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Janey signs off on changes to city charter
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Janey signs off on changes to city charter
Acting Mayor Janey signed an ordinance giving Boston’s voters a chance to amend the city charter this November, giving the City Council and voters more power in the budget process.
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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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Growing list of contenders in at-large race
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Growing list of contenders in at-large race
Candidates are raising tens of thousands of dollars and putting together campaign organizations as two at-large vacancies are opening on the City Council.
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Councilors spar over special election
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Councilors spar over special election
Last Friday, a week after City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo proposed a home rule petition that would eliminate the requirement for a special election to fill the mayor’s seat, a legal review requested by Councilor Lydia Edwards found that three of the body’s 13 members could not vote on the matter due to conflicts of interest.
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Councilors debate special election
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Councilors debate special election
Barely seven days after news of Martin Walsh’s pending departure from city government went public, the race for the mayor’s seat exposed contentious fault lines in the City Council, where two members are actively campaigning for the seat and a third is expected to run.
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Council, mayor advance fair housing amendment
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Council, mayor advance fair housing amendment
City Council voted unanimously to pass a zoning amendment requiring builders to comply with Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing principles.
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Council probes mayor’s housing stability plan
Before voting on a housing ordinance affecting Boston renters and landlords, city councilors discussed the effectiveness of the mayor’s changes after the statewide eviction moratorium recently ended.
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Council discusses vote on changing city charter
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Council discusses vote on changing city charter
The Boston City Council held a hearing Thursday to discuss a ballot question that could change the city’s charter.
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McCarthy drops out of 5th District race, Arroyo, Sanon gearing up
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McCarthy drops out of 5th District race, Arroyo, Sanon gearing up
Just two weeks after announcing he would seek re-election to the District 5 City Council seat he has represented since 2013, Tim McCarthy last week said he will not run in this year’s race for the Hyde Park-based seat.
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Council to review exam school test
City Councilors voted last week to review the admissions process at Boston's exam schools after Harvard University researchers released a report that found that black and Latino students are less likely to take the entrance exam the schools rely on.
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