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Mayor Marty Walsh Answers Hard-Hitting Questions During Reddit AMA

Sticking to his promise to somehow connect with residents everywhere, whether in person or online, Mayor Marty Walsh entered the Reddit arena on Thursday to […]

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City Councilors Call for Healthcare Coverage for Gender Reassignment Surgery

City Councilors Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley filed an ordinance this week that, if passed, would allow city employees that identify as transgender to be […]

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Politicians Predict the Red Sox Season

  With the thrill of baseball back upon us, I asked local pols via Twitter for their predictions of the number of games the team […]

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An Expanded Liquor License Proposal Is Working Its Way Through Beacon Hill

It’s been six years since Karen Henry-Garrett, owner of Dot2Dot Café, opened her business on Dorchester Avenue. And in those six years, it’s been almost […]

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City Councilor Hopes to Bring Life to Dudley Square With More Liquor Licenses

While City Councilor Ayanna Pressley works hard to put the control of Boston’s liquor licenses back into the hands of local authorities, another elected official […]

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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 […]