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By adamg - 6/16/21 - 3:22 pm

Michelle Wu today unwrapped her housing agenda, which focuses on making Boston more affordable for the middle class, and which includes a return of rent stabilization, a commitment to use $200 million of incoming federal relief aid on affordable-housing construction and eliminating parking requirements for new all affordable buildings. She would also use municipal funds for mortgage support and savings matching to help people who are not in the market for a condo at One Dalton. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 9:41 am
Construction site in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 9:49 am

Adrian Walker breaks down the City Council's sudden need to tell Kim Janey they're still the boss of her: She's stopped returning their phone calls. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 10:46 pm

A Boston Police officer who was already on probation for a domestic-violence incident and who was arrested yesterday on new domestic-violence charges had the more serious charge dismissed before his arraignment after his attorney convinced a Dorchester Municipal Court judge that pavement is not considered a dangerous weapon in Massachusetts. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 4:09 pm

The Herald reports the City Council gave itself the right to dethrone an acting mayor. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/9/21 - 9:19 am

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By adamg - 6/9/21 - 12:46 am

Boston Police report arresting Officer Alexis Herrera-Brea, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault and battery following an incident involving "a non-intimate family member." Read more.

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 - 6/8/21 - 1:25 pm
Alexandra Oliver-Davila

Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced Alexandra Oliver-Dávila's resignation this afternoon, the day after School Committee member Lorna Rivera resigned over text messages the two exchanged impugning white parents from West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 9:29 am

Even as Acting Mayor Kim Janey was preparing yesterday to announce Dennis White's firing, a city attorney was filing paperwork to have his wrongful-termination suit moved from state to federal court. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/21 - 8:24 pm

Updated with O'Malley comments.

After reading what Alexandra Oliver-Dávila had to say about their constituents, state Rep. Ed Coppinger (D-West Roxbury) and City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) are calling for her to resign. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/21 - 3:42 pm

Update: West Roxbury state rep says chairwoman must resign as well.

The Globe reports Lorna Rivera has resigned her seat on the School Committee after learning texts she'd exchanged with another committee member during an October meeting on selecting exam-school students without an exam were being made public. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/21 - 3:20 pm

Public Safety Press Conference 6-7-21

Acting Mayor Kim Janey said this afternoon she's fired Dennis White as police commissioner effective immediately, and that she will now work towards a national search for a new commissioner. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 10:20 am

The Boston Sun reports that Michelle Wu has come out against rebuilding the bridge to Long Island, saying the money would be better and more quickly spent on things that can be done now, instead of waiting for Quincy to finally yell uncle and stop fighting in court. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 9:42 pm

WBUR interviews the ex-wife of very possibly soon to be former Police Commissioner Dennis White.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 10:22 am
Union House and other buildings in old Boston

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By adamg - 6/2/21 - 9:49 am

A year-old debate over the future of Boston Pride has spilled into the mayoral race, with candidates Andrea Campbell, Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu announcing yesterday they won't be at a Pride-sponsored forum this Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/21 - 5:35 pm

A single justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Acting Mayor Kim Janey can hold the short hearing she's required to before she fires Dennis White as police commissioner. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/21 - 10:37 am

The State House News Service reports the candidates aired Methadone Mile plans at a forum sponsored by the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, which has one of its facilities in that area. Read more.

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