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By adamg - 9/18/20 - 9:32 pm

MassLive.com reports that City Councilor Andrea Campbell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) is "seriously considering" running for mayor next year. At-large Councilor Michell Wu announced this week she's running. Mayor Marty Walsh has yet to say if he plans to seek a third term.

By adamg - 7/16/20 - 4:28 pm

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Both Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross today tore into elected city officials for their comments on, in Walsh's case, the Boston Resiliency Fund and, in Gross's case, what he said were BPD efforts to fight violent crime. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 6:36 pm

Boston Police report arresting seven people - five from out of town - on various charges outside the District D-4 police station yesterday afternoon, and say four officers were injured, one badly enough to require hospitalization. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 3:20 pm
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The Boston City Council agreed today to see if there's anything in the city's taxi regulations they can change that would put the shrinking number of medallion owners on a more equal footing with Uber and Lyft drivers and let them continue driving the streets. 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

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By adamg - 1/7/20 - 10:15 pm

WGBH provides an overview of Mayor Walsh's annual state-of-the-city address, in which he called for $500 million of new affordable-housing construction and a fund to help renters below certain income levels pay their rent. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 2:38 pm

City Council President Andrea Campbell (Dorchester) is calling for a public hearing to help figure out why Boston residents - and especially those who live in Roxbury, Dorchester and Hyde Park - pay so much more for car insurance. Read more.

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

By adamg - 2/6/19 - 12:25 pm

City Council President Andrea Campbell today proposed changes to the city charter that would extend the current two-year terms of councilors four years and to eliminate the way Althea Garrison became an at-large councilor last month. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/19 - 10:34 am

City Council President Andrea Campbell (Dorchester) and other councilors say they're fed up with death and destruction on Boston streets caused by texting Massholes and other bad drivers, and want to look at new methods to stop them.

Among the possibilities raised by Campbell: Cameras mounted at key intersections and along major roadways that could catch and generate people barrelling through red lights and going way too fast. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/18 - 7:15 pm

City Councilors Andrea Campbell (Dorchester) and Kim Janey (Roxbury) want to look at ways to increase black and Latino enrollment at the city's three exam schools - including possibly replacing scores from the ISEE exam now used to help determine entrance with results from MCAS tests. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/18 - 1:04 pm

The City Council today agreed to continue studying a proposal by Council President Andrea Campbell (Dorchester) to extend the right to vote in municipal elections to "immigrants with legal status." Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/18 - 1:17 pm

The outrage of Codman Square residents who recently learned Popeyes was building an outlet where it had been denied permission two years ago could lead to new regulations that require companies to notify neighbors of even proposed projects that meet all zoning requirements. Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/17 - 11:53 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the non-race to succeed Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) as council president. Campbell will preside over council meetings and assign members to committees.

By adamg - 5/17/17 - 1:05 pm

The Boston City Council voted unanimously today to tell the federal government to cut the nonsense and let Haitians here on "temporary protected status" visas stay here, because the awful conditions in their homeland that brought them here persist. Read more.

By adamg - 4/3/17 - 9:43 pm

City Councilor Andrea Campbell's public-safety committee holds a hearing on the topic of "violence in Boston" Tuesday evening.

The session, requested by City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Thelma Burns Building, 575 Warren St. in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/16 - 3:21 pm
By adamg - 8/3/16 - 1:35 pm
Boston Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George speaks against expansion of charter schools

Essaibi-George explains vote against charter-school expansion after glowering at shuffling charter supporters.

The City Council voted 11-2 today to oppose what two called the pending "catastrophe" of expanding charter schools in Massachusetts. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/16 - 1:20 pm

Anticipating voters will approve the recreational use of marijuana, city councilors voted today to ban pot shops and medicinal marijuana dispensaries from opening closer than a half mile to each other.

City Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) had originally sought a one-mile restriction, but offered a half mile as a compromise. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/16 - 3:19 pm

City Councilors Andrea Campbell (Roxbury) and Michael Flaherty (at large), say that for an average of about $23 per resident a year, Boston would be able to build more housing for people being priced out of the city - and help upgrade city parks and historic sites. Councilor Bill Linehan, however, is not sure he buys it. Read more.

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