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Councilors take on policing, MBTA service
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Councilors take on policing, MBTA service
Councilors Julia Mejia and Andrea Campbell called for a hearing to address non-lethal force restraint tactics during the June 10 City Council meeting.
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Council seeks curb on facial recognition
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Council seeks curb on facial recognition
Boston city councilors are pushing to ban facial recognition, a surveillance software that disproportionately misidentifies people of color and may violate civil rights and basic privacies.
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City Council probes tax-exempt status for nonprofits
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City Council probes tax-exempt status for nonprofits
Boston’s prestigious nonprofits underpaid the city by $77 million over the last seven years, under terms of a property tax exemption program, it was revealed in a public hearing at City Hall last Thursday.
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City councilors weigh in on E. Boston planning
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City councilors weigh in on E. Boston planning
The Boston City Council’s Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation held a public hearing on a neighborhood zoning initiative and master plan Monday night in East Boston. Nearly 200 people attended the meeting at Mario Umana Academy, led by the hearing’s lead sponsor, Councilor Lydia Edwards.
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Councilors debate, approve FY 2019 budget
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Councilors debate, approve FY 2019 budget
The Boston City Council last week voted unanimously in support of Mayor Martin Walsh’s $3.29 billion budget, but some councilors raised concerns about the budget process that mandates an up-or-down vote.
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Supporting small business
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Supporting small business
The Boston City Council Committee on Small Business and Consumer Affairs held a hearing last Tuesday at the Bruce C. Bolling Building on the opportunities and challenges facing small businesses in the city such as access to capital, equitable liquor license distribution and navigating the permitting process.
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