Politics

By - 10/15/18 - 7:15 pm

City Councilors Andrea Campbell (Dorchester) and Kim Janey (Roxbury) want to look at ways to increase black and Latino enrollment at the city's three exam schools - including possibly replacing scores from the ISEE exam now used to help determine entrance with results from MCAS tests. Read more.

By - 10/13/18 - 12:01 pm
By - 10/11/18 - 10:34 pm

City Councilor Tim McCarthy, a Readville native, announced today he opposes a developer's plans for a 492-unit residential development along Sprague Street just south of the Readville train station. Read more.

By - 10/10/18 - 4:15 pm

WGBH reports on last night's debate between incumbent Charlie Baker and challenger Jay Gonzalez.

By - 10/8/18 - 8:26 am

Liz Miranda, who likely will be the next state rep from the 5th Suffolk district (Dorchester and Roxbury) is opening her campaign office at 246 Bowdoin St. tonight as a place for people to grieve and figure out what to do following the five murders since Friday. Read more.

By - 10/7/18 - 5:44 pm
Brazilians lining up to vote in Brighton

Rory Nolan spotted the lines outside Brighton High School, where all day long local Brazilians have been queuing up to vote in their country's presidential election, which, oddly enough, features a once fringe right-wing candidate who vows to make his country great and who favors dictatorship. Unlike here, however, that candidate actually served in the army - and if he fails to get 50% of the vote, there'll be a runoff.

By - 10/7/18 - 3:24 pm

Gov. Baker's son AJ was at the center of a sexual assault incident this summer on a JetBlue flight to Boston.

boston.cbslocal.com:

I-Team Exclusive: Gov. Charlie Baker’s Son Accused Of Sexual Assault

June 22, 2018 - Governor Charlie Baker’s adult son, Andrew, has been accused of an alleged sexual assault by an airline passenger... the incident happened on June 20 aboard a JetBlue Flight from Washington, DC to Boston.

By - 10/5/18 - 11:16 pm
By - 10/3/18 - 7:00 pm
Anti-Kavinaugh vigil in Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain residents stood with candles at at least three spots along Centre Street this evening - at the Monument, in front of the Baptist Church and by Lakeville Street - to protest proposed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

By - 10/2/18 - 2:51 pm

Buzzfeed News reports on the bogus accounts - one named Donna Trumper, another Vinnie Boombatz - backing independent Shiva Ayyadurai and attacking incumbent Democrat Elizabeth Warren and Republican Geoff Diehl. Ayyardurai called the reporter a racist before hanging up on her.

By - 10/1/18 - 1:01 pm

Future Rep. Ayanna Pressley speaks on steps of City Hall as another future rep, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, listens.

From elected officials to rape victims and their supporters, several thousand people gathered on City Hall Plaza to send a message to Sen. Jeff Flake to vote no on Brett Cavanaugh - a message he may not have heard since his scheduled 10:30 a.m. talk on another part of the plaza was pushed back to this afternoon. Read more.

By - 9/30/18 - 2:39 pm

A large part of City Hall Plaza tomorrow will be filled with millennials with disposable income gathering to hear Sen. Jeff Flake and Ohio Gov. John Kasich ponder the future of the Republican Party at a Forbes Magazine event. Emerson students organizing a protest over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hope to fill the rest with people trying to convince Flake to vote against him. Read more.

By - 9/28/18 - 8:55 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who represents some of Boston's more countrified areas in Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury, went on a Twitter tear, well, tearette, tonight about all the coyotes his constituents are reporting

I’ve also seen a huge explosion in the number of rabbits around the neighborhood. Unfortunately for the rabbits, these two phenomena ARE related.

Indeed: Read more.

By - 9/28/18 - 5:53 pm

UPDATE: Emerson reports the event has been moved to "a more secure location," but doesn't say where. The Globe says maybe City Hall Plaza.

Emerson College, which owns the Colonial Theatre, says it plans to exercise its landlord's prerogative to have Monday's talk by Sen. Jeff Flake and Ohio Governor John Kasich canceled or moved somewhere off college property. In a letter to the college, Emerson President Lee Pelton writes this afternoon: Read more.

By - 9/27/18 - 5:15 pm

Brian Joyce, 56 and formerly of Milton, was found dead in his Wesport home, while awaiting trial on federal corruption charges, WHDH reports, adding foul play is not suspected.

By - 9/27/18 - 11:03 am
By - 9/27/18 - 9:20 am

And want a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision giving corporations free reign in political funding, but are very meh on the nursing-ratio question, WBUR reports.

By - 9/26/18 - 1:40 pm

The City Council agreed today to look at ways to make developers take trees into consideration as they transform Boston into a denser city. Read more.