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Operation LIPSTICK Teams Up With the MBTA, Mayor’s Office

When Kim Odom’s son was shot to death in October 2007, she wanted answers. But the information she was hoping for wasn’t limited to finding […]

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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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Councilor Bill Linehan Still Wants to Tax Your Alcohol Purchases

Citing the devastating effects of substance abuse, newly-elected City Council President Bill Linehan filed a home rule petition that, if passed, would put a tax […]

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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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Joyce Linehan: From Ashmont To City Hall

Joyce Linehan has been promoting music and arts in Boston so well for so long, it’s been easy for many to look at her foray […]

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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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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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Wu Do You Love?

You might be surprised to hear this, but historically there is very little evidence that significant numbers of the electorate will alter their vote based […]

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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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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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Q&A #6: 2014 Races, My View

“Pete Christopher” asks: What (if anything) from the most recent insiders poll do you disagree with most? Well, I am not calling them idiots this […]

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Q&A #5: The Clark And Walsh Dominos

“ANSC” asks: Could you please preview the races for Marty Walsh and (presumably) Katherine Clark’s seats? A few people asked about Katherine Clark’s state senate […]

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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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Q&A #4: Predictions on the City Council Races

“Kevin” asks: Other than D5, are there going to be any competitive City Council races in the general election? It seems like there is such […]

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Q&A #1: What’s Next For The Mayoral Also-Rans?

Two quick similar questions to start off Ask Me Anything Day. “Grant” asks: What happens to the failed mayoral candidates? Does losing a wide-open mayoral […]