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By adamg - 12/7/23 - 1:41 pm
Flynn and the two students

Flynn before realizing why Mohamed (l) and Blackmon were getting the congratulations he'd signed.

The Boston City Council yesterday officially congratulated two New Mission High School students for their activism without realizing that that involved organizing a walkout at the Hyde Park school last week to call for an end to Israeli warfare in Gaza and freedom for Palestine. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/23 - 3:31 pm
Tania Fernandes Anderson crying

Fernandes Anderson cries while talking about murdered children.

Ed. note: Video of the discussions on the two resolutions is at the bottom of the story.

Boston City Council President Ed Flynn sent two proposed resolutions on Israel and Palestine to a committee for further study and hearings.

The council's committee of the whole - basically, the entire council - will now schedule hearings on a resolution by Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) to support Israel and condemn Hamas and a separate one by Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson (Roxbury) calling for an immediate ceasefire in the region. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/23 - 10:13 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that, in addition to the former hizzona, City Councilor Frank Baker has endorsed John FitzGerald to replace him as District 3 (Dorchester) city councilor. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/23 - 3:59 pm

The City Council today agreed to try to redraw lines for the nine district councilors by May 30, the last day city lawyers say the city can use new maps in time to hold preliminary elections on Sept. 12 and final elections on Nov. 7, in a process that, as has become typical, showed a continued fault line between the council majority and its four most conservative members. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/23 - 10:38 am

The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop: Frank Baker will not run for re-election this fall for the mostly Dorchester District 3 city-council seat he's held since 2012. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/22 - 11:00 am
Joel Richards

Joel Richards, who ran unsuccessfully for City Council in District 4 last year, announced today he'll be running again, but this time in District 3, because redistricting means he now lives in that district.
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By adamg - 12/9/22 - 12:01 pm

A City Council committee chaired by Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester) has scheduled a Monday hearing to consider Mayor Wu's plan to reshape the Zoning Board of Appeal by replacing most of its current members. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/22 - 9:26 am

GBH gets comments from the Archdiocese of Boston on Councilor Frank Baker's anti-Protestant assertion about City Council redistricting.

By adamg - 11/2/22 - 10:37 pm

Here's Councilor Liz Breadon (Allston/Brighton) responding to Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester) and his comments accusing her of working to destroy Catholic life in Boston by proposing a council redistricting map that does not follow Dorchester Catholic-parish lines: Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/22 - 3:44 pm

Furious Breadon to Baker: How dare you.

Dorchester Councilor Frank Baker today declared full on religious war against Councilor Liz Breadon (Allston/Brighton), who is in charge of drawing up a city-council district map. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 2:20 pm

City Councilors Erin Murphy and Frank Baker, both of whom have had close relatives deal with drug problems, say one solution to the resurgence of drug problems at Mass and Cass could be to force people into locked treatment facilities. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 2:21 pm

In a contentious meeting in which Council President Ed Flynn had to keep banging his gavel, telling both councilors and residents to keep quiet, Councilor Frank Baker withdrew his demand for a look at the BPD file on sexual-assault allegations against Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, saying his point had been made by today's Globe interview with a woman who claims Arroyo sexually attacked and threatened her in high school. Read mroe.

By adamg - 8/29/22 - 1:26 pm

Frank Baker wants to subpoena BPD records about Ricardo Arroyo? Saraya Wintersmith at WGBH reports Arroyo supporter and District 6 City Councilor Kendra Lara says fair is fair and wants to subpoena records related to Baker's 1990s arrest on a marijuana-distribution charge. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/22 - 2:07 pm

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.

By adamg - 6/15/22 - 1:29 pm

Three city councilors say they city should use some of the money the city's getting from the feds to help out the owners of taxi medallions, whom they say have been decimated by unfair competition from Uber and Lyft. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/22 - 2:41 pm

Russ W-I lives in Frank Baker's council district. He went to a mayor's coffee thing at Garvey Park this morning, spotted Baker and got into a discussion with him about Baker's vote against a resolution supporting local control of Boston schools, which led into a discussion about the now ended pandemic eviction moratorium. The two disagreed on both and the discussion got heated. And then: Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 5:28 pm
Mejia argues against DESE takeover

Mejia argues against state takeover.

The City Council voted overwhelmingly today to fight to keep local control of BPS in the face of possible state receivership, saying a new mayor and a new superintendent deserve a chance to finally bring the sort of change BPS needs and that the last thing Boston - where voters strongly supported an elected school committee in the fall election - needs is an outside commissar screwing things up even more. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 1:41 pm

The Boston City Council today passed an ordinance that would ban people from regularly swarming a particular person's house to scream and make noise between the hours of 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. by a 9-4 vote. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/22 - 3:17 pm
Rivers and Baker

As Baker listens, Rivers puts some body English into his call.

Most clergy members invited to open City Council meetings with an invocation calmly pray to God to give city officials the wisdom they need to lead this great city.

Not Eugene Rivers. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/22 - 1:56 pm
Baker and flag

Baker to Wu: Tear down those mandates.

The City Council today agreed to hold a hearing on how the Wu administration is dealing with Covid-19, possibly as early as next week. Read more.

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