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By adamg - 6/18/21 - 3:47 pm

WGBH reports some 57% of the money raised by our fair Hub's candidates for mayor come from outside the city limits - although much of that is from people who at least live in places where they could take the T or easily spot an "Entering Boston" sign on their morning commute. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 3:22 pm

Michelle Wu today unwrapped her housing agenda, which focuses on making Boston more affordable for the middle class, and which includes a return of rent stabilization, a commitment to use $200 million of incoming federal relief aid on affordable-housing construction and eliminating parking requirements for new all affordable buildings. She would also use municipal funds for mortgage support and savings matching to help people who are not in the market for a condo at One Dalton. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 9:49 am

Adrian Walker breaks down the City Council's sudden need to tell Kim Janey they're still the boss of her: She's stopped returning their phone calls. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 4:09 pm

The Herald reports the City Council gave itself the right to dethrone an acting mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 10:20 am

The Boston Sun reports that Michelle Wu has come out against rebuilding the bridge to Long Island, saying the money would be better and more quickly spent on things that can be done now, instead of waiting for Quincy to finally yell uncle and stop fighting in court. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/21/21 - 1:59 pm

Although perennial candidate Roy Owens's mayoral-campaign Web site is still up, he filed papers with the state yesterday to run for the District 7 (Roxbury) City Council seat he has failed to win in the past. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/21 - 9:22 am

Three candidates for the District 6 City Council seat Matt O'Malley is giving up all called on landlord Monty Gold and his tenant, John Lincecum of Turtle Swamp Brewing, to drop their lawsuits against a proposed senior-citizen apartment building next door to the brewery. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/21 - 1:15 pm

The City Council yesterday approved a proposed ballot question for this November to give themselves more of a say in determining the budgets of city departments. Currently, the council can vote yay or nay on overall budgets proposed by the mayor, but can't suggest specific line-item changes. The measure, if approved by both Acting Mayor Kim Janey and the state Attorney General's office, would ask voters to give the council more granular control over budgets. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/21 - 12:51 pm

Something happened on Friday that might come up. JP Progressives host an online forum tonight with at least a dozen candidates for the four at-large council seats. Starts at 7 p.m. Free registration required.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 10:38 pm

Former Police Commissioner William Gross endorsed Annissa Essaibi George today. 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 - 5/5/21 - 5:18 pm

Mary Tamer of West Roxbury, who is running for the District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) Council seat Matt O'Malley is leaving, says she's dropped out of a May 12 forum sponsored by Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale and Roslindale Is for Everyone. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/21 - 1:19 pm

The City Council voted 7-5 today for a measure that would require police to warn crowds they're about to unleash "non-lethal" weapons and to give people in the crowds a chance to disperse first. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/21 - 12:40 pm
Roy Owens Web site

Annual candidate Roy Owens, who normally contents himself with losing races for state rep and city council in Roxbury, wants to try losing a bigger race this year - for mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/21 - 9:48 pm

John Barros today called for disclosure of all BPD internal-affairs investigations of Boston cops over the past 30 years, and now, not after he's elected. Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/21 - 2:39 pm
Arroyo talking about dogs

Arroyo: Social-equity lens needed for Boston dog-park needs.

City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says it's way past time for Boston to begin installing dog parks outside the "high income neighborhoods" he says have them now - and that the city should be planning them first, rather than waiting for organized groups of dog owners with discretionary income to push for them. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/21 - 1:05 pm
Eneida Tavares

The City Council is considering a proposal by the Boston Elections Department to hold the September preliminary elections for mayor and city councilor on Sept. 14, rather than Sept. 21, which would give more time for voters to apply for and return mail-in ballots for the November final elections - assuming the state allows for widespread mail-in voting again this year. 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 - 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 - 4/12/21 - 8:12 pm
Pereira

Romilda Pereira says people had asked her to run for the city council, but that what convinced her to begin organizing was watching politicians and clergy descend on Olney Street, where 73-year-old Delois Brown was murdered Saturday as she sat on her front porch. Read more.

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