Politics

By - 4/28/14 - 2:27 pm

Although the former state rep still has a couple of steps before he's actually free, including getting fitted for a GPS bracelet, the Herald reports.

Ed. question: The Herald refers to the "co-ed" he attacked. Does anybody besides Herald writers actually say "co-ed" anymore?... Read more

By - 4/27/14 - 7:34 pm

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By - 4/26/14 - 3:10 pm
Walsh sign in Readville

Photo by Chris Walsh. See it larger.

The Herald reports a Neponset Valley Parkway lawyer has finally taken down his Marty Walsh for Mayor sign after at least one neighbor began complaining about all the Easter decorations festooning it - a few months after the sign was lit up with Christmas lights.

Another resident agreed the sign's time had past, but said it didn't seem much worse than all the Menino... Read more

By - 4/24/14 - 9:44 pm

A couple weeks ago, the Globe quoted Hizzona as saying he was "dead set" against medical-marijuana dispensaries and that "I have made it very clear to the state that I don’t want these dispensaries in our city."

But that's not what he wrote in an online discussion on Reddit today:

To be clear: I support the law and the will of the voters.

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By - 4/24/14 - 4:56 pm

This afternoon, Marty Walsh answered questions on Reddit. The shortest exchange:

Q. Yes, Can you please take back Scott Brown? New Hampshire doesn't want or need him.

A. No thank you.

By - 4/24/14 - 8:14 am
Myers

The Herald reports that Celeste Myers, who helped run the successful vote to keep a casino out of East Boston, is running against state Rep. Carlo Basile, who supported the casino - and whom Myers once helped get elected.... Read more

By - 4/22/14 - 1:23 pm

A nuptials-wantin' citizen complains:

Rampant inefficiency: to get a marriage license, you have to stand in a long line to get a form and then get back in line to submit. Turns a 30 minute process into an hour-long ordeal. Why isn't this available online? Hell - why isn't there a stack of forms on a table?

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By - 4/20/14 - 3:29 pm

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By - 4/18/14 - 10:02 am

The Globe looks at the prospects that the downtown developer may finally be able to tear down the Aquarium garage and put up that tower he wants, now that Boston has a mayor who doesn't take offense at his existence.

By - 4/17/14 - 7:35 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a hearing yesterday on a proposal by City Councilor Charles Yancey to ban the sort of research BU wants to do on the world's deadliest microorganisms at its South End research lab.

By - 4/16/14 - 6:29 pm

The Dig takes a look at Marty Walsh's steadfast opposition against letting non-profits open voter-approved medical-marijuana dispensaries in Boston even as his administration gets ready to shut its one public Methadone clinic just as Bain Capital is beefing up its portfolio in for-profit drug clinics.

By - 4/9/14 - 6:31 am
School bake sale at City Hall

BPS parents held a bake sale outside City Hall yesterday to make a point about the impact a $61-million shortfall in the school budget will have on their kids. Several city councilors bought baked goods in support.

By - 4/8/14 - 10:02 am

Beta Boston reports on an order by hizzona last night that should mean even more data sets for app developers and interested residents than are already available.

The order may also be the first WiFi'ing of the young Walsh administration - it came just a few hours after at-large Councilor Michelle Wu called for opening up city data.... Read more

By - 4/7/14 - 12:01 am

Some folks are pissed off at me for writing and posting this on various social media.

No (4 major) newspapers have published it as my reader opinion.
I don't know why not.

I think Massachusetts State Government and Law Enforcement Agencies should get together and get funding to increase activity by the State Police, ATF, etc., to deter some, if not all Illegally... Read more

By - 4/3/14 - 8:42 am

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, April 7, 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 - 4/1/14 - 10:25 pm

The Dorchester Reporter provides the results for the special election to replace Carlos Henriquez in the 5th Suffolk district. Evandro Carvalho will have to defend his seat in the fall elections.

By - 4/1/14 - 2:25 pm

politicalresearch.org:
"As a comms person myself, I can really appreciate a good PR campaign, and the best I’ve seen in a long time is the new effort by U.S. right-wing evangelicals to completely whitewash their own history of involvement with Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality law."

By - 4/1/14 - 7:39 am
Bake sale on City Hall Plaza to raise funds for schools

A group of parents will protest cuts at Boston public schools next week by holding an old-fashioned bake sale outside City Hall.

"Gosh darn it, let's give the Mayor, City and State a hand!" reads the flyer for the bake sale, 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday.

By - 3/31/14 - 9:03 am

Parent Imperfect reports how a Wellesley state rep managed to get a bill drafted and passed in just 24 hours to remove the cap on charter-school expansion in Massachusetts. No public hearings, etc., because that would just be so boring, or something.

A reasonable person might ask if Rep. Peisch’s alleged personal involvement with charter and other educational reform organizations might create a conflict

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