He's got a campaign video that plays up his appointment by St. Ronnie, but doesn't mention the courage it took to resign from the Reagan Justice Department, and which points to his huge margin in his first election, but forgets to add he ran against a man who self-immolated in an angry interview with a beloved local anchorwoman.
As he does pretty much every year, City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) has formally asked the city to begin a pilot program to collect people's discarded coffee grounds and other foods to turn into compost. But this year is different, because the costs of dealing with recyclable materials is going through the roof, O'Malley says. Read more.
The City Council will consider a proposal by Councilor Lydia Edwards (East Boston, North End, Charlestown) to add the loss of existing homes and federal laws that bar housing discrimination to the list of things developers of large projects in Boston would have to address to win city approval. Read more.
A proposal by City Councilor Althea Garrison (at large) to study how to bring rent control back to Boston was met with virulent opposition from three councilors who rent out units who thundered rent control would turn the city into the sort of hellhole they said it was back before voters statewide eliminated rent control in 1994. Read more.
The Dig reports on the Trustees of Charitable Donations for Inhabitants of Boston, which makes one-time payments to poor people in particular need from its office in City Hall, but which is so little known its director now earns more each year than she hands out in donations, which recently received an audit that raised numerous questions and whose board went without enough members for a quorum because Mayor Walsh failed to name any members in his first few years in office.
When it comes to criticism from Beacon Hill of her decision to generally not prosecute people arrested for 15 low-level crimes, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins is having none of it, and she's looking at you and your son, Mr. Baker: Read more.
The New York Times reports New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, of the Cambridge De Blasios, came up to our fair Hub for a bit of fundraising with some secret backer whom he declined to name, but whom the Times reveals is our own John Fish, whose Suffolk Construction has begun bidding on projects in New York.
The Lucas Brothers went to The Met to see it all in color on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Full Frontal on TBS, April 3, 2019, Act 3. White statues have long been a tool for white supremacists to claim historical superiority but white supremacists are wrong
Boston Magazine reports on the war in the legislature. One of the reasons cited by restaurants to kill beer gardens is the high cost of liquor licenses. When Boston officials tried to get the legislature to let Boston issue more liquor licenses, restaurants objected because they didn't want to see the value of their investment in the licenses go down.
A City Council committee will consider whether it makes sense to let Boston Police officers continue working past the current retirement age of 65 if they're willing - and able to continue passing physicals. Read more.
Mayor Walsh said today he'll be adding $15 million to the BPS budget for the coming year to guaranteed a pre-K seat for every four-year-old in Boston.
The money will pay for enough teachers, supplies and equipment to add 750 more pre-K seats in BPS, which Walsh says is enough to ensure no child is turned away from K-1 programs.
Cece Graham of Hyde Park is running for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) city-council seat being vacated by Tim McCarthy. Graham joins a growing list of candidates in the fall election.
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