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By Anonymous - 6/5/19 - 8:59 am

I won't forgive Elizabeth Warren for endorsing the incumbent mayor whose mediocrity brought us an olympic bid, indy car, midtown, GE, early bell times, school closures and new housing built for the rich but she'll get my vote for president before Joe Biden will.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 1:13 pm

The City Council on Wednesday will consider a proposal by councilors Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) and Lydia Edwards (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) to have public schools, libraries, community centers and other municipal buildings stock free menstrual products in women's rooms. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 1:01 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) is proposing curbside pickup of unwanted clothing for sale to companies that can then do something with it. Read more.

By DaveA - 6/2/19 - 7:49 am

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7 pm at The First Church and Parish, Dedham, The Charles River Green Coalition will host a Green New Deal Town Hall. The town hall will focus on the existential threat posed by climate change and explain the Green New Deal, a stimulus package designed to combat both climate change and the burgeoning economic inequality in the United States.

By Kent - 5/25/19 - 1:53 pm

Join Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 6:30-9:000pm. Hear from the candidates running for Boston City Council At-Large. Topics to be discussed include Boston's economic opportunity, education, environment, housing, transit, and more. Find out where they stand on the issues that matter to you. See who inspires you!

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 10:00 am
Arroyo, Farrell, Powell, Turchinetz

Arroyo, Farrell, Powell, Turchinetz.

At a candidate forum last night, two candidates for the District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan, Hyde Park) city-council seat - Ricardo Arroyo and Mimi Turchinetz - repeatedly proclaimed themselves progressives who would go far beyond constituent services and help other progressives on the council tackle issues from systemic racism to the climate crisis.

Maria Esdale Farrell, who works as an education aide to current Councilor Tim McCarthy, said idealism is all well and good but that she would largely stick to McCarthy's current focus on bread-and-butter local issues, such as potholes and crime. Alkia Powell, who currently works in the Mayor's Office of Economic Development, agreed with Arroyo and Turchinetz - and Farrell - on many issues, but did not call herself a progressive. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/19 - 9:47 am

Candidates running for the District 8 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, Bay Village, Fenway) met for a forum on Tuesday. Watch the forum.

Participating candidates were Kenzie Bok, Montez Haywood, Landon Lemoine, Kristen Mobilia, Jennifer Nassour and Helene Vincent. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 4:27 pm
Protesters for abortion rights

Greg Cook attended a rally and protest at the State House over abortion bans being enacted in several states.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 8:27 pm

The City Council on Wednesday will consider a proposal for a non-binding ballot question this November to stop honoring a Roxbury native who became a colonial governor. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 9:26 am
Durham

Jeff Durham of Codman Square says he's been certified for a spot on the fall ballot for the District 4 (Dorchester and Mattapan with small parts of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale) seat now held by City Council President Andrea Campbell. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 9:05 am

Yvonne Abraham details what happened when our most august Suffolk County Register of Deeds, Steve Murphy, waded into a Facebook discussion among some local Democratic women activists were having about the need to elect more women to office: Basically, Murphy disagreed, got angrier and angrier, denounced them as part of the reason the country is "fucked right now" and finally bellowed that they need to "shut their pie holes!" Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 6:02 pm
Handmaid at Park Street in Boston

Craig Caplan photographed her today.

By Kent - 5/17/19 - 11:27 am

Join Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale to hear from the candidates running for City Council District 5. Find out where they stand on the issues that matter to you. See who inspires you!

Boston City Council District 5 nominally consists of Hyde Park and Roslindale. Current City Councilor Tim McCarthy is not seeking reelection this term. There are nine candidates vying for that seat and all have been invited. Ricardo Arroyo, Maria Farrell, Justin Murad, Alkia Powell & Mimi Turchinetz have confirmed that they plan to attend this forum to speak with you.

By adamg - 5/16/19 - 9:06 am
Massachusetts state flag

WBZ reports the Cambridge City Council voted yesterday to see about booting the state flag from its chambers because it shows an arm holding a sword that appears to be ready to decapitate the native American underneath it. The council also voted to support an effort to completely change the state flag.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 1:01 pm

City Councilors Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) and Annissa Essaibi-George (at large) will lead an effort to curb what they said was a growing epidemic of teens using nicotine inhalers known as e-cigarettes. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 9:15 am

Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale is hosting a forum for multitude of candidates for the District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan, Hyde Park) seat that Tim McCarthy is giving up this year.

The forum starts at 6:30 p.m. on May 23 at St. John Chrysostom Hall, 4750 Washington St. in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 5/10/19 - 10:05 pm

J. Alain Ferry reports from Fenway Park tonight that some Trumpies unfurled a Trump 2020 banner from the upper deck and that maybe 20 seconds later, some fans in the deck below ripped the thing down.

By Anonymous - 5/7/19 - 7:33 pm

Senator Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Mitch McConnell For Declaring Mueller Report Closed

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