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By adamg - 4/24/24 - 12:12 pm

CommonWealth Beacon introduces us to Ian Cain of Quincy, who today formally announced his bid to win the Republican nomination to take on incumbent Elizabeth Warren this November. He's running against (so far), cryptolawyer John Deaton.

By adamg - 4/22/24 - 5:08 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that after all 16 members of the Boston Landmarks Commission - which has oversight over demolition of any Boston building more than 50 years old - criticized Wu's handling of several major projects in the city, she fired its executive director, Rosanne Foley. Foley was appointed to the post by then Mayor Walsh in 2015.

By adamg - 4/22/24 - 11:50 am

Only people with Harvard IDs will be allowed in, in anticipation of Gaza-related protests, the Crimson reports.

WBZ reports students at Emerson and MIT have set up encampments.

By adamg - 4/22/24 - 9:51 am

CommonWealth Beacon takes a look at the new Boston Policy Institute, whose donors it won't reveal - unlike the older, more staid and currently leaderless Boston Municipal Research Bureau. The group's organizers say they have to keep their donors secret to avoid retribution from City Hall.

By adamg - 4/20/24 - 9:34 pm

The Lexington Observer reports on the protest by - and arrests of - members of Extinction Rebellion Boston.

By adamg - 4/20/24 - 12:10 pm

The Herald and the Globe report Councilor Ed Flynn was alarmed when 200 runners raced through his district in the 26.True race.

Among those not concerned: Mayor Wu.

By adamg - 4/11/24 - 3:07 pm

Earlier this week, City Councilor Erin Murphy (at large) introduced a resolution calling for a hiring freeze at city agencies due to potentially choppy fiscal waters about to hit the city, but withdrew it before it could come up for a discussion or vote at yesterday's weekly council meeting. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/24 - 11:33 am
Tania Fernandes Anderson decrying the death and destruction in Gaza

Councilor Fernandes Anderson decrying death and destruction in Gaza.

The City Council yesterday formally recognized Eid Al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim sacred month of Ramadan - after Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson (Roxbury), who is Muslim, gave an impassioned plea on behalf of the people of Gaza. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/24 - 1:26 pm
Councilor Coletta presents proclamation to Charlestown Coach Hugh Colman

Councilor Coletta presents proclamation to Charlestown Coach Hugh Colman

The Boston City Council today officially honored the city's four state-championship teams with proclamations - and pizza: Charlestown High School, whose boys basketball team won the Division 3 state championship, New Mission High School, whose boys basketball team won the Division 5 championship, the Josiah Quincy Upper School's girls wrestling team brought home medals in Division 2 and Boston Latin School, whose hockey team won the Division 2 championship. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/24 - 10:11 am

Politico reports (scroll way down for "Yahd Signs and Bumpah Stickahs") that current City Councilor Erin Murphy on Saturday announced endorsements by nine labor unions for her bid to get elected clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County - in a press release that showed the logos of 49 labor unions and groups, at least one of which says, no, it's not endorsing her this time around. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/24 - 11:39 pm
Protesters blocking one side of the Longfellow Bridge to protest Israeli company Elbit

A UHub correspondent reports he was on the outbound Red Line platform at Charles/MGH around 6:15 p.m: Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/24 - 1:23 pm

Mayor Wu said today she will seek state legislation that would let the city tax owners of commercial and industrial property at a higher rate for four years, should official assessments being conducted this year show a precipitous drop in the assessed value of downtown office space in particular due to work shifts caused by the pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/24 - 1:08 pm
Giselle Byrd, executive director of Theater Offensive, addresses councilors

Giselle Byrd, executive director of Theater Offensive, addresses councilors.

City councilors voted unanimously today to support the trans community in Boston and across the country on Sunday's Transgender Day of Visibility. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/24 - 9:46 pm

The other night, state Rep. Sam Montaño (D-15th Suffolk) hosted a meeting at English High School to talk about how to consider Boston Medical Center's plans to turn Shattuck Hospital into a large recovery center possibly featuring several hundred housing units in addition to a rebuilt hospital building. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/24 - 12:49 pm

The City Council voted 11-2 today to seek permission from the state legislature to change the date on which councilors and the mayor are inaugurated following an election from "the first Monday" in January to "the first weekday after the second day in January." Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/24 - 1:33 pm

City Councilor and son of South Boston Ed Flynn writes unless the city and police can figure out a way to keep out-of-town hellions from wreaking havoc and to make them treat South Boston "with respect," he thinks it could be time to move the St. Patrick's parade somewhere else. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/24 - 3:14 pm

IBEW Local 103 in Dorchester today endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for re-election in November, calling them the head of the "most pro-union administration in our nation's history." Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/24 - 1:11 pm

The City Council will consider a proposal to grant handicap parking placards to pregnant people in their third trimester or who have given birth within the past six months.
Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/24 - 12:25 pm
Etching showing the death of Attucks

The City Council will consider a measure to permanently honor Crispus Attucks, the first man to die in the Boston Massacre. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/24 - 9:22 am

Protesters calling for a Gaza ceasefire blocked Atlantic Avenue in front of South Station around 8:30 a.m. Not long after, Boston Police began arresting the protesters.

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