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By adamg - 5/18/22 - 5:28 pm
Mejia argues against DESE takeover

Mejia argues against state takeover.

The City Council voted overwhelmingly today to fight to keep local control of BPS in the face of possible state receivership, saying a new mayor and a new superintendent deserve a chance to finally bring the sort of change BPS needs and that the last thing Boston - where voters strongly supported an elected school committee in the fall election - needs is an outside commissar screwing things up even more. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 2:14 pm

The City Council will consider a proposal to seek permission from the state legislature to give Boston four new liquor licenses that would be restricted to use in the Bolling Building in Nubian Square, as a way to help stimulate economic activity there and help ease the historic disparity between wealthy Boston Proper areas and the city's Black and Brown neighborhoods when it comes to liquor licenses. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/22 - 9:35 pm

Committee on Government Accountability, Transparency & Accessibility on March 22, 2022

WBZ reports on a City Council hearing, led by Julia Mejia (at large) yesterday. You can watch the entire hearing above.

By adamg - 3/14/22 - 12:52 pm
Fernandes Anderson makes a point

Fernandes Anderson makes a point during hearing.

Three city councilors of color today expressed hesitancy over a proposed ordinance that would prohibit targeted protests outside the mayor's house early in the morning, saying that while they understand what it's like to be hit with racist bile, they're not sure they have enough faith in Boston Police to not then turn the rule against Black Lives Matter and other protesters. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 1:22 pm

The City Council today agreed to have a committee consider the idea of creating a Reparations Commission to come up with ways to pay Black Bostonians for centuries of slavery, discrimination and redlining. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/26/22 - 2:36 pm

The Boston City Council agreed today to look at creating a public alternative to private broadband providers, saying events of the past couple of years have proved broadband has become a necessity that private business may be unwilling to provide at a price that all residents can afford. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/21 - 12:01 pm

WBUR looks at the proposal by City Councilor Julia Mejia (at large) to create a commission to study the idea.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 11:25 am

Ayanna Pressley has endorsed Julia Mejia (incumbent), David Halbert, Ruthzee Louijeune and Carla Monteiro for the four at-large council seats and Kendra Hicks in District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill). Didn't say if she'll be endorsing somebody for mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/21 - 11:48 am
Essaibi George, Janey and Wu

Photo via mayor's office.

Acting Mayor Kim Janey met with Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu yesterday to begin planning the transition for when one of the candidates takes over at City Hall in November. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/21 - 9:16 am

Schoolyard News reports on an effort to get a (non-binding) question on the November ballot on whether to return to an elected School Committee. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 3:31 pm

During a City Council vote today on a proposal he didn't like, Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester) voted "present" and then, forgetting to mute himself, let fly a hearty "fuck them." Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/21 - 1:08 pm

The Boston City Council and various city departments have started looking at how to let home cooks legally sell some of their victuals and treats. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/21 - 9:45 am

Councilor Julia Mejia (at large) is apologizing for Facebook Live video she took outside her house after Brandon Williams was shot dead in his car at Capen and Evans streets. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 2:35 pm

A City Council committee will hold a hearing on a proposal to seek to eliminate a special election for mayor should Mayor Walsh leave for Washington before March 5, following a discussion today in which one councilor managed to insult three others. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 4:29 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a task force to consider what to do about the exploding problem of fireworks in Boston in the few days remaining until July 4.

Among the members of the task force: The four at-large members of the City Council, including Julia Mejia, who has beendemanding action against illegal fireworks for weeks now. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/20 - 9:28 am

With pre-Fourth fireworks at possibly their most insane levels ever, City Councilor Julia Mejia (at large) will host a mental-health counselor and two youth leaders in an online session to try to figure out what to do about the problems the bombs bursting in air are causing. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 2:51 pm
Mejia

The Boston City Council agreed today to consider ways to help poor residents who find tickets on their car windshields.

But several councilors said that while they appreciate at-large Councilor Julia Mejia's proposal to let residents get a reduction on ticket fees by showing they meet certain income levels, they added they might prefer other ways to help out such residents instead of tinkering with ticket fees. 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 - 12/9/19 - 9:54 pm

WGBH reports a recount showed that Julia Mejia won the fourth at-large seat on the city council by just one vote over Alejandra St. Guillen.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 10:36 am
Elections Department at City Hall

Andrea Doremus Cuetara is among the people in the Elections Department at City Hall this morning, waiting for the recount to begin in the race for the fourth at-large seat on the city council - in which Julia Mejia and Alejandra St. Guillen are current separated by less than ten votes.

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