The City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution to "acknowledge, condemn and apologize for the role played by the city of Boston in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the ongoing detrimental impacts experienced by the Black people of Boston." The... Read more
Three city councilors say they city should use some of the money the city's getting from the feds to help out the owners of taxi medallions, whom they say have been decimated by unfair competition from Uber and Lyft. Councilors Kendra Lara (Jamaica Plain... Read more
Mayor Michelle Wu this week kicked the city’s multibillion dollar budget back to the City Council in the latest volley over how to spend money from the federal government and Boston taxpayers. A citywide ballot question approved by voters last year... Read more
With the nation gripped in a partisan divide, a coalition that includes Dorchester's Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is launching a series of Oxford-style debates, starting with a one-hour engagement on June 13 featuring... Read more
Several businesses along Dorchester Avenue have been hit hard by a wave of graffiti targeting their properties in recent weeks, an uptick that is prompting at least one company to re-consider its plans to open for business. The rash of “tagging” has been... Read more
Activists who object to the proposed Dorchester Bay City project on Columbia Point delivered a petition to Mayor Michelle Wu’s office on Tuesday that asks for a six-month slowdown in the development’s review. The online petition, circulated by the group... Read more
On Tuesday this week, Mayor Wu came to the Mass Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) headquarters on Dorchester Avenue to highlight a key plank of her larger spending plan: $106 million to support homeownership and affordable housing. Wu plans to commit $... Read more
Annissa Essaibi George, the former city councillor at-large who ran for mayor in 2021, is back in the classroom. Essaibi George, who spent 13 years teaching at East Boston High School before she joined the City Council, is substitute teaching around the... Read more
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said Thursday that her administration would be partnering with the City Council to hold four public listening sessions through the end of February to gather feedback as she prepares her first city budget, a reversal in the... Read more
Boston City Council President Ed Flynn assumed the duties of acting mayor after Michelle Wu left the city Friday for a family funeral. Wu is set to return Saturday evening. The president of the City Council becomes acting mayor when the mayor leaves the... Read more


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