Welcome to Boston

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston.


Police Emergency 911
General Information 617-343-4200
Fire Emergency 911
General Information 617-343-3550
Ambulance Emergency 911
Poison   617-232-2120
Rape   617-492-7273
Hospitals Cambridge 617-665-1000
Emerson 978-369-1400
Lahey 781-744-5100
Lawrence Memorial 781-306-6000
MGH 617-726-2000
Mt. Auburn 617-499-5700
Newton - Wellesley 617-243-6000
Winchester 781-729-9000


NStar Electric Electricity 800-592-2000
NStar Gas Natural Gas 800-592-2000
Verizon New Service Billing 617-873-1000
Repairs 617-555-1611
Comcast Cable TV, Phone, Internet 1-800-XFINITY

City Services

City Hall Information 617-349-4000 
Boston Public Schools Information  617-635-9000
Boston Public Library    617-536-5400
Boston Post Office Main Branch  617-929-4144
Boston Traffic & Parking    617-635-4410
Registry of Motor Vehicles   617-351-4500
Transportation MBTA Travel Information 617-222-3200
MBTA Pass Program 617-222-5218