Politics

By - 12/17/18 - 1:21 pm

The Boston Police Department reports the death of Francis "Mickey" Roache, who became a Boston patrolman in 1968 and eventually served as police commissioner between 1985 and 1993. He served as an at-large city councilor between 1996 and 2002, after which he served as Suffolk County Register of Deeds until he retired in 2015.

By - 12/17/18 - 10:37 am

Commonwealth Magazine takes a look at a possible market-based way to reduce carbon emissions - by basically driving up the cost of auto fuels.

By - 12/14/18 - 3:28 pm

State senators and representatives from either side of the Longfellow Bridge want the state to keep the "flex posts" that separate the Longfellow bike lanes from cars over the winter. Read more.

By - 12/13/18 - 9:06 am

The Dorchester Reporter runs down the list so far for the four at-large seats up for grabs in next year's elections. Althea Garrison didn't respond to Reporter inquiries but you know the soon-to-be several-month incumbent will be running, because how could she not?

By - 12/12/18 - 4:01 pm

Announcement!

Ricardo Arroyo, whose father Felix D. Arroyo, and brother, Felix G. Arroyo, both served as at-large city councilors, announced today he's running for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) council seat held by Tim McCarthy since 2013. McCarthy had no opposition in the 2017 election.

By - 12/8/18 - 6:20 pm
New Hampshire dude with stickers

Several people report spotting some pickup plastered with MAGAcrap - and boasting a plow - being driven around areas today where it's sure to make people cry, like Brighton and Cambridge. Joe Wright got a picture of the pickup and the man behind the stickers in Cambridge, between Harvard and Porter squares. He adds: Read more.

By - 12/5/18 - 3:28 pm

Councilor Kim Janey had to fight back the tears as she praised Ayanna Pressley for being a role model for her, for the other four women on the Boston City Council, for people across Boston. Read more.

By - 12/5/18 - 1:53 pm

The Boston City Council voted today to demand that National Grid cut the crap and get the worker it's locked out for several months back to work - and to support a bill in the state Legislature to create a benefit system for locked out workers. Read more.

By - 12/5/18 - 9:33 am

Politico reports Deval Patrick has decided not to run for president in 2020.

By - 11/26/18 - 6:49 pm

First Steve Lynch abandons him and now Ayanna Pressley says she'll vote for Pelosi for speaker.

By - 11/23/18 - 6:13 pm
By - 11/21/18 - 9:19 am

The Dorchester Reporter talks to Ayanna Pressley about how she's now splitting her time between Washington and Boston - where she still has some unfinished business as an at large city councilor before she is sworn in as a member of Congress.

By - 11/19/18 - 11:30 pm

WCVB:

Dozens of students lined the hallway outside Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's office in a demonstration Monday.

Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 10:53 am

The State House News Service summarizes a panel discussion with Rachael Rollins, newly elected Suffolk County DA and Liz Miranda and Nika Elugardo, both elected as state representatives.

Miranda said that as a candidate this year, she felt she was "fighting" against a party that she says should have been helping her.

By - 11/8/18 - 5:29 pm
Mueller protest in front of the State House in Boston

Brad Squirrels reports from the Common:

Pretty impressive turnout on the Common with just 24 hours notice.

Lily Goldman is at a protest in Gloucester: Read more.

By - 11/7/18 - 7:43 pm

Months ago, the progressive group MoveOn set up a rapid-fire response protest plan to deal with the possible firing of Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein. Although neither has happened, Sessions is gone and Rosenstein is no longer in charge of Mueller and so the group has activated the plan, which includes a protest at 5 p.m. today - Thursday - on the Common across from the State House. More info.

By - 11/6/18 - 10:10 pm
Rollins

Rachael Rollins cruised to victory over Michael Maloney in the race to replace Dan Conley.

Read more.

By - 11/6/18 - 9:50 pm

With 20% of precincts reporting statewide, Question 3, which would uphold a state law guaranteeing the right of transgender people against discrimination in public places, is passing by a 2-1 margin. In Boston, it is passing by an even higher margin. Read more.

By - 11/6/18 - 8:47 pm

At 8:01 p.m., Associated Press declared Ayanna Pressley would become the first black woman member of Congress from Massachusetts, since she had no opposition in her race in the 7th Congressional District, after defeating incumbent Mike Capuano in the September primary. Read more.