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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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Wu makes appointments to police oversight panels
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Wu makes appointments to police oversight panels
Nearly a year after former Mayor Martin Walsh created a transparency office to address systemic police misconduct, Mayor Michelle Wu has made her final appointments to the two oversight panels designed during the reform process.
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Activists weigh in on city’s next top cop
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Activists weigh in on city’s next top cop
Last Thursday, Mayor Wu’s police commissioner search committee heard from community members weighing in on what they want to see in the next leader of the Boston Police Department.
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Cop who bragged he hit protestors returns
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Cop who bragged he hit protestors returns
A Boston police sergeant who was caught on video saying he had run down protesters was reinstated to full duty with an eight-day suspension following months of desk duty.
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No answers on cops’ overtime caper
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No answers on cops’ overtime caper
Boston Police Officials have been investigating inconsistencies in overtime shifts officers work in courthouses for one year. They so far have disclosed nothing about their investigation.
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Janey discusses police reforms, COVID
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Janey discusses police reforms, COVID
Under new recommendations, the Boston Police Department (BPD) would be required to notify oversight agencies if criminal charges are brought against a Boston police officer, acting Mayor Kim Janey said at a press conference last Thursday.
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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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Detective’s son graduates police academy
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Detective’s son graduates police academy
Last Thursday, Carlton Alexander Williamson graduated as president of Boston Police Academy Recruit Class 60-20 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
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Janey fires police commissioner
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Janey fires police commissioner
Dennis White, who served as Boston’s Police Commissioner for two days before being placed on leave and investigated over 20-year-old domestic violence allegations, has been fired, effective immediately, acting Mayor Kim Janey announced Monday.
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Poll shows Essaibi George leading in mayoral race
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Poll shows Essaibi George leading in mayoral race
A new poll shows at-large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George leading in the mayoral race with support from 22% of likely voters, inching ahead of at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, who had support from 18% and acting Mayor Kim Janey, who had support from 16%.
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Councilors probe past efforts at police overtime reform
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Councilors probe past efforts at police overtime reform
Under city law, the Boston Police Department is required to provide the mayor and the City Council with a weekly report on the deployment of sworn officers by district or shift, along with a breakdown of overtime awarded to officers in each district. Yet, when asked during a hearing Wednesday by District 5 City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, BPD officials could not say the last time such a report was prepared or forwarded to city officials.
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Janey moves to dismiss police commissioner
Acting Mayor Kim Janey Friday moved to dismiss Dennis White as Boston's police commissioner following a review of domestic violence allegations against him and to name Superintendent Nora Baston as his interim successor.
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