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By adamg - 12/1/21 - 4:13 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the City Council today approved Mayor Wu's proposal to extend a free-fare pilot on the 28 bus route to the 29 and 23 routes for the next two years. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/21 - 11:51 am

Mayor Wu today re-appointed Lorena Lopera and Rafaela Polanco García to the Boston School Committee, to serve at least through the end of 2023. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 8:49 am

As Covid-19 cases rise, WGBH reports Wu is looking at requiring proof of vaccination as an entry requirement for restaurants, theaters and clubs.

By adamg - 11/22/21 - 1:44 pm

Mayor Wu today signed an ordinance - which she helped draft as a city councilor - to have the city sell off any securities it holds in companies that make at least 15% of their revenue from fossil fuels, tobacco or private prisons. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 1:19 pm

WBZ Newsradio reports Mayor Wu has ended the city program to make people leave Methadone Mile by removing their tents, at least until after an ACLU lawsuit over the practice is resolved. A Suffolk Superior Court judge could decide today whether to grant a temporary restraining order to block the removals while the case is pending.

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By adamg - 11/17/21 - 12:53 pm

Mayor Wu said today she will ask the City Council to spend $8 million in incoming federal funds to eliminate fares on the 23, 28 and 29 bus lines over the next two years.

The 28 is already free to riders through the end of the year under a pilot launched earlier this year by acting Mayor Kim Janey. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 12:38 pm
Michelle Wu takes oath of office

With a bit of help from her family, City Councilor Michelle Wu officially become Mayor Wu shortly after 12:30 p.m., in a ceremony at the front of the city-council chambers in Boston City Hall.

By adamg - 11/15/21 - 7:51 pm
Boston City Hall colored purple tonight in honor of Michelle Wu's swearing in tomorrow

City Hall is lit up in purple tonight in honor of Michelle Wu's swearing in as mayor at noon tomorrow. Matt Conti captured the bird's eye view.

By adamg - 11/10/21 - 10:21 am

Mayor-elect Michelle Wu said today she plans to appoint Dr. Monica Bharel, who served as commissioner of the state Department of Public Health as Covid-19 exploded, to serve as the cabinet-level head of the city's efforts to do something about Mass and Cass after Wu takes office on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/21 - 4:05 pm
Janey and Wu

Janey and Wu share a moment at press conference.

At a joint press conference with acting Mayor Kim Janey, Mayor Elect Michelle Wu said hiring a Cabinet-level person to deal with the ongoing crisis at Mass and Cass will be one of her top priorities even before her administration starts on Nov. 16. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/21 - 2:32 pm

In the political scheme of things, Roslindale doesn't get much respect - whenever legislators have to stitch together district lines, Roslindale's where they do it: The neighborhood is represented by three different city councilors, two state senators, two members of Congress and, gosh, who can keep count, but like five or six different state representatives.

But starting Nov. 16, Roslindale will be able to claim a mayor of its own, and for the first time ever in Boston history, at least dating back to the 1895 election of Hugh O'Brien - a mayor who had some firsts of his own to claim (the first Boston mayor born outside the US and the first Irish-Catholic mayor).

By adamg - 11/2/21 - 8:30 pm
Michelle Wu

City Councilor Michelle Wu today won even West Roxbury in a successful race for mayor and will be inaugurated as mayor on Nov. 16. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/21 - 4:56 pm

A federal judge on Friday ruled Michelle Wu does not have to show up in Salem tomorrow to answer questions about how the City Council picks religious leaders to start Wednesday council meetings with an invocation. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/21 - 9:08 am

A lawyer for the Satanic Temple in Salem today filed an explanation of why his group wants to make Michelle Wu spend several hours in Salem on Election Day to answer questions about how the City Council invites clergy to open its meetings with an invocation: To make her think about what she's done. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 9:43 pm

Angela Menino, widow of Boston's longest serving mayor, announced today she is backing Michelle Wu: Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/21 - 10:22 pm

The Satanic Temple of Salem, whose legal team now includes a hardball lawyer with a penchant for representing right-wing provocateurs, is demanding that Michelle Wu spend a good part of Election Day in Salem, answering questions about how the City Council chooses clergy members to lead the council in invocations at its regular Wednesday meetings. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/21 - 9:05 pm

Annissa Essaibi George tonight told Quincy it can suck it - if she's elected mayor, she's going to re-open Long Island and she's going to get the Long Island Bridge re-built pronto. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/21 - 12:30 pm

Michael Flaherty Has Always Been a Leader

No need anymore for Flaherty to remind voters what he uses to mix things. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 11:09 am
Postcard says people know if you voted

People in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain report getting post cards from out-of-staters letting them know that whether or not they vote is a matter of public record and, of course, implying that somebody is keeping track. Nothing creepy at all about that, even if it is true one's record of going to the polls (or sending in a ballot) is public. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 9:58 am

As the fallout over her most recent flier (scroll down, past the racist Easter-egg item), District 6 council candidate Mary Tamer today apologized - not long before she was scheduled for a meet-and-greet in Jamaica Plain, where the reaction has been, oh, a tad more negative than in West Roxbury. Read more.

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