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Bill Linehan Elected As New City Council President

It didn’t happen without a fight—and some hissing from the crowd—but following an 8 to 5 vote during the first meeting of 2014, Bill Linehan […]

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Boston Could Soon Have More Control Over the Liquor License Cap

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley has been working for more than two years to try and pass legislation that would put the control on the number […]

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The More The City Council Changes, The More It Stays The Same

Boston doesn’t do change very well (as I mentioned in my post on the mayoral election). That showed in Tuesday’s City Council elections, which were […]

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Update: Boston’s City Council Candidates

All eyes are on Boston’s mayoral race, but voters will also elect 13 city councilors—four citywide, and one in each of nine districts. To help […]

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The Changing Face of the City Council

Michael Flaherty erased any question about his second act in Boston politics with a convincing second-place finish in the at-large City Council race—even topping Stephen […]

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City Council At-Large Candidates Struggle For Attention

A confession: I am always disappointed with the caliber of Boston’s city council candidates. It always seems that in a city so teeming with the […]

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Get to Know the Boston City Council Candidates

All eyes are on Boston’s mayoral race, but voters will also elect 13 city councilors—four citywide, and one in each of nine districts. To help […]

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City Council Candidate Chat: Frank Addivinola

David S. Bernstein: Why are you in this race for City Council at-large? Frank Addivinola: I care deeply about Boston and about the families that […]

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The Politics Of Southie Resentment

It would not be unreasonable for Bill Linehan, the South Boston city councilor who pinch-hit as emcee at the most recent South Boston St. Patrick’s […]

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City Council Candidate Chat: Douglas Wohn

David S. Bernstein: Why are you running for an at-large council seat this year? Douglas Wohn: I have worked for the city for 25 years, […]

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City Council Candidate Chat: Angelica Addivinola

David S. Bernstein: Why are you running, in what I believe is your first time running for office? Angelica Addivinola: Yes, this is my first […]

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City Council Candidate Chat: Frank Baker

David S. Bernstein: Why are you running for a second term as District 3 City Councilor? Frank Baker: To give my neighborhood a voice. I’m […]

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City Council Candidate Chat: Matt O’Malley

David S. Bernstein: Why are you running for re-election—and why not take a shot at one of those open at-large seats that you have coveted […]

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City Council Candidate Chat: Ava Callender

David S. Bernstein: Why are you running in this district City Council race? Ava Callender: I’ve lived in the community that is now in district […]

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City Council Candidate Chat: Suzanne Lee

David S. Bernstein: You lost a very close race two years ago; why do you want to be a city councilor, and why are you […]