About the same time that acting Mayor Kim Janey was announcing for-reals free service on the 28 route today, at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, also running for four years in that fifth-floor office overlooking Faneuil Hall, was announcing a plan for even more ambitious free bus service, along with the boffins at Northeastern's Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.
The 66 bus connects residents of Allston and Mission Hill with commercial hubs in Harvard Square and the Longwood Medical Area, similarly facing some of the most congested space in the city, and longstanding environmental justice populations. Finally, the 116 connects East Boston with Chelsea, serving Boston residents facing high rates of air and water pollution and toxic emission exposure due to the pollution from Logan Airport and the Massachusetts Turnpike - including storage of all of the airport’s jet fuel, heating fuel for over 70% of New England, and particulate matter from road salt for 350 New England communities
Geoff Diehl, who ran the former guy's Massachusetts campaign in 2016, had been pretty quiet about his ongoing support for trumpism, but goshdarnit, he just couldn't help himself and burst out all trumpie on Channel 5 yesterday.
The real question in this election cycle is going to be why didn't Charlie Baker support the president and his policies?
State Rep. Nika Elugardo (D-JP, Mission Hill) endorsed Kim Janey:
Her victory will set the progressive movement on fire in the most disenfranchised neighborhoods of our city.
The Democratic committee in Ward 15 (Dorchester) endorsed Ruthzee Louijeune and David Halbert for two of the four open at-large seats on the council, couldn't reach consensus on the other two seats or on a candidate for mayor.
The Scope interviews Halbert.