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By adamg - 7/8/20 - 2:25 pm

The City Council agreed today to look at setting up a sort of "secret shopper" that would pair white and minority testers to see what happens when they apply for the same apartment. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 10:33 pm

BIPOC in Newton posted some video snippets from the interaction between teens holding a BLM rally at City Hall and a middle-aged white guy who, after failing to convince the students they were wrong by yelling at them, got into his pickup and sped away, missing some of the students by inches (fourth video at that link). Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 9:01 am

WGBH interviews some of the senior Black Lives Matter protesters standing outside the West Roxbury retirement center yesterday afternoon.

By adamg - 7/6/20 - 9:31 pm

Gov. Baker signed the Covid-19-related bill and now the state is getting ready to mail out applications for both the September primaries and the November final election. You'll still be able to vote at a polling place if you really want to.

By Courtney - 6/30/20 - 11:49 am

The Ballot Law Commission has rejected a claim from the Catia Sharp campaign alleging her opponent, Erika Uyterhoeven, did not fulfill the residency requirement to run for the State seat being left vacant by Denise Provost. The challenge, filed on June 5, claimed that Uyterhoeven purchased a home in Union Square, but did not update campaign filings or her voter registration to that address. The Ballot Law Commission rejected the challenge 20 days later.

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By adamg - 6/29/20 - 4:30 pm

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Mayor Walsh today named Karilyn Crockett, currently a lecturer in urban affairs at MIT as the city's first chief of equity and inclusion, whose goal with be to get the city's minority residents a fairer shake at getting ahead. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/20 - 4:15 pm

City Council President Kim Janey is expressing outrage that several of her colleagues had their houses vandalized in an apparent protest over the police budget. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/20 - 6:35 pm
Nazis in front of the Massachusetts State House

Air thick with Nazi symbols on Beacon Street today. Photo by Hilary Sargent.

White supremacists who organized a "Back the Blue" rally in front of the State House today found themselves joined by swastika-tattooed Nazis who rejected a requests from the white supremacists to leave and instead joined in the rally. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 4:29 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a task force to consider what to do about the exploding problem of fireworks in Boston in the few days remaining until July 4.

Among the members of the task force: The four at-large members of the City Council, including Julia Mejia, who has beendemanding action against illegal fireworks for weeks now. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 3:22 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced creation of a new city fund aimed at reducing racial inequity in Boston by supporting non-profit groups working on public health, youth employment, education and the arts for minority and immigrant residents. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 5:01 pm
Bok and Campbell

Differing opinions: Bok and Campbell.

The Boston City Council voted 8-5 today to approve Mayor Walsh's spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1, with the main issue being whether to make even more drastic changes in the police budget than the $12-million shift out of the police overtime account proposed by the mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 9:56 pm
O'Malley at vigil

O'Malley selfies at today's Black Lives Matter vigiil at Holy Name Rotary.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) stood with other Black Lives Matter supporters at their weekly vigil at Holy Name Rotary this afternoon after first tweeting out a response to last week's Blue Lives Matter rally at the same spot: Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 3:18 pm
Protest outside the mayor's house

Protesters outside the mayor's house. Photo by Live Boston.

Cicia Lee reports on a protest outside Marty Walsh's Lower Mills home at 6 this morning by people who want to defund Boston Police. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 10:07 am

Cambridge Day reports on yesterday's march from Cambridge Common to Cambridge City Hall.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 8:51 pm

A small group of Trump supporters protested at an event to commemorate the end of slavery today at Town Field Park in Fields Corner. They were drowned out and the Juneteenth speakers continued their speeches. One of the Trumpies was escorted away by police. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 10:12 pm
BLM and pro-cop protesters in West Roxbury

For awhile, these two competed to get their signs in front of motorists.

Police supporters rallied outside the E-5 police station in West Roxbury this afternoon, but they may have been outnumbered by Black Lives Matter protesters. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/20 - 11:05 pm

Shamus Moynihan spotted this new mural by Alex Golob today on Centre Street in Hyde Square, where Bella Luna used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/20 - 11:48 pm
At West Roxbury vigil, Holy Name Rotary

Charlie Rosenberg photographed the third Monday Black Lives Matter vigil at Holy Name Rotary, where Centre Street and West Roxbury Parkway meet in West Roxbury, this afternoon.

By adamg - 6/15/20 - 9:40 am

WBZ reports Mayor Walsh today is submitting a revised, $3.6-billion budget to the City Council - about $65 million less than the first one he submitted, due to revenue losses associated with Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 9:09 am

Cambridge Day reports that after five hours, nothing was resolved and the council will meet on the issue again on Monday.

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