The Boston City Council today unanimously approved a proposed plea to the state legislature to grant Boston 250 new liquor licenses - but only for certain neighborhoods. Read more.
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Councilor Brian Worrell (Dorchester, Mattapan) had trouble yesterday getting through a formal reading of his request for a hearing on how Boston needs to increase its efforts to curb gun violence. Read more.
City Councilor Brian Worrell reports the Walgreens at 90 River St. in Mattapan is closing its doors. Read more.
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.