/13/17 - 1:23 pm
Queen Elizabeth and Mayor White in 1976

In 1976, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip let bygones be bygones and visited Boston as part of the Revolution bicentennial. The British Consulate in Boston has posted some photos from the visit, including one of Gov. Dukakis welcoming the Queen at Logan Airport and this one of Mayor White bringing her into Boston City Hall.

On July 11, Prince Phillip presented an eagle statue to the Bostonian Society: Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/17 - 12:47 pm
Mayor White with Luke and C3-PO in Boston City Hall

On Star Wars Day, the Boston City Archives posted some photos of C3-PO, Luke and R2-D2 visiting with Mayor White at City Hall back in 1980.

By adamg - 5/3/17 - 12:00 pm
Other designs for Boston City Hall

A couple of alternate designs.

Today is the anniversary of the 1962 selection of the design, by architects Gerhard Kallmann, Noel McKinnell and Edward Knowles for the crate Faneuil Hall came in Boston City Hall.

The Boston City Archives has posted photos of mockups of some of the losing designs. Think any were better?

By adamg - 1/27/17 - 12:35 pm

Ray Flynn recalls using his office to shelter Polish sailors who'd fled their ship when it docked in Boston.

By adamg - 1/24/17 - 12:52 pm
Proposed changes in City Hall Plaza

CORRECTION: The kiosk will be behind City Hall's security checkpoints; ye ed needs to learn to follow dotted lines on diagrams better.

The mayor's office today announced plans to seek an operator for a new, permanent coffee kiosk in City Hall for people who somehow miss the Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts and Boston News Cafe on City Hall Plaza. Read more.

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