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By adamg - 10/1/21 - 9:07 am

US Rep. Ayanna Pressley today endorsed Michelle Wu for mayor.

Pressley, who served with both Wu and Annissa Essaibi George on the Boston City Council, said: Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 11:25 am

Ayanna Pressley has endorsed Julia Mejia (incumbent), David Halbert, Ruthzee Louijeune and Carla Monteiro for the four at-large council seats and Kendra Hicks in District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill). Didn't say if she'll be endorsing somebody for mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 9:03 am

Pressley yesterday called for an independent probe into the death of Mikayla Miller last month: Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/21 - 2:41 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey, US Rep. Ayanna Pressley and state Rep. Liz Miranda are all telling the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association to knock it off with the personal attacks on City Councilor Andrea Campbell - who is running against Janey in the fall elections - saying they are no longer going to just sit back while the union continues what Pressley called its long running racism. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 6:42 pm

Conan Harris tested positive last night, a week after he spent time in one of those Congressional "secure room" with Pressley, and, among others, reality-denying Republican who refused to put on masks while hiding from the rampaging mob in the corridor outside.

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By adamg - 1/13/21 - 10:16 am

The Globe interviews Massachusetts members of Congress and their aides on what they experienced in the failed fascist putsch, including Sarah Groh, Rep. Ayanna Pressley's chief of staff: Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 3:31 pm

At 2:44 p.m., US Sen. Ed Markey reported:

I and my staff are safe, sheltering in place, and following the guidance and protocols of Capitol Police.

He added: Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/20 - 9:36 pm
Pressley speaks at Heath Street

With trolley behind her, Pressley says transit justice is racial justice.

Elected officials gathered at the Green Line terminus at Heath Street today to demand the MBTA rescind its plan announced this week to end the E Line at Brigham Circle. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/20 - 9:07 am

Beata Coloyan captured Ayanna Pressley joining a dance line outside the Muni in Hyde Park this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 10:38 am

The Herald reports that Rayla Campbell, the Randolph Republican who likes to show up at events in a flag dress, is suing the state to get on the November ballot in the 7th congressional district, currently represented by Ayanna Pressley. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/20 - 3:14 pm
Rayla Campbell in West Roxbury

Rayla Campbell in West Roxbury last month.

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the state does not have to print Rayla Campbell's name on the Republican ballot for the 7th District congressional seat, because she failed to collect even the reduced number of signatures the court had earlier allowed due to Covid-19 issues. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 9:31 pm

Sarah Betancourt at CommonWealth reports that US Rep Ayanna Pressley is awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test after developing flu-like symptoms.

Rep. Seth Moulton reported today he also has symptoms.

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 6:25 pm

Ayanna Pressley gave an impassioned speech at the annual Martin Luther King breakfast this morning about how King's fight for civil rights is far from over. Charlie Baker came next and started with "The only thing I can add to that rant is this ..." He's apologized, of course. Rev. Laura Everett explains the damage was done.

By adamg - 1/16/20 - 9:00 pm

The Root talks to Pressley about the loss of her proud locks due to Alopecia areata, in which the body's immune system kills off hair follicles.

The night Pressley lost her final piece of her hair was pivotal, she says. Not only was it the night before Donald Trump’s impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, it was the anniversary of her mother’s death. The sense of loss was manifold.

By adamg - 2/27/19 - 5:49 pm
By adamg - 1/3/19 - 3:37 pm

Phoenix - Lisztomania - Boston University Brat Pack Mashup

Back in 2010, when she was a BU student, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez danced in this BU Brat Pack mashup (she's the one in the dark-gray T-shirt).

Speaking of Boston and future congresswomen, here's our own Ayanna Pressley reading from Maya Angelou's "On the Pulse of the Morning" back when she was still a city councilor: Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/18 - 3:28 pm

Councilor Kim Janey had to fight back the tears as she praised Ayanna Pressley for being a role model for her, for the other four women on the Boston City Council, for people across Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/18 - 6:49 pm

First Steve Lynch abandons him and now Ayanna Pressley says she'll vote for Pelosi for speaker.

By adamg - 11/21/18 - 9:19 am

The Dorchester Reporter talks to Ayanna Pressley about how she's now splitting her time between Washington and Boston - where she still has some unfinished business as an at large city councilor before she is sworn in as a member of Congress.

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