A federal judge today sided with two Massachusetts district attorneys and the state's public defenders and barred ICE from detaining people with business in Massachusetts courts while a lawsuit over the issue proceeds. Read more.
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) is helping organize a two-day protest against MBTA fare increases that will include stationing protesters outside each T stop and on as many trains as they can muster on July 1 - the first day of increased T fares. Read more.
Mayor Walsh today announced a series of steps aimed at reducing the amount of stuff now sent to an incinerator or landfill, including three extra weeks of yard-waste pickup between April and December, and pilot programs in which residents will be able to have somebody haul away their food scraps for composting and old clothing for reuse. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter lists the candidates who filed what appears to be enough signatures to get on the ballot in district and at-large races this fall - the city elections department now has to certify all those signatures.
I won't forgive Elizabeth Warren for endorsing the incumbent mayor whose mediocrity brought us an olympic bid, indy car, midtown, GE, early bell times, school closures and new housing built for the rich but she'll get my vote for president before Joe Biden will.
The City Council on Wednesday will consider a proposal by councilors Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) and Lydia Edwards (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) to have public schools, libraries, community centers and other municipal buildings stock free menstrual products in women's rooms. Read more.
Boston public-school teachers will get 2% annual raises for the next three years under a contract deal with BPS under which BPS will also hire enough nurses to ensure at least one at every school, hire more mental-health professionals and reduce class sizes for kindergarteners whose native language is not English. Read more.
Join Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 6:30-9:000pm. Hear from the candidates running for Boston City Council At-Large. Topics to be discussed include Boston's economic opportunity, education, environment, housing, transit, and more. Find out where they stand on the issues that matter to you. See who inspires you!
A federal judge today ordered Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office to notify officers and prosecutors that people generally have the right to secretly record cops and other public employees and officials in public places. Read more.
Yvonne Abraham details what happened when our most august Suffolk County Register of Deeds, Steve Murphy, waded into a Facebook discussion among some local Democratic women activists were having about the need to elect more women to office: Basically, Murphy disagreed, got angrier and angrier, denounced them as part of the reason the country is "fucked right now" and finally bellowed that they need to "shut their pie holes!" Read more.