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Wu convenes task force on youth violence
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Wu convenes task force on youth violence
With rising incidents of juvenile crime, including a spate of youth-involved shootings and firearms arrests, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has announced the creation of a new city task force aimed at preventing youth violence and addressing the trauma of victimized individuals, families and communities.
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City announces $60m in housing assistance
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City announces $60m in housing assistance
City officials gathered at the site of a newly built affordable two-family home in Mattapan Friday to announce a $60 million investment of federal funds to help moderate- and low-income families buy homes in Boston as part of the Welcome Home Boston initiative.
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No sweeping changes in first year of Wu administration
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No sweeping changes in first year of Wu administration
While the mayor has laid the groundwork toward rent control and some other big-ticket reform items she ran on — like fare-free transit, overhaul of the Boston Planning and Development Agency, and revamped police contracts to tamp down overtime — none of those changes have yet come to pass.
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Wu, Sudders clash on Mass & Cass
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Wu, Sudders clash on Mass & Cass
Two weeks ago, Mayor Michelle Wu made a public appeal to the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker asking for the state’s partnership in responding to the crisis of homelessness and addiction and seeking a commitment of 1,000 state-funded units of supportive housing outside Boston.
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Editorial
With Mass and Cass, Wu’s reputation at risk
Mayor Wu now confronts a very serious dilemma. After the attack on Jean McGuire, it will be difficult to gain community support for the assignment of Mass and Cass residents to the Franklin Park area.
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Wu makes plea for state help on Mass and Cass
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Wu makes plea for state help on Mass and Cass
Mayor Michelle Wu says she’s asking the state to facilitate the construction of 1,000 units of housing outside of Boston for people experiencing homelessness and addiction.
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Opinion
Keep justice front-and-center as Boston’s buildings go green
In Boston, the biggest 3,500 buildings account for the majority of carbon pollution -- burning gas or oil for heating, using electricity for air conditioning and lighting. Last year, the city council and mayor passed a visionary new law to aggressively reduce this pollution, called the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance.
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Wu signs order to speed affordable housing development
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Wu signs order to speed affordable housing development
Mayor Michelle Wu signed a new executive order overhauling the approval process for new income restricted projects last week.
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Wu not opposed to Shattuck units
Despite a pledge last year to spread throughout the city housing and addiction treatment services for the homeless population concentrated in the area around Mass and Cass, Mayor Michelle Wu is not opposing a proposed 400-unit housing shelter that would be built at the site of the Shattuck Hospital in Franklin Park.
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Mayor intervenes as parent struggles with BPS school bus
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Mayor intervenes as parent struggles with BPS school bus
Shamieh Wall starts every week day wondering whether the school bus will be coming to pick up her child. And almost a quarter of the time, it hasn’t.
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Wu seeks partnerships with business community to tackle city's challenges
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Wu seeks partnerships with business community to tackle city's challenges
Underscoring the challenges stemming from growing inequality, rising housing costs and strained transit infrastructure the city faces as its population grows, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu sought support Boston’s business leaders in her first speech before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
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Disruptions begin with Orange Line shutdown
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Disruptions begin with Orange Line shutdown
Mayor Michelle Wu declared the shuttle bus service temporarily replacing the Orange Line mostly a victory on Monday, noting a few hiccups as the MBTA entered its 30-day shutdown of the line, during which the agency hopes to complete track work and other much-needed improvements.
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