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Joel Richards launches campaign for District 3 City Council seat
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Joel Richards launches campaign for District 3 City Council seat
Boston schoolteacher Joel Richards kicked off his campaign for the District 3 City Council seat Friday, promising to fight to make Boston a city where all of its residents can thrive.
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Rent control debate brewing
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Rent control debate brewing
A day after preliminary details of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s long-awaited local rent control policy emerged, elected officials who may soon vote on the issue began contending with what it will ultimately look like.
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Crime, cannabis, schools on Council agenda
In their first meeting of 2023, Boston City Council members offered up what amounts to at least a partial agenda for the new year.
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Councilors call for police officers in schools
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Councilors call for police officers in schools
A letter signed by four Boston City Council members calling for more police officers and “non-invasive” measures like metal detectors in Boston Public Schools is drawing criticism from advocates who are striving to reduce police and law enforcement presence in schools.
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As Council moves left, Wu charts moderate path
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As Council moves left, Wu charts moderate path
One doesn’t have to look far back in Boston history to see the degree to which Boston City Council, an institution often seen as a rubber stamp for whoever happened to sit in the mayor’s seat, has changed dramatically.
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Council approves police surveillance plans
With a deadline looming, Boston City Council members gave reluctant approval to a report detailing the use of various kinds of surveillance technologies by the Boston Police Department (BPD) and other city departments.
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Joel Richards running for District 3
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Joel Richards running for District 3
Boston schoolteacher Joel Richards announced Monday he will challenge District 3 City Councilor Frank Baker in next year’s municipal election, telling the Banner he wants to address issues including public education, the high cost of housing and public transportation in the city.
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Council approves teen voting ordinance
The Boston City Council last week voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to give 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in municipal elections, but the prospects of the proposed change becoming reality remain murky.
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Council shines light on police contracts
In a departure from prior years, senior members of the mayor’s administration appeared before Boston City Council members, as well as members of the public, to discuss in broad strokes the city’s ongoing process in negotiating new contracts with police unions.
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Boston to weigh teenagers voting in local elections
Boston City Council is set to weigh legislation that, if approved, would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in local elections for mayor, City Council and city-specific ballot questions.
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Lawsuit takes aim at redistricting map
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Lawsuit takes aim at redistricting map
A coalition of South Boston-based organizations and activists have filed a lawsuit against the Boston City Council in an attempt to overturn a redistricting map the body passed by a 9-4 vote on Oct. 26.
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Cops missing information on surveillance
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Cops missing information on surveillance
Last year, the Boston City Council passed a sweeping law aimed at reining in surveillance practices by the Boston Police Department and other city agencies.
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