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Councilors debate 3 redistricting maps
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Councilors debate 3 redistricting maps
Boston city councilors now have three proposed maps to consider in an ongoing redistricting process set to end in early November.
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Politics
Redistricting squabble in Council
Councilor Ricardo Arroyo last week pressed to be reinstated to his committee leadership positions of which he was stripped temporarily.
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Politics
Flynn strips Arroyo of committees
In the wake of sexual assault allegations against the former chair of the Boston City Council Redistricting Committee coming to light, questions and concerns have arisen over the fate of the city’s redistricting process, which aims to redraw Boston’s political map for the first time in a decade.
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Flynn removes Arroyo from committees
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Flynn removes Arroyo from committees
Amid political controversy, Boston City Council President Ed Flynn Monday suspended councilor and Suffolk County District Attorney candidate Ricardo Arroyo for two months from his chairmanship of two of the council’s powerful committees.
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Landlords weigh in on rent control proposals
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Landlords weigh in on rent control proposals
As part of Mayor Michelle Wu’s ongoing effort to implement rent stabilization in Boston, city property owners were called upon Thursday to share their thoughts on how best to implement the controversial policy.
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City Councilor Kendra Lara confronts charges of anti-semitism
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City Councilor Kendra Lara confronts charges of anti-semitism
City Councilor Kendra Lara found herself mired in charges of antisemitism in June after a social media post critical of a federal appeals court decision that upheld an Arkansas law bars state contractors from participating in boycotts of Israel.
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Wu checks City Council on budget items
Last Wednesday, the Boston City Council Ways and Means Committee met for a hearing to discuss modifications to this year’s proposed budget — a meeting that highlighted the newness of the current budget process, which gives councilors increased influence over spending decisions
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Councilors push for Boston slavery apology
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Councilors push for Boston slavery apology
The Boston City Council last week unanimously approved a measure to “acknowledge, condemn and apologize for the role played by the City of Boston in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
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City Council at odds with Boston history
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Editorial
City Council at odds with Boston history
The notion that Boston should apologize for the slave trade is misguided. And to suggest that Boston might be at all liable for reparations is absurd.
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Mayor, city council at odds over budget
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Local News
Mayor, city council at odds over budget
Mayor Michelle Wu rejected the Boston City Council’s amended budget Monday, responding with her own revised spending plan that shrinks the council’s proposed multi million dollar cuts to the city’s police and fire departments.
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Housing, education among Coletta’s priorities
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Housing, education among Coletta’s priorities
Earlier this month Gabriela “Gigi” Coletta, a former city council staffer, was declared the winner of the race for Senator Lydia Edwards vacated city council seat. Coletta has vowed to push for ambitious change in City Hall.
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Councilors question police brass on budget
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Councilors question police brass on budget
As the city’s budget process continues, the Boston Police Department has now had its first turn at scrutiny by City Council members who, during nearly six hours of questioning, focused their attention on issues of staffing, overtime and department procedures in an effort to better understand Mayor Michelle Wu’s proposed $396 million dollar budget allocation.
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