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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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It’s Connolly Vs. Walsh

Marty Walsh and John Connolly took the most votes and won the chance to face each other in a general election this November. At the end […]

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10 Ways The Universe Conspired To Depress Turnout

We have no idea how many people will vote in today’s preliminary municipal election, and I am not as pessimistic as some. But I do […]

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The Boston Mayoral/City Council Preliminary Prediction Contest!

How It’s Gonna Work: You pick the order in which the 12 mayoral candidates will finish in Tuesday’s preliminary. List them in order, 1 through […]

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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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Boston’s Women’s Groups Have Questions For The Next Mayor

A coalition of organizations want to make certain that women’s issues—serious, sometimes uncomfortable issues—get some attention during this year’s mayoral campaign. They’d also like to […]

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August 23 Is Officially ‘Girl Power Day’ In Boston and Menino Has the Pen to Prove It

Taking a title straight from a Spice Girls book from the late nineties, Mayor Tom Menino has officially designated August 23 as “Girl Power Day” […]

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Minority Women Are a Few Rungs Up On Boston’s Political Ladder

Akilah Johnson attended a recent Women’s Pipeline For Change event and wrote up a good article about it, and the Boston Globe slapped it on […]

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A Dollar-by-Dollar Breakdown of the City Council Candidates

I wrote the other day about the difficulties faced by city council candidates this year. Now I’ll add some numbers to that analysis. Below are […]

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Insiders Pick The At-Large Elite Eight

Yesterday I gave you the results of my insiders’ poll on the Boston mayoral race. Today, their predictions—and my musings—on the city’s at-large race. It’s […]

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City Council Candidate Chat: Ayanna Pressley

David S. Bernstein: According to reports, you gave a very hard look at running for mayor; why have you ended up running for re-election? Ayanna […]

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Hey, This Liquor License Thing Is A Big Deal

I realize there’s a lot going on around Boston. I get that. But a genuinely pretty big piece of news happened yesterday: Ayanna Pressley introduced, […]

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Condoms Now Available At Your Local High School

Yesterday, we reported that the Boston School Committee would be voting on a new health initiative to make condoms available in high schools. Last night, the measure was approved. Condoms will now be […]

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Councilor Files Bill to Uncap Liquor License Restrictions in Boston

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley thinks the state’s liquor laws are extremely outdated. “State control over liquor licenses was a result of [a] Prohibition-era frenzy […]