The Boston City Council today approved a proposal by Councilor Josh Zakim (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill, West End) aimed at registering more people to vote. Read more.
The five candidates for Suffolk District Attorney took similar positions on issues ranging from reducing the number of people who go through the criminal system to protecting law-abiding immigrants from ICE at a forum last night sponsored by JP Progressives and the NAACP. Read more.
The mayor's office says it's not waiting for the results of a pilot study on BPD body cameras - its put $2 million for "permanent adoption of police-worn body cameras" in the proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Read more.
Four of the five people currently running for Suffolk County District Attorney this year support the criminal-reform legislation that just passed the state senate unanimously and which was opposed by just five Republicans in the house. That could be enough vote splitting to elect the one candidate who opposed the proposal, David Bernstein writes.
Being a BPS parent is never easy, and this year is no exception, with placements for seats in K2 classes now not due until May 31 - well past similar private-school decisions and placements for pre-school students. A BPS spokesman points to state requirements for English-language proficiency, but some parents are not happy with the answer: Read more.
Mayor Walsh today announced a series of steps aimed at speeding bus service in Boston, which he'll pay for in part by increasing parking fines. Read more.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) has had enough of storefronts and apartments that go empty - sometimes for years - in even the swankiest of neighborhoods and wants to begin looking at ways to prod landlords to rent the spaces out that could include "vacancy fees." Read more.
Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) announced today he won't join the race for the DA's seat Dan Conley is giving up: Read more.
The MBTA this week added some additional buses on weekday mornings to to the 16, 19, 31, 32, 65, 70, 104, 109 and 455 routes.
The 109, 117 and 455 routes get some extra service on Saturday mornings; the 31, 109 and 455 on Sundays.
State Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop) is considering running for Suffolk County DA, the State House News Service reports.
Student protesters did what most of us could not
The jig is up NRA. More Americans everyday are learning you are not really a gun owners group but a lobbyist organization representing gun manufacturers. You only have members so you can send them your magazine with gun ads. https://t.co/TSm6XIePv3
— This is an apple - The NRA owns Republicans (@outlazymedia) March 26, 2018
JP Progressives and the Boston NAACP are hosting a forum for the four people running so far for Suffolk County district attorney this year, starting at 7 p.m. on April 9 at English High School in Jamaica Plain.
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