Roy Owens, who runs for a different office every year, this year is running for the District 7 City Council seat Tito Jackson is giving up to run for mayor. And he's come out with both guns blazing against teaching anal sex to kindergarteners, which is a position none of the other 12 candidates for the seat have publicly taken, probably because, oh, come on, seriously now? Read more.
Beth Treffeisen reports on a District 2 City Council forum for the candidates who want to succeed Bill Linehan in the fall elections.
The Bay State Banner reports on a recent forum attended by 11 of the 12 candidates for the District 7 City Council seat Tito Jackson is vacating.
Ray Flynn's son, Ed, has the backing of Southie's Nick Collins and Michael Flaherty for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) seat, but Mike Kelley has the support of Linda Dorcena Forry, Aaron Michlewitz, Joseph Boncore and Byron Rushing, the Herald reports.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a candidates forum for District 1, which includes the North End, Charlestown and East Boston, and candidates Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer and Stephen Passacantilli.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the Ward 3 Democratic Committee this week endorsed Stephen Passacantilli for the District 1 seat (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) from which Sal LaMattina is retiring this year. The East Boston Times-Free Press reports state Sen. Joseph Boncore endorsed Lydia Edwards for the seat. Also running: Margaret Farmer.
Giving addicts a place where they could shoot up under medical supervision would save lives and clean up neighborhoods, several doctors - and one heroin addict - told several Boston city councilors at a hearing today. Read more.
City Councilors Annissa Essaibi-George (at large) and Frank Baker (Dorchester) say that with opioid deaths continuing to rise, it's time to look at possibly setting up a place where addicts could inject themselves while under the supervision of healthcare workers who could administer emergency aid. Read more.
Blackstonian has the lists of candidates who appear to have filed enough valid signatures to get on the ballot this fall.
Althea Garrison, who runs unsuccessfully every year for some office in Roxbury, has broadened her sights this year: She looks set to make the ballot as one of eight candidates for the four at-large city-council seats. Read more.
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.
Alex Golonka says he's running as the progressive alternative in District 9 (Allston/Brighton) to incumbent City Councilor Mark Ciommo.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Jack Kelly of Charlestown won't run to replace Sal LaMattina as District 1 city councilor after deciding his heart wasn't really in politics. That leaves three other announced candidates in the race to represent Charlestown, East Boston and the North End.
The City Council voted 10-3 to approve a plan in which Millennium Partners would pay the city $153 million to buy the condemned Winthrop Square garage and replace it with a $1-billion tower that could reach 775 feet in height.
The deal - opposed by councilors Jackson, Zakim and Wu - requires an act of the legislature because the building would violate a current state law banning shadows on the Boston Common. Read more.
A divided City Council could vote Wednesday on a plan to let a proposed $1-billion, 750-foot tower rise on the site of a condemned city garage in Winthrop Square in exchange for a $153 million sale price proponents would go to much needed renovation work on Boston Common, in Franklin Park and at the Old Colony and Orient Heights house developments, but which opponents say would open the city to even more problems with developers with lots of money. Read more.
Brandon Bowser of Allston has registered his campaign for the District 9 City Council seat (Allston/Brighton) currently held by Mark Ciommo.
Kristen Mobilia, who has long been active in the Fenway Garden Society, which oversees the Fenway Victory Gardens, has filed papers with state elections officials for a possible race against District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill) City Councilor Josh Zakim.
To get on the fall ballot, Mobilia will have to file enough signatures on nominating petitions that the city elections department will release next month.
Mobilia is also director of finance and administration at VideoLink, LLC, a Newton company that creates and manages videos for corporate clients.
Domingos DaRosa, a Hyde Park resident and former city youth worker who now runs his own property-maintenance business, has filed papers with state elections officials that he has organized a campaign to run for an at-large city council seat in this year's fall elections. Read more.
Councilor Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) says whatever minimal shadows the proposed Millennium tower at Winthrop Square might so tangentially put on Boston Common is more than made up for by the $150 million the city would earn from the sale of the old garage there. Read more.
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