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By adamg - 4/11/24 - 3:07 pm

Earlier this week, City Councilor Erin Murphy (at large) introduced a resolution calling for a hiring freeze at city agencies due to potentially choppy fiscal waters about to hit the city, but withdrew it before it could come up for a discussion or vote at yesterday's weekly council meeting. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/24 - 10:11 am

Politico reports (scroll way down for "Yahd Signs and Bumpah Stickahs") that current City Councilor Erin Murphy on Saturday announced endorsements by nine labor unions for her bid to get elected clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County - in a press release that showed the logos of 49 labor unions and groups, at least one of which says, no, it's not endorsing her this time around. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/24 - 9:33 am

Kelly Garrity reports that Councilor Erin Murphy (at large) is going to run this fall for the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County's clerk job that Maura Doyle recently announced she is retiring from. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/24 - 2:53 pm

The City Council agreed today to a hearing to press for action to keep BTD and other city workers safe on the streets following a Friday attack in Grove Hall that sent a BTD supervisor - just months from retirement - to the hospital with serious injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/24 - 11:58 am

City Councilors Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) and Erin Murphy (at large) yesterday sounded an alarm about a for-profit company's plans to open an urgent-care clinic less than a block away from the South Boston Community Health Center on West Broadway, warning that the new clinic could skim patients with disposable income away, threatening the health center's long-term viability and its commitment to caring for people who couldn't otherwise afford to see a doctor. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/23 - 5:03 pm

Boston city councilors today condemned what they call an abuse by the state-owned Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Crossing: Boston student athletes have to clear out by 3:30 p.m. so busloads of students from well-off suburbs can use its state-of-the-art facilities for training and not get home too late. 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 - 9/13/23 - 1:20 pm
Murphy makes her plea

Erin Murphy calls for immediate emergency declaration.

Councilor Erin Murphy (at large) today urged her colleagues to tell the Boston Public Health Commission it should declare a formal state of emergency exists at Mass and Cass. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/23 - 1:52 pm

City Councilor Erin Murphy (at large) today declared a "public health crisis" being caused by having the same city street sweepers that brush up debris at Mass and Cass also go along the curb in the South End, Chinatown, Bay Village, Beacon Hill and Back Bay - an idea blasted as fearmongering by one of her colleagues. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/23 - 1:36 pm

By now, we've all seen the video of the BPD cop who took spilled out of the City Hall Plaza slide, no? No? OK, take a look (with bonus Phil Collins soundtrack).

City Councilor Erin Murphy (at large), however, beat him to it by several months: Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/23 - 9:23 am

City Councilor Kendra Lara (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill) says she's fed up with what she considers the "homophobic and transphobic rhetoric" from Councilors Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown), Michael Flaherty (at large) and Erin Murphy (at large) in the days after first responders found a dead man in a Mary Ellen McCormack apartment. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/23 - 3:59 pm

The City Council today agreed to try to redraw lines for the nine district councilors by May 30, the last day city lawyers say the city can use new maps in time to hold preliminary elections on Sept. 12 and final elections on Nov. 7, in a process that, as has become typical, showed a continued fault line between the council majority and its four most conservative members. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 2:20 pm

City Councilors Erin Murphy and Frank Baker, both of whom have had close relatives deal with drug problems, say one solution to the resurgence of drug problems at Mass and Cass could be to force people into locked treatment facilities. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 5:28 pm
Mejia argues against DESE takeover

Mejia argues against state takeover.

The City Council voted overwhelmingly today to fight to keep local control of BPS in the face of possible state receivership, saying a new mayor and a new superintendent deserve a chance to finally bring the sort of change BPS needs and that the last thing Boston - where voters strongly supported an elected school committee in the fall election - needs is an outside commissar screwing things up even more. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/22 - 1:56 pm
Baker and flag

Baker to Wu: Tear down those mandates.

The City Council today agreed to hold a hearing on how the Wu administration is dealing with Covid-19, possibly as early as next week. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 2:46 pm

The City Council agreed today to hold a hearing to press Mayor Wu and her administration over its plans to force city workers to get Covid-19 shots - and the now active directive that restaurants check patrons' vaccine status. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 3:57 pm

A Globe/Suffolk University poll shows Michelle Wu and Kim Janey opening big leads in the race to get on the November final ballot. The two men in the race both polled in single digits, with one, John Barros, at just 1.8%, so in addition to electing Boston's first mayor of color, voters in November could also elect our first woman mayor. Read more.

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