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.
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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.
Roxbury councilor: Neighborhood has enough affordable housing, let's build more in places like Beacon Hill and Hyde Park
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.
Councilor boils over about redistricting, white councilors who are too pitiful to even be called cowardly and white people calling her epithets
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.
Arroyo denies high-school sexual-assault charges; lawyer for one woman says Arroyo never assaulted her
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.
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.
Councilors want Boston to build a municipal online marketplace to help small businesses fend off the Amazons and Grubhubs of the world
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.
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.
Some councilors worry ordinance to block early morning screaming outside mayor's house could be used against protesters of color elsewhere
Three city councilors of color today expressed hesitancy over a proposed ordinance that would prohibit targeted protests outside the mayor's house early in the morning, saying that while they understand what it's like to be hit with racist bile, they're not sure they have enough faith in Boston Police to not then turn the rule against Black Lives Matter and other protesters. 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.
In Roxbury council forum, one candidate calls for steps to increase affordable housing and jobs for local residents; other blasts illegal immigrants, gays and ISD
In a forum for District 7 (Roxbury, South End, Back Bay) council candidates tonight, Tania Fernandes Anderson said she would work to increase affordable housing in the district by boosting the minimum number of "affordable" units developers have to provide - from the current 13% to at least 33% - and by making such units actually more affordable by changing the formula the city uses to determine what's affordable to only include the median income in Boston, not richer surrounding communities. Read more.
The big one is Wednesday, when Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu face off in a debate on WBZ at 7 p.m. Read more.
Ed Markey today became the second senator to endorse Michelle Wu, citing her environmental activism: Read more.
Election roundup: Candidates, acting mayor meet to plan transition; mystery White guy pushes Janey write-ins on Blue Hill Avenue
Acting Mayor Kim Janey met with Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu yesterday to begin planning the transition for when one of the candidates takes over at City Hall in November. Read more.
Angelina Camacho said tonight she has filed for a recount of the results for the District 7 (Roxbury) preliminary, in which she narrowly came in third behind perpetual candidate Roy Owens.
In a statement, Camacho said: Read more.