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By adamg - 11/22/23 - 1:17 pm

The Herald reports a 19-year-old woman from Cambridge and two other people were arrested on the roof of the Merrimack, NH offices of a Haifa-based defense contractor on charges that include riot, sabotage and criminal mischief in a protest over Gaza. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 9:45 am

Stanley Staco posts the map. Incumbents Ruthzee Louijeune, who got the most votes citywide and Erin Murphy, who came in second, won precincts across the city. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/23 - 3:16 pm

The Globe reports the death of John Walsh, who helped Deval Patrick become the state's first Black governor in 2006, using strategies that would help send Barack Obama to the White House a couple years later. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/23 - 4:28 pm

The Boston City Council today unanimously approved a measure that calls on councilors to stop bullying subordinates, especially ones who work for other councilors. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/23 - 11:54 am
Brooks beats Sumner with his gutta-percha cane

Engraving by John L. McGee of the attack on Sumner.

Markwayne Somethingorother, the junior senator from Oklahoma, didn't actually throw down with Teamsters President (and Medford native) Sean O'Brien yesterday, due to a stern talking-to by Bernie Sanders, but he wanted to. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/23 - 9:33 pm

Teamster President Sean O'Brien, the pride of Medford, really gets under the skin of Oklahoma Sen. Markwayne Somethingorother, to the point where Markwayne offered to throw down right there in a Senate hearing and had to be reminded by Zayde Sanders from Vermont that he was a U.S. senator and he needs to sit his frickin' butt down now.

By adamg - 11/13/23 - 10:08 am

State Rep. Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge) announced Friday that he and other supporters of a 2024 rent-control ballot question had only collected 10,175 signatures, far short of the roughly 75,000 they would have needed. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/23 - 9:50 pm

Serial statewide and national election loser Jill Stein, whose sole electoral victories have been to get elected twice as one of 203 members of Town Meeting in Lexington, announced today she's going to give Harold Stassen another run for his money and fail to get elected president again. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/23 - 4:40 pm

Cambridge Day reports that Gregg Moree, who has run unsuccessfully for a seat on the city council in nine straight elections, died after driving into a parked car near his house Tuesday night - following another election in which he did not win a seat.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 10:02 am

The Newton Beacon reports advocates of changing zoning to allow more growth in its village centers lost "in a bloodbath" in city-council elections. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/23 - 8:28 pm

City results show incumbent at-large Councilors Ruthzee Louijeune and Julia Mejia easily winning re-election - along with more conservative incumbent Erin Murphy - with whom Louijeune is battling for the honorary top spot on the ballot. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/23 - 9:12 am

The Jewish Journal reports on Brandeis's decision, which came yesterday, hours before Students for Justice in Palestine was to hold a rally at the school.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 9:11 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting pro-Palestinian protesters outside the offices of Elbit Systems on Bishop Allen Drive in Central Square this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/23 - 11:22 am

The Daily Free Press brings us up to speed on incumbent Councilor Liz Breadon and challenger Jacob deBlecourt - who said a good summation of his platform would be "more housing and fewer rats."

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 3:03 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a resolution that calls on the city to change the name of Faneuil Hall because Peter Fanueil was a slave owner. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 2:44 pm

A disgruntled Boston City Council today approved a measure that will make it easier for police to sweep Mass and Cass and remove tents, with several councilors saying they doubt the measure will mean a long-term fix. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 12:35 pm

At-large candidate Bridget Nee-Walsh made the comments at a forum organized by Boston Caribbean-Americans - drawing a rebuke from incumbent at-large Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune, who is herself Haitian-American.

By adamg - 10/24/23 - 1:30 pm
DT 24 graffiti on Central Avenue, Mattapan Lower Mills

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint today about this graffiti that keeps appearing, in this case on Central Avenue in Mattapan Lower Mills: Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/23 - 12:18 pm

In 1992, Althea Garrison was elected a state rep in Roxbury, the first time a trans person had ever won election to a state legislature. She didn't tell anybody about that though and never discussed it, not even after the Herald outed her - at a time when coming out as trans could mean being murdered. In September, she discussed the issue publicly for the first time in an interview with Kate Sosin of the 19th. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/23 - 3:31 pm
Tania Fernandes Anderson crying

Fernandes Anderson cries while talking about murdered children.

Ed. note: Video of the discussions on the two resolutions is at the bottom of the story.

Boston City Council President Ed Flynn sent two proposed resolutions on Israel and Palestine to a committee for further study and hearings.

The council's committee of the whole - basically, the entire council - will now schedule hearings on a resolution by Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) to support Israel and condemn Hamas and a separate one by Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson (Roxbury) calling for an immediate ceasefire in the region. Read more.

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