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Tania Fernandes Anderson

By adamg - 4/11/24 - 11:33 am
Tania Fernandes Anderson decrying the death and destruction in Gaza

Councilor Fernandes Anderson decrying death and destruction in Gaza.

The City Council yesterday formally recognized Eid Al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim sacred month of Ramadan - after Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson (Roxbury), who is Muslim, gave an impassioned plea on behalf of the people of Gaza. Read more.

By adamg - 3/6/24 - 2:18 pm

The Boston City Council today unanimously approved a measure in which the city would shift federal Covid relief money originally targeted to increasing the composting of garbage to leasing a 5,500-square-food cold-storage facility to give food pantries and soup kitchens a central place to store refrigerated foods - including food "rescued" from restaurants and markets. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/24 - 10:14 am

The Boston City Council tomorrow considers whether to let Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson (Roxbury) start up some formal consideration of a proposal for "congestion pricing" as a way to ease gridlock on Boston roads caused by narrowing car access because of bicycle and bus lanes - and maybe even provide enough revenue to help improve public transit. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/24 - 3:31 pm

The Boston City Council agreed today to study the idea of getting into the bus business, with small shuttle-type buses, to serve routes - and hours - that the T doesn't. 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 - 12/7/23 - 1:41 pm
Flynn and the two students

Flynn before realizing why Mohamed (l) and Blackmon were getting the congratulations he'd signed.

The Boston City Council yesterday officially congratulated two New Mission High School students for their activism without realizing that that involved organizing a walkout at the Hyde Park school last week to call for an end to Israeli warfare in Gaza and freedom for Palestine. 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 - 10/25/23 - 3:03 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a resolution that calls on the city to change the name of Faneuil Hall because Peter Fanueil was a slave owner. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/23 - 3:31 pm
Tania Fernandes Anderson crying

Fernandes Anderson cries while talking about murdered children.

Ed. note: Video of the discussions on the two resolutions is at the bottom of the story.

Boston City Council President Ed Flynn sent two proposed resolutions on Israel and Palestine to a committee for further study and hearings.

The council's committee of the whole - basically, the entire council - will now schedule hearings on a resolution by Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) to support Israel and condemn Hamas and a separate one by Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson (Roxbury) calling for an immediate ceasefire in the region. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/23 - 9:38 am

The Globe reports City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson (Roxbury) had her phone taken during a mugging near Atkinson Street Saturday night as she walked around to get some first-hand Mass and Cass knowledge in advance of considering the mayor's proposal to make it easier to remove tents and other shelters there.

By adamg - 7/25/23 - 11:59 am

The state Ethics Commission announced today that District 7 (Roxbury) City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson has paid a $5,000 fine for putting her sister and son on her council payroll. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/23 - 3:55 pm

City Council President Ed Flynn today submitted a proposed ordinance barring councilors and others who work in council offices from attacking and bullying council staffers. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/22 - 12:29 pm

The Boston City Council was able to vote on a proposed new map of district council seats yesterday after a Suffolk Superior Court judge rejected a bid by a South Boston man and several South Boston groups to block the effort over alleged open-meeting-law violations by councilors. 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 - 10/5/22 - 2:03 pm

City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson (Roxbury) today proposed a halt on any further sales of city-owned vacant land in Roxbury for development until neighborhood residents get more of a say on what gets built on it before any RFPs to developers are published. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 3:38 pm
An angry Tania Fernandes Anderson plays voice mail

Fernandes Anderson plays racist voice mail she got.

City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson (Roxbury) had enough this afternoon.

Slamming her desk in frustration at what she says is the treatment of Black and Hispanic councilors, Fernandes Anderson turned a discussion about a proposed effort to redistrict Boston into a cry of disgust that started with the way Councilor Ricardo Arroyo is being treated to an exposition on fears in her district that redistricting led by a white councilor will mean minorities will remain at a disadvantage in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 2:46 pm

Somebody dropped some paperwork on the Globe about two investigations into alleged sexual attacks by City Councilor and DA candidate Ricardo Arroyo when he was a student at the O'Bryant School. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/22 - 2:07 pm

The City Council today approved a resolution to "acknowledge, condemn and apologize for the role played by the city of Boston in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the ongoing detrimental impacts experienced by the Black people of Boston." Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 4:39 pm

A City Council committee will consider a proposal for Boston to build a digital marketplace that local small businesses, including restaurants, could use to offer their wares as a way to compete with the big providers. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 2:14 pm

The City Council will consider a proposal to seek permission from the state legislature to give Boston four new liquor licenses that would be restricted to use in the Bolling Building in Nubian Square, as a way to help stimulate economic activity there and help ease the historic disparity between wealthy Boston Proper areas and the city's Black and Brown neighborhoods when it comes to liquor licenses. Read more.

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