Mike Ross yesterday released a 20-page plan that starts with increased access to pre-school and other educational programs and would include a tax on gun and ammo sales in Boston to help fund more direct anti-violence programs.
Ross says we need a holistic approach to crime prevention that includes giving the teenagers who might otherwise become criminals greater opportunities for both education and jobs. But he'd also build police sub-stations, hire more minority officers, and make community service an option for juvenile offenders rather than straight detention. Some of the money would come from the tax; he'd also lobby the legislature for additional funds. The complete plan is attached below.
David Bernstein reports Local 26, which represents hotel workers, has endorsed Marty Walsh, which might be seen as a blow to Felix Arroyo, a former organizer for the SEIU.
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Joan Vennochi surveys the candidates on the Suffolk Downs casino proposal.
John Connolly has some supporters in Delhi, India.
Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) announces his favorite Muppet.