The Globe reports state Rep. Marty Walz (D-Back Bay) is resigning to become CEO of Mass. Planned Parenthood.
Gin Dumcius tweets that state Rep. Marty Walz (D-Back Bay) is filing legislation that would bar city and town clerks from making any money from performing marriages either during work time or in their offices even after hours.
Gee, what did a former city councilor expected to become Boston city clerk tomorrow do to annoy Walz so much that she not only files legislation but issues a press release that ends like this?
Restaurant owner Joe Cimino asked the Boston Licensing Board today for six to nine more months to get his Saratoga restaurant at 41 Fairfield open, but state Rep. Marty Walz told the board enough's enough and it's time to let somebody else have a crack at the restaurant's license.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports several state reps are shepherding an "emergency" bill that would, immediately on passage, let Boston and other communities ban overnight commercial trash pickups. Legislators consider the ide at a hearing on Oct. 18 at the State House, Room A-1, starting at 10 a.m.
On the one hand, you have Back Bay nagtivists who haven't liked anything proposed for their neighborhood since 1871. On the other hand, you have a developer telling them they have to put up with a design totally at odds with the surrounding architecture, unless they want "a cartoon" of a building. At issue: What should replace the old WEIU building on Boylston Street.
Jay Fitzgerald ponders the role in all this of state Rep. Marty Walz, who is torn between the Scylla of outraged constituents and the Charybdis of monied developers.