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City Councillor Chuck Turner at City Hall on Monday. Photo by Pete Stidman City Councillor Chuck Turner raged at City Council President Maureen Feeney and the "corporate media" in front of City Hall on Monday, berating them for trying him in a "media... Read more
There's been a King Tom. Right now there's a King Sal. Could there be a King Marty on the way? As ethics investigations and a fight over who will be the next House speaker roil Beacon Hill, Rep. Martin Walsh's name has cropped up in news reports and... Read more
The issue of police details on Boston construction sites brings out strong feelings. Some say the system is a waste of money; others feel the police are being unfairly targeted. I held a hearing so we could have a clear presentation of the facts, and... Read more
Sen. Dianne Wilkerson resigned Wednesday, after her indictment Tuesday on federal charges that she took $23,500 in bribes to take legislative action. Wilkerson had come under heavy pressure from colleagues, who voted to ask for her resignation within... Read more
House Majority Leader John Rogers, whose bid to succeed Speaker Salvatore DiMasi suffered a setback last week when rival House Ways and Mean chair Robert DeLeo gathered scores of supporters in a show of strength, has begun calling members and asking them... Read more
Conversations on the prospects for next year's city council race rarely fail to come to the question of gender equity. Only one female - Dorchester's own district three councillor Maureen Feeney - currently holds elected office in City Hall, though women... Read more
There were only two people standing on the traffic island in middle of Blue Hill Avenue with an Obama-Biden sign, but horns could be heard for several blocks around. It was election day in Grove Hall. Propping up the blue sign were the founder of the... Read more
Maureen and Larry Feeney Larry and Maureen Feeney will be among the honorees at this Friday's 24th annual Caritas Carney Hospital Awards Dinner on at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The Dorchester couple will be the recipients of the Andrew Carney... Read more
State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, who was photographed by the FBI allegedly stuffing bribe money under her sweater, says she's not resigning immediately because she wants an orderly transition. Wilkerson made the statement despite a vote by the Massachusetts... Read more
It is inevitable that there will be a changing of the guard relative to representation for people of color at the State House. With the defeat of Dianne Wilkerson in the primary and her recent indictment, the communities of color could lose their most... Read more

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