Posts Tagged: Boston

How to Advance Women’s Issues from City Hall

The Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement was established in 2014. Only two years later, it’s already made significant process towards its goals of increasing women’s representation inside City Hall and within the city-at-large. In a recent interview, the Office’s Executive Director Megan Costello discussed how they’ve managed to so rapidly grow and become an impactful… Read more »

How the City of Boston Built a Culture of Data-Driven Decisions

GovLoop hosted its State and Local Tech Trends Virtual Training, an all-day, virtual event with 5 different training webinars and resources to help state and local govies do their job better. Be sure to read the other recaps here. Instead of keeping integral data in a folder on the desk, what if there was a… Read more »

Achieving Gender Equity in the City of Boston

Achieving real change, especially around gender issues, requires strong and dedicated leadership. Megan Costello, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement in Boston, said she is lucky enough to have that support. “I am honored to work for a mayor that is so committed to gender equity and equity within the workplace in… Read more »

@Boston_Police – CTO John Daley talks Twitter and the bombings

It was the the tweet heard around the country: “CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody” The first official announcement that law enforcement agencies had concluded their manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev didn’t come at a press conference. It… Read more »

Boston Manhunt Proves the Power of Interagency Collaboration

“Last week was a very dark week for the country, you had what happened in Boston, West Texas and the ricin letters sent to politicians here in DC. But in the midst of those tragedies there was a bright spot and that was the work of the public servants,” said Tom Fox. Fox is the… Read more »

Boston Bombings: Lingering Questions…

The Boston bombings terror is finally over. Now it’s time to address some vexing questions about how and why this national tragedy occurred in the post-9/11 era of the Patriot Act and Big Brother. To wit: Why was the national intelligence community completely unaware of this terrorist plot? Is it possible this insidious act could… Read more »

How to Get Citizens to Dig Each Other Out After a Snow Storm

On December 26, 2010 a #snowpocalypse dumped a ton of snow in the NY, NJ, CY tri-state area. In Newark NJ, as a result of the storm, something very cool happened. Mayor Booker’s (@CoryBooker) constituents began tweeting request for shoveling at him AND he responded and began digging people out. Cooler than that others started… Read more »