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What does the City Charter include? The modern charter is made up of:

  • parts of Chapter 486 of the Acts of 1909 approved by Massachusetts General Court
  • amendments made through Chapter 452 of the Acts of 1948, and
  • Chapter 376 of the Acts of 1951.
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Room 550
Boston, MA 02201-2043
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The City Council is made up of 15 standing committees. We also create special committees to address certain needs in Boston.