Politics

By - 2/26/19 - 1:30 pm
Brandon Bowser

Brandon Bowser announced today he is running this fall for the District 9 (Allston/Brighton) city-council seat now held by Mark Ciommo.

Ciommo defeated Bowser in 2017 to retain the seat.

Bowser, an educator at the Edison School, says he is running because: Read more.

By - 2/25/19 - 6:14 am
By - 2/24/19 - 4:03 pm

bostonherald:

Boston police officer Shawn Harris, the city’s top earner, raked in $684,411 last year with back pay of $485,967

By - 2/21/19 - 3:56 pm

The Daily Free Press details a petition drive by City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) against the fare hike and for free passes for seniors and students and reduced fares for low-income residents.

By - 2/15/19 - 4:59 pm

For the fourth year in a row today, Ralph Gants, chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, joined member of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury for their mid-day prayers. In remarks after the prayers, Gants said: Read more.

By - 2/15/19 - 9:13 am
Bill Weld, from his Web site

Yes, of course he has a Web site.

WBUR reports the former river-diving governor has formed an exploratory committee to look at running for president in 2020 - as a Republican.

By - 2/15/19 - 8:56 am

Phil Haggerty reports he spent the better part of an hour tearing down "the disgusting white nationalist propaganda" that went up last night on Meridian Street and in Maverick Square and Central Square Park.

Mayor Walsh, City Councilor Lydia Edwards, state Rep. Adrian Madaro and state Sen. Joseph Boncore issued a statement this morning: Read more.

By - 2/14/19 - 9:21 am

Boston city councilors agreed yesterday to take a look at how to ensure local companies that get tax breaks actually hire all the people or help fund community programs they promised to when receiving city tax breaks. Read more.

By - 2/13/19 - 2:12 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a package of election-related changes that would include increasing council terms from two to four years starting with the 2021 election. Read more.

By - 2/13/19 - 12:00 pm

Looks like Big Red Weld wants to primary Donald Trump. And it's possible Seth Moulton is getting over his shellacking in the house-speaker skirmish and might be gearing up as well on the Democratic side.

By - 2/12/19 - 11:29 pm

salemnews:

help cities and towns cover the cost of upgrades to "storm water systems, dams and flood controls, drainage and culvert improvements, drought mitigation strategies and nature-based solutions and adaptation strategies."

The money would also help state and local agencies protect assets including infrastructure, critical care facilities, water resources

By - 2/11/19 - 5:05 pm

City Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown) wants to do something about construction workers he says are starting earlier or finishing later than allowed and leaving the streets they work on a mess. Read more.

By - 2/10/19 - 1:13 pm

In case you missed the news about Elizabeth Warren's announcement in Lawrence, NBC News has you covered.

By - 2/6/19 - 1:12 pm

Councilor Kim Janey (Roxbury) today proposed giving minority Boston entrepreneurs a two-year head start on getting local marijuana licenses as a way to address past wrongs in the war on drugs and to help ensure at least some of the profits from the lucrative business stay local. Read more.

By - 2/6/19 - 12:25 pm

City Council President Andrea Campbell today proposed changes to the city charter that would extend the current two-year terms of councilors four years and to eliminate the way Althea Garrison became an at-large councilor last month. Read more.

By - 2/1/19 - 10:46 am
Mohammed Dar

Mohammad Dar, an internist in Jamaica Plain, today announced today he will run on a progressive platform against incumbent US Rep. Stephen Lynch in the 8th District.

Read more.

By - 1/31/19 - 3:56 pm

City Councilor Michelle Wu argues:

Forget fare hikes; let’s seek the sustainable revenue sources to take action on improving service levels, electrifying trains, and speeding up buses.

By - 1/30/19 - 2:31 pm

City Councilors Michael Flaherty (at large) and Ed Flynn (South Boston) want the BPDA to shove developer's plans for more than 1,300 condos and apartments at the old L Street power station into a drawer until after the developer and Massport can proved the developers actually have the right to build a giant residential complex next to a truck route feeding into the nearby working port area. Read more.