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Councilors take on policing, MBTA service
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Councilors take on policing, MBTA service
Councilors Julia Mejia and Andrea Campbell called for a hearing to address non-lethal force restraint tactics during the June 10 City Council meeting.
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Mayor releases FY 2021 budget
Mayor Martin Walsh rolled out a $3.647 billion fiscal year 2021 budget, representing a 4.4 percent increase over last year, and a $3 billion, five-year capital spending plan that includes $500 million in investments for affordable housing.
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Progressives sweep Wards 1, 18
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Progressives sweep Wards 1, 18
Boston and Massachusetts may have leaned centrist, but three of Boston’s ward committees veered left, with activists running under a “fresh slate” banner sweeping Wards 1 and 18.
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Few city contracts going to minorities
Of more than $664 million that the city of Boston spent on procurement contracts in fiscal year 2018, including construction, services and products, less than 1 percent went to minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MBEs and WBEs), according to data released last week by the city’s Office of Economic Development.
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Fierce competition for votes, money in 2019 council race
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Fierce competition for votes, money in 2019 council race
Observers say running an at-large council campaign requires tens of thousands of dollars to reach out to voters across the city. To win one of the four seats, candidates will likely need some 40,000 votes.
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Rollins, Baker administration spar over policy
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Rollins, Baker administration spar over policy
Within days of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ March 25 memo outlining sweeping changes to the way her office handles misdemeanor crimes, state Secretary of Public Safety Thomas Turco fired a warning shot across her bow, charging in a memo that her policies would make communities more dangerous.
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In The News: Nikko Mendoza
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In The News: Nikko Mendoza
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Walsh files legislation on housing, economic equity
Mayor Martin Walsh introduced the first of four legislative packages he plans to submit to the Massachusetts legislature on Monday, containing 14 bills relating to housing security and economic equity.
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Rollins’ non-prosecution policy stirs national controversy
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Rollins’ non-prosecution policy stirs national controversy
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, who has caused controversy with her campaign promise not to prosecute 15 minor crimes, was sworn in last week in a ceremony at Roxbury Community College.
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Elugardo charts her journey to the House
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Elugardo charts her journey to the House
As state Rep. Nika Elugardo steps into her new role at the State House, she says she has already begun to turn her policy platform into a legislative agenda.
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Boston sees profound political changes in ’18
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Boston sees profound political changes in ’18
The year 2018 brought in sweeping political changes in Boston, mirroring a surge of progressive electoral activism that propelled left-of-center women of color — including Boston’s own Ayanna Pressley — into the national spotlight and into congress.
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Voters in 7th Congressional District must choose wisely
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Voters in 7th Congressional District must choose wisely
The sophisticated voter must treat the September election as decisive. Since the candidates hold similar positions on the political issues, voters must decide whether the fact that Pressley is a woman and is black is sufficient to outweigh Capuano’s record of achievement.
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