In Boston, a food truck-inspired roaming City Hall van

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Government authorities have already experimented with new ways to connect to constituents, such as collecting civic complaints via a smartphone app in Rio de Janeiro. Now the City of Boston has launched its City Hall To Go scheme, which is bringing civic services to residents in their neighbourhoods. Considering that Boston is nearly 50 square miles in area, it can be difficult for some locals to travel to City Hall, located near to the coast of Boston Harbor. Inspired by the city's food trucks, the governmental body began driving officials around in a specially-furbished van in December last year. Residents…

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