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Backed by Black and Latino coalition, Flynn secures votes for Council presidency
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Backed by Black and Latino coalition, Flynn secures votes for Council presidency
District 2 City Councilor Edward Flynn announced Wednesday he has the votes necessary to become president of the 13-member body, after his coalition of supporters joined forces with a group of Black and Latino councilors.
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Election will kick off musical chairs on council
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Local News
Election will kick off musical chairs on council
When Boston’s new mayor is sworn in on Nov. 16, she will trigger a temporary political shuffle to hold spots until January, when the next crop of city councilors is sworn in.
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Tania Anderson wins in District 7
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Politics
Tania Anderson wins in District 7
As the results from precincts across District 7 trickled into her Nubian Square campaign office, Tania Fernandes Anderson took to the stage to acknowledge what had long seemed like a forgone conclusion: she handily defeated perennial candidate Roy Owens, the unconventional Roxbury minister whose anti-Muslim rhetoric failed to sway voters.
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Opinion
Yes on 1 for a better budget: The time is now
This year, there will be a question on the November ballot that would change how the city budget is created. It would allow the city council to change budget items by a majority vote and create an Office of Participatory Budgeting to allow people to vote on certain budget items. More of us would get a say in how we spend our city’s money.
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Opinion
No on 1: All neighborhoods deserve equal funding
The momentum around this year’s mayoral election comes in part due to anticipation in the neighborhoods that new and diverse leadership will not only continue Boston’s strong growth, but also will ensure that all neighborhoods continue to share in that growth. A roadblock to that positive growth and continued change is in the Question 1 budgeting initiative hiding on the Nov. 2 ballot.
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Voters will decide on budget process
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Voters will decide on budget process
Come Election Day, voters will be able to weigh in on how the city sets its budget. Ballot Question 1 looks to amend the city charter, changing the way the budget process works in order to shift some power from the mayor’s office to the City Council.
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Local News
Council takes up lack of HVAC in schools
Boston City Council discussed plans to address the safety conditions of Boston Public Schools buildings and classrooms during extreme temperatures in a virtual meeting on Sept. 30.
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Council to take up redistricting
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Local News
Council to take up redistricting
The City Council will begin the process of redrawing electoral district boundaries later this year.
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Local News
Council denies BRIC surveillance grant
Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell stopped a six-figure grant for the Boston Regional Intelligence Center after another councilor brought it to a surprise vote on Wednesday.
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AG greenlights city budget ballot question
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Local News
AG greenlights city budget ballot question
The Attorney General’s office last Friday cleared a ballot question that, if approved by voters this November, would shift the balance of power in Boston’s budget process by giving the council the authority to amend a mayor’s budget “in whole, or in part,” and override a mayoral veto with a two-thirds vote.
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District 4 candidates stake out positions
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District 4 candidates stake out positions
Six candidates for City Council battled last week for the attention of District 4 voters in a crowded race for the seat covering parts of Mattapan, Dorchester, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.
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Exam school admissions spat nearly derails budget
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Local News
Exam school admissions spat nearly derails budget
With three city councilors and an acting mayor locked in a competition to lead the city, a group of white and Asian parents making a last-ditch effort to overturn a policy aimed at diversifying admissions to the city’s three exam schools and acting Mayor Kim Janey’s $3.6 billion city budget hanging in the balance at the bitter end of the fiscal year, what could possibly go wrong?
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