Politics

By - 10/20/14 - 9:58 pm

Village 14 reports the city's Board of Aldermen voted 21-2 tonight to grant a permit to Garden Remedies for a dispensary at 697 Washington St. in Newtonville.

The concern was already on the state's dispensary approval list, and could be the first one to actually open in the state.

By - 10/20/14 - 11:15 am

Mike Heffernan, the Republican candidate for treasurer proves his tightness with the dollar with an ad that seems to be made by his family, although it was really produced by an ad agency in Virginia.

Coakley and Baker discussed the economy, education and transportation at a debate just for them.

A pollster type discusses why a tight race in the polls would... Read more

By - 10/19/14 - 11:37 pm

commonwealthmagazine:

Baker's much-vaunted outreach to people who traditionally do not vote Republican took a big hit Tuesday night when he was a no-show at MIRA's gubernatorial forum on immigration and civil liberties in Boston.

By - 10/19/14 - 7:19 pm
By - 10/18/14 - 3:43 pm

Mayor Walsh had a bonus for Roslindale parents with small kids at today's Adams Park re-dedication: Work on renovating Fallon Field will begin next year, rather than in 2016 as originally planned.

His announcement comes a few months after a new parents group began lobbying for new and improved playgrounds in the neighborhood.... Read more

By - 10/16/14 - 9:58 am

WBUR explores why the governor's race is so sleepy:

Even in their affects, the candidates seem to be veering closer. Baker looks determined to ease back from the more combative posture that is his nature, while Coakley is struggling to dial things up beyond a just-the-fact mien that fits her prosecutor’s background, but isn't an asset in a candidate for governor. If the

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By - 10/13/14 - 10:16 pm

In the second article of my politics of fear series, I present 'Republican Cuts Kill' by Agenda Project Action Fund, a political organization. The first post in the series, Boston Herald Fear-Mongers Ebola "Panic" on Front Page, was about the Boston Herald newspaper, a news organization with editorial comment.

‘Republican Cuts Kill,’ which was produced by the Agenda Project Action Fund, mixes disturbing... Read more

By - 10/13/14 - 5:50 pm

bostonherald:

Our worst fears may be coming true.

Gail Cohen writes in her front-page feature editorial column called, "Obama puts our security at risk."

I'm with Chris Farone on this, the only ones who... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 1:31 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that supermarkets cannot shush away signature collectors from their entrances, because they are public spaces where state constitutional rights apply.

The ruling comes in the case of Steven Glovsky, who was told by the manager of the Westwood Roche Bros. in 2012 that he could not collect signatures there for his run for the governor's council.

The state's highest... Read more

By - 10/9/14 - 12:23 pm
British foreign secretary gets motorcade through Boston

You get to do lots of travel and you never have to worry about getting caught in traffic. The Right Honourable Philip Hammond, Her Majesty's foreign secretary, popped into town today to take a look at the windmill blade testing facility in Charlestown, as one does.

As Ian shows us, he got an escort by staties and BPD to speed him... Read more

By - 10/9/14 - 7:59 am

UPDATE: The entire plan is now online.

The Boston Business Journal reports on a proposal by Mayor Walsh to add 53,000 new housing units, mainly aimed at the middle class.

Roughly 5,000 of the units would not actually be new but would instead be apartments vacated by the students Walsh says he will get local colleges to house on their campuses or in... Read more

By - 10/8/14 - 2:57 pm
Boston city councilors Charles Yancey and Bill Linehan

Yancey, Linehan shake after Linehan tells Yancey he won't get a vote on proposal today.

Several city councilors said today they strongly back Councilor Charles Yancey's longstanding proposal to put a high school on a 20-acre parcel on the grounds of the former Boston State Hospital.

However, Council President Bill Linehan deferred any vote on the idea after several councilors also said that while they don't oppose the idea, they need more information on it. Among those: Mark Ciommo... Read more

By - 10/8/14 - 2:51 pm
Boston City Councilor Steve Murphy

Murphy side-eyes the press in council salary discussion.

The City Council voted 9-4 today to increase councilors' wages from $87,500 to $107,500 a year, starting in 2016.

The delay in raises means councilors won't have to face potential fines and jail time for possible violations of state ethics laws because the raises will only apply to councilors elected in the 2015 city elections.

The council agreed to the new amount at the request... Read more

By - 10/7/14 - 7:59 pm

If you watched tonight's debate, what did you think?

By - 10/6/14 - 12:21 pm

On Monday, September 29th, Arlington Town Hall was the venue for a special celebration to honor a former Selectman. APN attended the event, and brings you this report.

By - 10/6/14 - 10:26 am

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, July 7, at 7:30 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. 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.
The Roslindale Community Center is at 6 Cummins Highway, and is accessible by bus from... Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 8:13 am

The five candidates for governor will debate tomorrow at 7 p.m. on WBZ.

Erin O'Brien considers the effectiveness of that Rovian ad attack on Coakley and children.

The group that sued the state over the state of foster care says Coakley should watch her mouth.

Charlie Baker wants a truth squad just in case Coaklistas try to do to him what... Read more

By - 10/4/14 - 11:46 am
Albano

The streets around East Boston High School are already marked "No Parking" for tomorrow's wake for Anthony Albano, a longtime neighborhood figure and activist, who died Thursday.

Albano, nicknamed "The Great One," will be waked between 3 and 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school where he spent so much time rooting on its sports teams.

Obituary.... Read more

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