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Wu makes diverse cabinet appointments
Mayor Michelle Wu announced several cabinet re-appointments last week, which she says are shaping her new administration with “proven leaders who are focused on equity, civic engagement and embracing Boston’s possibility.”
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What’s ahead for Boston politics in 2022?
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Local News
What’s ahead for Boston politics in 2022?
The year 2021 brought significant turnover to Boston City Hall. After an historic campaign season, three mayors and a low-turnout election, Boston is now on the brink of a few major political changes.
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Local News
Proof of vaccination required in Boston
At City Hall Monday Mayor Michelle Wu announced new proof of vaccination requirements for many indoor spaces including dining, fitness centers and entertainment venues in an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and the latest omicron variant.
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A solution to the Mass & Cass problem is within reach
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Editorial
A solution to the Mass & Cass problem is within reach
Mayor Wu should do everything to make the Long Island facility function again. 
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Ballot question puts Wu at odds with voters over school committee
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Politics
Ballot question puts Wu at odds with voters over school committee
When Boston Public School teacher Neema Avashia watched the school committee give away the open green space beside her John W. McCormack Middle School in Dorchester for development despite the pleas of students, teachers and neighbors who used it for recreation, she suspected the days of the mayor-appointed school board might be drawing to a close.
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Wu: lack of drivers won’t derail city’s snow removal
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Local News
Wu: lack of drivers won’t derail city’s snow removal
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu declared the city prepared for the winter season with 40,000 tons of salt, 164 pieces of in-house snow clearing equipment and a fleet of about 600 more drivers and vehicles ready to activate should a snow emergency arise.
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Wu says tents will be cleared from Mass & Cass by Jan. 12
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News
Wu says tents will be cleared from Mass & Cass by Jan. 12
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced last week that the city plans to clear encampments in the area surrounding Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard no later than Jan. 12 by connecting people living in tents to appropriate services, including supportive housing that is or will be made available in coming weeks.
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Wu launches minority purchasing project
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Local News
Wu launches minority purchasing project
After a study released last year looking at racial disparities in city contracts showed steep inequalities between dollars going to Black, Latinx and white bidders, Mayor Michelle Wu is now looking to close the gaps with a new pilot program being pitched to the City Council.
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In the news: Segun Idowu
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Local News
In the news: Segun Idowu
Mayor Michelle Wu announced the appointment of Segun Idowu, currently president and CEO of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, as Boston’s new Chief of Economic Opportunity & Inclusion.
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Wu pushes for more fare-free bus lines
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Local News
Wu pushes for more fare-free bus lines
In her first full day in office, newly elected Mayor Michelle Wu requested the City Council appropriate $8 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to eliminate fares on three bus lines for a two-year period.
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Wu says cabinet will reflect city’s diversity
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Local News
Wu says cabinet will reflect city’s diversity
Mayor-elect Michelle Wu pledged last week to assemble a cabinet and department heads who are majority people of color.
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Wu is sworn in
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Wu is sworn in
To a packed city council chamber and crowds scattered throughout City Hall, Michelle Wu was sworn in as Boston’s first elected female mayor and first elected mayor of color Tuesday afternoon.
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