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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.

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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.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 2:46 pm

The City Council agreed today to hold a hearing to press Mayor Wu and her administration over its plans to force city workers to get Covid-19 shots - and the now active directive that restaurants check patrons' vaccine status. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/21 - 12:14 pm
BTD's Vineet Gupta discusses free bus routes

BTD's Vineet Gupta discusses expansion of free bus service in Boston.

Boston city councilors say they support expanding the current free-fare pilot on the 28 bus to the 23 and 29 routes next year but say they also want to know who pays for continuing or even expanding the service once a planned $8-million, two-year pilot runs out. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 10:34 pm

UNITE HERE Local 26, which represents hotel and food-service workers, today became the first union to endorse Kim Janey for mayor. In a statement, union President Carlos Aramayo said: Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 9:19 am

Incumbent District 3 Councilor Frank Baker finally announced this week that, yes, he's running for re-election - and he posted the photos of him getting nomination papers at City Hall to prove it. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 3:31 pm

During a City Council vote today on a proposal he didn't like, Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester) voted "present" and then, forgetting to mute himself, let fly a hearty "fuck them." Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 2:35 pm

A City Council committee will hold a hearing on a proposal to seek to eliminate a special election for mayor should Mayor Walsh leave for Washington before March 5, following a discussion today in which one councilor managed to insult three others. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 1:22 pm

Shutting T stations after protests only creates dangerous situations for people who just want to get home, several Boston city councilors said today.

But the council did not formally go on record with a resolution calling on the T to stop shutting stations near vigil and protest sites at their regular Wednesday meeting because two councilors objected, which means it will instead go to a council committee for a hearing before the council votes. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 1:12 pm

The Boston City Council voted 12-0 last week to support a resolution condemning police brutality against minorities and racial profiling. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 9:46 am

At yesterday's Zoomed-in City Council meeting, Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester), delayed action on a resolution calling on the city and state to freeze rents, mortgages, evictions and foreclosures during the Covid-19 state of emergency. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 3:20 pm
Frank Baker

The Boston City Council agreed today to see if there's anything in the city's taxi regulations they can change that would put the shrinking number of medallion owners on a more equal footing with Uber and Lyft drivers and let them continue driving the streets. Read more.

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