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By adamg - 2/1/23 - 2:10 pm

WBUR reports on the toppling of Mass GOP Chairman Jim Lyons last night, quotes one long-time Republican activist as saying new Chairwoman Amy Carnevale of Marblehead can now work to get people to vote Republican again, especially with her being "a cross between a hardcore conservative and a hardcore libertarian."

By adamg - 1/25/23 - 9:55 pm

WBUR reports on Mayor Wu's first State of the City address.

By adamg - 1/25/23 - 2:26 pm

On the heels of the shutdown of the Sound Museum in Brighton, the owner of the Charlestown Rehearsal Studio on Terminal Street in Charlestown plans to kick out the musicians who now practice there by June so it can turn the building into a self-storage facility, City Councilor Gabriela Coletta (Charlestown, North End, East Boston) said today. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/23 - 1:13 pm

The Boston City Council could decide Feb. 15 whether to seek approval from the state legislature for a plan that would shift the Boston School Committee from a board appointed by the mayor to one elected by residents - plus a student member who would be able to vote on school business. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/23 - 12:01 pm

A Boston Municipal Court judge today set bail at $500 for a Melrose resident charged with spray-painting anti-police slogans on the Parkman Bandstand yesterday and ordered that she stay away from Boston Common while the case is pending, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/23 - 10:20 pm

Update: Bail set at $500.

Boston Police report one officer was injured and two people arrested during a protest Saturday night on Boston Common against over the death of a protester on the site of Atlanta's proposed 85-acre "Cop City" training facility. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 12:11 pm

City Councilor Julia Mejia says Turtleboy owner Aiden Kearney keeps libeling her and she's had enough.
Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/23 - 11:37 am

It's become too toxic a platform to keep wutrain going, she tells CommonWealth Magazine. Her official mayoral feed, however, will continue.

By adamg - 1/5/23 - 11:35 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today overruled Secretary of State Bill Galvin's refusal to let disgraced Speaker Sal DiMasi try his hand at lobbying, saying the state law that lets Galvin bar certain reprobates from the job applies only to people convicted of specifically state crimes and DiMasi was convicted just under federal laws against conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and extortion. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 10:46 pm

Downtown kaboom alert: Normally, we only get howitzers firing downtown when the Ancient and Honorables have their leadership change in April, but if you're anywhere near the Common on Wednesday between 5 and 6 p.m., get your hands ready to cover your ears. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/22 - 10:03 am

Mayor Wu said today a decision will come "soon" on whether to require BPS students and staffers to don mask for the first couple of weeks of school in January. Read more.

By adamg - 12/26/22 - 11:25 am

On Friday, US District Court Judge Angel Kelley once again rejected a demand from the lawyer for the Satanic Temple that she order Mayor Wu to attend a temple convocation and then answer questions about how the Boston City Council selects local clergy to give the invocations that start council meetings. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 10:26 am

Incoming Gov. Healey announced today she will appoint former BTD Commissioner Gina Fiandaca as secretary of transportation once she's in office. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/22 - 9:27 am

The Dorchester Reporter details Wu's proposal, which calls for increasing the minimum number of "affordable" units developers have to provide from the current 13% to 20%. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/22 - 9:50 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on today's vote by the council.

By adamg - 12/14/22 - 2:44 pm

WBZ reports on the vote to establish a reparations commission.

By adamg - 12/14/22 - 9:59 am

The Huntington News reports an apparent we'll-get-to-it-when-we-get-to-it campus mail system that meant some students didn't get absentee ballots in time to vote in last month's election.

By adamg - 12/12/22 - 9:38 pm

The City Council will vote Wednesday on eight of Mayor Wu's slate of candidates for the Zoning Board of Appeal, which hears roughly 1,100 cases a year on everything from attic dormers and basement bedrooms to apartment towers and marijuana shops. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/22 - 11:00 am
Joel Richards

Joel Richards, who ran unsuccessfully for City Council in District 4 last year, announced today he'll be running again, but this time in District 3, because redistricting means he now lives in that district.
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By adamg - 12/9/22 - 12:01 pm

A City Council committee chaired by Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester) has scheduled a Monday hearing to consider Mayor Wu's plan to reshape the Zoning Board of Appeal by replacing most of its current members. Read more.

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