Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Music groups such as Fun, The National, The Shins, and Of Monsters and Men, are scheduled to perform May 25-26.
Get your tickets now for the Boston Calling Music Festival because they will be selling out quickly. Popular groups like Fun, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, and 15 other musical acts that your grandma has never heard of will hit the Boston City Hall Plaza stage on the weekend of May 25-26. Click here for the full lineup for the Boston Calling Music Festival. The festival is a two-day, two-stage event with food, services and more. All ages are welcome and children younger than 10 get in for free. Ticket sales start Friday and can be purchased here. Single-day passes for $75, weekend passes for $130, and VIP tickets for $185 for a single day or $350 for the weekend. Boston Calling is a rain-or-shine event.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Boston City Council approved a plan to raise funds by renting the plaza: The money would go to either the general fund or a fund for the Arts, City and Tourism.
Do you need a big space for an outdoor event? The Boston City Council thinks it may have the place for you. There's currently no formal structure for businesses to rent City Hall Plaza. On Wednesday, the Boston City Council approved an amendment to the City's charter to allow plaza rental for a fee. The measure would create a sliding fee scale to rent the plaza for events. District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley, chair of Government Operations Committee, said the fee structure would start with a $25 application. He said smaller events that are a day or two could be charged $200 per hour. "Presume it's eight hours; that's $3,200 for two days," said O'Malley, who lives in and represents JP. Larger events that stay on the plaza longer, …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
It's time to give the man his due: Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has worn out his opposition. It's no longer worth fighting against him. Just give up.
Dear Mayor Menino: You win! On behalf of all city residents who have been holding out for a better Boston than you’ve provided for us, I concede. A few of us (a dwindling few) have always thought Boston could be better - that you could do better. We’ve seen the city grow and prosper during the past twenty years, but felt it was being held back from being a truly great American city. Not that we aren’t happy to live here, just that you could help us make Boston a better place to live by building badly-needed schools in our neighborhoods, by recognizing, respecting, and responding to residents’ complaints about over-zealous developers and under-utilized zoning, by using the city's ever-increasing property tax revenue to give us safer, …