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By adamg - 1/23/20 - 9:04 am

We got a voicemail...

Newly elected at-large City Councilor Julia Mejia posted a voice mail she got from somebody who is upset with her proposal to strengthen Boston's sanctuary-city regulations. He vows to call the president's office.

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 6:25 pm

Ayanna Pressley gave an impassioned speech at the annual Martin Luther King breakfast this morning about how King's fight for civil rights is far from over. Charlie Baker came next and started with "The only thing I can add to that rant is this ..." He's apologized, of course. Rev. Laura Everett explains the damage was done.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 10:31 am

The Highland Park Neighborhood Council voted this week to ask the city to rename a portion of Dudley Street to Chuck Turner Way in honor of the former city councilor, who died last month.

The proposed renamed street would run from Malcolm X Boulevard and Shawmut Avenue to Washington Street - past the building where Turner had his neighborhood office - in Nubian Square.

By adamg - 1/16/20 - 9:00 pm

The Root talks to Pressley about the loss of her proud locks due to Alopecia areata, in which the body's immune system kills off hair follicles.

The night Pressley lost her final piece of her hair was pivotal, she says. Not only was it the night before Donald Trump’s impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, it was the anniversary of her mother’s death. The sense of loss was manifold.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 10:15 pm

WGBH provides an overview of Mayor Walsh's annual state-of-the-city address, in which he called for $500 million of new affordable-housing construction and a fund to help renters below certain income levels pay their rent. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/20 - 8:14 pm

New, More Diverse Council Starts Term

Chris Lovett at BNN News reports on today's inauguration at Faneuil Hall.

By adamg - 1/4/20 - 11:19 pm
James Hennigan

The family of James Hennigan reports the former state representative, state senator, school-committee member and register of probate died Friday at 92. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/20 - 9:25 pm
Sign reads: Stop copying House of Cards

Photo by Ron Newman.

Ron Newman attended the first anti-war rally of the decade at Park Street today.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 9:08 pm

Protest starts at 2 p.m. outside the Park Street T stop. Read more.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 9:59 pm
Turner

City Councilor Kim Janey reports that Chuck Turner, who once held the District 7 seat she now does, died today:

Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 10:41 am

Yesterday, Hizzonah posted the following reminder from the winter of 2015: Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/19 - 2:31 pm

Common Cause, Move On, March for Truth, Progressive Mass, Indivisible MA and other groups will hold a Boston rally for impeachment and removal starting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday on the Common.

By uhrinews - 12/11/19 - 1:38 pm

The Liberian Civil War claimed 250,000 lives including five (5) American Nuns from Ohio. Although Liberia was an American Colony Founded by high ranking American Government officials to remove and colonize all mixed race and free African Americans, thousands of refugees displaced by the war across the United States have been denied access to humanitarian assistance and permits to work like refugees of other wars. Still, on December 22, Liberians will gather in Allston to remember the dead and press the United States Government for equal protection afforded other refugees.

By uhrinews - 12/11/19 - 10:38 am
African American Children Rescued By US Marines Abandoned By Democrats & Republicans For 17 Years and Counting Because They Are Black

Cats & Dogs in America are protected but African American Children Abandoned For 17 years under Democrat Obama and Republicans Bush and Trump.

Kattie(not her real name), an American Citizen, was only one year old when she boarded a US Marines Helicopter in Monrovia, the Capital City of the American Colony of Liberia created in 1822 by the American Colonization Society (ACS) to prevent slave revolt and rid the United States of all mixed race and free African Americans. Katie is now 18 years of age.

By adamg - 12/9/19 - 9:54 pm

WGBH reports a recount showed that Julia Mejia won the fourth at-large seat on the city council by just one vote over Alejandra St. Guillen.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 10:36 am
Elections Department at City Hall

Andrea Doremus Cuetara is among the people in the Elections Department at City Hall this morning, waiting for the recount to begin in the race for the fourth at-large seat on the city council - in which Julia Mejia and Alejandra St. Guillen are current separated by less than ten votes.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 10:51 pm

MassLive.com reports the protesters wouldn't move from Gov. Baker's office and were arrested on trespassing charges.

State Rep. Nika Elugardo (D-Jamaica Plain), reports people can send donations to help with bail, transportation and food costs on Venmo at @SunriseBosJailSupport

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 10:24 pm

Mike Freedberg reports that based on its fast growing population, Boston could be in line to pick up two new state-rep districts in redistricting after the 2020 census. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 1:20 pm

WBUR explains why San Francisco city employees will no longer be allowed to take work trips here - and the city will stop considering Massachusetts companies for contracts - next year.

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