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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 - 2/23/21 - 9:30 pm

WGBH reports on the allegations against Tino Capobianco, which emerged after the state attorney general and the former congressman endorsed him last week in his bid for Bob DeLeo's seat. Capobianco says it's all lies.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 8:55 am

Our Boston Story

State Rep. Jon Santiago of the South End, who won his second term in November, announced this morning that he's running for mayor. Santiago, who is also an emergency-room doctor at Boston Medical Center, joins City Councilors Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell and Annissa Essaibi-George as announced candidates to replace Marty Walsh.

By adamg - 2/22/21 - 4:31 pm
Abdikarim

The State House News Service reports the House of Representatives has passed a bill that would let Boston skip any special elections for mayor should Marty Walsh resign before March 5. It now goes to the Senate, and if it approves, the governor. Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/21 - 12:15 pm

District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill) challengers Kendra Hicks of Jamaica Plain and Mary Tamer of West Roxbury will meet in an online forum at 7 p.m. on Monday, sponsored by he Greater Boston Young Democrats and Young Democrats of Massachusetts. Read more.

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By adamg - 2/17/21 - 9:13 am

The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, the Greater Boston Latino Network and Amplify Latinx today asked the Justice Department to look into why the city of Boston awarded only 1.2% of $2.1 billion in procurement contracts in recent years went to Black and Latino businesses. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 4:05 pm

The Herald reports the ultra-Trumpies who took over the West Roxbury Republican Ward Committee a couple years back had a very special guest speaker via video yesterday: Renfield, um, Steve Bannon, who reported his fascist former boss will run for Congress in 2022, win, depose Nancy Pelosi and then single-handedly impeach Joe Biden.

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 - 2/10/21 - 9:57 pm

The City Council agreed today with a request from Councilor Ed Flynn to look at ways to give neighborhoods a say in the construction of life-sciences labs that might be doing research on potentially dangerous diseases right next to residential buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 10:05 pm

We here at the UHub Legal Desk know that many of you are sick to death of reading our endless accounts of said candidate's repeated attempts to have a judge order Secretary of State Bill Galvin tossed into a volcano, almost as much as you're tired of reading about somebody suing over the lack of butter in some company's sticks of butter, but bear with us for just a couple moments longer. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 11:55 am

WFXT reports Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin will file legislation to make last year's Covid-19-related mail-in voting permanent and to let voters register to vote or change their addresses at their polling places on Election Day.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 11:43 am

Mayor Walsh said today he's asking the BPDA board to approve the increase in the "linkage" fees developers pay the city for the right to put up new buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 10:13 am
Joel Richards

Joel Richards, currently a teacher at the Blackstone Elementary School in the South End, has announced he's running for the District 4 (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) seat that Andrea Campbell is giving up to run for mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 10:06 am

Ben Downing for Governor - Let's Build a Stronger, Fairer Massachusetts

Ben Downing, who spent 10 years as a state senator from Pittsfield, but who now lives in East Boston, where he works for a renewable-energy company, announced this morning he will run for governor next year. Danielle Allen, a professor at Harvard, is looking at running next year as well.

By adamg - 2/6/21 - 11:47 am

WGBH reports on a city-commissioned study that shows Black-owned businesses got just 1/2 of 1% of major city contracts during the first five years under Mayor Walsh.

By adamg - 2/6/21 - 11:43 am

WBZ reports state Rep. Jon Santiago of the South End is looking at running for mayor. The Globe reports that John Barros, who ran in 2013 (and then became one of several candidates winner Marty Walsh brought into his administration) is close to making an announcement.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 7:50 pm

WBUR reports Boston will pay for a review of just what happened between Dennis White and his wife back in 1999, quotes the soon-to-be-former hizzonah as saying his vetting "admittedly should have been more thorough."

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 10:01 am
Suspended Dr. Shiva account

Twitter this week permanently banned failed Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai, who immediately went to court seeking an emergency order to stop Secretary of State Bill Galvin from using his "massive power" at the social-media company to suppress free speech. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/21 - 1:07 pm

The Boston City Council voted today to try to bypass a special election for mayor should Marty Walsh resign before March 5. The issue now goes to Mayor Walsh - who has said he supports the idea - and then the state legislature, which would have to approve the change in the state-issued city charter. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/21 - 11:11 am
Dana Depelteau

Dana Depelteau filed papers with the state last week to run for Boston mayor this year.

In an interview, Depelteau acknowledged fairly few people have ever heard of him, but says problems related to youth violence, which ultimately tie into everything from education to gentrification, are just not getting the attention they need and that that convinced him to run. Read more.

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