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By adamg - 7/3/23 - 5:11 pm

WBUR reports City Councilor Kendra Lara (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), was cited for driving an unregistered car with a revoked license, no insurance and an expired inspection sticker for a crash into a house on Centre Street Friday afternoon. Both she and her young son were injured.

By adamg - 6/29/23 - 9:23 am

City Councilor Kendra Lara (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill) says she's fed up with what she considers the "homophobic and transphobic rhetoric" from Councilors Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown), Michael Flaherty (at large) and Erin Murphy (at large) in the days after first responders found a dead man in a Mary Ellen McCormack apartment. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/23 - 10:02 am

The state Ethics Commission reported yesterday that City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) has paid a $3,000 fine for not withdrawing as a lawyer, after his election, from the lawsuit his brother, former City Councilor and mayoral aide Felix Arroyo, filed against the city over his firing. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/23 - 10:11 am

Shiva Ayyadurai is asking a federal judge in Boston to re-open his $95-million libel suit against Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for allegedly calling him a false anti-vaxxer. Read more.

By Greta Gaffin - 6/23/23 - 2:52 pm
Bill MacGregor

Newly elected State Rep. Bill MacGregor ( West Roxbury, Roslindale, South Brookline) said he will continue predecessor Ed Coppinger's work on several road-safety projects in the district. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/23 - 9:39 am

The Bay State Banner lists the City Council races that could have contested races this fall, including the four at-large seats and Districts 3 (Dorchester), 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan and Roslindale), 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, part of Mission Hill) and 7 (Roxbury).

By adamg - 6/15/23 - 4:32 pm

Public-housing advocate Phyllis Corbitt can sue whomever she wants, but the Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants today asked a federal judge to strike its name from her role as a plaintiff in the suit over how the Boston City Council re-set its district boundary lines, because she had no authority to hitch the group's wagon to a lawsuit over the issue. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/23 - 3:55 pm

The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the council's Wednesday vote.

By adamg - 6/6/23 - 10:30 pm

WFXT reports on a crash involving Mayor Wu's city Mustang EV and another car on Hyde Park Avenue at Blakemore Street in Roslindale this afternoon. WCVB reports no major injuries.

By adamg - 5/31/23 - 11:56 pm
Jascha Franklin-Hodge discusses deadly double-threat crashes

Boston Streets Chief Jascha Franklin-Hodge discusses safety issues on Centre Street.

Mayor Wu and City Streets Chief Jascha Franklin-Hodge told a packed auditorium at the Ohrenberger School tonight they are committed to making Centre Street safer through a reconfiguration that will include reducing the number of travel lanes on each side from two to one, with a new third lane in the center for left-turn lanes at intersections and for various "flex" uses, such as letting first responders speed to emergencies. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/23 - 2:28 pm

The Boston City Council voted 10-2 today for a new redistricting map that keeps a largely White part of Dorchester in its old council district. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/23 - 9:34 am

Ted Folkman was not expecting to get yelled at just for walking into the West Roxbury Roche Bros. yesterday, but reports one of the omnipresent signature collectors spewed him with bile when he refused to sign a petition for somebody he'd never heard of trying to get on the ballot for city councilor at large: Read more

By adamg - 5/18/23 - 10:04 am

Dan Kennedy, a journalism professor at Northeastern, lists several reasons: Off-the-record conversations can be a key to significant journalism (think Deep Throat) and Woodstein, the Globe and Herald reporters probably didn't realize the depths to which Rollins was sinking and there's actually a case involving a politician who was publicly turned out after leaking, sued, and won.

By adamg - 5/18/23 - 9:47 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on groups seeking to "intervene" - become part of - the suit over how to redraw Boston city council districts based on 2020 census data. The council voted yesterday to ask the state legislature for dispensation to delay the deadline for accepting nomination papers into June to give it more breathing room as it considers several possible maps, from both councilors and Mayor Wu.

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 - 5/17/23 - 12:35 pm

An investigation into the soon-to-be-former US Attorney for Massachusetts grew from a look at her possibly inappropriate attendance at a Democratic fundraiser to include allegations she tried to influence the election of her successor as Suffolk DA in part by planting stories that the acting DA was under federal investigation, even though he wasn't. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/23 - 3:42 pm

Associated Press reports it's because of her appearance at a political fundraiser, and possibly other issues.

Rollins resigned as Suffolk County DA after she was appointed US Attorney for Massachusetts.

By adamg - 5/13/23 - 10:16 am

The Dorchester Reporter posts a copy of the proposal by Mayor Wu for new City Council district lines - it would move Cedar Grove and Adams Village back into what is now Frank Baker's district, keep the South Boston housing projects in what is now Ed Flynn's district, but move South Boston from Flynn's district into the district that had been represented by the now departed Kenzie Bok. Line changes involving Roslindale and Mattapan are also included.

By adamg - 5/12/23 - 8:46 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the Boston Teachers Union, with more than 8,000 members, plans to split from the Greater Boston Labor Council - for reasons nobody's talking about publicly just yet.

By adamg - 5/11/23 - 11:24 am

WBUR reports what today's official end of the Covid-19 public-health emergency both nationally and in Massachusetts means.

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