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HubHacks: Civic Hackathon August 9-10

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Mayor Walsh declared May 3 Eugene Mirman Day in the City of Boston, on the occasion of the second annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival taking place this weekend. Watch what happened when Eugene came to City Hall to pick up his official proclamation. 

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A hokey crew helps perform detail work sweeping Boston streets; in this behind-the-scenes video, go along with one at work. This spring, Mayor Walsh has doubled the number of these crews in the City of Boston. Join our efforts to make Boston beautiful this spring by signing up for Boston Shines, the citywide cleanup, now taking place three weekends. 

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Make your spring clean GREEN! In Boston, there are a few ways to participate in recycling - this handy PSA explains how to request a recycling bin, or, use a special sticker to transform an existing container into a bin. Get more spring cleaning tips from the City of Boston at http://bit.ly/scrubthehub. 

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It’s finally spring in Boston! Mayor Walsh is celebrating by doubling up on the number of hokey crews sweeping the streets, commencing with a new season of street cleaning, and welcoming you to join us in beautifying Boston. If you’re in the middle of spring cleaning and want to schedule a pickup for special bulk items, this PSA will make the process easy for you. You can find more tips and resources around spring in Boston at boston.gov/spring.

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Boston Public Works is ready for spring cleaning, no matter what

Just because the calendar pages turn, that doesn’t mean it’s the last you’ll see of winter’s snow salter trucks. But that’s not because it’s a long winter - that’s because new models of trucks actually double as street sweepers, and can be converted between dump to salt truck and back again, depending on need. That means our Public Works crews are able to quickly convert between spring clean to snow storm mode, as New England weather can dictate.
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Boston’s Public Works fleet now includes 21 2012-14 model year Freightliner all-season dump trucks, which increases efficiency and turnaround time. The “Hi-Way” brand all-season trucks can convert between plowing and spreading salt to hauling loads of debris within minutes, instead of having to mount an auxiliary salt spreader, which takes longer. 

We have it on good authority that spring is just around the corner. Really. Regular spring sweeping start April 1, in addition to posted schedules - check here for your street’s schedule. 
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What’s really on Mayor Walsh’s dashboard? Read more about how Mayor Walsh and his team are using real-time data visualization to help manage the city, from constituent service and 911 data to social media sentiment. 

What’s really on Mayor Walsh’s dashboard? Read more about how Mayor Walsh and his team are using real-time data visualization to help manage the city, from constituent service and 911 data to social media sentiment. 

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How can you reimagine Boston’s public spaces? Enter the Public Space Invitational, and attend a q&a Tuesday night at 6pm at District Hall with our office of New Urban Mechanics.

How can you reimagine Boston’s public spaces? Enter the Public Space Invitational, and attend a q&a Tuesday night at 6pm at District Hall with our office of New Urban Mechanics.

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Monday, check in with Mayor Walsh for his latest Twitter chat. Ask your questions starting at 3pm to @marty_walsh, using the hashtag #AskMJW.

Monday, check in with Mayor Walsh for his latest Twitter chat. Ask your questions starting at 3pm to @marty_walsh, using the hashtag #AskMJW.

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Balmy days are just around the corner, and we’re in the home stretch now - even this week, we’ll see temperatures climb into the 50s. As we see winter’s thaw, we’ll also see the conditions that create potholes’ most prevalent season. Won’t you help us spot potholes? That’s right - it’s SpotHoles‬ season. Here’s everything you need to know about potholes in the City of Boston, including how to report them if you see them.
(H/T to Boston Parks and Recreation Department Instagram for this dreamy photo!)

Balmy days are just around the corner, and we’re in the home stretch now - even this week, we’ll see temperatures climb into the 50s. As we see winter’s thaw, we’ll also see the conditions that create potholes’ most prevalent season. Won’t you help us spot potholes? That’s right - it’s SpotHoles‬ season. Here’s everything you need to know about potholes in the City of Boston, including how to report them if you see them.

(H/T to Boston Parks and Recreation Department Instagram for this dreamy photo!)