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By adamg - 6/11/21 - 9:49 am

Adrian Walker breaks down the City Council's sudden need to tell Kim Janey they're still the boss of her: She's stopped returning their phone calls. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 4:09 pm

The Herald reports the City Council gave itself the right to dethrone an acting mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 1:25 pm
Alexandra Oliver-Davila

Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced Alexandra Oliver-Dávila's resignation this afternoon, the day after School Committee member Lorna Rivera resigned over text messages the two exchanged impugning white parents from West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 9:29 am

Even as Acting Mayor Kim Janey was preparing yesterday to announce Dennis White's firing, a city attorney was filing paperwork to have his wrongful-termination suit moved from state to federal court. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/21 - 3:20 pm

Public Safety Press Conference 6-7-21

Acting Mayor Kim Janey said this afternoon she's fired Dennis White as police commissioner effective immediately, and that she will now work towards a national search for a new commissioner. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 10:20 am

The Boston Sun reports that Michelle Wu has come out against rebuilding the bridge to Long Island, saying the money would be better and more quickly spent on things that can be done now, instead of waiting for Quincy to finally yell uncle and stop fighting in court. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/21 - 5:35 pm

A single justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Acting Mayor Kim Janey can hold the short hearing she's required to before she fires Dennis White as police commissioner. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 1:13 pm

The judge who yesterday dismissed Briefly Police Commissioner Dennis White's request to block his firing today blocked Acting Mayor Kim Janey from actually terminating him at least long enough to let White appeal her ruling. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/21 - 5:50 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today denied Police Commissioner for Two Days Dennis White's request that she block Acting Mayor Kim Janey from firing him because of a report that raised questions about two alleged domestic-violence incidents in the 1990s. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/21 - 2:27 pm

Jon Santiago had a press conference in the South End today so that a bunch of his fellow state representatives, some of whom even live in Boston, could endorse him for mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/21 - 10:42 pm

In advance of a court hearing tomorrow on whether to block Kim Janey's attempt to fire Commissioner-for-Two-Days Dennis White, both sides today submitted a flurry of documents. Among them, an affidavit on behalf of White by former Commissioner William Gross that says former Mayor Martin Walsh first learned of at least one of White's 1990s alleged domestic incidents in 2014. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/21 - 2:54 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey made the announcement this afternoon, citing continuing increases in vaccination rates and drops in Covid-19 cases and hospitalization. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 4:31 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey said today it's time to move past the cloud over Dennis White and name a different person as commissioner, but that she can't because White has sued to block her decision to un-appoint him. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/21 - 2:51 pm

The mayor's office announced today that a continuing decline in Boston Covid-19 rates and hospitalization means both city libraries and community centers will be able to offer additional in-person services starting next month, although an announcement from City Hall said we'll have to wait for details. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 10:34 pm

UNITE HERE Local 26, which represents hotel and food-service workers, today became the first union to endorse Kim Janey for mayor. In a statement, union President Carlos Aramayo said: Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/21 - 2:41 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey, US Rep. Ayanna Pressley and state Rep. Liz Miranda are all telling the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association to knock it off with the personal attacks on City Councilor Andrea Campbell - who is running against Janey in the fall elections - saying they are no longer going to just sit back while the union continues what Pressley called its long running racism. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/21 - 4:27 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 4-27-21

Acting Mayor Kim Janey said today that while Boston will start easing some Covid-19 restrictions on Friday, along with the rest of the state, it will lag behind the state on others by three months because of the city's relatively high numbers of vulnerable populations and complex business districts. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/21 - 4:06 pm

The city law department today released a copy of the file about a 1995 child sexual-assault charge against Patrolman Patrick Rose, who later became head of the police union before retiring and being charged in court last year on charges of raping several children - allegedly including the daughter of one of his initial victims. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/21 - 4:29 pm

The Boston Public Library announced today it is ending late fines for books not returned by their due dates - and that anybody with existing late fees will have them deleted from their record. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/21 - 2:06 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey said today that the city law department should release an edited version of the Boston Police Department's internal-affairs file on former police-union president Patrick Rose by the end of the week - which she said would only be the first step in changing how the department handles criminal investigations into officers, to ensure somebody like him never again serves as a Boston cop. Read more.

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