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By adamg - 10/17/19 - 8:58 pm

The Boston Guardian reports City Councilor Kim Janey has convinced BTD that people who live along Washington Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard need to have their South End parking permits replaced with Roxbury parking permits. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 9:54 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a forum in Roxbury for people running for the four at-large City Council seats open in next month's election.

By adamg - 10/7/19 - 9:38 am
West End before the BRA

West End before the BRA. From the BPL.

City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large), says this morning you can change its name all you want, but the agency that demolished the West End and continues to use political relationships and special exceptions to a creaky zoning code to benefit the well off is not what Boston needs in an era of accelerated growth. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/19 - 10:58 am

The Cedar Grove Civic Association holds a forum for the eight candidates vying for four at-large seats on the Boston City Council 7 p.m. tonight at Florian Hall, 55 Hallett St. in Dorchester.

Other forums for at-large candidates this month: Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/19 - 10:13 am

City Councilor Lydia Edwards (Charlestown, East Boston, North End) is proposing a shake-up of the Zoning Board of Appeal that would include ditching its current requirements that it have representatives of the real-estate and building businesses and trades and replace that with requirements that the board include voting members with expertise in "urban planning and the design of neighborhoods," civil rights and fair housing, affordable housing, one renter, one home owner - and one member with expertise in zoning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 11:58 pm
Essaibi-George, Flaherty, Halbert, Murphy, St. Guillen, Wu

At West Roxbury forum: Essaibi-George, Flaherty, Halbert, Murphy, St. Guillen, Wu

A forum for at-large City Council candidates in West Roxbury this evening focused on two issues of concern mainly to the neighborhood: A city proposal to reduce the number of lanes on Centre Street from four to three between the Holy Name rotary and Spring Street to promote pedestrian safety and a proposal by Roxbury Prep to build a high school on the site of the former Clay Chevrolet on Belgrade Avenue at West Roxbury Parkway. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/19 - 5:00 pm
At-large results from the 2019 Boston preliminary election

Matthew McCloskey has put together a map of results from Tuesday's preliminary for the four at-large seats on the Boston City Council. You can get a good idea of the numbers at a glance citywide, then click on specific precincts to see the top four finishers. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 10:58 am

The Bellevue Hill Improvement Association hosts a forum for the newly slimmed down field of candidates for at-large city-council seats at 7 p.m. on Monday at St. George Orthodox Church Hall, 55 Emmonsdale Rd. in West Roxbury.

In yesterday's preliminary election, voters selected eight candidates to face off for four at-large seats in the Nov. 5 final election: Michelle Wu , Michael Flaherty, Annissa Essaibi-George, Alejandra St. Guillen, Julia Mejia, Althea Garrison, Erin Murphy and David Halbert.

By adamg - 9/24/19 - 9:08 pm

In the at-large race, incumbent Michelle Wu is topping the field, by a lot, followed by fellow incumbents Michael Flaherty and Annissa Essaibi-George. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/19 - 11:32 am

On Tuesday, Boston voters will narrow the field for candidates for at-large candidates and for candidates in several districts.

Voters can choose up to four at-large candidates, and will narrow the current field of 15 to 8 for the November final election. In District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan, Hyde Park), District 7 (Roxbury), District 8 (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) and District 9 (Allston/Brighton), voters will narrow the field to two candidates for November. There are no preliminaries in the other districts.

Here are some surveys and articles on the candidates. If you know of more, please add them in a comment. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 2:31 pm
Councilor Flaherty and former Councilor Chuck Turner

Councilor Flaherty discusses the ballot question as former Councilor Chuck Turner listens.

The City Council yesterday approved a non-binding question on this November's ballot that asks voters whether they would approve formally changing Dudley Square's name to Nubian Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 9:00 pm

Gov. Baker today endorsed fellow Republican Jennifer Nassour for the District 8 City Council seat (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill) being given up by Josh Zakim. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 8:56 am

The Ward 10 Democrats are hosting a forum for candidates for the District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill) seat that Josh Zakim is giving up, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Tobin School, 40 Smith St. on Mission Hill. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/19 - 8:53 pm
Rightwing protest on Common last year

Masked right-wing protester at demonstration for immmigrant rights on the Common, 6/30/18.

Boston city councilors agreed today to consider drafting an ordinance that would prohibit protesters from wearing masks or other identity-hiding disguises at political protests - with the proviso that exemptions be considered for religious or medical reasons. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/19 - 1:50 pm

The Boston City Council today took no action on a resolution by Councilor Althea Garrison (at large) to formally support Boston Police and the local police action against outside agitators "committing crimes of assault against them," instead sending it to a council committee for a hearing and further discussion. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/19 - 9:28 am

The Boston Coalition for Education Equity has posted answers from district and at-large candidates for Boston city council on several BPS-related topics.

The preliminary elections are Sept. 24.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 5:03 pm

City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) wants to ban mask wearing on public roads. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/19 - 9:59 am

Mayor Marty Walsh this week endorsed Annissa Essaibi-George for re-election to one of the four at-large City Council seats up this fall.

In District 5 (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, who lives in Roslindale, endorsed Ricardo Arroyo for the seat being vacated by district Councilor Tim McCarthy. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 8:23 pm

Vonstradamus reports from District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan and Hyde Park), where several candidates are hoping to replace retiring Councilor Tim McCarthy: Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 6:12 pm

Hélène Vincent is running for the District 8 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill) city-council seat that Josh Zakim is giving up. Last night, she posted a photo of a stairway in an apartment or condo building and, in a series of tweets, reported: Read more.

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