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By adamg - 2/29/24 - 5:52 pm

WCVB reports President Biden has nominated Our Marty, the former mayor turned labor secretary turned NHL player-union head, to become one of 11 members of the board of governors that oversees the USPS.

By adamg - 7/10/23 - 8:43 am

Freed from those pesky rules that keep federal officials from endorsing candidates, current NHL Players Association President Marty Walsh has made an endorsement for the District 3 (Dorchester) City Council seat Frank Baker is giving up, the Dorchester Reporter reports: John FitzGerald, whose father, Kevin, shared an office with Walsh when Walsh was first elected a state rep back in the day.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 12:44 pm

Bloomberg reports Our Man Marty is leaving his post in Washington as labor secretary to become head of the union representing NHL players.

By adamg - 10/30/22 - 12:08 pm
Sign in Christopher Columbus Park that still says Martin J. Walsh is mayor

A concerned citizen takes time out of a no doubt very busy schedule to file a 311 complaint about the sign in Christopher Columbus Park that still lists Martin J. Walsh as mayor and to ask that the sign be changed to reflect the name of the current mayor.

By adamg - 5/11/22 - 12:09 pm

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is in South Korea for the inauguration of the country's new president. Seoul made him feel right at home: 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 - 1/20/22 - 9:01 pm

Walsh told Wolf Blitzer on CNN today he's going to stay in Washington: Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 10:28 am

The erstwhile hizzonah made a quick trip back to his old stomping grounds today. Why? Dunno, don't care, we're just too blase, but we take note that of all the places in Boston he could have breakfast, he chose the counter at Richy's on River Street in Hyde Park, where he ate with state Rep. Rob Consalvo: Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/21 - 1:06 pm

A federal judge in Boston this week dismissed failed Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai's $50-million lawsuit against Marty Walsh and former Police Commissioner Bill Evans over the city's handling of the rally he and a few of his fellow rightists held at the Parkman Bandstand in 2017, the week after a Nazi rally in Charlottesville, VA ended with an anti-Nazi protester's murder. Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/21 - 3:34 pm

A man who sued Marty Walsh, Charlie Baker and William Evans because he couldn't find his way to the Parkman Bandstand for what turned out to be a tiny post-Charlottesville rantfest through the far larger throngs of protesters that surrounded the platform in 2017 had his First Amendment and conspiracy case tossed by a federal judge today. 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 - 5/24/21 - 1:12 pm

International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 718, today formally endorsed Councilor Annissa Essaibi George in her bid to become mayor. In a statement, local President John Soares said: Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 12:53 pm

WBZ's Cheryl Fiandaca, who once got paid to do PR for Boston Police, reports BPD continues to provide 24-hour guard duty at Marty Walsh's Dorchester home, even though he now spends most of his time in DC. The good news is no overtime is involved; the bad news is the officer on duty would otherwise be on regular patrol. Tom Menino lost his house guard after he left office (and a couple weeks later, somebody stole an SUV his wife had rented, right outside their house).

By adamg - 5/9/21 - 8:33 pm

"She's probably sitting there, not answering the phone:" Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 9:25 am

A federal judge this week tossed a Lowell man's suit against Marty Walsh for urging right wingers not to rally on Boston Common the week after one of their compatriots murdered a woman in Charlottesville. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 9:36 am
Mayor Janey on WGBH billboard in Brighton

GBH alerts turnpike motorists today there's a new mayor in town. Photo via GBH.

The Boston Business Journal reports a supporter of Andrea Campbell is setting up one of the fundraising organizations to boost her chances of becoming mayor this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 6:20 pm
Walsh at his final press conference

Walsh at his final press conference as mayor.

At 5:52 p.m., Sean Philip Cotter reported Walsh got the 51st vote he needed in the Senate to become the next Secretary of Labor. Among those voting for him: Mitt Romney, who was governor here when Walsh was a state rep. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/21 - 11:59 am

Mayor Walsh (yes, he's still here) announced yesterday that unlike the rest of the state, Boston will not be allowing live music to resume at smaller venues and restaurants on Monday, but will instead wait until March 22, "if public health data allows."

More details.

By adamg - 2/17/21 - 9:13 am

The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, the Greater Boston Latino Network and Amplify Latinx today asked the Justice Department to look into why the city of Boston awarded only 1.2% of $2.1 billion in procurement contracts in recent years went to Black and Latino businesses. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 11:43 am

Mayor Walsh said today he's asking the BPDA board to approve the increase in the "linkage" fees developers pay the city for the right to put up new buildings. Read more.

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