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By adamg - 4/3/23 - 9:41 am

The owner of a Quality Inn on the Revere/Saugus line is suing the Boston Public Health Commission for the money it says it's owed for holding all of its rooms for three months in 2021 for Mass and Cass denizens who Boston never actually sent there once Revere and Saugus officials erupted in anger on learning of the plan. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 11:50 am

Economic Mobility Pathways, which helps people move out of poverty, announced today that former City Councilor and acting Mayor Kim Janey will become its president and CEO on June 1. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/22 - 11:58 pm

A federal judge today dismissed or put on hold much of Dennis White's wrongful-termination suit against Boston for the way he was booted as police commissioner by then acting Mayor Kim Janey, but gave White two weeks to filed a more detailed rationale for why his due-claims shouldn't be dismissed as well. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/21 - 9:27 am

WBUR interviews Kim Janey on her eight months as acting mayor.

By adamg - 11/3/21 - 4:05 pm
Janey and Wu

Janey and Wu share a moment at press conference.

At a joint press conference with acting Mayor Kim Janey, Mayor Elect Michelle Wu said hiring a Cabinet-level person to deal with the ongoing crisis at Mass and Cass will be one of her top priorities even before her administration starts on Nov. 16. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 12:20 pm
Kim Janey

Acting Mayor Kim Janey today announced an executive order that aims to move people now creating tent cities at Mass and Cass and elsewhere in Boston into treatment and housing.

"To be clear, tents are not appropriate for housing," because they lack basic services and lead to infectious diseases, violence and human trafficking, Janey said at City Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 10:05 am

City Councilor and state-senate candidate Lydia Edwards yesterday apologized for her comments on Wednesday, which many took as a defense in support of Columbus in her current and possible future districts, which have significant Italian-American populations. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 6:08 pm

Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Boston - 10-6-21

Acting Mayor Kim Janey today signed an executive order declaring the second Monday of every October as Indigenous Peoples Day, to honor the people whose genocide began with the voyages of the day's previous honoree, Christopher Columbus. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 1:26 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey today urged her supporters to vote for Michelle Wu in November. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/21 - 11:48 am
Essaibi George, Janey and Wu

Photo via mayor's office.

Acting Mayor Kim Janey met with Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu yesterday to begin planning the transition for when one of the candidates takes over at City Hall in November. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/21 - 5:14 pm

Yesterday, Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo declared the Boston Public Health Commission a pack of disorganized buffoons trying to foist Boston's Methadone Mile problems on his fair city by sticking some Mass-and-Cass people in a currently unused Quality Inn there - with no prior notice to him.

Today, acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey says Arrigo knew about the plans: Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/21 - 9:57 am
Kim Janey van with parking ticket

A roving UHub photographer captured the scene outside the Jamaica Plain Whole Foods this morning.

By adamg - 9/13/21 - 10:40 pm

King, who came closer than any other Black candidate to getting election mayor, when he got into the final against Ray Flynn in 1983, tonight said he's with acting Mayor Kim Janey in tomorrow's preliminary: Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 10:54 am

Acting Mayor Kim Janey said today the city will spend $2 million renovating space in the Muni on River Street in Hyde Park's Logan Square to serve as a new health center for a neighborhood that has a lower life expectancy than the city average. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/21 - 4:34 pm

With voting already underway, there were dueling endorsements from state reps today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/21 - 3:06 pm

Voting for the preliminary election started yesterday. The city has all the details on where and how to vote early, if you don't want to do the more traditional Sept. 14 thing. You'll be whittling down the field of candidates for mayor and district city councilors to two each, and the field of candidates for the four at-large council seats to eight. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/21 - 7:19 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced today that while the Supreme Court might think evictions are now hunky dory in the face of coronavirus, Boston doesn't - the city Public Health Commission today issued a new public-health order that creates a citywide moratorium on evictions, effective immediately: Property owners will be barred from bringing foreclosure actions against tenants. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/21 - 3:14 pm

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins has hopped back on the Wu train. Tompkins, who has backed Wu in her council races and who worked together for Elizabeth Warren, said: Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/21 - 1:26 pm

Massimo Tiberi, owner of Arya Trattoria on Hanover Street, posts Instagram photos of celebrities posing with him. So when Kim Janey walked in last night, he had a pic snapped and posted it - and then fairly quickly took it down because neither of them had a mask on, which proved a tad embarrassing given that Boston's indoor mask mandate, which Janey herself announced, went into effect Friday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/21 - 3:33 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey today cited Boston's unique vulnerability to rising sea levels in announcing she was withdrawing a waterfront plan developed by then mayor Marty Walsh under which the Chiofaro family would have finally gotten to build a skyscraper next to the New England Aquarium, long blocked because of the family patriarch's unceasing feud with Tom Menino, and which would have let developers replace the James Hook seafood trailer and the rest of its fire-ravaged pier with a hotel. Read more.

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