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City councilors consider virtual access mandate
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City councilors consider virtual access mandate
The Boston City Council will soon consider whether to maintain virtual access to city proceedings, or revert back to pre-pandemic in-person meetings, hearings and working sessions.
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Candidates race to raise funds before early voting starts
With contested races for statewide, county and legislative offices little more than three months away from mail-in balloting, candidates are under pressure to raise funds and get their messages out on the airwaves.
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City Councilors, residents discuss redistricting process
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City Councilors, residents discuss redistricting process
Beyond the cranes and new high-rise luxury condo buildings redefining the city’s skyline, the increase and shift in the city’s population could have implications for Boston’s nine City Council districts.
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Council backs call for airport wage increase
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Council backs call for airport wage increase
Last Wednesday, outside the Iannella Chamber in City Hall, airline workers, led by 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) organizers, joined elected officials to demand that Massport raise the basic wage at Logan Airport to meet the needs of workers who have continued to be on the front lines since the COVID-19 pandemic began two years ago.
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District 1 candidates Del Rio, Coletta square off at Ward 1 Committee meeting
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District 1 candidates Del Rio, Coletta square off at Ward 1 Committee meeting
District 1 City Council candidates Gabriela Coletta and Tania Del Rio came together in an East Boston ward committee event aimed at getting their message to constituents and helping committee members decide on an endorsement for the district.
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Tania Fernandes Anderson proposes rent-to-own program
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Tania Fernandes Anderson proposes rent-to-own program
Joining the mayor in her mission to create affordable housing opportunities in Boston, newly elected District 7 City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson called on her colleagues during last week’s council meeting to hold a hearing exploring the possibility for a rent-to-own pilot.
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Wu, council advance new real estate tax
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Wu, council advance new real estate tax
Mayor Michelle Wu last week signed a home rule petition for a 2% tax on real estate sales over $2 million. The tax would apply only to the amount in excess of $2 million on the sale of real estate. The petition requires legislative approval to become law.
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Kendra Lara pushes for immigrant voting rights
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Kendra Lara pushes for immigrant voting rights
District 6 City Councilor Kendra Lara delivered her maiden speech last week, calling for immigrants to have the right to vote in local elections.
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Tough choices ahead as Wu marks 100 days in mayor's seat
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Tough choices ahead as Wu marks 100 days in mayor's seat
As she marks her first 100 days in office, Mayor Michelle Wu has notched some early victories, including the mostly successful removal of the tent encampment in the Mass and Cass area and the rollout of several free bus lines — the latter, at least partially making good on a campaign promise for a fare-free T.
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Councilors Louijeune, Worrell give maiden speeches
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Councilors Louijeune, Worrell give maiden speeches
Boston City Councilors Ruthzee Louijeune and Brian Worrell gave speeches from the floor of the Ianella Chamber outlining their priorities for advancing racial justice in Boston.
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Councilors call for reparations commission
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Councilors call for reparations commission
During last week’s City Council meeting, Councilor Julia Mejia introduced an ordinance calling for the creation of a commission to look into reparations for Black Bostonians facing repercussions of the city’s involvement with slavery, redlining and other forms of discrimination.
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Councilors outline priorities as committees are assigned
As the Boston City Council returned to City Hall’s Iannella Chamber last week, the body was treated to an outburst from anti-mask and anti-vaccine protestors, while attempting to carve out some initial impactful legislation.
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