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By adamg - 3/25/20 - 9:31 pm

Sarah Betancourt at CommonWealth reports that US Rep Ayanna Pressley is awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test after developing flu-like symptoms.

Rep. Seth Moulton reported today he also has symptoms.

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 6:25 pm

Ayanna Pressley gave an impassioned speech at the annual Martin Luther King breakfast this morning about how King's fight for civil rights is far from over. Charlie Baker came next and started with "The only thing I can add to that rant is this ..." He's apologized, of course. Rev. Laura Everett explains the damage was done.

By adamg - 1/16/20 - 9:00 pm

The Root talks to Pressley about the loss of her proud locks due to Alopecia areata, in which the body's immune system kills off hair follicles.

The night Pressley lost her final piece of her hair was pivotal, she says. Not only was it the night before Donald Trump’s impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, it was the anniversary of her mother’s death. The sense of loss was manifold.

By adamg - 2/27/19 - 5:49 pm
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Back in 2010, when she was a BU student, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez danced in this BU Brat Pack mashup (she's the one in the dark-gray T-shirt).

Speaking of Boston and future congresswomen, here's our own Ayanna Pressley reading from Maya Angelou's "On the Pulse of the Morning" back when she was still a city councilor: Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/18 - 3:28 pm

Councilor Kim Janey had to fight back the tears as she praised Ayanna Pressley for being a role model for her, for the other four women on the Boston City Council, for people across Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/18 - 6:49 pm

First Steve Lynch abandons him and now Ayanna Pressley says she'll vote for Pelosi for speaker.

By adamg - 11/21/18 - 9:19 am

The Dorchester Reporter talks to Ayanna Pressley about how she's now splitting her time between Washington and Boston - where she still has some unfinished business as an at large city councilor before she is sworn in as a member of Congress.

By adamg - 11/6/18 - 8:47 pm

At 8:01 p.m., Associated Press declared Ayanna Pressley would become the first black woman member of Congress from Massachusetts, since she had no opposition in her race in the 7th Congressional District, after defeating incumbent Mike Capuano in the September primary. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/18 - 1:01 pm
Pressley speaks as AOC, others listen

Future Rep. Ayanna Pressley speaks on steps of City Hall as another future rep, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, listens.

From elected officials to rape victims and their supporters, several thousand people gathered on City Hall Plaza to send a message to Sen. Jeff Flake to vote no on Brett Cavanaugh - a message he may not have heard since his scheduled 10:30 a.m. talk on another part of the plaza was pushed back to this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/18 - 2:03 pm

In an 11-0 vote (councilors Flaherty and Zakim were absent), the city council said today it supports passage of Question 3 on the November ballot, which would enshrine transgender people's rights in places of public accommodation - from restrooms to hospitals. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/18 - 7:37 am
By adamg - 9/4/18 - 9:31 pm
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In a major upset in one of the most progressive congressional districts in the country, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is beating longtime incumbent Mike Capuano, WGBH reports.

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By adamg - 7/30/18 - 9:15 am

State Attorney General Maura Healey announced this morning she's supporting Ayanna Pressley for Congress in the Democratic primary in the 7th district, over incumbent Mike Capuano.

In a message to supporters, Healey, who lives in Charlestown, explained why: Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/18 - 1:47 pm

Ayanna Pressley, the at-large city councilor who is running against incumbent US Rep Mike Capuano in the Seventh District, says it's time to bust up ICE, Boston Magazine reports.

By adamg - 6/20/18 - 2:16 pm

The City Council voted unanimously today to condemn current federal policies on breaking up families at the border, after Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) broke down in tears today as she explained she's had trouble just leaving the house the past couple of days after watching all the news and after Councilor Josh Zakim (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway), whose family fled the Nazis two generations ago, said comparisons to the actions of Nazi Germany are "entirely appropriate." Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/18 - 7:07 am

Charlie Redd announced this morning that he'll be shutting Redd's in Rozzie in about a month. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/18 - 10:00 am

The New York Times takes note of the Congressional Black Caucus and Deval Patrick endorsing Pressley's opponent, incumbent Mike Capuano - and John Lewis's trip to the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury to speak for Capuano.

By adamg - 5/5/18 - 10:39 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a forum in Roxbury last night.

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