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By adamg - 6/21/19 - 11:24 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the City Council is withholding action on people nominated by Mayor Walsh for seats on the Zoning Board of Appeal until they answer a question about what they'd do if the mayor's office approves pot shops closer to each other than the half mile allowed by city ordinance - as it did earlier this year in East Boston. Proposed pot shops need zoning-board approval.

By adamg - 6/20/19 - 3:12 pm

Vocal Revolution - Charlie & The MTA

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) is helping organize a two-day protest against MBTA fare increases that will include stationing protesters outside each T stop and on as many trains as they can muster on July 1 - the first day of increased T fares. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 2:21 pm

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone sued Barstool Sports and contributor Kirk Minihane today for an interview about the Barstool/Bruins towel controversy he claims Minihane conducted without his permission - while pretending to be the Globe's Kevin Cullen. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 11:22 am
Sign that says this is our fuckin' city, no pinhead, get well Papi

Phil R. attended the March for Truth at the State House yesterday.

Andrea Doremus Cuetara shows us there was also a vigil for children who have died in border concentration camps: Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 1:33 pm

The State House News Service reports Cape legislators invited reporters to a State House briefing about how to keep Cape tourists from being chomped by sharks this summer, or something to that effect, but then banned the reporters who actually showed up, claiming the room was just too small.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 12:50 pm

Yeah, it's a publicity stunt (and possible list-building exercise) by the Massachusetts Democratic Party, but this petition urging Gov. Baker to actually ride the T is certainly a valid question when the governor is saying the T is moving in the right direction right after the Red Line pretty much stopped moving at all due to that car that derailed and took out key signaling equipment with it (even Mitt Romney took the T once, even if he only rode for one stop and was unable to say how much a ride cost). Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/19 - 9:17 am

The Dorchester Reporter lists the candidates who filed what appears to be enough signatures to get on the ballot in district and at-large races this fall - the city elections department now has to certify all those signatures.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 11:53 am

Hope Central Church on Seaverns Avenue in Jamaica Plain isn't waiting for the current administration to be voted out: The Religion News Service reports the church has gotten an ink stamp of Tubman's profile and is using it on $20 bills:

"I'm taking such pleasure in this. Mr. Trail of Tears, gone!" laughed Ann Potter, who counts offerings for HCC, as she covered the former president’s face on bill after bill.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 9:51 am

An alleged "straight pride" parade through the Back Bay and the South End planned for Aug. 31 made Buzzfeed yesterday, so you know people were talking about it. Read more.

By Anonymous - 6/5/19 - 8:59 am

I won't forgive Elizabeth Warren for endorsing the incumbent mayor whose mediocrity brought us an olympic bid, indy car, midtown, GE, early bell times, school closures and new housing built for the rich but she'll get my vote for president before Joe Biden will.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 1:13 pm

The City Council on Wednesday will consider a proposal by councilors Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) and Lydia Edwards (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) to have public schools, libraries, community centers and other municipal buildings stock free menstrual products in women's rooms. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 1:01 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) is proposing curbside pickup of unwanted clothing for sale to companies that can then do something with it. Read more.

By DaveA - 6/2/19 - 7:49 am

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7 pm at The First Church and Parish, Dedham, The Charles River Green Coalition will host a Green New Deal Town Hall. The town hall will focus on the existential threat posed by climate change and explain the Green New Deal, a stimulus package designed to combat both climate change and the burgeoning economic inequality in the United States.

By Kent - 5/25/19 - 1:53 pm

Join Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 6:30-9:000pm. Hear from the candidates running for Boston City Council At-Large. Topics to be discussed include Boston's economic opportunity, education, environment, housing, transit, and more. Find out where they stand on the issues that matter to you. See who inspires you!

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 10:00 am
Arroyo, Farrell, Powell, Turchinetz

Arroyo, Farrell, Powell, Turchinetz.

At a candidate forum last night, two candidates for the District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan, Hyde Park) city-council seat - Ricardo Arroyo and Mimi Turchinetz - repeatedly proclaimed themselves progressives who would go far beyond constituent services and help other progressives on the council tackle issues from systemic racism to the climate crisis.

Maria Esdale Farrell, who works as an education aide to current Councilor Tim McCarthy, said idealism is all well and good but that she would largely stick to McCarthy's current focus on bread-and-butter local issues, such as potholes and crime. Alkia Powell, who currently works in the Mayor's Office of Economic Development, agreed with Arroyo and Turchinetz - and Farrell - on many issues, but did not call herself a progressive. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/19 - 9:47 am

Candidates running for the District 8 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, Bay Village, Fenway) met for a forum on Tuesday. Watch the forum.

Participating candidates were Kenzie Bok, Montez Haywood, Landon Lemoine, Kristen Mobilia, Jennifer Nassour and Helene Vincent. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 4:27 pm
Protesters for abortion rights

Greg Cook attended a rally and protest at the State House over abortion bans being enacted in several states.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 8:27 pm

The City Council on Wednesday will consider a proposal for a non-binding ballot question this November to stop honoring a Roxbury native who became a colonial governor. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 9:26 am
Durham

Jeff Durham of Codman Square says he's been certified for a spot on the fall ballot for the District 4 (Dorchester and Mattapan with small parts of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale) seat now held by City Council President Andrea Campbell. Read more.

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