Politics

By - 9/12/14 - 7:40 am

The Boston Business Journal updates us on the latest in the Boston-area casino deliberations - the state Gaming Commission could require Wynn to bargain with the city over Sullivan Square traffic issues if Wynn gets the license, but an angry Marty Walsh indicates he might still sue if Wynn wins.

By - 9/12/14 - 6:36 am

The Globe reports on Council President Bill Linehan's proposal to increase councilor salaries about 24% - to some $108,000.

By - 9/10/14 - 7:49 pm

Interim School Superintendent John McDonough said the scheduling screwup that left Madison Park High School students without any classes for four days is fixed for now but is only "the tip of the iceberg" of problems at the city's only vocational school.

After hearing School Committee members calling the problem inexcusable - member Meg Campbell said it never would have happened at Boston Latin School... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 10:38 pm

WBUR reports. Can both candidates learn from their past losses?

By - 9/9/14 - 9:15 pm

Unofficial results from Boston, the 800-pound gorilla of Suffolk County politics, show acting Sheriff Steve Tompkins easily besting challenger Doug Bennett (and the other guy who didn't have as many signs), while one-time City Councilor Felix Arroyo holds a commanding lead in the race for Register of Probate over incumbent Patricia Campatelli (currently running third behind Arroyo and Martin Keogh).... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 9:11 pm

Both get to run again for something next year - Owens succeeded in not winning the state Senate seat held by Sonia Chang-Diaz, while Garrison met expectations in not overtaking state Rep. Evandro Carvalho.

By - 9/9/14 - 7:45 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Wednesday, September 10, at 7:00 PM at the Farnsworth House in JP. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Farnsworth House is located... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 8:24 am

UPDATE: The poll worker is now an ex-poll worker.

A Roslindale resident went to vote early at the Conley School today. As you might expect, it wasn't at all crowded. She reports she got into the back room (the school has two rooms for voting) just in time to hear one of the poll workers educating the room on his political beliefs:

Older gentlemen

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By - 9/8/14 - 8:02 am

WBUR reports on the decision between Suffolk Downs/Mohegan Sun in Revere and Wynn in Everett - two months before voters decide whether to allow any casinos in the state at all.

By - 9/5/14 - 11:37 am

On Sept. 15, workers from the Office of Neighborhood Services will begin walking every last inch of the 850 miles of streets in Boston, to catalog everything they can find as part of a citywide "audit," Mayor Walsh announced today:

Our ONS reps are outstanding, but I want them to know every inch of the area that they represent and the best way to do

... Read more
By - 9/4/14 - 6:27 pm

The Globe reports BPS says it won't file to turn the Dearborn STEM school into an "in district" charter school this year, which means the earliest it can try is 2016.

By - 9/4/14 - 3:59 pm

A non-existent endorsement from Elizabeth Warren wasn't the only thing that showed up on Patty Campatelli's campaign Facebook page over the weekend. Somebody who follows the page forwarded the following screen capture. Like the Warren endorsement, these are now scrubbed from the page:

Patty Campatelli doesn't like Sonia Chang-Diaz

The last time something like this happened,... Read more

By - 9/3/14 - 10:35 pm

The Globe reports the embattled Suffolk County Register of Probate posted a bogus endorsement from Elizabeth Warren on her Facebook page. Or maybe it's that hacker that seems to pop up every so often to post bogus stuff on her Facebook page.

Either way, tsk. She could still win, of course, given that roughly 6,000 other people are also running for the... Read more

By - 9/2/14 - 1:56 pm

Republican Charlie Baker thinks he can fool voters by skipping public forums, running away from his past and changing his policy positions based on the political winds. That is no way to run for the highest office in our Commonwealth and the former health insurance boss ought to start taking responsibility for his positions and stand by his record. Voters have a lot of questions... Read more

By - 8/27/14 - 10:38 pm

City Councilor Tito Jackson had some bad news today for Roxbury residents who want to preserve the historic Dearborn school building and move its science-based classes to another location in the neighborhood: State officials told him they would rescind the $36 million grant it awarded Boston for a new school because it's based on a plan calling for tearing down the old building.

Neighbors of... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 3:41 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents. There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

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