John Barros

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New Apartments in The Fenway to Open Next Spring

  Two new Fenway apartment buildings hit significant milestones this week. The Van Ness and Viridian mixed-use complexes on Upper Boylston Street celebrated their “topping off,” the ceremonial event […]

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Mayor Marty Walsh Is Cleaning House

New Mayor Marty Walsh has launched a quiet war to fumigate Boston’s most powerful agency—and, in essence, the entire culture of City Hall. As he digs up dirt on city departments, he’s doing more than just taking on a couple of rogue agencies—he’s also taking a blowtorch to the legacy of Tom Menino.

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Mayor Walsh Finds Diversity Tougher Than Candidate Walsh Expected

When Mayor Marty Walsh meets with his cabinet, eight of the 11 people at the table with him are non-Hispanic and white. That does not […]

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Who Should Be Able to Live Where in Boston?

John Barros is the new Chief of Economic Development for the City of Boston, overseeing tourism, jobs and employment, and real estate and business development. Most importantly, he’s […]

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Middlesex DA; Anti-Establishment Republicans; Marty Challengers

“Jennifer” asks via email: Do you have some updated thoughts to the DA’s race in Middlesex and is it still in your opinion..”…perhaps the single […]

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The Power of Ideas

Meet the city’s new power class: visionaries, idealists, and thinkers among us whose insights are transforming the way we live, work, learn, and play—not only here in Boston, but around the world.

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Evandro Carvalho Carries the City’s Cape Verdean Hopes

Evandro Carvalho will be the next state representative for the 5th Suffolk district in Roxbury and Dorchester; the eclectic, voting-averse community has now, over the […]

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Chart of the Week: Breaking Down the Lobbyist Money in Boston’s Elections

Lobbyists registered with the state of Massachusetts give a lot of money to politicians, but usually focus their funds on the statehouse lawmakers who they […]

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John Barros and The Elder Felix Arroyo Are In Action

John Barros has been considered a Bostonian with a big future by insiders for years, but his impressive, though unsuccessful, mayoral campaign sent his stock […]

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Q&A #6: Oh, All Those 2013 Boston Election Votes

Via email, “Kim” asks: My head is still spinning from all of the elections in 2013.  How many did we have (in Mass., but especially […]

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Six Listicles About the Less-Important Things That Happened Last Year

Last year was ridiculously jam-packed for those of us in the greater Boston area, and others have done the tough job of compiling year-end wrap-ups […]

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Here Are The Winners of the 2013 Boston Political Awards

Last week, I asked you to vote for the 2013 Massachusetts political award winners. Now it’s time for the results—and my thoughts. I am in […]

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Cast Your Vote: The Boston Politics 2013 Awards

It’s been an exceptionally busy political year in the Boston area, with elections (regular or special) for mayor, city council, US Senate, US Congress, state […]

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I Love You, You Ugly, Miserable Bastards

It was a chilly Sunday evening in April, and I’d come to Fenway Park for a ball game. This particular matchup against the Kansas City […]

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The Marty Walsh Factor

Over the summer, I got the crazy idea to go spend a day campaigning with nine different Boston mayoral candidates. One of the first guys […]