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By adamg - 2/19/20 - 10:07 am

The Dorchester Reporter watched last night's debate between the incumbent senator and his challenger.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 10:00 am

Marty Walsh and the CEO and board of Tufts Medical Center will eat lunch at Jade Garden on Tyler Street today and then stroll around the neighborhood to show it's a fine place to go and to send a message to cut the crap about COVID-19 already, that you're no more likely to contract the virus in Chinatown than anywhere else in Massachusetts, which is to say hardly likely at all. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 6:22 pm

A federal judge today tossed the conspiracy convictions of Kenneth Brissette and Timothy Sullivan in the Boston Calling case, because federal prosecutors failed to show either man received any personal benefit from convincing the music-festival's organizers to hire member of a local union to work the event. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 1:50 pm

City councilors Michelle Wu (at large) and Ed Flynn (Chinatown, South Boston, South End, Downtown) have organized a dim-sum lunch at China Pearl in Chinatown on Saturday in part to show there's no more risk of coronavirus infection in the neighborhood than anywhere else in the city. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 1:23 pm

The City Council today agreed to look, again, at how to increase the percentage of contracts the city awards to companies owned by minorities and women - which, the last time the city disclosed numbers, was less than 1% of roughly $664 million in contracts each year. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 12:54 pm

The City Council will take a look at how to keep moderate-income families in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 12:40 pm

Three if you include Medford native Mike Bloomberg, but in any case, the New Hampshire results persuaded Deval Patrick he has no chance of getting the Democratic nomination, so he announced today he's not running for president anymore.

Coupled with Elizabeth Warren's poor showing yesterday, can we assume the Liar in Chief was, again, lying, about the hundreds of buses of Massachusetts residents rolling into New Hampshire to flip elections? Yes, of course we can.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 10:21 am

State Rep. Dan Cullinane (D - Dorchester) announced this morning he won't run for re-election this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 9:31 am

The Harvard Crimson reports the Cambridge City Council voted unanimously yesterday to begin looking at a new name for the Agassiz neighborhood, named for the 19th-century Harvard professor who, when not doing groundbreaking work in fields from ichthyology to glaciology, found time to dabble in scientific racism (one guess which race he found inferior).

By adamg - 2/10/20 - 2:03 pm

City Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown) wants to look at automatic recounts of close municipal elections, following last year's at-large race, in which Julia Mejia won the fourth at-large seat by just one vote. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 9:24 am

City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan) writes that it's time for the BPDA to stop delaying action on Roxbury Prep's proposal to turn the old Clay Chevrolet on Belgrade Avenue into a new high school, that Roxbury Prep students deserve a modern high school and that a school literally in front of a commuter-rail stop and with several bus lines running past it will not gridlock local streets.

Last month, Arroyo replaced Tim McCarthy, who had opposed the school.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 10:37 pm

With New York State banning real-estate brokers from charging fees to renters, Mayor Marty Walsh said today he's forming a group to look at apartment broker fees in Boston.

In a statement, Walsh said: Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 10:03 am

The president of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association is accusing the Boston Teachers Union of helping to demonize cops and even endanger their lives by supporting a Black Lives Matters program that calls for hiring more black teachers and school counselors instead of school cops.

But not all Boston cops agree with BPPA President Michael Leary's missive to BTU President Jessica Tang. Read more

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 2:15 pm

Boston now pays more to have its recyclables hauled away than its trash, so its time to look at getting more creative with how it encourages residents to recycle, City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) said today. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 2:00 pm

The Boston City Council today agreed with a request from Councilor Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) to look at an ordinance under which local employers would be mandated to let their employees buy monthly MBTA passes as a pre-tax benefit, which would save workers some money and increase T use at a time when local roads are increasingly choked with people driving in from their suburban homes now that they've been priced out of the city.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 1:34 pm

The Boston City Council agreed today to hold a hearing to look into what can be done about a school-transportation budget that continues to increase. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 1:18 pm

The Boston City Council will take a look at ways to reduce the number of people who jump off parking garages following several well publicized garage-related suicides. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 9:15 am

The Cambridge City Council will consider asking the MBTA to make at least one bus route through the city free as a pilot program to gauge the possibility of eventually freeing all buses from fares. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/20 - 9:04 am

We got a voicemail...

Newly elected at-large City Councilor Julia Mejia posted a voice mail she got from somebody who is upset with her proposal to strengthen Boston's sanctuary-city regulations. He vows to call the president's office.

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 6:25 pm

Ayanna Pressley gave an impassioned speech at the annual Martin Luther King breakfast this morning about how King's fight for civil rights is far from over. Charlie Baker came next and started with "The only thing I can add to that rant is this ..." He's apologized, of course. Rev. Laura Everett explains the damage was done.

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