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By adamg - 7/26/21 - 11:04 am

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. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/21 - 3:33 pm
New School Committee members

Acting Mayor Kim Janey today announced she had appointed Rafaela Polanco Garcia and Lorena Lopera to the School Committee, replacing Alexandra Oliver-Dávila and Lorna Rivera, who resigned over the Westie-whites text messages last month. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/21 - 11:17 am

Seems increasingly unlikely that either Andrea Campbell or Kim Janey will endorse the other should only one of them make it into the November final election: Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/21 - 11:26 am

Kim Janey has Ricardo Arroyo and now Michelle Wu has Lydia Edwards. That leaves seven city councilors who aren't running for mayor to endorse somebody publicly. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/15/21 - 9:36 pm

Andrea Campbell takes note of a Globe story about Kim Janey setting up a campaign swag store: Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 3:57 pm

A Globe/Suffolk University poll shows Michelle Wu and Kim Janey opening big leads in the race to get on the November final ballot. The two men in the race both polled in single digits, with one, John Barros, at just 1.8%, so in addition to electing Boston's first mayor of color, voters in November could also elect our first woman mayor. Read more.

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 - 4:09 pm

The Herald reports the City Council gave itself the right to dethrone an acting mayor. 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 - 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 - 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 - 5/26/21 - 1:13 pm

The judge who yesterday dismissed Briefly Police Commissioner Dennis White's request to block his firing today blocked Acting Mayor Kim Janey from actually terminating him at least long enough to let White appeal her ruling. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/21 - 5:50 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today denied Police Commissioner for Two Days Dennis White's request that she block Acting Mayor Kim Janey from firing him because of a report that raised questions about two alleged domestic-violence incidents in the 1990s. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/21 - 2:27 pm

Jon Santiago had a press conference in the South End today so that a bunch of his fellow state representatives, some of whom even live in Boston, could endorse him for mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/21 - 10:42 pm

In advance of a court hearing tomorrow on whether to block Kim Janey's attempt to fire Commissioner-for-Two-Days Dennis White, both sides today submitted a flurry of documents. Among them, an affidavit on behalf of White by former Commissioner William Gross that says former Mayor Martin Walsh first learned of at least one of White's 1990s alleged domestic incidents in 2014. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/21 - 2:54 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey made the announcement this afternoon, citing continuing increases in vaccination rates and drops in Covid-19 cases and hospitalization. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 4:31 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey said today it's time to move past the cloud over Dennis White and name a different person as commissioner, but that she can't because White has sued to block her decision to un-appoint him. Read more.

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