Politics

By - 2/19/18 - 9:14 pm

NBC Boston interviews the organizers of the Boston March for Our Lives rally on Boston Common on March 24 - Julian Lopez-Leyva, a student at Bunker Hill Community College and Kim Long, leader of the Massachusetts chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America.

By - 2/19/18 - 6:14 pm


By - 2/16/18 - 3:43 pm

The CBC reports the Supreme Court's April hearing on the constitutionality of President Trump's Muslim ban will come too late for a Canadian permanent resident who qualified for the Marathon this year but who was born in Iran.

By - 2/16/18 - 9:20 am

I'll be helping out on this week's Young Jurks show on WEMFRadio.com this Saturday night at 6PM. The guest this week will be Congressman Mike Capuano.

I would be more than glad to ask him my own questions but would love to get a question or two from a UHubber.

As Bill O'Reilly says, "keep it pithy".

By - 2/14/18 - 12:56 pm

The Boston City Council agreed today to begin looking into ways to deal with flooding that go beyond requiring developers along the waterfront to take into account increased flooding due to climate change and sea-level rise. Read more.

By - 2/12/18 - 12:41 pm

Mayor Walsh issued a statement today about yesterday's Black History Month honor for Red Auerbach (for which BPD has apologized): Read more.

By - 2/11/18 - 2:21 pm

Frankie Shaw, the creator and star of that SMILF show, suggests City Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown) should maybe watch some of her episodes first before yammering about how it impugns the fair maidens of South Boston. Read more.

By - 2/9/18 - 6:07 pm

The Globe reports that that white supremacist a clueless Republican congressman took to the State of the Union address was born in Dorchester and went to Milton Academy, where all his classmates hated him because he was an obnoxious troll even then - just like shadowy White House wraith Stephen Miller.

By - 2/7/18 - 2:24 pm

New City Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown) can claim his first victory: Getting posters for the TV series "SMILF" removed from city bus shelters. Read more.

By - 2/7/18 - 1:39 pm

The Boston City Council today agreed to hold at least one hearing to try to figure out how to make Madison Park the sort of vocational school that educators from other cities would want to visit to learn how it does things. Read more.

By - 2/6/18 - 11:01 am

WGBH reports that Byron Rushing, who has represented the South End and part of Roxbury for roughly forever, could face a challenge in the Democratic primary from Jon Santiago, a Boston Medical Center doctor, who took out papers this week.

By - 2/2/18 - 3:59 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Nick Collins (D-South Boston) will run for the seat he couldn't win in a battle four years ago against state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester). But state Rep. Dan Cullinane, who took Dorcena Forry's place in the House, announced today he will run for re-election in the fall rather than the Senate seat this spring.

By - 2/2/18 - 3:43 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a formal process for developers to propose possibly taking over city buildings such as libraries, community centers, public-health facilities and fire stations and redeveloping them into larger structures that would include new city facilities layered with housing units. Read more.

By - 2/1/18 - 4:09 am

But first, we should welcome Joe's second child, James Matthew Kennedy, who arrived in December.

By - 1/30/18 - 12:31 pm

At-large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley today announced she's running for the 7th District congressional seat now held by Mike Capuano of Somerville. Read more.

By - 1/29/18 - 4:38 pm

The New Yorker interviews Gar Alperovitz, one of the anti-war academics associated with Harvard and MIT who helped get the famous documents to the New York Times and the Washington Post (and other papers) even as they shuttled Ellsberg around Cambridge and Somerville apartments and motel rooms to keep him out of the hands of the FBI.

By - 1/29/18 - 1:43 pm

The state Senate decided today to set an April 3 primary and a May 1 final election to select a replacement for Linda Dorcena Forry, who resigned on Friday as the senator for the 1st Suffolk District (South Boston and Dorchester). Whoever wins will then have to decide whether to run for re-election in the regular primary and general election this fall. Nomination papers are already available at the Secretary of State's offce at Ashburton Place.

By - 1/26/18 - 9:11 am

The Patriot Ledger brings us up to speed on Long Island-related news south of the Neponset: The Quincy City Council this week passed a resolution telling Marty Walsh to shove it when it comes to the proposed re-build of the bridge and Quincy's mayor continued to look at possible legal options to block the bridge, which would connect Boston to its harbor island through Quincy. Read more.

By - 1/25/18 - 3:57 pm

Linda Dorcena Forry announced today she formally resigns tomorrow to become a vice president at Fish's Suffolk Construction. Read more.