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By adamg - 3/9/24 - 12:25 pm
Etching showing the death of Attucks

The City Council will consider a measure to permanently honor Crispus Attucks, the first man to die in the Boston Massacre. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/24 - 4:21 pm

The City Council this week approved a measure under which the city will hire two companies to install 250 chargers along Boston streets to let people without their own driveways top up their battery-powered cars. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/24 - 1:22 pm

Last week, Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown) demanded and won immediate passage of a federal public-safety grant, which he said was too important to wait for a hearing so that the council's four new councilors and others could get up to speed on it. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/24 - 3:46 pm
Ed Flynn

Ed Flynn, worrying about Boston's neighboring cities.

The Boston City Council today approved a $13.3-million federal homeland-security grant without the normally required hearing after Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) warned there was no time left, that surrounding communities that would share the grant need the money now. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/24 - 2:52 pm

City Councilors decided today to begin focusing on what to do if Steward Health Care, which runs St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton and Carney Hospital in Dorchester, goes under - and to deal with the more immediate issue of Walgreens closing yet another pharmacy in Roxbury and CVS in the Fields Corner Target. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/23 - 3:31 pm

Boston could stand more delicious street food - and people selling it - councilors said today, calling for a dramatic simplification in the process for people to begin selling food from simple, inexpensive, hand-pushed carts. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/23 - 10:13 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that, in addition to the former hizzona, City Councilor Frank Baker has endorsed John FitzGerald to replace him as District 3 (Dorchester) city councilor. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/23 - 3:44 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/18/22 - 12:31 pm

Mayor Wu today announced a program to use up to 150 vacant city-owned lots to build lower-cost homes - and to offer grants to help people buy homes in a city that has some of the highest housing costs in the country. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/22 - 10:43 am
Brian Worrell having trouble getting through his hearing request

Worrell had trouble completing his request for a hearing

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.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 12:35 pm

City Councilor Brian Worrell reports the Walgreens at 90 River St. in Mattapan is closing its doors. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 1:22 pm

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.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 11:27 pm

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.

By adamg - 5/21/21 - 1:59 pm

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.

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