The “9C” mid-year state budget cuts made by Gov. Healey this month seemed like technical moves far away on Beacon Hill until the bill came due at a number of local organizations, where funding they have depended on – and spent in a number of cases –is... Read more
Boston City Councillors began their new term on Monday morning, Jan. 1, with a punctual bow to tradition, salutes to revolutionary change, and an offer to partake of “jou mou,” a favorite Haitian soup made with squash and a medley of other vegetables. In... Read more
At-Large City Councillor Ruthzee Louijeune was elected president of the Boston City Council Monday, succeeding Councillor Ed Flynn in that post and pledging to make equity a guiding principle while aspiring to "bring everyone along" in the city. The... Read more
The Boston City Council held its final formal meeting of the year last Wednesday— but the body’s leader wants to reconvene next week to reconsider its earlier decision to refuse $13.3 million in federal aid for anti-terror measures in the city. Mayor Wu... Read more
Michael Flaherty, a South Boston native who began his political career in the mid-1990s as an upstart challenger to entrenched incumbents of an earlier generation, will not seek re-election to the Boston City Council this year. Flaherty made the surprise... 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 over the redistricting process... 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 that sliced up Dorchester-based... 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 move opens up a seat for a... Read more
The political action group Communities of Color (COC) and several Boston Democratic ward committees are co-sponsoring to a “thank you” event on Wed., March 29 at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury’s Nubian Square. Gov. Maura Healey and recording artist Michelle... Read more
Jan. 1 is typically a busy day at the city’s only public waterfront amenity, as scores of “Brownies” brave what are normally frigid temps to take a New Year’s plunge into Dorchester Bay. But this year’s traditional swim won’t have the benefit of using the... Read more


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