WBUR reports the city council voted 12-0 (John Connolly was not present) to approve an arbitrator's controversial pay hike for police officers. Councilors cited what firefighters are paid.
As he's done for longer than many of the people in attendance have been alive, Tom Menino threw the ceremonial switch that lit up the Christmas tree in Adams Park in Roslindale - which was part of his city-council district when he suddenly became mayor in 1993.
After getting out of his Tahoe, the mayor gave an impromptu press conference (he's against the arbitrator's award... Read more
Get Roadrunner made the official state rock song, of course. Bonus fun fact: Hizzona-Elect used to go to the Rat.
Wayne Wilson was a good man who passed away on November 15, 2013. Wayne was a resident of Ward 19 in Jamaica Plain and was a hardcore Progressive Democrat who was traveling around his State Senate District visiting the local Democrats in effort to challenge Mike Rush for the Senate seat in the September 9, 2014 Democratic Primary. Wayne was very active in local Democratic... Read more
"Who is Number 1?" Matt O'Malley demanded.
"You are Number 6," the mysterious man replied.
"I am not a number, I am a city councilor!" O'Malley retorted.
The man in the chair began to laugh.
You know when you are heading for victory when anonymous posters attack and ridicule you. It always out of fear, hatred, and jealousy that these "stalker trolls" attack you when you are on the brink of success and triumph.
My good friend Moe Love obviously does not like the fact that yes I am a former Republican. However, fortunately I am in good company.... Read more
Everybody see the ridiculous hand-painted signs for increasingly perennial candidate Doug Bennett (this time running for Sheriff) all over the city during the recent election season? As if it weren't enough that we had 97 City Council candidates and slightly fewer Mayoral candidates, Doug decides to add his finger-painted shards of discarded construction waste to people's yards, fences, houses, but convincing them that he's a).... Read more
Jim O'Sullivan and Andrew Ryan at the Boston Globe review Mayor-elect Martin Walsh's fundraising efforts since Election Day and find he's continued to raise thousands of dollars in donations, banking $63,000 since Nov. 5th. At the same time, he's helped former Boston mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie retire her campaign debt, hosting a fundraiser just this past Tuesday.
That's no big deal,... Read more
Liberty has eroded to such a degree that some wonder if it can ever be restored. But personal liberty, the bright light that distinguishes us as the freest nation of all time, has been permanently dimmed.
This administration has withheld health care without ever revoking a medical device. It has taken guns and lives without overturning the Second Amendment. It... Read more
Measure would also ban e-cigs and pot, needs approval from the mayor and the parks department.
A legislative proposal would double the minimum wage for waiters and waitresses by 2016 after five years with no increase at all. That's an outrage, Mass. Restaurant Association says.
With sadness, the Ward 19 Democratic Committee reports the death of longtime Committee member and local activist Wayne Wilson Jr., on November 15, 2013. Wayne was a tireless worker for many Democratic and progressive causes, and an active candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate in the Norfolk & Suffolk district. He is survived by his wife Irene, his sons Tommy and Robbie, and his daughter,... Read more
The MetroWest Daily News reports on today's referendum. So that leaves, what, Everett and maybe Revere for eastern Mass.?
The Globe analyzes Mahty Walsh's English. An interesting article, although I'd argue the author is wrong when he says Walsh has the strongest Boston accent of any Boston mayuh evah - it's not that Walsh is more Boston than Menino or White or Flynn, just that he's younger and that his speech patterns show that even Boston English changes.... Read more
Sure, we all snorted when the Times said we're all calling South Boston SoBo these days, but next spring, the neighborhood could get an Italian restaurant called the Sobo Bistro. And on East Broadway, no less.
Michael Norton has already gotten zoning-board permission to convert an old electrician's shop at E. Broadway and L Street into a restaurant. On Thursday, the Boston Licensing Board... Read more
WBZ reports that after saying no to Harvard, Tom Menino said yes to an appointment at BU.
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Tuesday, November 12, 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 at 90... Read more