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By adamg - 9/21/19 - 11:23 am

City Councilor Josh Zakim (Fenway, Mission Hill, Back Bay, Beacon Hill) yesterday endorsed Kenzie Bok in Tuesday's preliminary election for the District 8 seat he's giving up. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/19 - 11:16 am

Joe Kennedy III made it official today: He'll be running next year for the US Senate seat now held by Ed Markey. Shannon Liss-Riordan is also running.

If Kennedy wins next year, he will be the third Kennedy to represent Massachusetts in the Senate.

By adamg - 9/20/19 - 2:17 pm
Sign: I'll show up for school when you grow up

Thousands of high-school students and more than a few adults from across the Boston area jammed City Hall Plaza today as part of global climate-strike protests. 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 - 9/16/19 - 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 - 9/14/19 - 9:33 am

CommonWealth surveys the life of the Rev. Michael Haynes, former pastor of the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, who died this week at 92.

By adamg - 9/13/19 - 9:48 am
Bickerstaff

Bickerstaff explains his role in a proposed Roslindale pot shop at a community meeting in March.

UPDATE: The Globe reports Bickerstaff is quitting the zoning board.

Mayor Walsh announced this morning he's issued an edict that no city employee or appointed official can participate in a company that is seeking city approval for a marijuana-related business. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/19 - 10:22 pm

John Lynch formally pleaded guilty today to a bribery charge related to $50,000 he acknowledges he received from a developer in 2017 to secure a Zoning Board of Appeal vote the developer needed so he could then sell his proposed H Street project to another builder. 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 - 11:19 pm
Arroyo, Farrell, Graham, Murad, Powell, Tuchinetz

At forum: Arroyo, Farrell, Graham, Murad, Powell, Tuchinetz.

At a candidate forum at the Blue Hills Collaborative tonight, six candidates for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) seat being given up by Tim McCarthy agreed in broad strokes on almost everything, differing mainly on the specifics of how they would accomplish their goals on specific topics. Read more.

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 - 9/8/19 - 3:18 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a meeting between residents and Patriot Care on the company's proposal to seek city and state permission to add recreational marijuana to the medical marijuana it currently sells at the city's first pot emporium, at 21 Milk St.

Residents of some of the area's tonier addresses expressed concern about downtown becoming a destination for "cannabis-related tourism."

By adamg - 9/7/19 - 12:17 am
William Christopher

The Globe reports that William "Buddy" Christopher, who until recently had been ISD commissioner, is taking a leave of absence from his new job overseeing Methadone Mile while the feds and a law firm hired by Mayor Walsh investigate just how development projects wend their way through the city approval process. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/19 - 8:51 pm
Blowing the shofar against ICE

Blowing a shofar against ICE at 101 Main St., Kendall Square. Photo by Ron Newman.

Jewish protesters and their allies marched across the Longfellow Bridge during the evening rush hour for a protest against companies that sell technology to ICE, including Amazon, whose Kendall Square lobby at 101 Main St. was briefly occupied before police arrested 13 of the Never Again Action demonstrators. 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 - 9/5/19 - 9:43 am

Boston is hiring Sullivan & Worcester LLP "to ensure that best practices, including strong internal protocols and policies, are in place to best serve applicants in a way that is transparent and accountable to the public," the mayor's office announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/19 - 1:11 pm

The state Attorney General's office said today that backers of a measure to let voters rank their preferences in statewide and congressional races can try to get it on the 2020 election - by collecting a little more than 80,000 signatures on petitions by early December. Read more.

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