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Mayoral finalist Annissa Essaibi George this week plans campaign stops in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan and other Boston neighborhoods as part of a “listen and learn” tour. The conversations at the campaign stops will inform her “equity, inclusion and... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, a Boston Democrat and a former city councillor at-large, on Monday announced her picks for the City Council’s four at-large slots. Pressley endorsed Julia Mejia, an incumbent, as well as candidates David Halbert, Ruthzee... Read more
Hamilton Street rendering
VietAID has filed plans with the BPDA for a four-story, 36-unit apartment building at 25-33 Hamilton St. that would be aimed at people over 62 making no more than 60% of the Boston-area median income. Nine of the apartments would be reserved for people... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a woman and a man were shot at 240 Westview St. in the Franklin Field development around 9 p.m. on Saturday Both were taken to local hospitals. The woman died, the man is in stable condition, police said. There was a... Read more
With 38 days left until the November mayoral election, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said she’s backing Michelle Wu over Annissa Essaibi George in the battle for the top job in City Hall. Janey, who finished fourth in the Sept. 14 preliminary that winnowed the... Read more
Rally for Haitian immigrants
Roughly one hundred people rallied on Friday to protest the Biden administration’s treatment of Haitian migrants. Elected officials at the city and state level, as well as some contenders for City Council, formed a row by the front door of the JFK Federal... Read more
The transition of mayoral power is set for Tuesday, Nov. 16, a date which Acting Mayor Kim Janey and the two mayoral candidates agreed upon after a meeting on Beacon Hill Thursday. City Councillors At-Large Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu are on... Read more
Leaders in Boston’s Black and Latinx communities plan to gather at Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan after the Sept. 14 mayoral preliminary ended without any Black candidates making it to the general election set for Nov. 2. The meeting, set for... Read more
The popular Fresh Food Generation food truck and catering company specializing in Caribbean Afro Southern cuisine hopes to open its first-ever brick-and-mortar location on Talbot Avenue near Codman Square. Founders Cassandria Campbell and Jackson Renshaw... Read more
The Strand Theatre will host a new exhibit opening on Friday that explores Boston teenagers’ relationships with police and society through a unique art project using jeans taken from the teens’ own closets. The exhibit — “From Where I Stand” — includes... Read more
City Councillors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George, the top two finishers in the mayoral preliminary, this week threw themselves headlong into the general election campaign, touting dueling endorsements from mega unions that represent healthcare... Read more
Michelle Wu outside Boston City Hall
City Councillor At-Large Michelle Wu on Wednesday said outside groups, which have poured millions into the Boston mayor’s race, should stay positive but she stopped short of asking them to steer clear of the battle between her and City Councillor At-Large... Read more
I don’t get it. We had smart, capable candidates representing a range of ideologies, plans, and policies. We have many issues that need to be dealt with: global warming, transportation, schools, management of city agencies, overtime corruption, downtown... Read more
Known for his signature heart designs, the Dorchester-based artist Franklin Marval is showing a collection of his work centered around themes of community and diversity at Boston City Hall through October 15.  “I get inspired by people a lot, people who... Read more
Liz Miranda Strand Theater for Michelle Wu
At the Strand Theater on Wednesday, City Councillor Michelle Wu, who topped the mayoral ballot last week, touted the endorsement of state Rep. Liz Miranda, a Democratic lawmaker who represents parts of Dorchester and Roxbury. “Throughout her time in the... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board last Tuesday (Sept. 14) approved a pair of proposals aimed at finding a private operator for the city-owned Strand Theatre and building a new library branch in Uphams Corner, along with affordable... Read more
City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George is asking super PACs — outside entities funded by unions and deep-pocketed donors who spent millions of dollars in the mayoral preliminary — to stay out of the final election between her and City Councillor... Read more
A West Roxbury-based sprinkler fitters union on Thursday said it’s supporting Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral campaign. In a statement, Peter Gibbons, the business manager for Sprinkler Fitters Local 550, said Essaibi George, a Dorchester city councillor... Read more
Twenty-four hours after polls closed and City Councillors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George emerged as the mayoral preliminary’s winners, a super PAC is lacing into Wu. The pro-Essaibi George super PAC, “Bostonians for Real Progress,” is one of two... Read more
Voters in District 4 picked two men out of a field of nine candidates on Tuesday to advance to the Nov. 2 final election to replace Andrea Campbell as their city councillor. First-time candidate Brian Worrell posted a strong showing on with 2,498 votes... Read more


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