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By adamg - 6/8/21 - 9:50 pm

A federal judge today rejected a request to toss Felix Arroyo's wrongful-termination suit against the city for the way Marty Walsh fired him as chief of health and human services in 2017.

However, US District Court Judge Denise Casper did narrow his suit considerably, dismissing several of his claims. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/20 - 3:28 pm

Felix Arroyo, who served as Mayor Walsh's chief of health and human services, is now suing Walsh and the city for his termination in 2017 over sexual-harrassment allegations he says are completely false. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/17 - 9:27 am

The Herald reports a judge looking into the Suffolk County probate office found that while Felix Arroyo won a job for which he had no training, he was not helped by racist white workers who may have set out to sabotage him, especially after he dared to hire new employees who were not white.

In an election for an office few care about, Arroyo replaced Patty Campatelli, who, you may recall, was also suspended from the job.

By adamg - 8/24/17 - 6:32 pm

The Globe reports. Arroyo has denied the charges.

By adamg - 7/31/17 - 9:25 am

The Herald reports Mayor Walsh confirms Arroyo - who ran against him for mayor in 2013 - is under investigation, but won't say for what.

His father, Felix Sr., is on leave as register of probate.

After the election, Walsh appointed Arroyo as his chief of health and human services - one of three mayoral competitors he named to cabinet-type positions.

By adamg - 4/13/17 - 9:03 am

The Globe reports. Suspended Suffolk County Probate register Felix Arroyo has said he was undercut by angry, racist underlings.

By adamg - 3/17/17 - 12:00 pm

The Globe reports it got its hands on a copy of a report on the state of the Suffolk County Probate Registry, now under its second suspended elected register, and that the report essentially describes a giant cardboard box into which thousands of documents and checks are poured, never to emerge again, as lawyers and just plain folks spend hours in line to have their documents and checks taken and made to disappear.

The part of the report dealing with current Register Felix Arroyo Sr.'s allegations this is deliberate racially tinged sabotage by oldtime workers, however, was not released.

By adamg - 2/26/17 - 11:19 pm

The Globe talks to probate lawyers who say the register's office under Felix Arroyo is a mess - but that that's no change from the way it was under predecessor Patty Campatelli. The state trial-court system, which relieved Arroyo of his duties - but with pay - says it's found "serious deficiencies" under him, but won't say what they are. Arroyo wants a public investigation, but won't release the trial-court letter detailing the charges against him.

By adamg - 2/4/17 - 7:44 pm

The Globe reports the state court system has put Felix Arroyo, Sr. on leave as it investigates something about the way he's done his job after replacing Patty Campatelli, who was put on leave during an investigation into various infractions, including allegedly punching a subordinate.

By adamg - 9/9/14 - 9:15 pm

Unofficial results from Boston, the 800-pound gorilla of Suffolk County politics, show acting Sheriff Steve Tompkins easily besting challenger Doug Bennett (and the other guy who didn't have as many signs), while one-time City Councilor Felix Arroyo holds a commanding lead in the race for Register of Probate over incumbent Patricia Campatelli (currently running third behind Arroyo and Martin Keogh).

By adamg - 3/26/14 - 8:54 am
Felix Arroyo sign in East Boston

A weary citizen in Maverick Square sighs:

I know our vote on the casino didn't matter but I thought the election for mayor was settled? Can we get these taken down?

Ed. note: Over the past few weeks, Citizens Connect has gotten a scattering of complaints about another candidate with green signs, but the city always marks the cases closed because the signs are on private property.

By adamg - 2/11/14 - 3:09 pm
Arroyo for register of probate

Felix D. Arroyo tomorrow announces a bid to replace Patty Campatelli as Suffolk County Register of Probate and Family Court.

Campatelli, in her first term in the elected holdover from colonial days, found herself suspended by the Massachusetts Trial Court in January due to an investigation into whether she punched an employee - a charge she denies.

By adamg - 1/5/14 - 12:35 pm

Impending Mayor Marty Walsh announced today he's naming outgoing City Councilor Felix Arroyo to be chief of health and human services:

Felix brings a wealth of knowledge and City of Boston experience to my Administration. Felix knows how to bring people together and work collaboratively. He values and understands the importance of directly addressing the needs of Boston’s most vulnerable residents, and he will have a huge impact on our City in this role.

By adamg - 10/24/13 - 7:17 am

Open Media Boston reports the City Council voted 10-3 yesterday for at-large Councilor Felix Arroyo's "Invest in Boston" ordinance, under which banks that do business with the city will have to report on how they are investing funds locally.

By Douglas Bennett - 10/8/13 - 12:09 pm

Former Mayoral Candidates John Barros and Felix Arroyo endorsed Martin Walsh for Boston Mayor today. Inclinations why these endorsements occurred had to do with Arroyo supporting Walsh because of his union support and Barros supporting Walsh due to his differences with Connolly regarding the Boston Public School system and Barros being a former School committee member.

I expect Charlotte Golar Richie to endorse Connolly later in the week which will neutralize the impact of these endorsements.

By adamg - 9/18/13 - 11:56 am

The Boston Teachers Union's leadership will ask for the vote during a regular union meeting this afternoon, a couple days after the Globe endorsed Connolly and Barros, both of whom want to see more charter schools in Boston, an idea that offends the union's sensibilities. Consalvo and Arroyo, both of whom say they would oppose an expansion of the number of charter-school seats, are expected to be on hand around 4:45 p.m. after the vote.

By Douglas Bennett - 9/15/13 - 9:28 am

The ever tightening race for Boston Mayor has taken a new twist as Former State Representative and Former Menino and Deval Patrick Lieutenant Charlotte Golar Richie has surged into 2nd place in a new Boston Globe Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire with a plus or minus 4.8% margin of error.

By adamg - 9/9/13 - 10:46 pm

In a debate that at times devolved into an incomprehensible roar as moderators did little to try to keep order, 11 candidates offered their opinions on everything from a casino vote to education. David Wyatt also attended, but spoke only during the two times he was asked a direct question.

Casino vote

John Connolly said East Boston residents will be hit far harder by a potential casino than anybody else, so they should be the ones to vote.

Dan Conley, however, says all Bostonians should vote. "It will affect our character, our culture and it needs a citywide vote." Almost said he opposed the casino when he compared it to the proposal to move the Red Sox to the South Boston waterfront. "Can you imagine if that had happened?"

Bill Walczak opposed the casino, period, called it "a public health disaster."

Charlotte Golar Richie didn't say who she feels about the vote - although she said she would oppose ramming a casino down East Boston's throat if it voted against it and the rest of the city voted for it, but said she would take some casino revenue and use it for crime prevention.

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