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By adamg - 9/28/20 - 11:00 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports that Alex Gray, currently a policy analyst at City Hall, will run for one of the four open at-large seats on the City Council in next year's elections. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/20 - 11:38 am

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins last night released a list of 135 Boston, State, Chelsea and MBTA police officers and one IRS agent who have been accused of crimes or misconduct that might possibly affect the evidence or testimony they supplied for criminal cases. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/20 - 12:35 pm

At a press conference today, a reporter asked Mayor Walsh for his comments on City Councilor Andrea Campbell's announcement that she's running for his job in next year's election. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/20 - 12:16 pm
Honey Fitz Fitzgerald

Boston has not elected a Boston Latin School graduate as mayor since John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald left office in 1914.

Past mayors and their high schools since then: Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/20 - 8:53 am

Andrea Campbell for Mayor

City Councilor Andrea Campbell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) announced this morning she is running for mayor in the 2021 elections. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/23/20 - 9:56 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 9-23-20

Mayor Walsh said today that "we are very close into moving into the red category on the map," possibly within the next few days because Boston is now approaching a Covid-19 infection rate of 8 new cases per 100,000 each day. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/20 - 11:48 am
Final copy of the Jewish Advocate

The Jewish Advocate announced this week that its issue this week will be its last in print. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 4:20 pm

Boston's ISD announced today that it's banning thin plastic bags at supermarkets and other retailers come Sept. 30 - and bringing back the five-cent fee for paper bags or thicker, reusable plastic bags for shoppers who don't bring their own bags.

Boston had unbanned the bags in March, as the pandemic was hitting us like a ton of bricks.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 3:53 pm
Rat Day poster

In 1917, the Women's Municipal League offered bounties for rats. More info.

The city's top rat official told city councilors today that ISD's rat team will soon resume use of dry ice to kill rats - and just in time, what with growing rat complaints coming in from all parts of the city. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 9:32 pm

MassLive.com reports that City Councilor Andrea Campbell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) is "seriously considering" running for mayor next year. At-large Councilor Michell Wu announced this week she's running. Mayor Marty Walsh has yet to say if he plans to seek a third term.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:39 am

WGBH reports that polling it had done in the days before Michelle Wu formally announced she was running for mayor next year showed Mayor Walsh with a big lead - but that Wu was leading in West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill, which would roughly mirror the results of the 2013 race, in which Walsh beat John Connolly to replace Tom Menino.

By adamg - 9/16/20 - 3:44 pm

A Dorchester man who was arrested on gun charges in 2018 after Boston gang-unit officers say they watched him in eight separate Snapchat videos holding what appeared to be a gun - and then arrested again on gun charges four months later after officers watched him in a new video holding what appeared to be a gun - will argue that Boston cops with Snapchat accounts are only going after Black and Hispanic people. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/20 - 8:54 am

Nathaniel Stinnett shows us the hazy sky over the Tobin Bridge this morning, due to the western forest fires. The EPA says Boston's air quality is good today - all that smoke is up between 20,000 and 30,000 feet high.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 3:58 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today released new regulations that let restaurants that have permission to create patios on sidewalks and parking spaces due to Covid-19 can keep them open through at least Dec. 1 - and that restaurants with permanent patios can keep them running as long as the heaters and their patrons can hold out. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 7:00 am

Michelle for Mayor - Boston for Everyone

At-large City Councilor Michelle Wu announced this morning that, yes, she's running for mayor next year. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 3:05 pm

WBUR reports on today's release of recommendations from a task force looking at reforming Boston Police.

Complete report.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 5:00 pm

Sunday's scissor attack on WCVB reporter Ted Wayman in Copley Square is just that latest in a series of unconnected attacks on Boston TV reporters and camerapeople since July. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 12:58 pm
Frank Bellotti

Back in the day, politicians who'd won elections would often invite the press in the next morning to watch them bask in the glow of being a winner. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/20 - 1:48 pm

The Globe reports Mayor Walsh himself made the announcement, saying Wu told him of her plans in a phone call yesterday. The Globe says a Wu spokesperson did not confirm that, "but took pains not to deny it."

By adamg - 9/6/20 - 9:18 am

Live Boston rounds up all the shootings and stabbings Friday night and Saturday morning - and the person hit by a Fairmount Line train at Newmarket Square.

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