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Mayor, city council at odds over budget
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Mayor, city council at odds over budget
Mayor Michelle Wu rejected the Boston City Council’s amended budget Monday, responding with her own revised spending plan that shrinks the council’s proposed multi million dollar cuts to the city’s police and fire departments.
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State releases report on BPS as parents protest
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State releases report on BPS as parents protest
Teachers and parent activists protested outside One Ashburton Place Tuesday morning while the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education discussed its review of the Boston Public Schools in what’s widely perceived as a precursor to state intervention into Massachusetts’ largest school district.
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Pressley secures tuition funding
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Pressley secures tuition funding
U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley secured $1 million in federal funds to augment the city’s program offering free tuition at community colleges.
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Does the BPDA have a vision for Boston’s future?
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Does the BPDA have a vision for Boston’s future?
Major real estate development projects are moving forward before Mayor Michelle Wu has made good on her campaign promise to break apart the Boston Planning and Development agency, separating the city’s planning function from the agency, which manages the approval process for large real estate projects.
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Education commissioner launches second BPS audit
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News
Education commissioner launches second BPS audit
On March 9, Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Jeffrey Riley fired off an email to Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius informing her his office will conduct a district review — an audit of the city’s public schools — citing late buses, the concentration of students of color in special education classrooms and other unspecified concerns.
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Wu: production alone won’t bring down rents
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Wu: production alone won’t bring down rents
Mayor Michelle Wu says her administration is exploring ways to increase affordable housing production.
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Wu calls on locals to support Ukrainians
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Wu calls on locals to support Ukrainians
Mayor Michelle Wu hosted an informational session with Yusufi Vali, Director of the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA), to discuss Ukraine and “how Bostonians can support global communities in crisis,” before attending a rally in support of the embattled country Sunday.
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Wu, council advance new real estate tax
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Wu, council advance new real estate tax
Mayor Michelle Wu last week signed a home rule petition for a 2% tax on real estate sales over $2 million. The tax would apply only to the amount in excess of $2 million on the sale of real estate. The petition requires legislative approval to become law.
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Tough choices ahead as Wu marks 100 days in mayor's seat
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Politics
Tough choices ahead as Wu marks 100 days in mayor's seat
As she marks her first 100 days in office, Mayor Michelle Wu has notched some early victories, including the mostly successful removal of the tent encampment in the Mass and Cass area and the rollout of several free bus lines — the latter, at least partially making good on a campaign promise for a fare-free T.
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Local News
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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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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