State Sen. Jack Hart, who in recent weeks was seen as a finalist for the open job to lead the Massachusetts Bio-Technology Council, announced last Thursday that he was no longer a candidate for the position. Early this week, the council picked Robert... Read more

Tom Finneran, once the most powerful and, by his own measure, the most unpopular man in Massachusetts politics, sits on a curb outside the Stockyard restaurant in Brighton on a steamy July day with much of the sizzle in his life gone, but with the... Read more

For Tom Finneran, self-styled "most unpopular man" in state politics from 1999 to 2004, his days in federal court earlier this year, where he pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice for making misleading and false statements under oath in... Read more

News that state Sen. Jack Hart is a top contender to lead the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council touched off a wave of speculation in the neighborhood this week, as local elected officials and other politically connected residents considered the... Read more

The Boston City Council is considering a home rule petition that would impose a mandatory minimum penalty for those found in possession of an unregistered gun in their home or work. Under current Massachusetts law, possession of an unregistered gun at... Read more

The City Council was scheduled to consider a home rule petition on Wednesday that would eliminate a preliminary at-large City Council election scheduled for this September and allow all nine candidates who have filed the requisite signatures to compete... Read more

Saying he would be a city councillor committed to "big ideas," John Connolly officially announced his candidacy for council at-large in Dorchester on Tuesday night at Florian Hall. It was the fifth such neighborhood-specific campaign kick-off that he... Read more

A modest crowd came indoors on a beautiful spring evening Monday to participate in a forum sponsored by state elected officials who represent communities along the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line, the aging MBTA rail line poised to undergo a major... Read more

Fields Corner resident Michael Cote plans to run for the Boston City Council's second district seat in a race that will pit him against 14-year incumbent and current City Council President Maureen Feeney.

Cote has challenged Feeney previously,... Read more

The Boston City Council was scheduled on Wednesday to vote on a home rule petition that would increase the maximum age for becoming a Boston police officer from the current cap of 32 years of age to 40.

If the council were to pass the petition (... Read more


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