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By adamg - 4/13/21 - 12:48 pm
Current look of the city police data portal

The current look of the Analyze Boston police data portal.

Boston Police have started looking at building a Web site that would let the public see data from arrests and other incidents in a variety of ways, including on maps.

But first, BPD Supt. James Hasson and city CIO David Elges said today, the city hopes to restore a long-standing data set of the information on the city's Analyze Boston public data portal. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 11:36 pm

Ashawn Dabney-Small, just 18 when he announced his run for the District 3 council seat (Dorchester) now held by Frank Baker announced today he won't be running for the seat after all. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 9:36 am
Mayor Janey on WGBH billboard in Brighton

GBH alerts turnpike motorists today there's a new mayor in town. Photo via GBH.

The Boston Business Journal reports a supporter of Andrea Campbell is setting up one of the fundraising organizations to boost her chances of becoming mayor this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/21 - 11:18 am

Boston Police superintendents said today that they expect to spend roughly $63 million in overtime for the fiscal year that ends June 30 - less than the department spent last year, but $15 million more than the budget approved by the council. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/21 - 10:36 am

Call up the BPD crime database for 2021 today and the first 43 items consist of one row about some lost property on New Sudbury Street followed by 42 more rows that just duplicate the first item. Read more.

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By adamg - 2/24/21 - 11:08 am

The Globe reports that Andrea Campbell is considering far more substantive changes at BPD than we've seen of late, including a $50-million reallocation of BPD funds to "public health, economic justice, and youth development" and the elimination of the BPD gang and bicycle units. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/21 - 8:58 am
McBride

If City Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester) runs for re-election this fall, he'll have completion: Stephen McBride, who says he believes in "a bold, progressive Boston." Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/21 - 8:56 pm

They may be running against each other for mayor, but at-large councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi-George said today they are seeking a measure that would give city workers up to three days of paid leave should they feel ill after getting a Covid-19 shot. Feeling like you're coming down with the flu is common after the second shot in particular; health experts say that shows the shot is working to stimulate the immune system. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/21 - 9:50 pm

First, a programming note: Tomorrow at noon, the City Council holds a regular Wednesday meeting - at which councilors may decide whether to try to bypass a special election for mayor should Marty Walsh decamp for Washington before March 5. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/20 - 9:26 pm

At-large City Councilor Michelle Wu and 11 of her colleagues - joined by several state legislators and US Rep. Ayanna Pressley - tonight released a statement condemning what they called now former School Committee Chairman Michael Loconto's "deeply offensive" and "blatantly racist" words during the exam-school hearing last night. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/20 - 12:16 pm
Honey Fitz Fitzgerald

Boston has not elected a Boston Latin School graduate as mayor since John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald left office in 1914.

Past mayors and their high schools since then: Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/20 - 8:53 am

Andrea Campbell for Mayor

City Councilor Andrea Campbell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) announced this morning she is running for mayor in the 2021 elections. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 9:32 pm

MassLive.com reports that City Councilor Andrea Campbell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) is "seriously considering" running for mayor next year. At-large Councilor Michell Wu announced this week she's running. Mayor Marty Walsh has yet to say if he plans to seek a third term.

By adamg - 7/16/20 - 4:28 pm

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Both Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross today tore into elected city officials for their comments on, in Walsh's case, the Boston Resiliency Fund and, in Gross's case, what he said were BPD efforts to fight violent crime. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 6:36 pm

Boston Police report arresting seven people - five from out of town - on various charges outside the District D-4 police station yesterday afternoon, and say four officers were injured, one badly enough to require hospitalization. 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.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 10:03 am

The president of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association is accusing the Boston Teachers Union of helping to demonize cops and even endanger their lives by supporting a Black Lives Matters program that calls for hiring more black teachers and school counselors instead of school cops.

But not all Boston cops agree with BPPA President Michael Leary's missive to BTU President Jessica Tang. Read more

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 10:15 pm

WGBH provides an overview of Mayor Walsh's annual state-of-the-city address, in which he called for $500 million of new affordable-housing construction and a fund to help renters below certain income levels pay their rent. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 2:38 pm

City Council President Andrea Campbell (Dorchester) is calling for a public hearing to help figure out why Boston residents - and especially those who live in Roxbury, Dorchester and Hyde Park - pay so much more for car insurance. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 9:26 am
Durham

Jeff Durham of Codman Square says he's been certified for a spot on the fall ballot for the District 4 (Dorchester and Mattapan with small parts of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale) seat now held by City Council President Andrea Campbell. Read more.

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