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Election Day over, one seat remains contested
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Election Day over, one seat remains contested
According to the city’s unofficial results, there was only a 10-vote difference separating the two candidates — Mejia garnered 22,464 votes as St. Guillen grabbed 22,454.
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Historic election changes face of council
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Historic election changes face of council
The shift in the balance of power on the Boston City Council will likely bring a different politics to the body.
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Get to know your city council candidates
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Get to know your city council candidates
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Race and politics mingle in Hyde Park
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Race and politics mingle in Hyde Park
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At-large candidates discuss housing issues at Right to the City forum
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At-large candidates discuss housing issues at Right to the City forum
With less than four weeks left before Election Day, eight at-large candidates look to be residents’ top picks to either remain in their positions on the City Council or take over as new members.
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Walsh announces capital investments in parks, libraries
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced this week his capital plan for fiscal years 2020 through 2024, a list of city-sponsored improvement projects which span education, transportation, public safety and open space upgrades totaling $2.78 billion.
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City council takes up Fair Housing laws, proposal to bring back rent control
City councilor Lydia Edwards has proposed a change in Boston’s zoning code which would require the city to analyze future developments based on the 1968 Fair Housing Act, and look at how potential building would affect displacement in the city.
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Vacancies spur city council candidates
A trio of departing incumbents has ratcheted up interest in this year’s Boston City Council races and spurred at least 13 candidates to vie for the soon-to-be vacated seats.
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Councilors probe funding for nurses, counselors
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Councilors probe funding for nurses, counselors
City councilors in Boston are working to put a full-time nurse and full-time social and emotional support professional in every public school in the city. At a hearing Monday evening, councilors heard testimony from members of the Boston Public Schools administration and the public in support of their effort.
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Desegregation interviews in UMass archive
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Desegregation interviews in UMass archive
Thirty-three years ago, while Boston was still in the aftermath of the contentious school desegregation era, a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education sought to analyze the impact of school integration on the system. As part of his research, then-student Monty Neill conducted interviews with 29 activists, attorneys, elected officials, teachers and parents, accumulating a box of 33 cassette tapes in the process.
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Council hears case for transfer tax
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Council hears case for transfer tax
At a Boston City Council hearing last Tuesday, affordable housing advocates voiced their support for a city law that would establish an investor and commercial properties transfer fee, while members of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board expressed opposition.
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Teachers, parents calling for more student supports
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Teachers, parents calling for more student supports
While Boston Teachers Union leadership is in the midst of negotiations over pay raises and other matters with Boston Public Schools officials, outside the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building teachers and school staff rallied last Wednesday for more resources for the schools in which they teach.
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