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By adamg - 6/8/21 - 9:50 pm

A federal judge today rejected a request to toss Felix Arroyo's wrongful-termination suit against the city for the way Marty Walsh fired him as chief of health and human services in 2017.

However, US District Court Judge Denise Casper did narrow his suit considerably, dismissing several of his claims. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 12:53 pm

WBZ's Cheryl Fiandaca, who once got paid to do PR for Boston Police, reports BPD continues to provide 24-hour guard duty at Marty Walsh's Dorchester home, even though he now spends most of his time in DC. The good news is no overtime is involved; the bad news is the officer on duty would otherwise be on regular patrol. Tom Menino lost his house guard after he left office (and a couple weeks later, somebody stole an SUV his wife had rented, right outside their house).

By adamg - 5/9/21 - 8:33 pm

"She's probably sitting there, not answering the phone:" Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 9:25 am

A federal judge this week tossed a Lowell man's suit against Marty Walsh for urging right wingers not to rally on Boston Common the week after one of their compatriots murdered a woman in Charlottesville. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 9:36 am
Mayor Janey on WGBH billboard in Brighton

GBH alerts turnpike motorists today there's a new mayor in town. Photo via GBH.

The Boston Business Journal reports a supporter of Andrea Campbell is setting up one of the fundraising organizations to boost her chances of becoming mayor this fall. Read more.

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By adamg - 3/22/21 - 6:20 pm
Walsh at his final press conference

Walsh at his final press conference as mayor.

At 5:52 p.m., Sean Philip Cotter reported Walsh got the 51st vote he needed in the Senate to become the next Secretary of Labor. Among those voting for him: Mitt Romney, who was governor here when Walsh was a state rep. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/21 - 11:59 am

Mayor Walsh (yes, he's still here) announced yesterday that unlike the rest of the state, Boston will not be allowing live music to resume at smaller venues and restaurants on Monday, but will instead wait until March 22, "if public health data allows."

More details.

By adamg - 2/17/21 - 9:13 am

The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, the Greater Boston Latino Network and Amplify Latinx today asked the Justice Department to look into why the city of Boston awarded only 1.2% of $2.1 billion in procurement contracts in recent years went to Black and Latino businesses. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 11:43 am

Mayor Walsh said today he's asking the BPDA board to approve the increase in the "linkage" fees developers pay the city for the right to put up new buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/21 - 12:44 pm

A WBZ reporter went to Doughboy Donuts in South Boston for reaction after soon to be former Mayor Walsh mentioned that's where he got his most recent cup of coffee before going down to Washington: Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 7:50 pm

WBUR reports Boston will pay for a review of just what happened between Dennis White and his wife back in 1999, quotes the soon-to-be-former hizzonah as saying his vetting "admittedly should have been more thorough."

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 11:52 am

Katie Trojano at the Dorchester Reporter has been livetweeting Marty Walsh's confirmation hearings as the next labor secretary and reports on a Republican senator trying to blindside Marty Walsh as an elitist East Coast lib with one of those old Andy Hiller-type questions: Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/21 - 10:16 pm
White

The Globe reports Mayor Walsh put Police Commissioner Dennis White - who took office on Monday - on leave after its reporters began asking about domestic-violence allegations against White dating to 1999.

Walsh appointed White last week to replace William Gross, who retired Friday with just one day's public notice.

By adamg - 2/1/21 - 5:11 pm

Boston residents told stop jumping out of windows into snowbanks - Daily Mail

From 2015, natch.

By adamg - 1/26/21 - 10:29 am

COVID-19 Media Availability 1-26-21

Mayor Walsh said that with Boston Covid-19 numbers coming down - although still high - the city is ending restrictions on a variety of public facilities and activities. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/21 - 11:58 am

COVID-19 Media Availability 1-22-21

Mayor Walsh said today the city will eliminate its 9:30 p.m. curfew on "public facing" businesses on Monday. However, Walsh said other extra restrictions enacted as numbers rose late last year will remain in effect until at least next week, when city officials meet to reevaluate Covid-19 numbers. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 8:38 pm

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

Mayor Walsh gave his final state-of-the-city address tonight, which you can watch above (or read the text of). He spent a fair amount of time addressing the challenges of the past year (Covid-19 and racial inequality), but he also said goodbye to the city he's led for seven years now as he gets ready to become Joe Biden's Secretary of Labor. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/21 - 2:57 pm
Mayor Tobin at banquet for BC quarterback

Maurice Tobin at banquet for BC quarterback Chuckin' Charlie O'Rourke.

Assuming Marty Walsh is confirmed as Secretary of Labor, he'll join Maurice Tobin on the exclusive list of Boston mayors to serve in that post. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 1:45 pm

Politico reports Marty Walsh, a former union president, could be moving from Lower Mills to Washington soon. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 11:51 am

In a press conference called to discuss Covid-19, but which he spent a fair amount of time addressing yesterday's failed coup in Washington - including calling for the immediate invocation of the 25th Amendment - Mayor Walsh said "numbers continue to grow in the wrong direction" for the virus in Boston. Read more.

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