Ayanna Pressley

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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, […]

Wellness

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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley thinks the state’s liquor laws are extremely outdated.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 […]

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Obama Packs ‘Em In For Ed Markey

Ed Markey actually gave a pretty good speech at his own rally today as an opening act for President Barack Obama; still, the congressman and […]

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Ask Me Anything #6: Mayor’s Race, And Race

Let’s take a few about the mayor’s race. “John” asks: Does the Moran-Michlewitz-Callahan endorsement that was in the Globe today help Charlotte Golar Richie’s credibility? […]

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Ask Me Anything Q&A #3: Michael Capuano’s Seat

“Deborah” asks: Who else is going to run for Capuano’s seat in 14 aside from Pressley? This presumes that congressman Michael Capuano will run for […]

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Where Are the Women Candidates?

In case you’ve been under a rock for the past few months, you’re likely to have noticed a seemingly nonstop string of announcements lately from politicians tossing their […]

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With Menino Out, Boston Could See a ‘Big Shift’ Under New Leadership

With Mayor Tom Menino not seeking re-election, experts say the race is on to fill the five-term official’s seat and win the approval of Boston […]

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So Who’s Running for Mayor of Boston Now?

Mayor Tom Menino’s decision to not seek reelection will likely set off a free-for-all among those who have waited patiently on the sidelines for a […]