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By adamg - 5/19/22 - 11:37 am

WCVB reports on the contract with City Fresh Foods, the largest non-construction contract the city's ever awarded to a Black-owned business, and part of Mayor Wu's pledge to increase the number of city contracts that go to minority-owned businesses.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 2:01 pm

To make them work better and more energy efficient, WHDH reports.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 1:30 pm

Mayor Wu today announced she will use $60 million in federal Covid-19 relief money to build or buy affordable houses and condos, bolster down-payment assistance programs and expand a city program that reduces interest rates on mortgages. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/22 - 9:57 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports Mayor Wu has hired two consultants to look at ways to bolster affordable housing and job training in Boston by increasing the number of affordable housing units new middling to large residential developments have to include. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 9:43 am

The city law department yesterday submitted a bill for $8,334.25 to account for the time four of its lawyers spent dealing with what a judge has ruled was a "bad faith" attempt by the Satanic Temple of Salem to force then Councilor Wu to spend Election Day in Salem answering questions about how the city council selects religious leaders to give invocations at the start of council meetings. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 11:11 am

Mayor Wu today unveiled her first budget for the Boston, for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

Included in the proposal are amounts for new projects based on some $350 million in federal Covid-19 relief, including a number aimed at energy efficiency and dealing with climate change: Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 4:46 pm

Update: City submits bill for $8,334.25.

A federal judge today dismissed a demand to make now Mayor Wu submit to a deposition in a suit by the Satanic Temple of Salem over City Council invocations, ruling the group's lawyer engaged in "impermissible antics and abusive tactics" to try to mess with Wu, antics she says means the group will now have to reimburse Boston for the time city lawyers spent fighting the effort. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 12:37 pm

Mayor Wu announced a pilot this fall in which 20 buses that now run on diesel fuel will be replaced by buses that run on rechargeable batteries. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/22 - 12:27 pm

WFXT reports five of the bucket bangers who congregate outside Mayor Wu's Roslindale home most mornings were issued tickets under the new ordinance - which the City Council passed on Wednesday and Wu promptly signed - which prohibits targeted protesting outside somebody's house before 9 a.m.

By adamg - 3/29/22 - 2:55 pm
Varano supports mayor's proposal

Nick Varano supporting the mayor's plan.

Mayor Wu today announced changes in the fee plan for North End dining: Restaurants can pay month by month to put tables on public sidewalks and parking spaces and small restaurants, restaurants without liquor licenses and those not on the main drags of Hanover and Salem streets can get "hardship" reductions in the fees that meant to pay for extra trash pickup and safety measures in the restaurant-dense neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/22 - 2:31 pm

With West Roxbury Municipal Court on alert, BPD will be monitoring sound levels outside Mayor Wu's Roslindale house when she leaves for work this week to ensure that if protesters keep showing up to call her names, they do it at low volume. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/22 - 9:21 pm
Flier making Wu sound like a racists

Flier slipped under wiper blades along Hanover today.

Kristina Rex posts a copy of a letter Mayor Wu sent to North End restaurant owners that says the proposed outdoor-dining fee is because the people who actually live in the North End are fed up with the disruptions caused by outdoor dining there and the money would try to make things a bit better for them.

But, Wu continues: Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/22 - 12:20 pm

Mayor Wu today announced members of a rent stabilization advisory committee of "housing advocates, developers, tenants, and other stakeholders" that would develop proposed legislation to let Boston put some brakes on rapidly escalating rents, in a way the city hasn't seen since small landlords won a statewide referendum question in 1994 to ban rent ordinances in Boston, Brookline and Cambridge. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/22 - 11:35 pm

A group of anti-vaxxers who sued to try to block a Boston indoor vaccine mandate aren't letting the end of the requirement stop them: They've filed an amended complaint that now seeks $6 million for each of them for alleged harm the rule did them. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/22 - 9:37 am

Mayor Wu and School Committee Chair Jeri Robinson today announced a nine-member search committee and a process for finding a replacement for current BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, starting with a series of "public listening sessions" and the hiring of a search firm to help manage the process. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/22 - 1:39 pm

Mayor Wu today asked the City Council to ban picketing between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. in residential areas, to "protect the health and well-being of residents in our neighborhoods against targeted harassment." Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/22 - 9:25 pm

A group of anti-vaxxers, led by the suspended cop who is part of another group that screams at Michelle Wu's kids about how their mom is Hitler, today filed a federal suit to try to overturn the city's requirement people show proof of vaccination at restaurants and other indoor spaces - hours before Wu announced she was lifting the mandate because of how far Covid-19 statistics in Boston have fallen. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/22 - 10:13 pm

WBZ reports Boston is now below thresholds set for ICU occupancy and Covid-19 daily positivity rates but still slightly above daily Covid-19 hospitalization rates - and that Mayor Wu says a decision to end the requirement that people going into restaurants and other public indoor spaces could come within days - but that indoor mask wearing will still be required.

By adamg - 2/15/22 - 7:04 pm

A Massachusetts Appeals Court justice today extended her ban on the Wu administration's efforts to make city workers get Covid-19 shots by threatening their jobs, saying the requirement would cause the workers and their unions "irreparable harm" and that the city's public-health claims are overblown since most city workers are already vaccinated. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/22 - 2:15 pm

The Boston Teachers Union and the Wu administration have signed a "memorandum of agreement" under which teachers who refuse to go near a needle can keep working as long as they undergo two Covid-19 tests a week - and as long as Covid-19 infection rates are relatively low.

According to the mayor's office: Read more.

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