Politics

By - 7/26/17 - 12:11 pm

MassArt, which says it was unaware some of its ads were showing up on Breitbart, said today it will work with its ad networks to stop that. Read more.

By - 7/24/17 - 2:58 pm

Candidates for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown, Bay Village) seat now held by Bill Linehan get a chance to explain why they should succeed him at a forum Wednesday evening. Read more.

By - 7/21/17 - 12:31 am

EPIC CLASH Between Howie Carr and Shiva Ayyadurai

For people who enjoy a good car wreck, skip to 2:00 in this video. Right-winger Shiva Ayyadurai, who says he invented e-mail and who is one of several Republicans looking to run against Elizabeth Warren next year, accuses Howie Carr - Howie Carr - of being a "Fake Trumper." Carr responds in classic Carr fashion - by pulling out copies of the records related to Ayyadurai's 2005 arrest on a charge of domestic assault and battery against his then girlfriend (Naturally, Carr also posted copies of those records).

H/t Ron.

By - 7/19/17 - 8:02 am

WBUR interviews people who think a lot about health care, including the CEO of Boston Medical Center, on what happens now that Republicans who campaigned against Obamacare for seven years couldn't repeal it even after taking control of the federal government.

By - 7/17/17 - 9:09 am

Boston Magazine interviews the mayor on why he deserves a second term.

By - 7/15/17 - 11:18 am

The law that those three JP students dug up that everybody but longtime JP resident Michael Reiskind wanted to forget about was passed by the legislature in 1993. You can read the entire law, "An Act Furthering The Establishment Of Multipurpose Arena And Transportation Center" (in which the state also agreed to give the MBTA the land it would need for the new North Station megastation), but here's the relevant section: Read more.

By - 7/14/17 - 10:46 am
By - 7/12/17 - 10:11 pm

Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale hosts a forum Thursday evening for the four people running for Boston mayor this year: Incumbent Marty Walsh, City Councilor Tito Jackson, Robert Cappucci and Joseph Wiley (with the caveat that Walsh might send in a representative instead). Read more.

By - 7/12/17 - 4:25 am
By - 7/11/17 - 11:45 pm

Author: Nino Brown

By - 7/11/17 - 2:09 am

This is a brutal analysis of Trump at G20 by Australian Reporter Chris Uhlmann.

Critique his argument and provide your own.

By - 7/6/17 - 11:58 am

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.

By - 6/30/17 - 9:53 am

CommonWealth Magazine reports that Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has no intentions of handing over detailed data about the state's registered voters to a federal commission headed by Mike Pence and Galvin's counterpart in Kansas, who has a strong record of voter suppression.

By - 6/29/17 - 2:04 am
By - 6/28/17 - 1:00 pm

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.

By - 6/28/17 - 9:23 am

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.

By - 6/24/17 - 11:15 am

The Herald reports the City Council is looking at a proposal to seek more liquor licenses for Boston, which is pissing off the restaurants that paid $300,000 and up for theirs, but which would make the owner of a competitive-axe-throwing joint in Philadelphia look at expanding to Boston, because what could be better than tossing back a few and then tossing a few axes?

By - 6/23/17 - 9:25 am

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.

By - 6/20/17 - 7:30 pm

On June 17, 2017, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh spoke to Steve Pagliuca of Bain Capital and Boston 2024 Olympics about his 13 year plan for Boston and his plan for a second term.

Asked about Boston 2030, Mayor Walsh identified these as priorities: