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Lit Drop - Election 2021: A Year of Transition at Boston City Hall
Ann M. Walsh, a former head of an education nonprofit who worked for City Councillor At-Large John Connolly, on Thursday became the latest candidate to join the field of District 3 candidates running to succeed outgoing... Read more.
District 3
District 3 will get a new city councillor this year. Whoever it is will also get new district boundaries, and the voters and constituents within them The City Council passed, and Mayor Wu last week signed off on a... Read more.
City Hall
In the end, it came down to one precinct in Mattapan. In a 10-2 vote on the political boundaries of the nine district seats, councillors late last week agreed to keep Ward 14-Precinct 14, which includes Wellington Hill and... Read more.
John FitzGerald, an official at the Boston Planning and Development Agency and candidate for District 3, on Wednesday picked up endorsements from two major Dorchester-based unions and a former District 3 councillor.... Read more.
10-2 map
In a 10-2 vote, councillors on Wednesday sent to Mayor Wu’s desk a map that redraws the boundaries of the nine district seats. The vote ends weeks of turmoil for the 12-member body, which was tasked by a federal judge to... Read more.
Matt Patton, a labor attorney who lives in Savin Hill, on Wednesday formally launches his campaign for the District 3 seat, held by outgoing Dorchester Councillor Frank Baker. Patton plans to make the announcement at the... Read more.
When City Councillor Ricardo Arroyo ran for the Suffolk district attorney seat last fall, he and his supporters decried what they called “illegal leaks” to the media that delved into sexual assault allegations against him... Read more.
Louijeune and Baker
With at-large Councillor Ruthzee Louijeune at the helm, the City Council seems close to a consensus on approving new boundaries of its nine district seats. Louijeune, the chair of the Civil Rights Committee who is presiding... Read more.
Councillors Flaherty Breadon and Flynn
Lawyers for several voting rights advocacy groups, which played a role last fall in redrawing the political boundaries of the nine City Council district seats, are now seeking to intervene in the federal court case at the... Read more.
Facing a May 30 deadline to pass a new map of the nine City Council district boundaries, councillors this week squabbled over the next steps as Mayor Michelle Wu urged them to move quickly and laid out her own map, which... Read more.
Wu redistricting map 5/12
Mayor Michelle Wu on Friday evening released her effort to redraw the lines of the City Council’s nine district seats, coming days after a federal judge nixed a previously enacted map and upended Boston’s political sector.... Read more.
Jessica Tang BTU
Members of the Dorchester-based Boston Teachers Union this week voted in support of breaking away from the Greater Boston Labor Council, a union umbrella group with 100,000 members. The teachers union has more than 8,000... Read more.
Mayor Michelle Wu plans to propose her own map redrawing the boundaries of the City Council’s nine district seats. In a letter to councillors that arrived at noon Wednesday, Wu wrote, “In the coming days, my office will be... Read more.
Public meetings on development projects often become tense affairs, as supporters and opponents clash over the size of proposals, traffic, and parking as plans undergo review from the Boston Planning and Development Agency.... Read more.
Candidates for City Council district seats, who are gathering voter signatures for their runs for office, spent Tuesday in limbo as City Hall officials scrambled to react to a federal judge ordering councillors to create a... Read more.
Dorchester resident John FitzGerald, the 41-year-old son of a legendary state lawmaker and a veteran of City Hall, has joined the race to succeed District 3 Councillor Frank Baker. The field has continued to grow since Baker... Read more.
The City Council must make another attempt at redrawing the political boundaries of its nine district seats, a US federal judge ordered on Monday. Councillors verbally sparred for months last fall before a 9-4 vote on a map... Read more.
Since City Councillor Frank Baker’s announcement two weeks ago that he won’t be running for a seventh term inside City Hall, the field of District 3 candidates has begun to fill in. Barry Lawton, who has run four times for... Read more.
District 3 Councillor Frank Baker, who developed a reputation over six terms for delivering constituent services and sometimes clashing with mayors and his colleagues on the City Council, isn’t running for reelection. The... Read more.
While the City Council was bickering yet again over the redrawing of political boundaries, an aide to Mayor Wu was busy launching his campaign for one of the four at-large slots. Henry Santana, a Dorchester resident who grew... Read more.
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