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By adamg - 9/28/22 - 10:39 pm

City Councilor Liz Breadon (Allston/Brighton) holds a hearing starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday on how to go about carving up the city into nine equitable district seats based on the 2020 census. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 12:01 pm
Street scene in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By adamg - 9/26/22 - 10:23 am

Mayor Wu today announced she wants to replace 10 of the Zoning Board of Appeal's 14 current full and alternate members, including longtime Chairwoman Christine Araujo, as part of a move to create development oversight that relies more on neighborhood and citywide plans and less on hundreds of requests each year for variances from increasingly creaky zoning codes that sometimes date back decades. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/22 - 11:36 am
Wu cutting a ribbon

Who ya gonna believe? The Times or your lying eyes?

The New York Times says the Democratic Party has a choice: Swagger or Michelle Wu. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/22 - 11:10 am

The Boston Real Estate Times reports that Brian Golden, who spent eight years as head of the city's overseer of large-scale development before resigning in April, has joined Keegan Werlin as head of its real-estate development and permitting practice. Joining him there is Sean Nehill, the BPDA's former associate general counsel.

By adamg - 9/19/22 - 9:34 am

BPS alerted parents this morning that "an adult member of our BPS community has been diagnosed with monkeypox." Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 9:21 pm

A federal judge who ruled in April that Mayor Wu doesn't have to travel to Salem to take questions from a Satanic lawyer ruled again today that Wu still doesn't have to go to Salem to take questions from the lawyer - let alone after first being forced to sit through a Satanic ceremony. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/22 - 12:50 pm

The city will file a formal challenge to the federal government's conclusion that Boston had a population of 675,647 in 2020 - less than city estimates had put it previously and possibly due in part to local colleges emptying out temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/22 - 9:18 am

Boston Police report arresting Ivan Y. Cheung, 42, on warrants charging him with four counts of aggravated rape with force, four counts of aggravated rape of a child with force and two counts of aggravated statutory rape for incidents in 2003, 2005 and 2006. Read more.

By perruptor - 9/10/22 - 11:20 am

Disclaimer: This is not your usual fact-filled A-level Uhub reporting, but it doesn't seem to be anywhere else, and it's what I've got. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/22 - 7:32 pm

Live Boston has the scoop: When Bill Forry of the Dorchester Reporter tweeted last night that Kevin Hayden would soon address his supporters as the new permanent DA, somebody at Transit Police responded that Hayden didn't win so the election so much as the Globe, due to its last-minute stories on Ricardo Arroyo. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/22 - 12:37 pm

The lawyer for the Satanic Temple in Salem provided a "status report" on the group's lawsuit against the City Council over its religious invocations to the judge in the case yesterday. It's pretty easy reading and explains the group's First Amendment claim about how the council starts its meetings and why he wants Michelle Wu to sit for questioning, so have at it at the link below, but some highlights: Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 11:00 pm

WBUR reports Acting Suffolk County DA Kevin Hayden has defeated Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo for a four-year term as DA.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 12:24 pm

Mayor Wu and BTD today announced plans for 9.4 miles of new bike lanes to be marked out and built in Boston by December, 2023, part of a three-year plan to ensure that half of all Bostonians will be within a three-minute walk of a "a safe and connected bike route." Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/22 - 10:17 pm

A lawyer for the Satanic Temple of Salem says he's going to seek a bench warrant for Michelle Wu's arrest if she doesn't show up in Salem on Sept. 12 for a deposition in the group's lawsuit over how the City Council opens its meetings with an invocation by a religious leader, and never mind that a federal judge has already told the group it can't make Wu sit for hours answering questions about the invocations. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 9:30 pm

Caroline Goggin at WHDH reports on an order by a Suffolk Superior Court judge today that orders BPD to release the redacted contents of a 2005 BPD file on an investigation into what Ricardo Arroyo did or didn't do to two fellow O'Bryant students in 2005. Arroyo, running for DA, says he didn't do anything and didn't even know there had been an investigation until the Globe contacted him this year.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 3:38 pm
An angry Tania Fernandes Anderson plays voice mail

Fernandes Anderson plays racist voice mail she got.

City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson (Roxbury) had enough this afternoon.

Slamming her desk in frustration at what she says is the treatment of Black and Hispanic councilors, Fernandes Anderson turned a discussion about a proposed effort to redistrict Boston into a cry of disgust that started with the way Councilor Ricardo Arroyo is being treated to an exposition on fears in her district that redistricting led by a white councilor will mean minorities will remain at a disadvantage in Boston. 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 - 8/31/22 - 10:22 am

The Globe interviews one of the two women BPD allegedly investigated DA candidate Ricardo Arroyo for attacking when they were in high school, and that she stands by her story of "the coerced sex, the mental manipulation, threats she said he sent her." Read more.

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