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Council to take up redistricting
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Council to take up redistricting
The City Council will begin the process of redrawing electoral district boundaries later this year.
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District 7 candidates stake positions in forum
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District 7 candidates stake positions in forum
Seven candidates for the District 7 City Council seat discussed housing, the opiod crisis, public safety and other municipal issues during an online forum hosted by local ward committees and civic groups last week.
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Youth activists demand cut to police budget
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Youth activists demand cut to police budget
On Saturday, June 26, activists from the Youth Justice and Power Union gathered at City Hall to demand a $120 million cut from the police budget and a cancellation of the new class of 250 police officers.
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Candidates abound in council, mayoral races
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Candidates abound in council, mayoral races
Nothing sparks political ambitions more than an open seat. In Boston’s municipal elections this year, the departure of former Mayor Martin Walsh and those of the four city councilors who are among those vying for the open mayoral seat have generated a bumper crop of candidates.
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Mayoral candidates discuss jobs, wealth gap
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Mayoral candidates discuss jobs, wealth gap
Boston’s six mayoral candidates, speaking last Thursday at a racial justice forum sponsored by the NAACP, offered competing ideas for closing the city’s racial wealth gap and compelling developers to comply with requirements for hiring local and diverse residents for construction jobs.
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Candidates line up in race for District 7
There are now seven candidates for the Roxbury-based seat vacated by acting Mayor Kim Janey.
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Janey outlines plans to ‘build a better Boston’
Acting Mayor Kim Janey shares her vision for Boston’s recovery from the economic, public health and social impacts of the COVID pandemic in a speech delivered during her announcement of her candidacy for mayor.
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Janey sworn in as mayor
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Janey sworn in as mayor
Kim Janey, the daughter of Roxbury who endured hurled rocks and racial slurs as an 11-year-old riding a school bus to Charlestown during court-ordered desegregation, was sworn in as Boston’s first Black, first female mayor by the commonwealth’s first Black Chief Justice Kimberly Budd at City Hall on Wednesday.
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More candidates enter City Council races
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More candidates enter City Council races
As the official deadline for nomination papers approaches, more candidates continue to enter races for City Council seats. The open seats are District 6, District 4, District 5, two at-large seats and District 7, should acting Mayor Kim Janey make an official run for mayor.
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Walsh shepherded city through changes
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Walsh shepherded city through changes
Outgoing Mayor Martin Walsh leaves a complicated legacy on racial equity, community development and civil rights in a changing city.
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Janey takes office as city’s first Black, first woman mayor
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Janey takes office as city’s first Black, first woman mayor
Kim Janey made history this week when she was sworn in as acting mayor of Boston, becoming the first African American and the first woman to hold the office.
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John Barros enters race for mayor
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John Barros enters race for mayor
John Barros, who two weeks ago resigned as the city’s chief of Economic Development, kicked off his Boston mayoral campaign last Thursday at the Cesaria, the Bowdoin Street restaurant he co-founded, stressing his experience in city government, business and the nonprofit sector.
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