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City Council President Andrea Campbell is organizing an event for later this month that is expected to attract hundreds of civic leaders from the city’s neighborhoods for informed discussions about their efforts in making things happen in their local... Read more
U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch said Monday evening that he would be running for the chairmanship of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, a panel he has sat on for 18 years and one at the center of the House's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump... Read more
State Senator Nick Collins and Rep. David Biele filed legislation on Friday, Oct. 18 to advance an expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in South Boston. The expansion is intended to consolidate the city’s major convention... Read more
Boston City Councillors Ed Flynn and Kim Janey will be hosting a hearing next week to discuss public health disparities in communities of color in the City of Boston. The hearing will take place next Friday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. in the Boston City Council’s... Read more
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins is defending his decision to terminate the county’s contract to house prisoners detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The move comes as Tompkins announced plans to “reallocate” space the Suffolk... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley has endorsed four women — including two newcomers— in their quest to win one of four at-large seats in next month's Boston City Council election. In a statement issued by Pressley's campaign on Thursday, she endorsed... Read more
In last month’s preliminary city council election, incumbent at-large City Councillor Annissa Essaibi-George enjoyed consistent support citywide as she secured a strong second place finish behind Michelle Wu. Now, less than a month away from the Nov. 5... Read more
The city of Boston has a new plan for addressing the long-standing public health crisis in and around Newmarket Square, according to Mayor Marty Walsh and other city officials who briefed reporters on the strategy on Thursday. Dubbed “Melnea Cass/Mass Ave... Read more
Julia Mejia, who finished fifth in last week’s City Council preliminary election, got a boost today from four other candidates who did not make it onto the November ballot. Priscilla Flint-Banks, Domingos DaRosa, William King and Michel Denis endorsed... Read more
Wu, Essaibi-George, Flaherty, and St. Guillen lead the pack Three incumbents and a first-time candidate with City Hall experience cracked into the top tier of at-large candidates in Boston’s preliminary election for City Council on Tuesday. Barely one in... Read more

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