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By adamg - 11/18/19 - 4:06 pm

With many Red Line riders still fuming over delays this morning that lasted more than an hour, Gov. Baker's office decided 12:35 p.m. was a good time to boast about improvements being made to the Red Line.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 12:26 pm

Dallas Voice reports a couple of alleged Bostonians organized a "straight pride" rally there:

Straight Pride attracts a crowd of 2.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 11:26 pm

The latest unofficial city election results now show just five votes separate Julia Mejia and Alejandra St. Guillen for the fourth at-large seat on the city council. Both campaigns have been collecting signatures for a recount of what, on election night, seemed to be a ten-vote election win for Mejia.

H/t James W. Hills.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 11:34 am

Deval Patrick might stage a Bloombergian late entry into the presidential race, which would bring the number of Massachusetts candidates back up to three - four if you include El Bloombito, who spent his formative years in Medford. Patrick is, of course, upset that none of the roughly 5,000 moderates in the race (remember Seth Moulton?) seem to have put wooden stakes in the Warren and Sanders campaigns yet.

By Kent - 11/12/19 - 9:08 am

Temple Hillel B'nai Torah - Theodore Parker Church - Stratford Street United Church - Holy Name Church - Roslindale is for Everyone - Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale invite you to

A Path to Healing Our Communities: Understanding Restorative Justice

November 19, 2019, 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30)

Speakers: Susan Maze Rothstein, Suffolk University Restorative Justice Program
Rahsaan Hall, Massachusetts ACLU
Rachel Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney
Moderator: Tanisha Sullivan, President, NAACP Boston Branch

By adamg - 11/10/19 - 1:39 pm

As the Massachusetts Republican party accelerates into Trumpsylvania, Ed Lyons analyzes Charlie Baker's new super PAC, which put money into a variety of municipal campaigns in this month's election - including those of some Democrats:

By all appearances, Massachusetts Majority is the engine of a new statewide political party, targeting that sizeable majority of largely unenrolled voters who support Charlie Baker and his politics but are not being served by loud partisans to the left and right.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 1:48 pm

The Dorchester Reporter lists the steps the campaign of Alejandra St. Guillen will have to take to seek a recount of Tuesday's results, which show her losing the fourth at-large seat to Julia Mejia by just 10 votes.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 11:56 am

Two Rhode Islanders who specialize in annoying people in their state took a trip up to Boston this week to stick their iPhone in the faces of workers at the Massachusetts State House and demand to know up front who they are and what they do. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 3:49 pm
Map showing at-large winners in Boston precincts

Purple shows precincts Wu won.

Matt McCloskey has compiled a map showing which at-large candidates won which precincts in yesterday's council election. As she did in the September preliminary, incumbent and top finisher Michelle Wu came in first in the most precincts across the city, by far.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 12:45 pm
BMC protesters say they care

Some 200 Boston Medical Center doctors, nurses and other staffers stood in front of Boston Medical Center today, in what they said was a protest against a visit by two representatives of a homophobic and anti-immigrant federal government but more important and a message to patients that hospital staffers will do whatever it takes to protect them from an administration determined to get rid of them. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 9:00 pm
Arroyo celebrates win

Arroyo celebrates win at Guira & Tambora in Roslindale. Photo by Robert Orthman.

Ricardo Arroyo, son of one former city councilor and brother of another, is looking like he'll be replacing Tim McCarthy in Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan, while Liz Breadon is defeating Craig Cashman in Allston/Brighton in the race to replace Mark Ciommo. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 8:10 pm

Melania Trump and her husband's secretary of health and human serviced are scheduled to be best at Boston Medical Center tomorrow, visiting a program aimed at helping the babies of drug users, but they will be greeted by a protest by hospital staffers who feel their presence is an insult to some of the most vulnerable populations the hospital normally goes out of its way to serve. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 5:15 pm

Somebody's been circulating a flier in a senior-citizen building on Wallingford Rd with a high percentage of Chinese-American residents:

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 12:47 pm

The State House News Service reports hundreds of Boston-area convenience stores will shut at noon on Wednesday - as owners rally at the State House - to protest the ban and "demonstrate the critical role they play providing vital resources to communities."

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 9:02 am

WBUR reports on the non-binding ballot question tomorrow that seeks to change Dudley Square's name to Nubian Square.

By adamg - 10/31/19 - 1:26 pm

WGBH has compiled a guide to city-council candidates in this Tuesday's election, featuring all the at-large candidates and the candidates in contested district races and their key issues.

By adamg - 10/29/19 - 8:54 am

The Boston Sun reports on a recent forum with Kenzie Bok and Jennifer Nassour, who are running for the District 8 (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) seat that Josh Zakim is retiring from.

By adamg - 10/28/19 - 9:27 pm
Cashman and Breadon at forum

Cashman and Breadon at forum.

At a debate at WGBH tonight, Craig Cashman and Liz Breadon made one of their last pitches to voters on why they should replace Mark Ciommo, retiring as the District 9 (Allston/Brighton) city councilor after 12 years. Whoever wins will serve two years.

Among the issues they discussed: Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 9:25 pm
Human billboards on Centre Street in West Roxbury.

Photo by Maribeth Scott.

People with campaign signs for city-council candidates line both sides of Centre Street at Park Street this evening as part of the Steve Slyne/Harry Truman Society pre-election rally before everybody piled into the Irish Social Club to continue the festivities and hear candidates make last-minute pitches. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 2:38 pm

City Council President Andrea Campbell (Dorchester) is calling for a public hearing to help figure out why Boston residents - and especially those who live in Roxbury, Dorchester and Hyde Park - pay so much more for car insurance. Read more.

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