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By adamg - 1/18/22 - 8:29 pm

Update: A small group of protesters were back at the mayor's house this morning - with cowbells.

Boston Police will confiscate bullhorns and other noisemakers if the anti-vax protesters who have been gathering outside Mayor Wu's Roslindale home try to use them again, E-5 Capt. Darrin Greeley tonight told residents fed up with the noise and the effect on neighborhood children. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/22 - 10:15 pm

The Brigade of Angry Phlegm Spitters who now gather every morning outside Michelle Wu's house are not above taunting her young children.

In response to somebody who said Wu should stop calling the protests "hate," Wu responded today with some examples - including the particular taunt they used yesterday, on her birthday: Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/22 - 3:48 pm
Alkins and Wu

Alkins and Wu. Photo via mayor's office.

Mayor Wu today announced her first appointment to the Boston School Committee: Stephen Alkins, the diversity, equity and inclusion officer at TERC, a Cambridge-based non-profit that focuses on STEM education, where he has worked to "help dismantle systemic inequities within STEM education, support youth STEM identity development, and engage and include underrepresented/marginalized communities in authentic, collaborative research experiences." Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/22 - 11:56 am

Mayor Wu said today that 83 people who had been living in tents along Methadone Mile have been placed in new, "low-threshold" housing - with heat, hot water and ready access to counseling and health services. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/22 - 11:43 am

Mayor Wu today announced a committee to help her select a new permanent police commissioner, something Boston has not had for nearly a year now. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/3/22 - 10:23 am
Wu swears in City Councilors

In a ceremony forced outside by Covid-19, Mayor Wu this morning swore in the 2022-2024 city council, including new at-large councilors Ruthzee Louijeune and Erin Murphy and new district councilors Tania Anderson (Roxbury), Kendra Hicks (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill and Brian Worrell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale). Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/22 - 10:01 pm

In response to a photo of the longest line yet at the Anna Cole testing site in Jackson Square today (people started lining up more than an hour before it even opened), Mayor Wu tweeted tonight: Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/22 - 5:26 pm

WBZ reports that Mayor Wu is telling workers that as many as possible who can work at home will soon be doing that due to rising Covid-19 rates. Unlike in 2020, though, City Hall and city schools will remain open.

By adamg - 12/24/21 - 8:58 am

The Globe reports the dregs of the suburban earth have discovered Boston has a 311 system and so are taking a break from making death threats against Rachael Rollins to typing racist and misogynist "reports" about the mayor as fast as their stubby little fingers can race across their spittle-flecked keyboards - when they're not calling the number to yell at call takers. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 11:10 am

A Housing Court judge yesterday denied the city's request to let its pandemic-related ban on evictions continue as it appeals her earlier decision to dismiss the ban. Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/21 - 11:28 am

Mayor Wu today signed an ordinance proposed by the City Council that will let developers put up new buildings with a high percentage of affordable units without having to provide any off-street parking. Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/21 - 11:03 pm

Mayor Wu announced all Boston Public Schools students will be getting a rapid-result kkt to take home this week. Each kit has two tests.

By adamg - 12/21/21 - 12:32 pm

Mayor Wu announced today she's ordered up studies on several potential ways to increase the amount of affordable housing in Boston, including increasing the number of affordable units developers have to build or help pay for and using more city land for development, which the city can do on its own, and creating a real-estate transfer fee and establishing rent stabilization, which would require approval of the state legislature and governor. Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/21 - 10:17 am

COVID-19 Announcement - 12/20/21

Mayor Wu this morning announced "one more step" in an aggressive battle against Covid-19: Starting Jan. 15, everybody over 12 entering private venues in Boston will have to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/21 - 11:44 am
Temporary shelters under construction at Shattuck Hospital

Temporary shelters being installed yesterday at Shattuck Hospital. Photo by thebostonlol.

Mayor Wu today announced a plan to get everybody now living in tents in the Mass and Cass area connected with "appropriate services" by Jan. 12, after which the city will "ensure the area remains clear of encampments." Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 8:22 pm

CommonWealth reports the Wu administration is trying to figure out how to deal with a Federal Transit Administration rule that seems to limit transit pilots to six months before they have to be shut down or funded permanently. Two weeks ago, the City Council approved Wu's proposal to spend $8 million to provide free boarding on three bus routes - in a pilot that would run two years.

By adamg - 12/13/21 - 11:48 am
Tough Public Works guys are ready for Boston winter

Winter better not try to mess with these Public Works guys (photo by city of Boston).

Mayor Wu held her first annual winter-preparedness press conference at the city salt pile and public-works yard on Frontage Road today, where she announced, among other things, the continuation of Boston's traditional space-saving rule: Outside of the South End, once a snow emergency's announced, you can save a street parking space for up to 48 hours after the emergency has been declared over. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/21 - 4:13 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the City Council today approved Mayor Wu's proposal to extend a free-fare pilot on the 28 bus route to the 29 and 23 routes for the next two years. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/21 - 11:51 am

Mayor Wu today re-appointed Lorena Lopera and Rafaela Polanco García to the Boston School Committee, to serve at least through the end of 2023. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 8:49 am

As Covid-19 cases rise, WGBH reports Wu is looking at requiring proof of vaccination as an entry requirement for restaurants, theaters and clubs.

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