Highlighting successes in housing, job creation, and efforts against homelessness in a booming Boston, Mayor Martin Walsh kicked off his re-election campaign at Florian Hall on Saturday. “What I try to do is change people’s lives every day,” the mayor... Read more
Rep. Russell Holmes isn’t buying Speaker Robert DeLeo’s claims that his ouster on Monday from a vice chairmanship was totally unrelated to Holmes’s critical comments about the future leadership of the House. “If they believe that, then call me because I... Read more
Boston Democrat Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez will succeed outgoing Rep. Brian Dempsey as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, a pivotal fiscal affairs and policymaking post in state government. The state representative from Jamaica Plain currently... Read more
Could passenger ferry service work along Dorchester’s waterfront? Photo courtesy Boston Harbor Now
With its 180 miles of shoreline, Boston Harbor boasts a vibrant waterfront community, one that the group Boston Harbor Now believes could benefit from new and increased passenger ferry service. The non-profit announced a partnership with the consulting... Read more
District 4 City Councillor Andrea Campbell’s election in 2015 brought new eyes to a seat held for the past 32 years by Charles Yancey. Now running unopposed for a second term, Campbell said her first was about “building trust” with her new community. The... Read more
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and city Councillor Tito Jackson will participate in hour-long conversations later this month before a live audience at UMass Boston. The conversations will be broadcast live on WBUR radio, 90.9 FM, and live-streamed online by... Read more
Challenger slams Walsh on displacement, education funds District 7 City Councillor Tito Jackson, who grew up in Grove Hall and still lives there, faces a steep, uphill climb in this year’s race for mayor, a fact underscored by newly released polling data... Read more
Andrea J. Campbell One of the best things I get to do as a Boston City Councillor is meet with young people from my district, whether at their schools, in their after-school programs, or during their group visits to City Hall. These visits allow me to... Read more
Stephen F. Lynch As residents of the city of Boston, we share an appreciation for the city’s close proximity to the water. From enjoying the Tall Ships Parade of Sail in Boston Harbor to seeing young people learn how to sail and kayak near UMass Boston... Read more
Mary Franklin, a Boston mayoral hopeful who did not secure the 3,000 verified signatures required to make the citywide ballot, alleged this week that two candidates who did clear the hurdle to join the race used misleading tactics to ensure their presence... Read more


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