Neighborhood Network News: 1/8/19

Our top story: a promise to make the Boston Fire Department more inclusive for women.
Mayor Walsh and and Commissioner Joseph Finn say they'll make changes in the department's male-dominated culture--and increase opportunities for women to become firefighters.

In a second group of bills sent to the State House, Mayor Walsh is trying make changes in transportation and response to climate change.

For the past fiscal year, the city ended up with a budget surplus of twenty-one million dollars.
That's according to the Boston Municipal Research Bureau. The bureau says there was still some spending over budget, primarily for overtime on the police and fire departments.

Another pot shop's meeting with local opposition--this time in Brighton. Happy Valley Ventures wants to get approval for selling recreational marijuana at the former site of a bar near Cleveland Circle.

Original Air Date: 
Jan 8, 2019