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City Councillor Charles Yancey and several disgruntled residents faced off against Menino administration officials this week, claiming they were not informed about the city’s attempt to temporarily turn four city-owned vacant lots in Dorchester into... Read more

The City Council's budget-vetting committee is scheduled to take testimony on the Boston Public Library system's budget on June 3.

The Ways and Means Committee hearing is set for 6 p.m. in the Iannella Chamber in City Hall.

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UPDATE: The make-up of each committee is posted below.

The City Council's two new at-large councillors are getting two new committees to work with:

-- Ayanna Pressley, the council's first African-American woman, is... Read more

Two of his campaign staffers will be joining Felix Arroyo, the incoming city councillor at-large, at City Hall when his term starts on Jan. 4.

Stuart Rosenberg, who was a senior campaign adviser, will be Arroyo's chief-of-staff. Joy DePina, his... Read more

City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon has often complained that the City Council is powerless under the “strong mayor” system, to the chagrin of some colleagues on the 13-member council.

But last week’s debate over the increasing the city’s... Read more

The Boston Phoenix’s David Bernstein crunches the numbers (Thanks, David) and gives us a look at how the fund raising side of the city... Read more

When Mayor Thomas Menino unwrapped last year’s city budget, he touted its stability and a host of reconstruction projects.

This year, not so much. If anything, this year’s city budget is highly unstable as state revenues continue to plunge... Read more


In last week's story about City Council at-Large candidate Tomas Gonzalez, his former position with the Menino Administration was... Read more


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