The City Council today agreed to have a committee consider the idea of creating a Reparations Commission to come up with ways to pay Black Bostonians for centuries of slavery, discrimination and redlining. Read more.
New District 4 (Dorchester, Mattapan, bits of Roslindale and JP) Councilor Brian Worrell is offering $10 gift certificates to Fields Corner's Chill on Park to anybody in his district under 18 who sends in a photo of a hydrant they've shoveled out. Worrell credits former District 6 (JP, West Roxbury, Mission Hill) Councilor Matt O'Malley for the idea.
Although perennial candidate Roy Owens's mayoral-campaign Web site is still up, he filed papers with the state yesterday to run for the District 7 (Roxbury) City Council seat he has failed to win in the past. Read more.