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By adamg - 8/20/19 - 12:22 pm

The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition has posted answers to questions about road safety - for both at-large candidates and candidates in specific districts in the Sept. 24 preliminaries.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 9:26 am

The Dorchester Reporter covered a forum in Mattapan for candidates who want to replace Tim McCarthy as the District 5 (Mattapan, Roslindale, Hyde Park) district councilor this fall.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 11:39 am

The Globe reports that the owners of Cumberland Farms has filed a proposed ballot question that would let chains like, oh, Cumberland Farms, sell liquor at as many stores as it wants.

Under current state law - the result of a compromise between pure packies and supermarket chains - by 2020, companies will be able to hold as many as nine liquor licenses in the state.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 12:59 pm

NBC Boston reports on the verdicts against Kenneth Brissette and Timothy Sullivan, in a trial stemming from the early days of the Walsh administration, when Boston Calling was still held on City Hall Plaza.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 12:31 pm

ComonWealth reports on some expensive polling going on right now.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 10:23 am
Laterns lit in Watertown in memory of victims of nuclear bombs.

Memorial lanterns on the Charles River in Watertown.

Greg Cook reports that people who gathered in Watertown Square last night for a vigil to remember those who died in atomic blasts also took time to recall the victims of mass murders this weekend.

By adamg - 8/2/19 - 2:16 pm

WGBH reports on Karyn Alzayer's protest against children in cages at the border camps.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 12:42 pm

Normally, Zoning Board of Appeals Chairwoman Christine Araujuo opens the board's biweekly hearings with mundane requests to turn off cell phones and to take conversations outside and with a reminder that the hearings are being video recorded. Yesterday, though, she added a plea to the crowded room: Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/19 - 1:43 pm
Protest at Lynch's South Boston office

At this past Thursday's protest in Lynch's office. Photo via Tonya Tedesco.

On July 12, six of Steve Lynch's constituents visited his South Boston office to ask him to join other Democrats in working to close the camps and stop family break-ups. Lynch wasn't there and didn't respond. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/19 - 11:30 am

The Dig interviews the candidates running to replace Mark Ciommo in District 9 (Allston/Brighton) on how to keep the arts alive in Allston.

By adamg - 7/11/19 - 9:07 pm

Sen. Cory Booker plans to hold a press conference in Boston to discuss gun violence "following 17 shootings in five days in Boston that have left local leaders wondering what more can be done," according to a press release today. Booker's not looking for a lot of people to attend, it seems, because the release doesn't say where the thing will be, but does say that reporters can find out by dropping a line to one of his press people, and you know what, if this guy wants to make like it's 1988 and he's George Bush using Boston Harbor as a campaign prop, the UHub Action Mobile News Unit has better things to do.

By adamg - 7/11/19 - 2:57 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a proposal by Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) to start by giving city workers the day off or maybe switching from Columbus Day to Election Day. O'Malley bemoans turnout in municipal elections of just 25%, which could, of course, also be improved by shifting city elections to the same years as state elections, but, of course, that would simply be unpossible.,

By adamg - 7/5/19 - 11:14 am

In case you missed it, the leader of the free world gave a speech yesterday on the occasion of our independence Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/19 - 11:57 am

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports prosecutors this morning dropped trespassing charges against 18 people arrested in a Jewish-led "Never Again" protest at the ICE detention facility at the South Bay jail last evening.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 6:52 pm
Never again, marchers say

Molly Lanza was among the roughly 500 people who marched this afternoon from the Holocaust Memorial to the South Bay jail, where the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department makes money by renting space to ICE for use as a detention facility. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 9:33 am

CommonWealth reports RMV workers ignored thousands of pages of documents pouring in from other states about Mass. residents charged with major motor-vehicle offenses - at least until officials decided to figure out how that guy from West Springfield who killed seven motorcyclists was still driving.

"There are whole rooms at the Quincy headquarters that are full of documents. We were not aware until last week that some of those documents were unprocessed out-of-state notifications," Pollack said.

By adamg - 6/27/19 - 10:15 pm

A federal appeals court today upheld a judge's decision not to force Boston to let a right-wing activist from West Roxbury fly an explicitly Christian flag from one of the three flagpoles outside City Hall while his suit over the issue remains open. Read more.

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