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By adamg - 5/26/22 - 8:03 am

MassLive.com reports the state Senate has agreed to amend a pending budget bill with a provision that would bar Massachusetts law-enforcement agencies from assisting efforts to go after Massachusetts facilities that provide "legally protected health care activities in Massachusetts." Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 5:22 pm

Anthony DiPierro, an Everett city councilor and relative of Mayor Carlo DeMaria, resigned today, after video emerged recently of a Zoom call in which he went full on racist in what was supposed to be a private discussion with other city officials. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 11:50 am

Economic Mobility Pathways, which helps people move out of poverty, announced today that former City Councilor and acting Mayor Kim Janey will become its president and CEO on June 1. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/22 - 1:54 pm

Boston can only enact limits on annual rent increases with the approval of the state legislature and the governor, and candidate Maura Healey said today that's not going to happen on her watch.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 1:32 pm

City Councilor Kendra Lara (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill) today proposed creation of a city office to hire hundreds of Boston residents to provide traffic flagging at the growing number of construction projects she says Boston Police simply can't cover. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/12/22 - 9:12 pm

Did you vote for Biden in 2020? You might want to think twice before dining at Rabia's Dolce Fumo on Salem Street in the North End, because its owner hates you. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/22 - 10:31 am
Statue of Art holding a sign reading: Defend Roe

Emulsion Mike was walking through Copley Square last night when he noticed that the statue of Art outside the main library had a new sign (with several similar signs at her base).

By adamg - 5/3/22 - 10:05 pm
Coletta

City election results show Gigi Coletta won the special election today to fill the rest of Lydia Edwards's two-year term as city councilor for District 1 (Charlestown, East Boston, North End), defeating Tania Del Rio.
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By adamg - 5/3/22 - 9:46 pm
Protest march down Tremont Street

Adriana Lacy watched the large pro-abortion march down Tremont Street after a rally at the State House: Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/22 - 11:13 am
Shurtleff's flag

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that the city of Boston was wrong in refusing to let a man run a flag featuring a cross up one of the three flagpoles over City Hall Plaza - not because he necessarily has a First Amendment right to let his religion flag fly but because the city had a lame policy for deciding what could and couldn't wave over the plaza. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 9:52 pm

GBH reports former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson has pulled nomination papers to run for the 2nd Suffolk district she lost to Sonia Chang-Diaz in 2008, following her arrest in a bribery scandal the month before the election. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 10:46 am
Brian Golden

BPDA Director Brian Golden today announced his resignation after eight years in the post.
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By adamg - 4/14/22 - 9:43 am

The city law department yesterday submitted a bill for $8,334.25 to account for the time four of its lawyers spent dealing with what a judge has ruled was a "bad faith" attempt by the Satanic Temple of Salem to force then Councilor Wu to spend Election Day in Salem answering questions about how the city council selects religious leaders to give invocations at the start of council meetings. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 11:11 am

Mayor Wu today unveiled her first budget for the Boston, for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

Included in the proposal are amounts for new projects based on some $350 million in federal Covid-19 relief, including a number aimed at energy efficiency and dealing with climate change: Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 1:35 pm

It's mostly over but the waiting now: The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has completed intensive audits and one-on-one interviews in Boston on the state of Boston Public Schools and is now compiling a report that could determine whether its board votes to take over Boston schools, a BPS official told city councilors today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 10:00 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on an environmental forum with Gabriela Coletta and Tania Del Rio, who are running to replace Lydia Edwards as the District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) city councilor.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 4:46 pm

Update: City submits bill for $8,334.25.

A federal judge today dismissed a demand to make now Mayor Wu submit to a deposition in a suit by the Satanic Temple of Salem over City Council invocations, ruling the group's lawyer engaged in "impermissible antics and abusive tactics" to try to mess with Wu, antics she says means the group will now have to reimburse Boston for the time city lawyers spent fighting the effort. Read more.

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