Politics

By - 8/14/14 - 11:07 am

BostInno reports on Anwar Faisal's appearance before a City Council committee yesterday, notes Faisal and his lawyer know how to look up Councilor Josh Zakim's campaign contributions.

By - 8/12/14 - 11:23 am

Mayor Walsh announced today that the Zoning Board of Appeals will start holding bi-weekly sessions to hear zoning requests from homeowners and small businesses.

And unlike regular zoning-board hearings, which are held during working hours, the new hearings - to be conducted by a board subcommittee, will be held in the evenings.

The goal is to help decrease a ZBA backlog that had gotten up... Read more

By - 8/8/14 - 12:23 pm

Parent Imperfect considers the fate of the Dearborn STEM school, which the BPS is preparing to hand over as an "in district" charter school to a group that has built lots of housing but which has never overseen a $70-million school project.

By - 8/8/14 - 9:57 am

Updated with Gaming Commission statement.

MassLive.com reports the state Gaming Commission told Boston that if it's unwilling to go to arbitration with Wynn over compensation for its proposed Everett casino, then it's stripping Boston of its "surrounding community" status.

In a statement this morning, the commission says this does NOT mean Boston will get nothing from Wynn should it be selected for the Boston... Read more

By - 8/6/14 - 5:46 pm

May take a moment or two to appear (it's for the fight against ALS):

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By - 8/5/14 - 9:59 am

Looks like the bill to make "Roadrunner" the official state rock song (a measure championed by then state Rep. Marty Walsh and then arts promoter Joyce Linehan has become the Norwegian Blue of legislation.

By - 8/4/14 - 9:40 am

The minister and eternal political candidate is at it again, distributing fliers that accuse the backers of the Sept. 28 Open Streets - in which Blue Hill Avenue between Warren and Dudley streets will be shut to traffic for an afternoon festival - of being godless Commies who have managed to dupe certain other "Judas ministers" he won't name in working to sap the... Read more

By - 8/3/14 - 12:13 pm

John Ruch, formerly a reporter here and now a reporter in Atlanta, takes us on a tour of the remnants of the last Olympics held in the US.

By - 8/3/14 - 10:17 am
No more gentrification in Jamaica Plain

Outside the Galway in JP. Photo by Marc W.

Residents in areas such as Jamaica Plain and Brighton may have been pondering the new fliers showing up on utility poles advocating things such as free transit and a ban on yuppies.

They're the work of People for Democratic Revolution, which advocates a revolution (right down to troops turning their guns on their commanders if need be) to turn the US into a massive... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 2:05 pm

WGBH posts e-mail from a juror in the probation trial about Hizzona's comments.

By - 7/31/14 - 10:29 am

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At least one thousand people, some of them from Somerville,... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 9:23 am

A bill in the legislature would give Boston new liquor licenses to dole out, - 55 for a wide swath of Boston business districts and 75 specifically for areas that have had trouble getting them - but also a whole series of other parts of the city.

Although the measure seeks to improve the odds of small entrepreneurs in areas such as Dorchester, Roxbury and... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 9:22 am

The Herald reports Mayor Walsh isn't going forward with putting Ted Landsmark on the BRA board until he can learn more about how Landsmark came to be the former president of the Boston Architectural College.

By - 7/30/14 - 9:49 pm

The City Council voted today to form a commission to figure out how to honor former Mayor Ray Flynn and agreed to back efforts to rename the Ferdinand complex in Dudley Square the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building.

By - 7/30/14 - 1:59 pm

The City Council agreed today to hold a hearing on how to regulate Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services.

Councilors Bill Linehan - who proposed the hearing - and Steve Murphy said it was time for regulation to protect public safety and out of fairness to existing medallion owners, who are subject to scrutiny by the police hackney division.

Younger councilors who actually use the... Read more

By - 7/30/14 - 1:33 pm

The City Council voted unanimously today to issue a formal summons to landlord Anwar Faisal to appear at a hearing on Aug. 13, or risk possible arrest.

Faisal has declined past requests to appear voluntarily at council hearings on his rental practices. City Councilor Josh Zakim, who is particularly concerned about Faisal's dealings with Northeastern University, submitted the request for a summons.

At-large Councilor Steve... Read more

By - 7/28/14 - 7:49 pm

At-large Councilor Michael Flaherty will ask his fellow councilors to back a change in state law that would let Boston offer detail work on road projects and at concerts and arenas to retired BPD officers, easing a shortage of detail officers and filling city coffers with extra money.

Flaherty says his proposal would bring Boston in line with 175 other cities and towns in the... Read more

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