When Mayor Thomas Menino unwrapped last yearâ€™s city budget, he touted its stability and a host of reconstruction projects.
This year, not so much. If anything, this yearâ€™s city budget is highly unstable as state revenues continue to plunge and policymakers have yet to see a bottom. The stateâ€™s House of Representatives was set to unveil this week a fiscal 2010 budget even more austere than the governorâ€™s version, with deeper cuts in services and none of the tax increases both Governor Deval Patrick and Menino have pushed for. Read more
City Councillor Maureen Feeney has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday evening (April 7) to scrutinize a plan that would temporarily close the Murphy Community Center for renovations this summer. Read more