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Annissa Essaibi George

By adamg - 7/29/21 - 8:59 am

The Globe reports on Doug George's ongoing battles with City Hall over the residential units he builds and runs, or as the Globe puts it, "has routinely flouted city and state housing and building laws," which might become even more of an issue should his wife become mayor, what with ultimate control over the zoning board and ISD (and the BPDA for larger projects). Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 12:37 pm

John Barros, who worked to increase affordable housing in Roxbury and Dorchester as head of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, released an affordable-housing plan that includes a transfer tax on property transactions to fund more housing, reducing regulatory requirements on construction of affordable-housing units, turning over more city land for building affordable units, increasing the number of affordable units developers have to include in their market-rate projects and working towards greater investment in the city's public-housing complexes. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 3:22 pm

Michelle Wu today unwrapped her housing agenda, which focuses on making Boston more affordable for the middle class, and which includes a return of rent stabilization, a commitment to use $200 million of incoming federal relief aid on affordable-housing construction and eliminating parking requirements for new all affordable buildings. She would also use municipal funds for mortgage support and savings matching to help people who are not in the market for a condo at One Dalton. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 9:49 am

Adrian Walker breaks down the City Council's sudden need to tell Kim Janey they're still the boss of her: She's stopped returning their phone calls. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 10:20 am

The Boston Sun reports that Michelle Wu has come out against rebuilding the bridge to Long Island, saying the money would be better and more quickly spent on things that can be done now, instead of waiting for Quincy to finally yell uncle and stop fighting in court. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/2/21 - 9:49 am

A year-old debate over the future of Boston Pride has spilled into the mayoral race, with candidates Andrea Campbell, Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu announcing yesterday they won't be at a Pride-sponsored forum this Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 1:12 pm

International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 718, today formally endorsed Councilor Annissa Essaibi George in her bid to become mayor. In a statement, local President John Soares said: Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 10:38 pm

Former Police Commissioner William Gross endorsed Annissa Essaibi George today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/21 - 9:51 pm

In a story the other day, the Globe noted just how diverse this year's major mayoral candidates are, i.e., not a single white guy in the bunch. But the story included this bit about Annissa Essaibi George: Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/21 - 11:18 pm
Boston mayoral candidates on Zoom.

Barros, Campbell, Essaibi-George, Santiago, Wu

Five mayoral candidates discussed issues today in a forum sponsored by the Wards 4 and 5 Democratic committees, moderated by WGBH's Callie Crossley. Acting Mayor Kim Janey bowed out at the last minute to take part in a City Hall press conference with DA Rachael Rollins about the Chauvin verdict.

Some of the topics: Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 11:36 pm

Ashawn Dabney-Small, just 18 when he announced his run for the District 3 council seat (Dorchester) now held by Frank Baker announced today he won't be running for the seat after all. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 2:14 pm

Remember when the City Council rushed to get a measure to the State House to eliminate the possibility of four separate elections for mayor this year, and the legislature and the governor agreed and then Marty Walsh didn't wind up getting confirmed until after the date that would have triggered the extra special elections anyway? Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/21 - 10:52 pm

Sharon Machlis lives in Framingham, but she loves working with data and so has started the Contributions to Boston Mayoral Candidates database. Using data from the state, she's created a (still in beta) site where you can see where contributions to the candidates are coming from and how the candidates stack up against each other in terms of pulling in cash. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/21 - 4:31 pm
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The State House News Service reports the House of Representatives has passed a bill that would let Boston skip any special elections for mayor should Marty Walsh resign before March 5. It now goes to the Senate, and if it approves, the governor. Read more.

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

City Councilor and mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi-George said tonight that the head of the police union is out of line claiming the council doesn't care about cops' safety after an allegedly angry guy threw a metal pole through a lobby window at the South End police station and then jumped through the new hole and attacked an officer on Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/21 - 8:56 pm

They may be running against each other for mayor, but at-large councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi-George said today they are seeking a measure that would give city workers up to three days of paid leave should they feel ill after getting a Covid-19 shot. Feeling like you're coming down with the flu is common after the second shot in particular; health experts say that shows the shot is working to stimulate the immune system. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/21 - 8:28 pm

The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop: At-large Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George will announce tomorrow she's running for mayor.

She will join fellow councilors Michelle Wu (at large) and Andrea Campbell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) in a formal bid for the seat Marty Walsh hopes to give up to become US labor secretary.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 12:02 pm

When not busy citying, Councilor Annissa Essaibi George runs a sewing-supply store in Dorchester. Tomorrow, Stitch House Dorchester will run a virtual sewing circle between noon and 3 p.m. to make masks for all the doctors, nurses and technicians running out of them. Don't worry, they'll provide a pattern, as well as a chat window.

When done, you'll be able to drop the masks off at Stitch House or Gather Here Stitch Lounge in Cambridge.

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 - 9/5/19 - 9:59 am

Mayor Marty Walsh this week endorsed Annissa Essaibi-George for re-election to one of the four at-large City Council seats up this fall.

In District 5 (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, who lives in Roslindale, endorsed Ricardo Arroyo for the seat being vacated by district Councilor Tim McCarthy. Read more.

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